Monday, October 05, 2009

Mountain biking urged for Va. Key plan

Half a dozen speakers asked Miami's Waterfront Advisory Board tonight to get mountain-biking trails back into the Virginia Key Master Plan. The board, in turn, recommended the plan for City Commission passage -- providing the mountain-bike trails and a small BMX course are restored.

The board also called for, among other things, putting a public boat ramp closer to other marine activity instead of on the key's North Point, where the two bike facilities and extensive habitat restoration were proposed.

Most of the evening's speakers at Miami City Hall said the plan today is better than the one unveiled in June, which drew much fire from environmentalists for all the car parking and concrete it anticipated.

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