The Everglades Sights

River of Grass Greenway

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Published 07/06/2017

Fodor's Review

Years from reality, the idea of the River of Grass Greenway has fired up imaginations far and wide, generating support from The Mullet Rapper (Everglades City's newspaper), some environmental groups, the Florida Department of Transportation, Collier and Miami-Dade counties, and the National Park Service, earmarking $5 million for a jump start. The proposed 75-mile paved path, about 12 to 14 feet wide—running parallel along Tamiami Trail—would allow pedestrians, wheelchair users, joggers, and cyclists to commune among alligators and other Everglades wildlife. Construction across sensitive wetlands has its challenges, and some critics fear the project amounts to "green-washing" an area, redirecting water flow and destroying cypress strands. Yet many environmentalists hail the project as a way to romp in the swamp without pumping tailpipe pollution into the air. The Greenway likely would be constructed from each end, meeting in the middle. The first 16-mile segment might run from Collier's County Road 29 to State Road 29. From the east, a stretch would run from Krome Avenue to Everglades National Park's Shark Valley entrance, where there's already a bike loop. Public workshops are ongoing. Follow progress (and offer your ideas) at

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Tamiami Trail, , Florida, USA

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Published 07/06/2017


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