Coral Gables residents can request the installation of new sidewalks on their streets, through the Neighborhood Enhancement Program (NEP) . This program is designed to improve the safety of pedestrians throughout our neighborhoods as well as enhance the sense of community and quality of life.
The City will fund 50 percent of sidewalk installation on local residential streets. The City will bill property owners the remaining 50% through a monthly assessment, over 1-5 years, depending on the overall cost of the project.
For more information contact the City of Coral Gables Public Works Department at 305-460-5000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
•People who live in neighborhoods with sidewalks are 47 percent more likely to be active at least 39 minutes a day. (Source: AARP)
•A well-constructed walkway for a typical 50-foot-wide residential property might cost a builder $2,000, but it can return 15 times that investment in resale value. (Source: AARP)
•In a scenario where two houses are nearly identical, the one with a five-foot-wide sidewalk and two street trees not only sells for $4,000 to $34,000 more but it also sells in less time. (Source: AARP)
"Annually, around 4,500 pedestrians are killed in traffic crashes with motor vehicles in the United States. Pedestrians killed while “walking along the roadway” account for almost 8 percent of these deaths. Many of these tragedies are preventable. Providing walkways separated from the travel lanes could help to prevent up to 88 percent of these “walking along roadway crashes.” Walkways can be created either by providing stabilized or paved surfaces separated from the roadway, or by widening paved shoulders. These treatments can not only improve the safety of pedestrians, but also make pedestrian trips more viable." (Source: https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/ped_bike/tools_solve/walkways_trifold/walkways_trifold.pdf)
If You Live on a Collector Street (Listed Below) Contact Public Works for Additional Options
University Drive Sidewalk Project
The residents of University Drive initiated a request for sidewalks through the Neighborhood Enhancement Program in 2017. The City of Coral Gables Public Works Department has been working to provide sidewalks, in response to the request, on University Drive where they do not currently exist between Bird Road and Blue Road. A public meeting was held on March 16th, 2017, with a voting ballot subsequently distributed to the community later in 2017. The results of the ballot met the 2/3rds concurrency requirement for new sidewalk construction.
A second public meeting was held on March 21st, 2018. Thanks to all who attended. For more information about the project, see the following documents:
If you have additional questions about the project, please email: email@example.com or call 305-460-5000.