And, like systems in other major cities, you can take bicycles on the trains.
|Metrorail train crossing the Miami River.|
Al and I have begun using Metrorail. A station is just a couple of short blocks from our building. Two of the shopping centers we like, Dadeland and Sunset Place, are adjacent to Metrorail stations. Between these two malls and the downtown area (which is an easy walk from our home), most all our shopping needs are met. Our next goal is to use Metrorail and our bikes when we want to eat out in other areas of the city.
And there is a third goal. Years ago I planned a trip to South Florida. I wanted to take Amtrak to Miami, transfer to Metrorail, take Metrorail south across the heart of Miami, then take the East Coast Greenway down to Key West. That spring we opted to tour Louisiana instead. (Where we got very fat eating wonderful Creole and Cajun food. I think we rode home for days through Florida, eating almost nothing, before our riding clothes fit comfortably again.) Now I'm revisiting my ideas on using Metrorail on a bicycle tour. I'm thinking I may use Metrorail to leapfrog over a lot of Miami when we head out touring. It would be an alternative for trips when we really wanted to save a little time.
It would work nicely...
|Metrorail Map for Miami|