2019 Top 10 – #10: City Addresses Closing the Gap at Admiral’s Cut

Before we bring you the Top 10 Key West Bike, Walk, Transit and Streets for People Stories of 2020 we are counting down last year’s 2019 Top 10 to refresh our memories of where we’ve been. Especially as many of the 2019 stories carry over into 2020. Each day we’ll share another story until we get to 2019’s #1 on December 18. THEN we’ll build on that and begin counting down 2020’s Top 10 till the end of the year. We hope you enjoy our 2019 Recap and our new 2020 stories throughout December. Thank you.

By Chris Hamilton; Friday, December 20, 2019; Photo Credit Rob O’Neil, The Citizen Newspaper

We don’t buy the selfishness of “keep the tourists out of our of ‘our’ park.” Nor do we buy that a private person’s right’s override the right of the public to our shared waterfront and beaches. It is ridiculous that a person must walk an additional 30 minutes (45 at night because the gates are closed) to get to a park 50 feet away and or to get from the park to Mallory Square in the opposite direction. If we want a more walkable and friendly town, the gap must be closed. We applaud the City for seriously addressing the issue this time.

On December 5, the Key West Citizen reported that ”City Manager Greg Veliz said a recent meeting among the city staff, Joe Walsh and representatives of Margaritaville, which own Admiral’s Cut, was “overall good news.” Veliz said the Margaritaville representatives did not oppose opening the cut, though they asked for additional time to put together their considerations for city review.” Thanks to the Mayor, Commissioners and City Manager for addressing this.

Admiral’s Cut, Photo Credit Rob O’Neal, The Citizen

Chris Hamilton
Chris Hamilton

A native of the District of Columbia, where for a couple decades+ he led the nationally renown Commuter Services unit for Arlington County, VA’s DOT, Chris has lived in Key West since 2015. He lives car-free downtown and works and volunteers for a couple non-profits.

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