UNDERLINE GREAT – BUT PLEASE SAVE THE SHADE TREES! A Personal Reflection BY Michael Maxwell, Community Development Consultant
The Underline is wonderful! What an excellent and beneficial use of the space. But, the implementation concerns me. An essential element of South Florida’s fight against climate change is shade. Especially shade along roadways to reduce heat islands. We all know shade canopying our roads cools the asphalt and drivers’ tempers, both famously hot in Miami.