Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado is still complaining that David Beckham’s proposed MLS stadium wouldn’t have enough parking, and, you know what, let me leave it to my former corporate colleagues at Miami New Times to explain the crazy:
“I really don’t know how you could possibly walk from Culmer,” Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado tells [the Miami Herald’s Barry] Jackson. “I think it’s too far.”
The Culmer Metrorail Station is three blocks from Beckham’s proposed stadium site. As the Next Miami points out, that’s a five-minute walk.
As the New Times notes, “Granted, the plans still deserve scrutiny, but perhaps the tactic to take shouldn’t be that Miamians can’t walk five minutes. It’s questioning whether enough would even take the Metrorail to begin with.” Though encouraging people to take mass transit by making driving more onerous isn’t the worst idea, really. Maybe Regalado is just mad that his daughter’s school board has been cut out of the deal? Your guess is as good as mine.