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Doral is the premier location in South Florida to live, work, learn and play. Rated by Business Week magazine as the best city in Florida for a business startup; Forbes.com put Doral in second place among America’s top 25 towns to live well in and U.S. News & World Report rated Doral the third best retirement location.

With 250 corporate headquarters and 100 multinational corporations, Doral means business. In addition, the city is home to the Miami Free Zone, one of the largest privately owned and operated foreign trade zones in North America.

Our population is highly diverse and well educated, with more than 96% having completed high school and more than 55% with bachelor’s degrees. In addition, 90% of Doral’s residents are multilingual and every public and charter school in Doral has received an “A” rating.

Doral has over 121 acres of parks, playgrounds, ball fields and recreational facilities. Our great recreational programs have earned the Playful City USA award every year since 2010.

We invite you to visit our city, experience everything we have to offer and discover how you can live, work, learn and play in Doral.

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Active Transportation and Quality of Life


Katherine AlvarezWould you prefer to live in a community where you have to drive everywhere for everything? Or would you prefer to live in a community where you could walk, ride a bicycle, take public transportation, or drive to get where you want to go? The growth in the popularity of walking and bicycling is a result of many factors, but at its core it is about people choosing a lifestyle that gives them more options and requires less dependence on motor vehicles.

Since its inception, the federal and state governments in the United States have spent approximately $5 trillion to build and maintain the Interstate Highway System. Until recently, federal investments in bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure amounted to less than a tenth of 1 percent of this amount. Now, governments at all levels are rediscovering the value of active transportation, and the creation of bicycle infrastructure is prompting real estate development. The long-range potential of cycling as a mode of transportation is immense. According to the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, if the United States doubled the current 1 percent of all trips by bicycle to 2 percent, the country would collectively save more than 693 million gallons (2.6 billion liters) of gasoline each year. The United States would also cut air pollution, lower carbon emissions, and greatly improve public health.

According to the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California–Davis, in every country, at least 35 percent of trips are under 3.1 miles (5 km), which is equivalent to a 20-minute ride on a bicycle. However, less than 7 percent of urban trips globally are taken on a bike. If 23 percent of trips were taken on bikes by 2050, the world would avoid 300 megatons of CO2 emissions, leading to a cumulative savings of $25 trillion between 2015 and 2050.

The value of cycling has already been demonstrated in bicycle-friendly communities across the globe. Cities that have invested in bike infrastructure have reaped economic and development returns. And, as this report shows, developers who have responded to this trend are being rewarded with both plaudits and profits.

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