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The asphalt Metro-path that runs under the Metrorail (elevated train) from the Brickell Station (near downtown) to below the South Miami station, about seven or eight miles, offers several advantages especially for visitors or new residents unfamiliar with the other sites listed here, or anyone without a car to get to there easily. For example: I have never had any problem asking Transit or Security personnel to let me into the station for water or to use the rest rooms (just ask politely); even though it runs parallel to Dixie Highway traffic, the wide expanse of grass, frequent foliage, and mostly residential sections on the Northwest side make it reasonably scenic (in my humble opinion); it is a good, clean surface, very reliable especially for night running (with very few exceptions), and if you prefer grass, hey, just step off the asphalt; never crowded; intersects major roads with traffic signals only every half-mile or so at the most (you do cross occasional side roads in a few sections); for night running, in addition to the good surface, the development across Dixie Highway offers enough light for safety; the Vizcaya and Brickell stations offer fairly easy access across the Rickenbacker Causeway (the bridge offering one of Miami's few "hills") into Key Biscayne, with abundant beaches, parks, and bike paths. If you prefer street running, other Metrorail stations on the south end offer quick access to likely sites such as Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, and the University of Miami.