The Florida DOT has approved Miami's plan to rework busy Biscayne Boulevard. In the spirit of Complete Streets, vehicle lanes will be reduced and pedestrian/bike spaces expanded.
In a move bound to stir public controversy, Miami's Downtown Development Authority (DDA) intends to reduce vehicular capacity on a major street. Miami DDA will retain control of the project and is responsible for securing funding, but the State of Florida has approved and backed the measure.
From the article: "Newly christened Biscayne Green, the downtown authority's project would narrow a stretch of Biscayne Boulevard from Northeast Eighth Street south to Biscayne Boulevard Way, reduce driving lanes from eight to four or six, and shave parking spaces from 388 to 187 to create room for medians with grass, trees and walkways. It would replace a shared bicycle lane with a dedicated one and widen sidewalks. The cost for the medians was estimated at $24 million."
Certainly good news for Complete Streets advocates, but some Miami commuters may see things differently.
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