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County Preparing Metromover Extension To Miami Beach & Wynwood

Plans for the Beach Link corridor have been updated by the county.

According to Miami Today, county officials told a committee last week that the Beach Link corridor could have at least 10 stops. Possibilities include:

  • Washington Avenue
  • Meridian Avenue
  • 7th Street
  • 10th Street
  • 14th Street
  • Lincoln Road
  • Miami Beach Convention Center
  • Museum Park

On the Miami side, there would be seven other stops that have not yet been determined, with the line running up to Wynwood.

An extension of the Metromover system is the top option being considered, with the advantage of leveraging the existing system and being separated from traffic (Miami Beach residents have previously voiced opposition to an elevated rail line).

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez recently released a document listing all potential stops at county-owned parcels along the rail projects planned as part of the multi-billion SMART transit plan.

Just one county-owned parcel is listed along the Beach Corridor route – American Airlines Arena. The property is leased by the Heat.

 

 

 

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Anonymous
Anonymous

Miami Beach residents have previously voiced opposition to an elevated rail line, because they like to walk with their feet underwater. lol

Marc305
Marc305

Best plan to South Beach for two reason. First, the cost will be much lower than trying to build a Metro hard rail and hopefully that will mean that it will be built a lot sooner. Second, a much better option than the plan they had for an electric trolley in South Beach where flooding could have been a problem. Also a great way to travel to Wynwood, having 7 stops will mean that developers will be more inclined to build both residential and retail building around those stations. Finally a step in the right direction.

Anonymous
Anonymous

For all intents and purposes this is the same cost as an elevated rail line. The only difference is the cars use rubber instead of steel wheels and the track is concrete instead of steel.

Anonymous
Anonymous

And you know it’s the same cost, how?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Steel is a lot more expensive

Anonymous
Anonymous

It’s actually a nice plan.. Wynwood/Beach line

Hopefully Miami Beach residents approve.

Anonymous
Anonymous

They would be mortally stupid if they don’t. It will be the best thing for them and the last link to go totally car-less

Anonymous
Anonymous

Surely you can’t even fathom how “mortally stupid” people living in Miami Beach can be!

MInty
MInty

We don’t want it. Feel free to have it moved in front of your home and ruin your neighborhood.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Speak for yourself. Or do you not get that minimizing congestion on roadways will actually increase your property values much more than having it on your street will decrease them?

Besides, the proposed route mostly goes through tourist trap neighborhoods anyway. There’s nothing that this line could do to make them worse than they already are.

Anonymous
Anonymous

>>>There’s nothing that this line could do to make them worse than they already are.

Have more faith in humanity… It could be worse…

Laz
Laz

The midtown/wynwood line is way overdue! i hope that happens first.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Edgewater has about 10x the density…

Laz
Laz

I agree with you; from 5-7 pm it takes 15 mins to go one mile on biscayne between 15th and 36 street, the main problem being that onramp/offramp for the 112/julia tutle but i dont see a line running up and down this part of biscayne, so that seems to be the main option in midtown which i would gladly take.

Anonymous
Anonymous

There should be light rail on Biscyane (street level) from downtown to 79th Street.

Laz
Laz

There is just no space for it from what i can tell

Anonymous
Anonymous

Either take out one travel lane, the turn lanes (no left turns)… or the median. Problem solved.

Or.

The ROW is wide enough for most of the way, cut out some of the wide landscaped parking (actual PARK, not car parking) areas

Anonymous
Anonymous

Google Houston’s Metrorail system.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Elvis Cruz and all his Morningside ass-kissers will kill anything that brings some sort of progress to Biscayne Blvd.

Anonymous
Anonymous

There should be a separate midtown/design district/edgewater loop with connections too but not dependent on the beach and downtown lines. We know the development is coming so might as well plan for it now before the nimby’ers get here and make it hard.

Anonymous
Anonymous

So what? Everyone drives and parks their car in their 2 bedroom 2 parking spot condo.

Wynwood at least has some attractions for the general population to travel.

Anonymous
Anonymous

This is very exciting and would be a great addition, especially if they ran doubles like they do on the inner loop. I would expect them to start charging again, but it’s a fair compromise for the expanded reach.

The Beach corridor has been a topic of discussion since the 1970s,so we have to keep it in perspective.

marc
marc

I would totally expect some kind of fee. It’s only reasonable

Anonymous
Anonymous

Yes!

Edin
Edin

I’m a happy man today.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Careful, temper your happiness Edin…remember, this is Miami, and Murphy’s law is constantly proven to be not just a saying here.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Edgewater ?? …. do we have to walk to Wynwood ??

Anonymous
Anonymous

Looks like it

Anonymous
Anonymous

So Miami to serve the developers in an area with basically no current density, opposed to Miami’s second-densest neighborhood. Not like there’s already a station by Venetian that would have been easier to extend or anything. (Apologies if this is not logistically accurate, but sure seems logical.)

marc
marc

It’s a little over a mile from Margaret Pace to Joey’s. Get some comfortable shoes.

B Dub
B Dub

So let’s loop it across 36th back down Edgewater a block or two East of Biscayne to 22nd or so, then down Biscayne.

Anonymous
Anonymous

They can walk to 2nd Ave. N.E to catch the line. It’s not impossible and with the advent of cycling, bike to the nearest station.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Is this NE 2nd or N Miami?

Anonymous
Anonymous

it is North Miami Avenue, so it will provide free rides for South Beach Tourists to Wyndwood.
Ne 2nd Ave would make more sense, it will serve EdgeWater and Midtown and end in Wyndwood.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Edgewater residents has the trolleys running trough Biscayne Blvd.

defamed2
defamed2

The trolley is useless when it gets stuck in traffic. They should at least build elevated pedestrian bridges from Wynwood across the FEC rail so people who live in Edgewater can also use the system.

Anonymous
Anonymous

So what? Everyone drives and parks their car in their 2 bedroom 2 parking spot condo.

Wynwood at least has some attractions for the general population to travel.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Are you actually arguing for using tax money to serve tourists instead of residents? Go home, you’re drunk.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Don’t know too many local residents moving to the Edgewater condos being built. They make a good point and Wynwood is attracting a lot of apartments over anything.

marc
marc

So Museum Park would be the transfer stop.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Please stick with Bombardier and don’t use the Mitsubishi crap MCO put in.

Wang
Wang

Can the existing Metromover tracks be re-engineered or remodeled to go a bit faster and handle two and tree car trams? Can anything be done about the sharp curve down to Brickell?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Why doesn’t it connect to Omni?

marc
marc

I guess because Museum Park station is right off of MacArthur.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Terrible idea! Same cost to build as metrorail at a fraction of the speed and capacity. Boondoggle in the making.

Robert
Robert

The residents and businesses of south beach will visciously fight this project as it will change the landscape of this small town. Stop the train Miami Beach, a Facebook page, will be in front of this project. It’s a boondoggle, we are being sold something of no value.

Anonymous
Anonymous

South Beach is a tourist hell hole. The vast majority of businesses in South Beach only survive because of tourism. This boosts tourism, while cutting back on road congestion.

And that’s ignoring the fact that the proposed line doesn’t pass through any really residential neighborhoods. This literally changes nothing. It gets cars off the streets, let’s the mainlanders get to the beach without clogging the causeway, and minimizes all the idiots who come to the beach, get trashed, and then drive home.

So GTFO with your NIMBYism. This Miami Beach resident is all for it. And calling a city of 90,000 people a “small town” is either ignorant or dishonest.

MInty
MInty

We don’t want the train on the Beach. No means no.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Minty, YOU DON’T WANT THE TRAIN ON THE BEACH, but The rest of the planet does.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Please do not be a Metromover extension. It has all the costs of rail minus a lot of benefits – mainly it is slow and low capacity.

Anonymous
Anonymous

It’s not slow.. it has many close stops.. capacity can be increased by # of trains connected.. and more schedules

Anonymous
Anonymous

It will still be quicker than being stuck in bumper to bumper. In the next 5 years not only is our population adding another 100K residents but tourism figures are expecting an exponential 5% increase. If we don’t do something now, it will be mayhem

B Dub
B Dub

The speed could be increased right now on the existing lines by reducing the “dwell time” at stops from existing ~30 seconds to 15 or 18. It would save several minutes on a long ride, increase the frequency without adding equipment, and make the system “feel” faster.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Maybe add a conductor as well. It can feel “unsafe” at times. Will also help with dwell times.

manuel bretones
manuel bretones

yo no puedo creer que ballan a levanter colunnas del metro mover en Miami beach porque eso se ve orrible desde estos momentos yo me voy a oponer a que se levanten colunnas feas del metro mover astas las ultimas circuntancias.

ao7
ao7

Sr. Bretones, unas clases de ortografia le vendrian bien. Realmente “orrible” su redaccion (horrible lleva h)

Anonymous
Anonymous

Aprende a leer Inglés. La línea de Miami Beach no será elevada. Oye, para que aprendas Español también: Vayan es con “V” no con “B”.

marc
marc

Ja ja

Anonymous
Anonymous

jaja=haha

Anonymous
Anonymous

Manuel Bretero…s t f u. People who visit Brickell from NY and other cities are amazed by the elevated metromover. Everyone agrees it looks futuristic and metropolitan.

Anonymous
Anonymous

No they don’t. It’s an overgrown airport shuttle. It dies the job, but let’s not pretend like it’s a modern marvel. Especially to people from NY.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Chequea tu ortografia, da verguenza.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I had my son translate this message… and I approve.

PROCALC
PROCALC

what?? metromover is transportation of the 80’s….it will take 30min to get to the beach….only in Miami!!!

Anonymous
Anonymous

I will happily take a 30 minute metromover to the beach.

marc
marc

Best part is no more need to pay for parking.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Why should transit be the slowest option?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Well, transit doesn’t have to be YOUR slowest option. Buy yourself a “Fast Boat” or Farrari and jet over to any destination you want in about three to ten minutes.

Anonymous
Anonymous

It’s better than be stuck on the Mcarthur’s traffic.

Anonymous
Anonymous

As long as no accident (or license plate readers) it takes 15 minutes even if backed up from Biscayne.

Anonymous
Anonymous

30 min to the beach is not bad…and the best part is not worrying about Ridiculously priced parking!

Anonymous
Anonymous

…or your car being towed away without you knowing it.

Leonardo
Leonardo

Why do people keep on saying that the metromover is slow? Because it isn’t slow and it has very quick stops I’m sure it will take less then 15 min to get to Miami Beach from downtown. It’s easy to add more trains and they can always make new trains that the inside of the carts are interconnected.

Anonymous
Anonymous

We see people saying the metromover is slow because some people just live to whine about something.

Anonymous
Anonymous

And you know “it will take 30min to get to the beach,” how?

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