Beachwalk Now Under Construction In Miami Beach, Will Connect Entire City

You’ll soon be able to walk or bike a seven-mile beachfront walkway spanning the entire length of the city of Miami Beach, from North Beach to South Beach, for the first time ever.

Construction is now underway on a beachwalk that will fill in missing gaps of the oceanfront walkway, which is currently only open in pieces and includes both a wooden boardwalk and at-grade beachwalk with pavers.

When complete this winter, pedestrians and bicyclists should be able to walk from South Pointe Park all the way up to North Beach’s North Shore Open Space Park.

Within months, a portion of the new beachwalk will open. An 11-block section from 53rd street to 64th street will open in late October 2018 (connecting to an existing beachwalk in North Beach), while a section from 46th street to 53rd street will open in February 2019 (connecting to the existing boardwalk and beachwalk in Mid-Beach).

The decaying wooden boardwalk in Mid-Beach (where biking is now banned) is planned to be torn down and replaced with an at-grade beachwalk, but construction is not yet underway. Demolition is expected in spring 2019, but the pavilions along the boardwalk will be dismantled this month.

Another gap between 3rd street and 5th street is to be filled, with construction now underway and completion in December 2018.

The final piece, running from 79th street to 87th Street  behind the North Shore Open Space Park, will begin construction at a later time.

 

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Anonymous

MIAMI BEACH ALWAYS GETTING IT RIGHT! Where’s the City of Miami’s Baywalk? Riverwalk? (crickets chirp)

Anonymous

I like the wooden boardwalk!!

Anonymous

Loved walking on the boardwalk every morning, sorry I don’t live on Miami Beach anymore. (for many more reasons as well).

Educated Opinion

Agreed. I don’t think it’s decaying either. It’s in good shape. But I think it would make more sense for uniformity’s sake.

Anonymous

Can the author confirm that bike riding will be allowed. It is currently NOT permitted on some portions of the existing boardwalk – pedestrians only.

Anonymous

They will.

All portions of the beachwalk allow bikes except for the elevated wood boardwalk – due to it’s narrow width.

Anonymous

So the answer would be it will not (?)

Anonymous

The answer is BIKES WILL be permitted.

peej

Glad to hear they’re connecting the areas, but hope there are provisions to allow for Bicycles to share the path.

Anonymous

Get rid of the bums and drug dealers…

Anonymous

Great!

Anonymous

We love visiting Miami and cycling on the boardwalk. Can’t wait for it to be complete.

Anonymous

Thank you, Trump.

Anonymous

Look forward to the constant surveillance and police state. Miami Beach has installed or is installing dozens of cameras along the whole path.

Anonymous

You will look forward to it if you’re ever the victim of a crime, god help you

Anonymous

why? it didn’t stop the crime.

Anonymous

What are you even doing to be concerned about cameras?

Anonymous

I see. The “I’ve done nothing wrong, I have nothing to hide” crowd.

Anonymous

This article is about a shared use path… get off your crazy paranoid rant

Anonymous

Bring e-bikes and scooters!

Anonymous

keep those off sidewalks. too fast

Anonymous

They are the future of mobility and commuting in American cities.

Anonymous

We don’t wish to be Asia.

Anonymous

Great mentality, we should remain the hick backwater we are instead of a world class city

Anonymous

Just in time for the red tide and dead fish smell