Pink Street Furniture, Rock Salt Sidewalks Planned For 41st Street In Miami Beach

A design team has presented an updated vision for a project to revitalize 41st Street in Miami Beach.

The new proposal calls for “oases” at several points along the street, paved with bright Miami Beach Red Concrete with a salt rock finish.

Benches, bike racks, trash receptacles, and street lamps at the oases would be painted a pinkish color to match the concrete.

As with an earlier version of the plan, some on-street parking and palm trees would be removed, with shade trees added to make the street more walkable and welcoming.

The updated schematic design package was presented on December 8, 2022 by design firm Brooks + Scarpa, to the city’s Blue Ribbon 41 Street Committee.

The project will now be subdivided into three zones, in order to get more specific feedback from residents and businesses.

Financing of $15 million for the project is coming from general obligation bonds issued by the city.

 

 

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anon
25 days ago

Unfortunately, since the design doesn’t actually include more space for pedestrians/cyclists via a road diet, these changes are only cosmetic in nature and do little to improve walkability or safety.

Anon
25 days ago

Removing street parking and adding shade trees doesn’t count as improving walkability?

Anonymous
25 days ago

The sidewalk there is plenty wide, and making the road more narrow will make traffic worse. And sorry not sorry, Metromover ain’t getting extended to there.

anon
25 days ago

It will make *automobile traffic* worse – while improving pedestrian traffic. Kind of a plus for a dense urban downtown.

Anonymous
25 days ago

…which is NOT 41st MB–it’s literally a strip of storefronts surrounded by suburban single family houses

Anonymous
25 days ago

Thank you. If the county actually tries to propose it, maybe residents who were against the previous streetcar proposal will be more accepting.

Paul
25 days ago

Miami Beach needs to complete overhaul its crosswalk cycle times. It takes far too long to cross streets on the beach. Pedestrians tend to ignore the crosswalks and run across when there’s a break in traffic. I’m guilty of this myself.

Anonymous
25 days ago

midbeach has become a very lively neighborhood

Rain411
25 days ago

The cosmetics are nice, but until someone can create more parking and buy out all these local owners who do nothing with their properties not much will change.

Anonymous
25 days ago

Give it a year, and without spaced armrests, those ledges will be destroyed by street skaters and the homeless.

Antennae
25 days ago

Beautiful. Wish this side of the bay was more urbanized with less parking like Miami Beach.

Anonymous
25 days ago

yeah I bet the business owners along 41st street wish there were less parking for their customers 🤡

Juan
24 days ago

The majority of these businesses have a local clientele. No one is driving across Miami-Dade for coffee or pita bread. On-street parking is tacky and unsafe.

Anonymous
25 days ago

Cue the No Parking No Car Traffic posts from the broke Metromover lovers

What the?...
25 days ago

Cue the broke seven year old Toyota Civic drivers who hate the Metromover…

Free Beer Can Riders Unite
25 days ago

Cue the can’t even afford a 7 yr old used car Metromover lovers….

Anonymous
25 days ago

What’s a Toyota Civic? You seem to be getting your car brands muddled. So maybe if you saying “extend the Metromover to Miami Beach” actually means Metrorail rather than free beer car, I’ll be on board with that.

What the?...
24 days ago

Whatever it is, “civic, corolla,” its the same thing.. he drives around in a seven year old little tin can car that increases traffic and pollutes the air.

Sign here
25 days ago

MB is going to be the place in 20 years. Trending to be like a 21st century coconut grove aesthetically.

Anonymous
25 days ago

It already IS the place…has been for a century

Anon
25 days ago

LOL

J.M.
25 days ago

You must be new here…

user220398454884521745
25 days ago

did your signing agent tell you all that bullshit? buy yourself some flood insurance with that 21st century aesthetic.

Anonymous
25 days ago

Twenty-first century Coconut Grove sucks compared to 1980s.

Anonymous
21 days ago

Let’s turn the sidewalks into salmon! Genius, why not open a Sushi restaurant to really seal the deal, am I right?!

Nick
25 days ago

Beautiful section of Miami Beach.

Anonymous
24 days ago

Not trolling, legit question, will this have the same whitening effect on cars, as up North when they put salt on the roads to prevent ice?

Melo, the true giga chad
24 days ago

based on those pictures, there’s bigger fish to fry in Miami

Realistic
23 days ago

We need more parking and more roadway, not less. This is a major corridor from Miami to the Beach. Traffic is already at crisis level. The seating areas will also be overtaken by the homeless, who already favor 41st Street. This will do nothing for locals in the area.

Me Me
18 days ago

The issue with 41st street is not so much the design itself, it is the area. It is an area filled with doctors (pediatricians, dentists, labs), and kosher eatery and clientele. Which makes it DEAD on saturdays (and sundays for the offices, 4 schools)… Making it Pink like LGBTQ style will not be taken very nicely. Removing on street parking IS BAD (that’s an area where there is already not sufficient parking space!), construction in the area that will be more than 2 years when 41st is the entrance to I-95 via julia tuttles and also a centered to get over the bridge… and more importantly IT WILL NOT CHANGE the main issue. Saturdays will remain closed..

Juan
24 days ago

Why not just make it a pedestrian street? You would move many more people via bike than with a few lanes of congested car traffic, not to mention how much safer it would be.

Anonymous
24 days ago

ay caramba Juan, cars will then get to and from the Tuttle Causeway HOW???

Juan
24 days ago

They don’t, that entire road should be a bike/pedestrian highway. Bulky and dangerous cars are obsolete not that e-bikes are widespread.