This Is The Biscayne Green Presentation Made At A Meeting Yesterday, As Officials Study Removing Traffic Lanes From Biscayne Boulevard

The public was given their first chance to provide their input on downtown Miami’s Biscayne Green project at a public meeting yesterday at which a presentation on the proposal was made  (the full presentation is below).

The goal of Biscayne Green is to improve bicycle and pedestrian safety, enhance east-west connectivity between downtown and waterfront amenities, and replace parking and activate the median with pedestrian friendly features, the presentation says.

Around a half-mile stretch from SE 1st Street to NE 6th Street could see a reduction in traffic lanes from eight to either four or six.

Currently, 19,500 vehicles travel on an average day in the northbound lanes, with 11,500 in the southbound lanes. There are 392 parking stalls in the median.

Two additional public meetings are scheduled in 2020. Two alternative concept plans are expected to be developed, with a final report due in spring 2020.

 

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Anonymous

Remove the parking lots, but dont eliminate any lanes !!!

Anonymous

How about they make the lanes narrower and remove one lane on each side for buses and bikes.

Anonymous

Remove both!

Anonymous

Cut off all the lanes for what I care but at least provide a suitable alternative to cars and that ain’t walking! IMPROVE AND EXPAND THE METROMOVER!

suomynona

Bruh, the metro mover literally runs alongside Biscayne Blvd…

Anonymous

But it’s not as good an alternative if you can’t get to as many places with it as you can driving on Biscayne, so it needs to be expanded north and south and west of downtown.

Anonymous

and have the stops a little more far apart to make going around quicker than it is with today’s loops..otherwise it would take ages to get to a place like midtown

Anonymous

Metromover up wide Miami Ave from School Board: one stop Wynwood, one stop Midtown, one stop Design District…why is this so hard!?

If the turning radius is a problem have it run up 2nd Ave. and turn back east on 29th

Anonymous

Yes it does, that’s why I said improve and expand…

Anonymous

Yes, but then the viaduct would be more encroaching to accommodate better trains.

Anonymous

And give it shore power!

NYC Loves Miami

I’m not sure how viable this would be, but how about a park-n-ride express bus plan through out Miami’s metro area? The express buses in NYC are great! The coach buses are comfortable and keep lots of cars off the street. With the traffic nightmares in Miami, why wouldn’t the people support such a plan?

Anonymous

They have express buses in South Florida in Broward & Miami Dade counties. So what exactly are you referring to?!?!

Anonymous

Biscayne desperately needs this, very dead and dangerous street when it should be one of the most vibrant with all the amenities so close

Anonymous

Hilarious.. the street that cars drive on is supposed to be “vibrant?”

What about what’s on both sides of the street?

Anonymous

For you people that wanna give this comment a thumbs down, answer the question…

what about what’s on both sides of the street?

Anonymous

Can’t have a vibrant life on either side of the street when the street looks like an highway. Thumbs up to this project all the way!

Anonymous

But, Downtown is on one side of the street and on the other, The Science Museum, Perez Art Museum, AAA arena, Bayside, Amphitheater, and the parks along with the soon to go up “ICONIC” Ferris Wheel. So are you saying there is no vibrant life on either side of Biscayne Blvd downtown right now?

Anonymous

Dead
Nothing there
Dead

Anonymous

Dead?.. but you’re constantly seeing stuff being built there now!!!

Anonymous

You people that wanna see Biscayne Blvd traffic lanes reduced don’t live Downtown. And if a main street where you live were to be closed off and the traffic increased on your block because of it, you’ll be at city hall with the quickness raising holy hell!!!

Anonymous

I wanna see Biscayne Blvd lanes reduced because I live downtown.

Anonymous

I do live there and I do wanna see it. People who live there are smart enough not to drive around downtown but bike/walk/scooter around it instead. Cars belong in the suburbs, along with people who love cars and drive everywhere too.

Anonymous

I live downtown and want to see this project happen.

Anonymous

What about the Biscayne area until the bridge?

Anonymous

This City needs an urgent review of the traffic master plan , it is growing without previsions just adding and adding construction

Anonymous

Um, they gave the people free shuttles… what more do you want?

Anonymous

Here’s your traffic master plan:

– BUILD MORE METRORAIL!!!

Your welcome.

Anonymous

Great idea if you just sit in some expensive Biscayne condo waiting for your trust fund check to arrive. If you actually work in downtown, this idea is absurd beyond belief.

Anonymous

Well we won’t tell you how to build roads in whatever suburb you live in. So don’t tell us how to build roads in the area we live in just cause it’s convenient for you.

Anonymous

Miami desperately needs a mass transit system. Stop wasting taxpayers money in this crap

Anonymous

Miami already has a Mass Transit system.. you mean they desperately need to add to it.

Anonymous

Yes, Rebeca Sosa

Anonymous

Sorry, I’m swinging, just ask your momma.

Anonymous

I BET YOU DON’T EVEN RIDE THE PEOPLE MOVER!

Anonymous

We do have a metro system but its very time consuming to take different route. i would like more track branches that take us to kendall or Hialeah or Aventura unstead of relying on bus to take us everywhere. or at least a metro mover that goes farther or whatever

Anonymous

this is giving a big F U to all the companies that are located downtown and at the port. Not all employees are able to live downtown.

Anonymous

Employees working in the office towers near Biscayne will have shaded green space to enjoy on lunch breaks especially when Bayfront is closed for events.

Anonymous

Yeah.. they’ll be enjoying their lunch breaks while breathing in vehicle exhaust fumes on Biscayne Blvd.

Anonymous

They could move to Ohio if they want fresh air. This is Miami city…CITY!

Anonymous

I used to live in Ohio—you can see what you’re breathing during summer smog days–Also the tallest tower in Cleveland dwarfs anything in Miami–you have no clue about Ohio

Anonymous

hey, friends! I just moved here from cbus 😉

Anonymous

Cleveland’s tallest building is like 60 feet taller than Miami’s… Wouldn’t really consider that “dwarfing.” Also, Miami (city proper only!) has 18 towers over 600 feet — Cleveland has 3.

Anonymous

Miami’s skyline is ranked one of the top ten skylines in the USA, Cleveland’s skyline doesn’t even crack the top ten.

Anonymous

not all are able, or —more commonly–want to

Anonymous

How do people drive into Brickell when they only have 2 lane roads?

Anonymous

Brightline is expanding to the port, there is a metro and many busses that take you downtown, we don’t need more car accommodations, we need more livable environments

Anonymous

But more livable environments must be able to accommodate cars….

Anonymous

In any other city this would barely be controversial.

Anonymous

The don’t have as many corrupt City “Leaders”

Anonymous

Madness.

Xavier

The lanes are already overcrowded. Reducing lanes is not the answer.

There need to be either more lanes or better yet, take half of them underground so there are no traffic lights slowing passage.

POLO

A picture can speak a thousand words. Take a look at the heavy traffic on that road, and they plan to eliminate traffic lanes?!! THIS IS A STUPID IDEA!!!

Anonymous

the traffic will always be there no matter how many lanes they add or remove.

Anonymous

Huhhh!!! So to you, increasing the population downtown while at the same time decreasing traffic lanes doesn’t make a difference?

Anonymous

nope doesn’t make a difference cause the traffic will always be there so why keep accommodating to cars when we can accommodate a bus, a bike, a scooter, a pedestrian, a mother with a stroller, etc. Fvck cars, they bring zero value to the area.

Anonymous

But, you have a place to park your car (if you have one) right now where you live, right?

Anonymous

That’s like saying you have two kids and a stay at home wife and make $10 dollars an hour. But if you have two more kids, so what, it wouldn’t make a difference.

Anonymous

I’m sure Ed picked this picture on purpose.

Anonymous

Clearly that photo shows removing lanes is the answer…

Come on!

Anonymous

Yep, just like a Ferris Wheel is the answer.

Anonymous

>Currently, 19,500 vehicles travel on an average day in the northbound lanes, with 11,500 in the southbound lanes.

Pathetic. Anyone saying we need more than 2 lanes in each direction just needs to loo at the facts.

Take it down all the way to 13 street.

Anonymous

Um yeah, sure… do it while you’re adding more apartments, an outside mall, offices, hotels, and a new train station.

Don’t let anybody tell you that you don’t make sense.

Anonymous

You’re stuck in a 1950s mindset.

You can’t widen your way out of a traffic mess. Build alternative means. Build the Coastal Link.

Anonymous

And you must be sleep and living in a dream world in you think Coastal Link is some kind of panacea for Biscayne Blvd in downtown.

Anonymous

LOL what’s your solution, expand 30-mph Metromover to SoBe and Doral?

Anonymous

Yeah, that’s a good start… and charge to ride on it too.

Anonymous

I mean, that would still be faster then the average speed cars are going

Anonymous

Well looks like north should have more lanes than south no?

Anonymous

It’s fantastic…the area will truly become the city center.

Anonymous

love it!

marc

They should cut and cover that portion of Biscayne Blvd, putting that huge swath of land to better use.

Anonymous

Sure, if we had unlimited money. Since we don’t, let’s use that fictional money for something better. And just narrow the road.

Anonymous

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous

I LOVE the idea, I hope it goes through. however, this is MIAMI, our politicians are so corrupt they’ll probably taking bids to see how many more lanes they can add.

Anonymous

Clearly you don’t have to drive down Biscayne Blvd downtown.