Miami Beach Is a Go for Streetcar System, Soon to Add Miami, Midtown, MIA, and More
by Sep Niakan | January 20, 2016
City officials of Miami Beach have voted to design and create a streetcar in the city, but it may not start with a link to Miami.
Philip Levine, the Mayor of Miami Beach, released a letter stating his justification and plans for the streetcar. He said, “I believe we are living in the most exciting period of Miami Beach’s history. Our City is experiencing so many innovative changes that I am confident will only serve to transform the lives of many generations of Miami Beach residents and visitors to come.”
The Miami Beach Commission, along with Mayor Levine, approved what they call the “light rail/wireless streetcar system” that will enable efficient travel for residents, visitors, and business owners. If all goes according to plan, they will also connect the streetcar from Miami Beach to Miami, allowing for easier, safer, and more convenient modes of transportation.
At the beginning of its life, the streetcar will start at Fifth Street and go to Washington Avenue, then back to Fifth Street. This phase is called the “South Beach Component.” The next phase will be Alton Road to 17th Street, adding to the tourism experience of the bay route of Downtown Miami. Later phases will include routes along the Julia Tuttle Causeway, Miami Beach, Midtown, and the Miami International Airport.
Photo credit: thenextmiami.com
by Sep Niakan | February 22, 2017
A previous blog on how a petition to privatize an alley adjacent to Cité Condo sparked rumors of a new hotel coming to Edgewater did spark another thought process. It seems the latest trend for developments in Edgewater is to either be a...
by Sep Niakan | February 15, 2017
Miami has always been a melting pot of cultures. From the Bahamians that came to work at the Peacock Inn in the 1870s to influx of Cuban immigrants in the 1960s. Miami didn’t just welcome people with open arms, but also embraced their...
by Sep Niakan | February 14, 2017
Valentine’s is just around the corner, and while most people equate Valentine’s Day with romantic love, I prefer to celebrate love in a broader sense. To me, it’s more about celebrating bonds and relationships of all kinds,...
by Sep Niakan | February 12, 2017
If you thought living in Downtown Miami was a distant dream, think again. 2017 comes bearing great news for those who’ve always wanted to live close to the urban core but couldn’t afford it. You will now be able to rent a Downtown Miami...