Transportation

Transforming the FEC row to greenway w bike/light-rail

addressing the lack of transit that plagues SE Florida. I have long been posting my ideas of a comprehensive light rail plan for Miami and beyond. It begins with the transformation of the FEC row but extends well beyond

Who are you?

I am a designer. I studied environmental design at Parsons School of design, NYC. I hav long been posting my thoughts and ideas of a transit friendly Miami on my Facebook page as well as twitter, under the name SEFTA

How does this project impact the issue you selected?

It is completely a game changer. It would be the instigator of redeveloping the corridor lining the FEC tracks as well as becoming the first leg of a tri-county system of transit and trails. It would become an art trail as well as an education tool for environmental issues

What data points from The Our Miami Report does your project address?

Environment & Public Space
Transportation
Housing & Affordability by adding transit oriented development and affordable housing along the FEC row

Please give examples of your project's success.

I believe I have at least started a conversation on placing a bike trail along the FEC row

Organization Name (or individuals name) SEFTA

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Better Streets Prototype

Using the design standards for the concept of Complete Streets (essentially, streets that, in the appropriate context, are designed to safely and comfortably accommodate all users), we seek to create a demonstration project that effectively transforms an existing street into a Complete Street.

This will be done in partnership with a local municipality. The City of Miami has expressed an interest in supporting such... more »
Who are you?

I am the Founding Partner and Strategies + Solution Lead for Urban Impact Lab. Our mission is to design urban experiences that cultivate civic innovation. Over the last two years I have been actively engaged in a number of city-related issues.

How does this project impact the issue you selected?

Better Streets Prototypes would provide a useful tool for municipal and county governments to take action, in cost-effective ways to address existing concerns, make decisions in a more nimble manner, and find the best ways to make our streets more walkable, bikeable and safe.

What data points from The Our Miami Report does your project address?

Datapoints: % of people walking or biking to work, % of population with walkable/bikable access to park.

This project would impact the Foundation's goal/metric of becoming more pedestrian and bike friendly.

Please give examples of your project's success.
  1. A quick shift into implementing the Complete Streets resolutions that have already been adopted.

  2. Greater understanding of the benefits and principles behind the concept.

  3. Greater advocacy from community and support from elected officials in prioritizing the implementation of such policies.

Organization Name (or individuals name) Urban Impact Lab

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Achieving a Walkable Wynwood

The Wynwood BID has, in only one year, become a force for change within the business and arts district of Wynwood. Change is everywhere you look--from new, ground-up construction of residential buildings for the first time in over a decade; monthly art walks that attract over 15,000 people to the district; even the presence of several microbreweries to open this month. Wynwood has never been stronger.

As a civic organization... more »
Who are you?

The Wynwood Business Improvement District was created in 2013 thanks to the vision of neighborhood land owners. The BID works as a committee within the City of Miami to ensure that services are augmented to create lasting, positive change in Wynwood.

How does this project impact the issue you selected?

The Wynwood BID will continue to spearhead efforts to ensure that: 1) Wynwood becomes pedestrian/bike friendly; it will be walkable, have signs and maps, and be well lit at night; 2) Increased access to transportation (trolley; DecoBikes; better parking; alternative methods); 3) The Wynwood BID will continue to advocate at the city, state, and county levels for the betterment of Wynwood, including a new plan for denser residential development essential to a walkable city.

What data points from The Our Miami Report does your project address?

Interestingly, Wynwood is at the epicenter of arts in Miami, and this project addresses all eight areas of The Our Miami Report. We have chosen to focus discussion on the broad-based impact to transportation because Wynwood, like South Beach, has a unique opportunity to become Miami's most walkable neighborhood. We will partner with The Miami Foundation to ensure that the broadest public is aware of all efforts--current and future--to improve transportation throughout the 101 acres of Wynwood.

Please give examples of your project's success.

In only one year of operations, the Wynwood BID has:
- become an effective voice for the neighborhood with city, county, and state agencies and officials;
- improve safety and security through a partnership with police, and install cameras;
- establish one way streets; DecoBikes; and new crosswalks
- work with FP&L so that all streetlights work and new ones are added;
- provide Women of Wynwood street teams; and
- work with urban planners PlusUrbia to master plan oversights in Miami21.

Organization Name (or individuals name) Wynwood Business Improvement District

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