Miami Shows How to Reclaim a Street from Cars

A four-day installation culminated in a dinner for 500 right there in the street.
A four-day installation culminated in a dinner for 500 right there in the street.

Last week, between October 17 and 20, Miami’s NE Third Avenue was transformed into a pedestrian friendly roadway for Taste of Avenue 3.

For those four days, on-street car storage was removed in favor of seating areas and mini-parks created by Avenue 3 Miami and supported by the Miami-Dade Transportation Quick-Build Program.

The transformation culminated with a community dinner or 500 people right there in the middle of the street.

Here’s my video:

 

3 thoughts on Miami Shows How to Reclaim a Street from Cars

  1. If they can transform a street in Miami with paint and shade canopies, and generate the kind of turnout in this video, any city or town can revitalize their downtown at minimal costs.

  2. short lived, but Miami has some great street festivals. The Coconut Grove Art Festival is amazing. Don’t they close down Bayfront Drive for that? It’s been a few decades since I went. Calle Ocho, too.

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