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:

 

  • Stephen Simac

    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.

  • roadgeek80

    Relax it was for a street festival.

  • Stephen Simac

    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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