Project Type: Urban design, Mobility,
Biscayne Green Pedestrian Promenade
Project Type: Transportation Planning & Urban Design
Project Status: Ongoing
Dates: March 2021 – May 2021
Site Area: 7.20 acres
Team: Plusurbia Design + T.Y. Lin (Lead)
Client: City of Miami
Biscayne Green will redesign Biscayne Boulevard into a pedestrian promenade, enhancing pedestrian safety and connectivity. The intent is to minimize the barrier effect of Biscayne Boulevard and to improve the connections to Bayfront Park and the Biscayne to make downtown a more walkable, accessible, and connected place. The project vision narrows Biscayne Boulevard between SE 1st NE 6th streets from 8 lanes to 4.
The repurposed corridor will meet the needs of all street users safely and comfortably. The new configuration for the Boulevard will narrow pedestrian crossing distances and provide safer bicycle and pedestrian connections from the downtown core outward in all directions. Biscayne Green aims to minimize the barrier effect of Biscayne Boulevard and the surface parking lots between its north and south lanes.
The project will enhance connections to Bayfront Park and Biscayne Bay to open up those resources downtown, adding thousands of residents each year. Biscayne Green will serve a more densely-developed downtown by making it a more walkable, accessible, and connected place.