Hats off to Commissioner Marc Sarnoff for working with Coconut Grove residents, business leaders, and advocates for pushing the livable streets agenda forward. Starting on July 4th, Commodore Plaza will be closed to cars and opened to pedestrians, cafes seating, and live music. Each closure will take place for five consecutive weekend from Saturday at 6pm to early Sunday morning. This pilot project will help determine whether or not closing Commodore more permanently is feasible. Please contact Commissioner Sarnoff (My Commissioner tab above for more info) to let him know that you appreciate the effort. More importantly, go out and experience the urbanism!
A street mural being chalked on Commodore Plaza during the early hours of Bike Miami Days.
That’s right Miami, we are doing it again. The Transit Miami Summer Transit Challenge is back and we are looking for participants. This Thursday I along with several coworkers will go car-free to experience Miami-Dade Transit at its finest. We will be commuting from our homes (Coral Gables, Miami Beach, and West Kendall) to our Doral offices solely using public transportation. We will be documenting the whole trip (Twitter, hopefully) and discussing the difficulties we encountered along the way.We want to hear from you too. We invite our readers to participate and send us their stories and images. All feedback will be transmitted over to MDT.
To make our commute even more challenging, we have imposed a 9 AM arrival time as our deadline, at which point we will convene to discuss the problems we each encountered.
To plan your commute we recommend Google Transit…
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