The first time we heard of architect Bernard Zyscovich's plan to turn parts of the Rickenbacker causeway into a pedestrian and cyclist friendly linear park it was a revolutionary but still modest idea. His original plan called for lessening the number of car lanes on the
Well, some officials weren't so keen on eliminating car lanes, so they asked Zyscovich the question all architects secretly want to hear: What would you do if money wasn't an object?
The results are eye-popping and totally ambitious.
The dedicated biking and jogging lanes would then continue onto Key Biscayne. An observation deck is called for at the William Powell Bridge.
Though, in the
According to Miami Today, Key Biscayne officials liked Zyscovich's original
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The Rickenbacker is one of the most popular pathways for cyclists and joggers not just in Miami-Dade, but all of
Of course, there's no word on who will pay for this idea quite yet.
Miami-Dade leaders and citizens have a history of falling in love with eye-catching, big picture ideas, and then never actually seeing those ideas come to pass in a timely manner. Only time will tell what becomes of this idea.
Zyscovich will officially present the plan to the Key Biscayne Village Council later this month, but officials from the City of Miami and Miami-Dade County will eventually get filled in as well.