What if Miami’s vibrant light-rail system of the past existed in the Miami of today?

Let’s explore how the historic Miami Beach trolley route of the early 20th century would look through the Miami of the early 21st century.

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Click on the video below. You’ll be taken on a virtual fly-through of the the no-longer-existing Miami Beach trolley line through the streets and neighborhoods of today. Please do enjoy for yourself and share with others!

Just imagine if this trolley were still up and running! Light-rail Baylink, anyone?

Also, be on the look-out for more TransitMiami geovisualizations in the near future!

4 Responses to Visualizing Historic Trolley Routes through the Miami of Today: The Miami Beach Streetcar

  1. Alex says:

    For it, except for two reasons: Climate change and no dedicated ROW. Extending Metrorail across the bay would be more cost effective.

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  2. Rog in Miami Gardens says:

    That was great work, guys. So, what’s the next steps in making this a reality?

       1 likes

  3. Wallace Bray says:

    Just keep in mind that it was General Motors, Firestone Tires, Standard Oil in the East and Phillips Petroleum in the West who conspired, organized, purchase and dismantle almost all of the trolly systems in the U.S. back in the 1940′s. These trolly systems were replaced with GM buses rolling on Firestone tires, fueled and oiled with standard Oil and Phillips Petroleum products. What was the saying back then about General Motors being good for the country?

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  4. Jacob says:

    I feel like a smart transit option to the beach from high-profile areas such as the airport or downtown would be a much better investment than things like, oh, I don’t know…a baseball stadium that nobody uses.

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