Read about Coral Gables Magazine’s profile of The Underline’s journey from idea to implementation in this in-depth story about the vision, leaders, collaborators, partners and supporters who are making it happen! The full story is here: https://bit.ly/2MoqBU1
How do you transform 300 miles of dead space below New York’s roads and trains into activated public community gathering spots? Much like The Underline, NYC’s Department of Transportation with the help of the Design Trust for Public Space is launching pilot programs to do just that. Plus, they are experimenting with systems to use stormwater runoff and special lighting to try to grow plants to clean the air in these forgotten spaces. Read the full article here.
Miami, Philadelphia, Chicago, London and now Albany; New York’s High Line has inspired cities all over the globe to recycle and rebuild. From elevated parks to trails underneath freeways, cities are recycling abandoned space and turning it into world-class multi-use corridors for all to enjoy. Next in line is the Albany Skyway, which is set to transform a half-mile of an underutilized highway space that will link downtown NY to the Hudson River waterfront park. To read more about the Skyway’s progress, click here.
Today there are more than 57 million Americans living with disabilities which is why The Underline project follows Universal Design principles providing accessibility for everyone. From safer street crossings, wheelchair park access and separated paths, our lead design team, James Corner Field Operations, ensured The Underline will transform the way EVERYONE lives, works and plays in our beautiful city. To read more on how to make a community accessible by all for all, click here.
We regret that because rain is forecast for this Saturday 5/19/18, Friends of The Underline has decided to postpone The Underline Painting Party event. We truly appreciate the support and enthusiasm for this event and we will let you know as soon as we reschedule with our community partners. Thank you.
– The Underline Team
Self-driving cars or hyperloop tunnels? Who will win the race to be the most innovative transportation solution for urban living? This writer from Wired is betting on 100-year old technology … the bike. Find out how the humble 2-wheel contraption has been shaped and shifted to meet our lifestyle demands and how it’s competing with some of the most expensive transportation technology being planned and tested today. As drivers become riders, these bicycles are more efficient requiring less space, less roads (and we are all about that.) Read up on how the bicycle is changing the name of the transit game here.
We are pleased to share the exciting progress of The Underline project. Miami-Dade County Transportation and Public Works Department in partnership with Friends of The Underline have made rapid progress in advancing this transformative 10-mile transportation, recreational and public space initiative.
Championed by Mayor Carlos Gimenez, The Underline’s first phase Brickell Backyard has received notice to proceed for the construction phase from the Florida Department of Transportation. This phase, when completed, will extend from the Miami River to Coral Way and it will feature two trails, one for pedestrians and one for bicyclists, an outdoor gym for both basketball, soccer, plus stretching and strengthening equipment, a dog friendly area, group exercise park, performance stage, communal and gaming tables, food concessions, bike parking, and public art. Additionally the intersections/crossings at SW 7th, 8th and 13th Streets will be enhanced to improve cyclist and pedestrian safety.
Miami-Dade County will be leading the construction phase of The Underline and will advertise for competitive bids in May with the goal of beginning construction by the end of the year.
Phase II of the project from Coral Way to SW 19th Avenue will begin advertising for a design build team on the 3rd quarter of this year. This 2.14 mile segment will feature the two trails running through the Roads, Vizcaya and Silver Bluff neighborhoods. A public meeting notice will be sent to solicit community input on this trail segment. Crossings at SW 16th, 17th and 19th Avenues will be improved for enhanced user safety and will be implemented by our partner FDOT.
Make sure to follow @theunderlinemia and visit our website regularly for more project updates soon.