Water Transportation

With only 7 square miles of land and as one of the most desirable places to live and frequented tourist destinations, Miami Beach is densely populated and experiences heavy traffic/ congestion, placing huge strains on its most utilized infrastructure – its streets.

A national study from Texas A&M in 2012 showed Miami drivers lose an extra 47 hours on the road per year, and almost a thousand dollar in extra costs. The same study showed that Miami’s traffic also results in 1.9 billion pounds of carbon dioxide emitted when streets are congested.

Therefore how do we move people along these corridors more effectively?

Miami Beach has 68 miles of underutilized public waterways, connecting our community’s 23 islands. Exploring Miami Beach’s blueways system through kayaking, water taxis, and water transportation methods serve as ideal alternatives for the existing transportation system.

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