03 Mar '12, 3pm

Highway Median Becomes a Green Oasis in Miami

Highway Median Becomes a Green Oasis in Miami

© The Street Plans Collaborative . The temporary 'Bayfront Parkway.' Back in my college days at U.C. Santa Cruz, there was one place downtown that you just had to go to for a big weekend breakfast. The line was always long, and there wasn't much room to wait on the sidewalk, so people would colonize the street median, sitting there sipping coffee and chatting away, as if they were in a proper park rather than the middle of the road. This week, urban activists in Miami have arranged a similar takeover -- except on a much bigger scale. Parking Lot Becomes Pop-Up Park For Five Days Working with an architecture firm and the city's parking authority, the urban planning, design, and advocacy firm The Street Plans Collaborative bought out a 60-space parking lot in the middle of busy Biscayne Boulevard for five days, "temporarily converting the median into a pop-up public park," T...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/urban-design/highway-median-bec...

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