Thinking outside the box of roads with Elevated Sky Trams.
The idea is to utilize space that is geographically available to us. We can't go wider on roads. Go down & we flood. Build up. A Sky Tram.
Hey guys, heard on the radio about the Miami traffic problem....I've had a solution for quite some time now. When you first hear it, it will sound nuts and not make sense. However, the more you think about it, the more you realize it is probably the quickest viable solution and could be implemented in about 5 years if everyone is on board.
As a civil/structural engineer with a Master’s degree (not showing off, but so you know I speak with knowledge on the subject), I genuinely feel that a Sky Tram System is the solution. There will be many people opposing it (like 95 express and MDX I’m sure..although it would be amazing if they jumped on board) , work rerouting electric lines (put them underground at these locations) and bridges, but I think it will solve the actual issue of transportation and it is suitable for our terrain.
Florida has 1000 people moving here per day! The roads just can’t handle it any more. Miami has to make a shift towards using less cars like other major cities.
The skyline is one of the things people will say it ruins….and yes, it will make a big visual impact. But just like Venice has it’s gondolas as the means of travel, New York famous for its Subway and San Francisco its street cars; Miami can be famous for its Sky Tram (or whatever you so choose to call it). I know Medellin in Colombia has had one for many years and it is very successful.
It is also not as expensive as rail is per mile. Can't go wider, can't go down in Miami.Let's go up!