Meridian Avenue is one of Miami Beach’s main local streets, connecting Dade Boulevard to Lincoln Road. The roadway serves multiple commercial hubs and connects to residential neighborhoods, and is lined with on-street parking. The City retained Alta to transform Meridian Avenue into a more multimodal corridor with dedicated bicycle facilities.
Alta engaged the community to gather input on desired improvement elements, and worked with the City to mitigate on-street parking impacts. Alta then prepared full design plans and Construction Administration services for redesigning Meridian Avenue between 16th Street and Dade Boulevard. The design included installing separated bike lanes along the corridor, facilitating safe bike crossings at intersections, and minimizing impacts to on-street parking. Construction for the bike lane facility was completed in 2020, making it the first separated bike facility in Miami Beach.