Mobility Oriented Design: The Case for Miami’s Metrorail
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CitationMostafavi, Mohsen, Charles Waldheim, Jesse M. Keenan. Mobility Oriented Design : The Case of Miami Metrorail. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Graduate School of Design, 2018.
AbstractMobility Oriented Design (MOD): The Case of Miami Metrorail investigates the multiple facets of public transit in Miami-Dade County and its effects on the urban fabric. Broadly, this design research project seeks to understand how public transit operates within the county and why it has historically underperformed. MOD focuses on Miami Metrorail as a case study and identifies and analyzes the specific parameters that have guided transportation and development within the city’s emergent transit corridor along U.S. Highway 1. Through collaboration with a team of subject matter experts, including 2 × 4, Stamen, and CityFi, this research project synthesizes multiple perspectivesand analytical frameworks to present the historical and contemporary factors that contribute to Miami Metrorail’s low ridership and poor accessibility. It pays particular attention to the influence of public opinion, the day-to-day experienceof riders, and the relationship between the transit system and its surroundingurban context. A close analysis of these factors and an investigation of correlated prospects and issue areas informs several design scenarios that are intended to
visualize and project future options and investment alternatives. Ultimately, this project proposes a menu of recommendations at a variety of scales that are meant to inform decision-making around reinvigorating Metrorail’s existing infrastructure, facilitating ridership, promoting higher-density living, and improving the rail’s integration into the urban fabric.
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