Miami Trolley Comes To Wynwood

Wynwood has been finally added to the Miami trolley route! Besides touring Brickell, Vizcaya, and The Roads, trolley hoppers will now be transported to one of the hottest neighborhoods in the country. The expansion of the Miami Trolley route will very likely increase tourism in Wynwood and positively impact the Wynwood Arts District during Art Basel 2013. Easing the journey to and from the Arts District will ultimately encourage additional pedestrian traffic and boost the value of real estate in Wynwood and in Midtown Miami. A great step towards a Greater Miami.

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Miami’s trolley system, a year old and gaining steam, has proven so successful that starting Wednesday, routes will be added from downtown south to Vizcaya, and north to the hip Wynwood and Midtown Miami neighborhoods.

The ultimate goal of getting people to use public transit downtown seems to be catching on, says Carlos Cruz, the city’s transportation coordinator.

“We’re trying to change the mentality of needing a car in the downtown district,” Cruz said.

Four new trolleys will be put into service to take riders to Vizcaya and Alice Wainright Park to the south, and north through Mary Brickell Village, Margaret Pace Park, and ultimately through Wynwood and Midtown. The city has already paid for them with the $5.6 million it spent purchasing 28 trolleys, some of which have never been used. Limousines of South Florida is being paid $2 million a year to operate the system.

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