South Beach’s Ocean Drive is a world-renowned destination. Some might call it a palm tree-lined art deco state of mind. It is, of course, also a street. One that, as currently constructed, has cars, trucks, and double-decker tour buses driving up and down. Reported Miami New Times.
Sometimes, though, Ocean Drive is closed off to traffic.
Over Art Deco Weekend, it’s adorned by classic cars — all of them parked. For the Fourth of July and New Year’s Eve, it is traditionally blocked off, the better for crowds to gather for the fireworks. When South Florida hosted the Super Bowl in February, the ten blocks of Ocean Drive from Fifth to 15th streets were closed off.
Every time, the response after experiencing a car-free Ocean Drive: Why can’t this famed street always be like this?