Redesigning Rickenbacker Causeway with Plan Z

Architect Bernard Zyscovich, FAIA,  has (another) plan for Miami. But this time, instead of building upwards, he’s building outwards. Plan Z is an effort to knock Miami off the list of most dangerous cities to walk or bike in the country.

Values & Benefits

  • Safety - Complete separation between runners, cyclists, skaters and drivers.
  • Mobility - Peace of mind for drivers as traffic will stream along the Rickenbacker Causeway. There will be no change in the number of vehicle lanes or speed limit.
  • Access Points - Improved for runners, cyclists and pedestrians as they gain entry to the Rickenbacker.
  • Play by the Bay - Plan Z proposes a new 20-acre waterfront park and beach on Virginia Key.
  • Resiliency - Roadway and the new Bear Cut Bridge will be elevated in response to Sea-Level Rise.
  • Connectivity - Plan Z forms part of the Miami Loop and connects to the Underline without crossing or impeding traffic.
  • Peak Beauty - Experience Miami's most scenic waterfront from the observation deck on the William Powell Bridge.

Florida Statistics

SOURCE: Florida Highway Patrol
1 hit-and-run crashes per day
1 hit-and-run crashes per year
Increase in hit-and-run deaths
Have pedestrians as victims
City's crashes were hit-and-run

Rickenbacker Causeway to Rickenbacker Parkway

Before & After

Before & After

Before & After

Before & After

Plan Z is a transportation plan where the idea of design and concept merges with the need for safety.

– Bernard Zyscovich, FAIA

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