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Plan Z is the latest proposal in an effort to knock Miami off the list of most dangerous cities to walk or bike in the country. The comprehensive transportation plan aims to change the Rickenbacker’s notoriety for being one of the most unsafe places to cycle in the city by proposing a 12-mile redesign of its cycling and pedestrian trail.
The protected trail is designed to be 30 feet wide, the equivalent of three lanes of traffic. It will feature an observation loop with a view of the Miami skyline, create a 20-acre waterfront park for recreational activities, and will elevate portions of the causeway that are vulnerable to sea-level rise. A separate overpass bridge will also connect Plan Z to The Underline.