Saturday, December 06, 2014

Traffic at Art Basel Miami: … not yet New Delhi … by gimleteye



12 comments:

Anonymous said...

We're trying to be just like that! Give us another event and we'll be there!

Anonymous said...

At least New Delhi has a functional public transit system. This year's Art Basel's traffic busted through a tipping point. Every one is talking about it. But no one expects the Herald to offer any serious criticism of Art Basel. Even if it sunk into the sea, the Herald would be burbling with good news.

miaexile said...

i was unlucky enough to be on i95 southbound from FLL to MIA on Thursday morning - between the god awful roadbed and bumper to bumper traffic , it was EXACTLY like being on the Garden City to old Bombay highway in Mumbai - south Florida clearly retains its crown as 3rd world city in America - my prediction is Art Basel disappears from here within the next few years.

Anonymous said...

Must have been a few sacred cows blocking traffic here and there :-)

Anonymous said...

Miami and Art Basel need more Art Basel / Art Miami specific trolleys. Tickets could cost $2 more each but someone needs to put more trolleys / busses on the Miami / Miami Beach route.

Anonymous said...

Planners put all the Art Basel events near each other in an effort to draw crowds.

But the net result is this traffic.

If events were disbursed throughout Miami-Dade, some in North Beach, Midtown, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, etc. then traffic gets disbursed and more parts of the city are economically engaged and hotel costs for visitors will be lower.

Anonymous said...

Ride a bike.

Anonymous said...

Next year the Venetian Causeway should be closed after it falls into the bay. The private party honchos will eventually stop coming as this event has reached maximum stupidity.

Anonymous said...

Eventually, all the vacant lots will become Walmarts or more boring condos from Jorge Perez. Then no more art fairs at Midtown. Rich collectors do not visit Art Basel on Miami Beach to be stuck in traffic crossing a causeway.

Anonymous said...

It warms my heart to see so my readers writing some great win-win solutions instead of stewing in the problem. I'm also very excited to see that the Friends of the Ludlum Trail were successful in delaying development until more community planning is completed. And I hope everyone is having a great holiday spending time with friends and family.

Anonymous said...

It is kind of ironic that the very blog that advocates so cogently for environment is so often complaining about "traffic". The reasons for the quotation mark is that next time you sit in your car and look in the mirror, please realize that you are the traffic that you are complaining about. Public transit isn't great here, but single-family housing and lack of density don't make arguments for public transit any easier (and I am not talking about Brickell style development). Ask for, if you're so inclined, for increased bus service, but please stop complaining about not being able to get to locations by car.

Not sure I should have to point this out, but this is constructive criticism as I really like this blog, but the constant complaining about traffic without adequate self-reflection is out of line with the rest of the high quality on this blog.

Geniusofdespair said...

Don't look at me. I don't go to all the trendy spots so I am never in traffic. There is very little traffic around my computer.