When it comes to living, working, playing and enjoying Miami, residents are lucky to have many different options and choices to pick from. From the wide range of professional and educational opportunities, to the various types of real estate,entertainment and restaurants, Miami is ever-changing and evolving to keep up with the people who live there. The affluent neighborhood of Brickell is no different, and offers residents many choices when it comes to where they live, where they go and how they get there. Everybody knows about Miami’s notoriously clogged streets, so we’ll talk about the multitude of other transport options Miami has to offer.
Public transportation is a luxury that many locals take advantage of — and take for granted — on a daily basis, as it saves them from dealing with traffic and putting miles on their personal vehicles. There are four main ways people get to and from Brickell Plaza, other than driving: bus, trolley, Metromover and Metrorail.
There are over 1,000 busses that cover 90 different routes in Miami. Bus rides start at $2.25 per trip, but most Brickell locals use an EasyCard or Easy Ticket that they purchase online. This allows them to pre-pay the bus fare instead of digging for change for every ride. Some busses run 24 hours a day, but all bussescan be tracked in real time using a new Bus Tracker program.
The trolley is a casual and fun way to explore the city, and the best part is, it’s free! You can see all of the places the trolley stops in and around Brickell here.The trolley is air-conditioned and runs from 6am to 11 pm every day except Sunday. Riders can get on and off as many times as they want, and assistance is available or riders with disabilities.
The Metrorail is Miami’s transit system that zips over the city on an elevated track, covering 25 miles. There are 23 stations, all about a mile apart and uses about 136 train cars. It starts at Dadeland South Station in Kendall and continues north through Downtown and Coral Gables. The Brickell station is at 1001 SW First Avenue and is a great option for people heading to the financial district. This station is a 7-minute walk from The Brickell Plaza. It costs $2 to ride the Metrorail,but students in grades 1-12, Medicare recipients and people with disabilities can get a discount. A $100 monthly pass is also a popular option.
The Metromoveris another free option for public transportation through Brickell. This electric people mover system covers 4.4 miles and runs from 5am to midnight Sunday through Thursday, and 5am to 2am on Fridays and Saturdays. This is a great option for people who are in a rush, as cars arrive every 90 seconds during rush hour, and every three minutes during slower times. These cars are made for standing passengers, but seats are available for the elderly or those with disabilities. Many Metromover passengers transfer to the Metrorail to get to destinations that are further out. The Brickell stop for the Metromover is at Brickell City Centre on 8 street, and is a seven-minute walk from the Brickell Plaza.
With such a wide variety of things to do and see in Brickell, residents of this vibrant neighborhood appreciate having many different ways to get around the city. Whether you hop on the bus, trolley, Metrorail or Metromover, getting around Brickell is always an adventure.
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