Miami Beach's Land Use and Development Committee has endorsed a revised plan for Ocean Drive, widening its western sidewalk and shifting the entire roadway east, keeping both lanes of traffic open, and particularly keeping the street's extremely lucrative parallel parking intact. That metered parking generates over $1 million a year, according to exMiami. Closing the street would mean losing what is probably the biggest cash cow street for Miami Beach parking meters, but if the street is kept open and the sidewalks are widened, it seems the only logical place to get the extra width would be to sacrifice some of Lummus Park.
· $1 Million in Parking Meter Revenue Would be Lost if Ocean Drive is Closed to Cars [exMiami]
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