I-95 underpasses near CIC Miami could get makeovers with art and light

The Miami Herald recently covered a proposal by CIC Miami’s General Manager, Natalia Martinez-Kalinina to make nearby underpasses more inviting! Read more here, or check out this selection from the article:

“Natalia Martinez-Kalinina’s ‘Lighting the Way’ proposal would install a colorful LED lighting scheme at Northwest 20th Street to make it more pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly and safer at night.

She is general manager of the Cambridge Innovation Center Miami, 1951 NW 7th Ave., the main tenant in the building at that intersection.

‘We’re looking at gaps in our immediate neighborhood,’ she said. ‘We want to help engage and connect the health and hospital district, Overtown, Allapattah and the innovation corridor in Wynwood and Brickell. These worlds are in close proximity but very disparate. The underpass is a tangible way to connect them, but it’s a dingy, untapped space. Light is energizing and inviting.’

Martinez-Kalinina intends to get residents, students and employees of startup companies in the area involved in the design, installation and accompanying cleanup of the site, which will be followed by a celebratory block party. She also wants to place ‘Walk Your City’ signs with distance and direction markers to encourage foot and bicycle traffic.”

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