The vibrancy of cities comes in all shapes and sizes. Many believe that what works in internationally known comsopolitan settings may not be applicable for cities such as Jacksonville, that have struggled with embracing walkability. If we look hard enough, we may realize that this type of view should be challenged. Despite the diversity around the globe, all lively cities, downtowns and urban cores have something in common: being pedestrian friendly.
Collins Avenue is home to many historic Art Deco hotels.
Ocean Drive is the South Beach scene most people across the country recognize. The easternmost street in South Beach, the north/south thoroughfare is a popular tourist corridor that is lined with several prominent restaurants and Art Deco hotels.
The 74-acre Lummus Park stretches for ten blocks between Ocean Drive and the Atlantic Ocean. A popular pedestrian walk, known as the Promenade, runs through the park.