In many cities across the U.S., owning a car to get around is inevitable due to issues surrounding city planning, urban sprawl, and limited public transportation. Especially in Miami, Florida, a place known for being a driving city, it's not common for residents to be without a vehicle. Would you give up your car if it meant you could save $100 a month on rent? That's what one group of developers in Miami are hoping with a car-free initiative for residents.
Developed by the Melo Group, a new apartment building in Miami is trying to change residents reliance on motor vehicles by paying residents to ditch their car. When renters opt to live more eco-friendly and give up their parking spot they'll receive a $100 discount off their rent every month for the entirety of their lease with a total of $1200 savings for the year.
“With Miami becoming more urban, we wanted to reward our residents who use alternative forms of transportation and encourage people to ditch their cars,” said Carlos Melo, principal of the Melo Group. “Square Station’s ground-floor retail will also help to create walkable sense of community, while the project’s transit-friendly location – with convenient access to the Metromover, Metrorail and Miami Trolley – will promote the everyday use of public transit and reduce traffic congestion during the workweek.”