Resident uses AI to envision a car free downtown St. Pete

Resident uses AI to envision a car free downtown St. Pete

Render via @CubanBread (Twitter)

We would love to see a car-free St. Pete. We don’t mean the complete elimination of cars, but rather a greater focus on alternative means of public transit with more space allocated for pedestrians and cyclists. The DALL-E AI has captivated content creators on social platforms as the program uses prompts to generate surreal art grids.

One creator on Twitter, Shane (@CubanBread), who resides in Mirror Lake, decided to use the system to imagine a car free St. Pete. One visual features Beach Drive between 2nd and 3rd Avenues North, on the block that features Stillwaters Tavern and BellaBrava, and stretches on to Cassis. The European style promenade shows residents blissfully walking in the center of the street.

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Render via @CubanBread (Twitter)

This popular intersection is also the pathway to the St. Pete Pier. Many will remember that roughly one year ago the city of St. Pete experimented with shutting down Bayshore Drive to cars. That stretch of road was also part of the AVA Pilot Program. The autonomous vehicle carried up to 6 passengers at a time between Albert Whitted Park and the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel.

Residents have flooded Central Avenue for Open Streets events in the past. Halloween on Central shut down nearly two miles of Central Avenue to car traffic. St. Pete Pride has also created open streets festivals as part of their week of Pride events.

You can keep up with Car Free news by following Car Free St. Pete on Instagram and Twitter.

PS The Grand Central District just announced that the open street event Halloween on Central will return this October.

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