The Coral Gables Trolley Coral Gables has a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly downtown commercial district. Most businesses in the city are located within two blocks of Ponce de Leon Boulevard, the main north-south corridor served by the Coral Gables Trolley.
Although Coral Gables began with a trolley system in the 1920's, the era of the automobile put the old Gables Trolley to rest long ago. The Village of Merrick Park was once the trolley maintenance yard. Tracks are still visible in the alley behind Salzedo Road, north of San Lorenzo. Virginia Miller's Artspace Gallery on Madiera was the carriage house for horses that pulled the first trolleys.
Now the trend toward less driving and parking, more centralized locations and greater pedestrian convenience is being encouraged by the new hybrid-electric trolleys designed to operate with modern efficiently even as they emulate the retrospective styling of their predecessors.