Monthly Archives: November 2015

Improving Regional Connections for Thanksgiving Travel

The week of Thanksgiving is the busiest travel time of the year. The American Automobile Association (AAA) estimates that 46.9 million Americans will travel 50 or more miles from home this Thanksgiving weekend, driving to each other’s homes, or to the airport, to visit friends and family for the holiday. Living in St. Petersburg, I… Read more »

Can Bike Sharing Work in Pinellas County?

Bike sharing station in Broward County, Florida. Source: http://s3-media4.fl.yelpcdn.com/bphoto/7HN3V8-H5V-wKnYmtd1Qgw/348s.jpg

A recent Tampa Bay Times story described St. Petersburg’s pursuit of a bike share program intended to expand accessibility throughout the city’s commercial core. Could the rest of Pinellas County follow suit? Imagine if you didn’t have to drive to your next lunch meeting with clients, or drive downtown for coffee with your wife on… Read more »

The Important Lessons of SunRail

SunRail at Orlando's Church Street Station.

If we’re going to adapt our land use and transportation planning to a new reality, we’re going to need to rethink access in Pinellas County and the Tampa Bay region. Our automobile-oriented culture is undergoing changes from demographics, market trends, technology and public preferences. Those changes favor seamless travel experiences that connect people to places where we… Read more »