Monthly Archives: October 2016

City of Seminole Recreation Center creates arts program for the digital age

It’s Saturday morning, and Michael Lyman is teaching a class on creating graphic novels. He gestures at a screen filled with giant comic-book panels, pointing to one showing soldiers marching across a bleak landscape. “There’s a lot of space in front. That signifies movement,” he tells the two students in today’s class. “Wider panels indicate… Read more »

Pinellas County receives $7.1 million in state funding for trail projects

Trail at Courtney Campbell

Two major projects connecting and completing Pinellas County trails have received $7.1 million in funding as part of $44.4 million awarded on Tuesday through the Florida Department of Transportation’s SUN Trail program. FDOT designated $5.7 million for construction to close a gap in the Duke Energy Trail between Chestnut Park and Enterprise Road, a key… Read more »

Bay Pines Boulevard Presents Challenges for Upcoming Corridor Study

If you ask Joseph Powell, traveling Bay Pines Boulevard can be a perilous endeavor. “I saw four car accidents in three days here last week,” he said. A regular visitor to the C.W. Bill Young Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Joseph relies on public transportation to get around. I spoke to him on September 30 while he… Read more »

Forward Pinellas issues call for Complete Streets projects

Fletcher Avenue in Tampa

In the 1950s through the 1980s, the primary transportation focus was on getting people from place to place via automobile. Little attention was given to those walking or riding their bikes. Much of Pinellas County was developed during that time, and our roads and communities reflected that focus. Over the years, local governments countywide have taken… Read more »