Posts By: Al Bartolotta

Tampa Conference Reveals Many Sides of Hunger Problem

According to Feeding America, more than 48 million people in the U.S. are not sure where their next meal is coming from. In Pinellas County, Feeding America identifies 16 percent of the population, nearly 150,000 people, as “food insecure.” The numbers are worse for children, nationwide and locally. Nearly one in four of the county’s… 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 »

Pasadena Avenue Project to Focus on “All” Users

Pasadena Avenue, bicycle at crosswalk

“I ride my bike to work every day,” Justin Doyle told me while pouring beers on a hot July afternoon at the Horse and Jockey Pub in South Pasadena.  He was responding to my questions about bicycling on Pasadena Avenue, where the pub is located.  I’ve biked on the corridor myself many times and have… Read more »

St. Petersburg Residents Select Locations for Bike Share Stations

Coast bike share bikes

In April, the St. Petersburg City Council approved funding for a bike share program in its downtown area.  The program will launch in September with the roll out of 30 stations and 300 GPS-enabled smart bikes.  Now the City needs to figure out where to locate the stations and they’re looking to the locals for… Read more »

St. Petersburg Residents Select Locations for Bike Share Stations

In April, the St. Petersburg City Council approved funding for a bike share program in its downtown area.  The program will launch in September with the roll out of 30 stations and 300 GPS-enabled smart bikes.  Now the City needs to figure out where to locate the stations and they’re looking to the locals for… Read more »

Streets for Everyone – Gil Penalosa Brings His Healthy Cities Message to St. Petersburg

http://forwardpinellas.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/1280px-ciclovc3ada_bogotc3a1_cra_7_con_cl_17.jpg Elected officials and professionals involved in efforts to improve transportation infrastructure in their communities often talk about mobility and safety being the top priorities. These are necessary pursuits. But the core values of building a quality transportation system are about health and equity. These themes are central to the mission of 8 80 Cities,… Read more »