Posts By: Chelsea Favero

Advantage Pinellas: Your Long Range Transportation Plan

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For the past two years we have been asking for your input into how our communities should develop into the future and how we should invest our funding to move people around. You’ve filled out our surveys in the mail, over the phone, and online, joined our focus group, and talked with us at public… Read more »

Three Forward Pinellas Grant Programs Accepting Applications

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Local governments in Pinellas County looking to make streets more accessible, improve infrastructure for bicyclists and pedestrians, or incentivize the development of great places can apply now to fund projects through three Forward Pinellas grant programs. We are currently accepting applications for the following programs: 1. Complete Streets Grant Funding Complete Streets are designed, operated… Read more »

Open for Public Comment: Advantage Pinellas Plan

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Over the past two years, your input has helped us craft a 20-year plan for Pinellas County’s transportation future. Now, we need your final thoughts as the Forward Pinellas Board prepares to adopt that plan. Advantage Pinellas is the long range transportation plan (LRTP) for Pinellas County. The LRTP is required for a community to receive state… Read more »

New website and survey at GatewayMasterPlan.org

With a million-dollar investment made possible by a partnership of local governments, FDOT, and Forward Pinellas, the Gateway Master Plan project is entering its final phases as it seeks to build on the strengths of the area that already serves as an economic engine for the county. A website dedicated to the effort, gatewaymasterplan.org, is… Read more »

Five applications submitted for 2018 Complete Streets Program funding

Four Pinellas County communities have asked that their projects be considered for funding in the third year of Forward Pinellas’s Complete Streets program. Created in 2016, the Complete Streets program provides funding for the development of concept plans and for constructing transportation projects that make roadways safer and more accessible for all users. In response… Read more »

Forward Pinellas Announces Third Round of Complete Streets Funding

From prioritizing funding for expanded sidewalks in an underserved area of south St. Petersburg to helping Clearwater residents envision the Drew Street that best meets their needs, Forward Pinellas’s Complete Streets program has enabled the creation of corridors that reflect whole communities. When Forward Pinellas created a Complete Streets program in 2016, we had a… Read more »

Help Decide How Our Region Should Grow

To understand why our communities look the way they do, simply look at how we invest in transportation projects. The first communities in Pinellas County developed around railroad stations, resulting in the dense, compact development that still exists today in the downtown areas of Safety Harbor, Tarpon Springs, Dunedin, Clearwater and St. Petersburg. All that… Read more »