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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 »

Update: FDOT postpones public hearings on Howard Frankland bridge replacement

northbound Howard Frankland Bridge

UPDATE, 10/3: The Florida Department of Transportation has postponed both the Tampa and St. Petersburg hearings to a later date and has announced it will not convert the auxiliary lanes to express lanes on the bridge. We will provide more information on the rescheduled hearings as it becomes available.   An average of 72,500 vehicles each… Read more »

Florida Safe Routes To School issues call for applications

Florida Safe Routes to School logo

Florida Safe Routes to School, a program that funds efforts to increase the number and safety of students walking or biking to school, has opened the call for applications. Applications for projects in Pinellas County are due to the Florida Department of Transportation (District Seven) by December 30, 2016.  The application is available on the FDOT website. A signature of… Read more »

Transportation Leadership on the Agenda for Tampa Bay

In the wake of failed transportation funding proposals in Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties, there’s a growing chorus of voices on both sides of Tampa Bay about how we finally figure out a way to pull together as a region to solve our transportation problems. State and local government officials have long advocated for a regional… Read more »

Tampa Bay Becoming More Bicycle Friendly

WTSP photo bicyclists and cars

News story on Tampa Bay becoming more bicycle friendly, featuring Forward Pinellas Executive Director Whit Blanton   http://www.wtsp.com/news/traffic/road-warrior/bay-area-slowly-becomes-more-bicycle-friendly/291126547

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 »

Public Notice – Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program

public notice

Public Notice Concerning Forward Pinellas, in its Role as Pinellas County Metropolitan Planning Organization, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program In accordance with requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation as set forth in 49 C.F.R. Part 26, as amended, Forward Pinellas, in its role as the Pinellas County Metropolitan Planning Organization, hereby notifies the public that… Read more »