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Resilient Tampa Bay: Transportation Study Receives Excellence in Regional Transportation Award

The National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) has awarded the 2020 Excellence in Regional Transportation Award to the Resilient Tampa Bay: Transportation Study. The award recognizes organizations for noteworthy projects and practices in transportation planning, program delivery, and special initiatives. This project was made possible through a regional planning partnership between Forward Pinellas, the Hillsborough… Read more »

How much do you know about #SafeStreets?

Do you know what the flashing red hand means when you’re crossing the street? Does everyone have to wear a bicycle helmet while riding? Do drivers have to yield to pedestrians only in marked crosswalks? Test Your Street Smarts! Take our #SafeStreets quizzes to test your knowledge and see how much you know about traffic… Read more »

Forward Pinellas Adopts the 2020 Transportation Improvement Program

View all projects on the Interactive TIP Map! The Forward Pinellas Board adopted the 2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) in June, which reflects the projects that are slated for state and federal funding throughout Pinellas County. The TIP includes roadway projects, bicycle and pedestrian projects, transit projects, and many more. You can easily view where… Read more »

COVID-19 Impacts to Transportation

Epidemic Event Shapes Community Transportation Notions Extreme events have evolved within the last several months as COVID-19 rattled the world with its unparallel imprint.  Forward Pinellas staff expresses sincere sympathy to the individuals and families affected by the devastating tragedies across the globe and here in Pinellas County.   In our role planning for transportation and… Read more »

Working Together for #SafeStreets

What do you think about making our streets safer? Where are our problems? Do you know others who may have ideas? Earlier this year, Forward Pinellas announced the kickoff summit for Safe Streets Pinellas, our Vision Zero effort. Like many other events, the summit, scheduled for March, was postponed. But our work to make our… Read more »

Central Avenue Rapid Transit project receives $21.8M from USDOT

Forward Pinellas is thrilled with the surprise announcement on Thursday evening from President Trump that the federal government is funding $21.8 million of the Central Avenue Rapid Transit project. This is a regional transportation priority because it is the first leg of a regional network of premium transit services that helps to connect and unify… Read more »

Enjoy Your Pinellas Journey

Check out the Forward Pinellas Online Trails Map! Did you know there are more than 2000 miles of trails, sidewalks and bike lanes in Pinellas County? And many of them have restaurants, businesses and beautiful sights along the way! Whether you want to travel by foot or on bike, Forward Pinellas has you covered. Our… Read more »

Bike savvy. Stay happy.

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There are more people than ever on the trails. Here’s how you can stay safe and enjoy the sunshine. During these difficult times of the COVID-19 pandemic, life just seems a little better while biking and getting outside.  Is it the Florida sunshine and low vehicle traffic which have made for great biking conditions?  Or,… Read more »