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The Future of the Gateway Master Plan

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Where We Were After extensive community outreach and collaborative effort between local governments, the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), and Forward Pinellas, The Gateway Master Plan has emerged as a guiding document that represents the comprehensive vision for the Gateway Area. The Gateway Area consists of 30 square miles and… Read more »

Racism in Urban Planning

Protest

Preface  ~Whit Blanton, Executive Director In this piece, Forward Pinellas senior manager Al Bartolotta lays out the sad history of how city planning and laws influencing urban and regional planning have exacerbated or perpetuated institutional or systemic racism in our cities, suburbs and other communities throughout the country. As planners responsible for understanding our communities… Read more »

Connect with the Census: Make Pinellas Count!

The 2020 Census is important for all of us and the communities in which we live.  There is something in it for everyone and a reason for each of us to connect with the 2020 Census.  Step up to the challenge and Make Pinellas Count! I learned about the census through my work as an… Read more »

Calling All Artists! What does #SafeStreets mean to you?

art contest

Calling artists of all ages! We need your help to design artwork for Safe Streets Pinellas. Now through August 31, 2020, create and submit your artwork depicting what #SafeStreets means to you. Artwork can include a drawing, painting, photo, computer graphic, or other piece of art. Get creative! The Winner’s art will be featured on… Read more »

Downtown St. Pete Mobility Study Gets Moving

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~~Forward Pinellas launches survey to shape the vision of their community~~ Ever wish there were more opportunities to bike in Downtown St. Pete? Maybe you live nearby and would like a way to safely access and enjoy downtown? Or maybe you would like an easier drive from your work to museums? Now is the time… Read more »

#SafeStreets starts with you! Take the Pledge Towards Zero.

In 2020, we’ve already seen 50 people lose their lives on our roadways. Everyone in Pinellas County should be able to walk, bike, take public transit and drive on streets that are safe. No one should be killed traveling our roadways. Throughout the country and world, Vision Zero communities ask for a commitment to work… Read more »

2020 Call For Projects

Call For Proposals

Forward Pinellas Issues Call for Funding Opportunities for Local and Regional Partners Local government and regional agencies operating in Pinellas County that are looking to make destinations more accessible, improve infrastructure for bicyclists and pedestrians, or improve mobility on the overall transportation network can apply now to fund projects through three Forward Pinellas programs. We… Read more »

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 »