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The rising tide: Adapting our coastal communities to a changing climate

Pinellas County is regarded by many—justifiably—as a coastal paradise. But last year’s run-in with Hurricane Irma reminded us all that life on the coast has its dangers, too. With global temperatures steadily warming, research suggests that hurricanes are growing stronger and waters are rising higher. Communities need to plan their future growth carefully to keep… Read more »

New report offers snapshot of transportation in Pinellas County

Is traffic congestion getting better or worse in Pinellas County? How many people are using the Pinellas Trail? Are the streets getting safer for pedestrians? If you’ve ever asked questions like these—or just wanted to know more about the current state of transportation —the Countywide Trends and Conditions Report for Pinellas County is for you…. Read more »

Connecting an Underserved Community in Pinellas County

Joe's Creek

Residents of Lealman and Kenneth City could have another transportation option in their area’s future – one that positively affects community health, is safe, and provides an inexpensive option by not requiring a car. Forward Pinellas and consultant AECOM, in partnership with Pinellas County, have completed a planning study that is the first step in… Read more »

Transportation Technology Forum discusses emerging technologies

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Forward Pinellas Transportation Technology Forum on September 28, 2017. The forum provided a platform for information sharing, discussion and decision-making on innovative and emerging transportation technologies, ranging from aerial transit to autonomous and connected vehicles. The presentations from the forum are available on our website. To ensure… Read more »

Planning for saving lives over saving time

You read about them in the paper just about every day: an elderly man killed crossing 34th Street S in St. Petersburg, hit by a driver at 1:42 AM. Or maybe it’s a young woman, attempting to cross US 19 near Sunset Point Road; stepping in front of a truck driver is all the information we… Read more »

Questions unanswered about forming Regional MPO

northbound Howard Frankland Bridge

St. Petersburg Council Member Jim Kennedy is a member and former chair of our board. Given recent editorials and articles in the Tampa Bay Times about forming a regional MPO, he felt compelled to respond. An abbreviated version of this letter ran in today’s paper.  The Tampa Bay Times continues to beat the drum for a regional… Read more »

Ensuring Accessibility for All of Pinellas County

For most of us in Pinellas County, we don’t have to think about how we get to the doctor or grocery store: it just involves our cars and the best roads to get us where we want to go. But what about people who don’t own a car? Or those who can’t drive? Accessibility to… Read more »