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Pinellas County receives $7.1 million in state funding for trail projects

Trail at Courtney Campbell

Two major projects connecting and completing Pinellas County trails have received $7.1 million in funding as part of $44.4 million awarded on Tuesday through the Florida Department of Transportation’s SUN Trail program. FDOT designated $5.7 million for construction to close a gap in the Duke Energy Trail between Chestnut Park and Enterprise Road, a key… Read more »

Bay Pines Boulevard Presents Challenges for Upcoming Corridor Study

If you ask Joseph Powell, traveling Bay Pines Boulevard can be a perilous endeavor. “I saw four car accidents in three days here last week,” he said. A regular visitor to the C.W. Bill Young Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Joseph relies on public transportation to get around. I spoke to him on September 30 while he… Read more »

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 »

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