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St. Petersburg Residents Select Locations for Bike Share Stations

Coast bike share bikes

In April, the St. Petersburg City Council approved funding for a bike share program in its downtown area.  The program will launch in September with the roll out of 30 stations and 300 GPS-enabled smart bikes.  Now the City needs to figure out where to locate the stations and they’re looking to the locals for… Read more »

St. Petersburg Residents Select Locations for Bike Share Stations

In April, the St. Petersburg City Council approved funding for a bike share program in its downtown area.  The program will launch in September with the roll out of 30 stations and 300 GPS-enabled smart bikes.  Now the City needs to figure out where to locate the stations and they’re looking to the locals for… Read more »

Forward Pinellas – Branding a new identity

The role of transportation and land development in Pinellas County took on increased importance with passage of a special act of the Florida Legislature in 2014 unifying a 13-member governing board of local elected officials with responsibility for countywide transportation and land use planning. Pinellas remains Florida’s most densely developed county with nearly one million residents… Read more »

Streets for Everyone – Gil Penalosa Brings His Healthy Cities Message to St. Petersburg

http://forwardpinellas.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/1280px-ciclovc3ada_bogotc3a1_cra_7_con_cl_17.jpg Elected officials and professionals involved in efforts to improve transportation infrastructure in their communities often talk about mobility and safety being the top priorities. These are necessary pursuits. But the core values of building a quality transportation system are about health and equity. These themes are central to the mission of 8 80 Cities,… Read more »

Improving Gulf Boulevard Safety is No Accident

Pick almost any month and you can read about a crash involving a pedestrian and automobile somewhere along Gulf Boulevard in Pinellas County. Often, these crashes include a fatality or serious injury. It’s an unfortunate and unacceptable situation that results from a combination of increased travel demand, conflicts over limited space, unfamiliar tourists, and a busy… Read more »

Changes Coming to Gandy Boulevard

In 2012, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) informed the MPO that bids on projects around the state were coming in lower than expected and that FDOT had extra (that’s right-extra!) money for transportation projects.  Turns out, they had just about enough to fund improvements to Gandy Boulevard from 4th Street North to 16th Street… Read more »

Steps for a more accessible Pinellas County

Access, the means of approaching or entering a place, is an often overlooked indicator of how successfully a community is evolving from nondescript corridor to place. Shifting from an emphasis on driving to an emphasis on walking, bikes and buses, it’s critical how consciously we plan for access. Access is often thought of in the narrowest… Read more »

A Walk on the Streets of Largo

I set out on a warm and sunny winter day after work, before the next cold front arrives, to meet the dual objectives of exercise and to enjoy social interaction at a local gathering spot in nearby Largo. It’s a 1.3 mile walk from my place in Belleair Bluffs along West Bay Drive to the Barley… Read more »