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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

Pasadena Avenue Project to Focus on “All” Users

Pasadena Avenue, bicycle at crosswalk

“I ride my bike to work every day,” Justin Doyle told me while pouring beers on a hot July afternoon at the Horse and Jockey Pub in South Pasadena.  He was responding to my questions about bicycling on Pasadena Avenue, where the pub is located.  I’ve biked on the corridor myself many times and have… Read more »

TBX and the choices we face

The recent vote to support funding for the Tampa Bay Express (TBX) in the Hillsborough County MPO’s Transportation Improvement Program illustrates the difficult choices we face to improve transportation in the Tampa Bay region. The Florida Department of Transportation’s plan to construct variable priced toll lanes on Interstate 275, I-4 and I-75 has sparked much public debate… Read more »

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 »