Posts Categorized: Safety

How much do you know about #SafeStreets?

Do you know what the flashing red hand means when you’re crossing the street? Does everyone have to wear a bicycle helmet while riding? Do drivers have to yield to pedestrians only in marked crosswalks? Test Your Street Smarts! Take our #SafeStreets quizzes to test your knowledge and see how much you know about traffic… Read more »

Forward Pinellas Adopts the 2020 Transportation Improvement Program

View all projects on the Interactive TIP Map! The Forward Pinellas Board adopted the 2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) in June, which reflects the projects that are slated for state and federal funding throughout Pinellas County. The TIP includes roadway projects, bicycle and pedestrian projects, transit projects, and many more. You can easily view where… Read more »

COVID-19 Impacts to Transportation

Epidemic Event Shapes Community Transportation Notions Extreme events have evolved within the last several months as COVID-19 rattled the world with its unparallel imprint.  Forward Pinellas staff expresses sincere sympathy to the individuals and families affected by the devastating tragedies across the globe and here in Pinellas County.   In our role planning for transportation and… Read more »

Working Together for #SafeStreets

What do you think about making our streets safer? Where are our problems? Do you know others who may have ideas? Earlier this year, Forward Pinellas announced the kickoff summit for Safe Streets Pinellas, our Vision Zero effort. Like many other events, the summit, scheduled for March, was postponed. But our work to make our… Read more »

Bike savvy. Stay happy.

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There are more people than ever on the trails. Here’s how you can stay safe and enjoy the sunshine. During these difficult times of the COVID-19 pandemic, life just seems a little better while biking and getting outside.  Is it the Florida sunshine and low vehicle traffic which have made for great biking conditions?  Or,… Read more »

Safe Streets Pinellas: A Vision Zero Approach to Making our Streets Safer

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When we hear about severe crashes or injuries on our roadways, the conversation often revolves around who is to blame. Was the driver speeding, or was the pedestrian jaywalking? With 90 people killed and more seriously injured last year on Pinellas County roadways, assigning blame to individuals isn’t solving our transportation crisis. Forward Pinellas started… 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 »