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Forward Pinellas and Local Governments Continue Operations Remotely

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With the March 25th issuance of the “COVID-19 Safer at Home” order, planning departments across Pinellas County are ensuring their operations can continue  in light of social distancing guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America. Forward Pinellas has been in communication with our local governments regarding… Read more »

Forward Pinellas Seeking Competitive Proposals for Crash Data, Traffic Counts and Level of Service Database Program

Forward Pinellas is requesting proposals from qualified firms to provide technical services to gather and analyze transportation data. The entire procurement package, including a full scope of services, is available on the Forward Pinellas website. Any addenda or update will be posted online. Addendum No. 1, #20-02 Forward Pinellas Crash Data, Traffic Counts and Level of… Read more »

Forward Pinellas Seeking Competitive Proposals for Planning Consultants

Forward Pinellas is requesting proposals from qualified firms to provide planning support. The entire procurement package, including a full scope of services, is available on the Forward Pinellas website. Any addenda or update will be posted online. Memorandum, #20-01 Forward Pinellas Planning Consultants (posted March 27, 2020) Addendum No. 3, #20-01 Forward Pinellas Planning Consultants… 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 »

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 »

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 »