Posts Tagged: safety

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 »

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 »

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 »

Enhancing Beach Community Access in Pinellas County

Pinellas County is defined by its geography. Water on three sides, inland lakes and numerous bays, inlets, canals and wetlands make for a compact place to put people, commerce, industry and the transportation networks to serve them. One aspect of that geography, the Gulf of Mexico and its outstanding beaches, has remained a constant over… Read more »

Caution! Ghosts and Other Pedestrians Crossing

Floridians love this time of year.  Fall is in the air as the weather cools a bit, pumpkin spice lattes can be found in our coffee shops, outdoor dining is more popular, rain showers are less frequent, we take our kids trick-or-treating on Halloween, and we get an extra hour of sleep as daylight saving… Read more »

Are Your Streets Complete?

When I started out as a newbie to the Pinellas Planning Council (PPC) and Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), I continually heard the term “Complete Streets.”  After I began to research the term and inquire about it, I was intrigued with what I learned.  Complete Streets is a transportation policy and design approach that requires streets to enable… Read more »