About Us

Bringing People Together to Create a Better Future

In Florida’s most densely populated county, change is constant. As the Pinellas Planning Council and Metropolitan Planning Organization, Forward Pinellas strives to bring everyone together to serve the needs of our community and create a vision for the future.

With coordination of 25 local governments, almost 975,000 residents, and more than six million visitors each year, Forward Pinellas enables seamless transportation and redevelopment that provides opportunity for people and communities to thrive.

How We’re Helping Pinellas Move Forward
About Forward Pinellas

What We Do

Plans

Guiding our programs and projects

Programs

Determining which projects are funded

Projects

Moving our community forward

Forward Pinellas by the Numbers

Fatal Crashes
in 2020

See how we are working together
toward zero deaths

Trail Users
in 2020

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Trails & Bikeways near you

Households living in
single-family homes

Learn more about how we’re ensuring
affordable homes for everyone

Upcoming Events

Finding Common Ground: A Conversation with Local Legislators

Please join us on August 11, 2021 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   FINDING COMMON GROUND A Conversation with State Legislators Ruth Eckerd Hall, Margarete Heye Great Room 1111…

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LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE (LGC) MEETING

The legislative committee prepares legislative priority positions, monitors active legislation, and discusses a range of potential concerns and issues related to state and federal legislative affairs. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status.

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BICYCLE PEDESTRIAN ADVISORY COMMITTEE (BPAC)

The BPAC provides input and direction on bicycle and pedestrian related issues, plans and policies. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status.

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TECHNICAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE (TCC)

The TCC makes recommendations on a variety of planning issues based on their technical merit. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status.

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SPOTlight

In 2015, our board decided on three Strategic Planning & Operations Topics or SPOTlight areas that require strongly coordinated improvements in transportation and land use to foster economic opportunity, enhance community sustainability and leverage partnerships with the public and private sector.
Enhancing Beach Access

Finding a reliable, comfortable, and safe means of transportation to and along the Gulf beaches

Gateway Master Plan

Building a connected “Gateway” and economic engine for Pinellas

A vision fo US 19

Envisioning a safe, unique, and accessible story for the corridor

In Our Community

Forward Pinellas and Partners Set the Standard for the State

PINELLAS COUNTY, FL  —-  The American Planning Association, Florida Chapter has awarded the Gateway Master Plan an Award of Merit in Best Practices. Forward Pinellas worked collaboratively with its partners…

Forward Pinellas Board Commits to Creating an Affordable Pinellas

PINELLAS COUNTY, FL —The Forward Pinellas Board adopted the Advantage Pinellas Housing Compact at its board meeting on July 14, 2021, committing to creating and sustaining more homes that are affordable…

St. Pete Beach First to Commit to Safe Streets Pinellas Action Plan

PINELLAS COUNTY, FL —-  The St. Pete Beach City Commission is the first to adopt a resolution to work with Forward Pinellas toward a goal of zero deaths and serious…

Get Involved

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The success of Forward Pinellas involves everyone, from our stakeholders, to our board members, neighborhoods, and local partners. We need your help to keep moving Pinellas forward!

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