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
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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

Safe Streets Pinellas: A Vision Zero Action Plan

Check out our partners who have adopted the Safe Streets Pinellas Action Plan and committed to zero deaths and serious injuries on our roadways by 2045.

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Upcoming Events

PINELLAS TRAIL SECURITY TASK FORCE (PTSTF) MEETING

View the Agenda PINELLAS TRAIL SECURITY TASK FORCE (PTSTF) MEETING 9:00 am – 11:00 am Emergency Services Center, 12490 Ulmerton Road, Room 130, Largo, FL Public participation is solicited without…

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CANCELED: FORWARD PINELLAS BOARD MEETING

Forward Pinellas is governed by a 13-member board of elected officials. These officials represent municipal governments, the Board of County Commissioners and the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority. 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) MEETING – CANCELLED

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 COORDINATION COMMITTEE (TCC) MEETING – CANCELLED

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

innovations in target employment and jobs access

Linking Jobs, homes and transit to protect opportunities for prosperity for all residents

A vision fo US 19

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

In Our Community

Transportation Leaders Address Future of St. Pete Transit

Transportation Leaders Address Future of St. Pete Transit ~~SunRunner Rising Recommendations Work Toward a Vibrant Future for St. Pete ~~ ST. PETERSBURG, FL —- The Forward Pinellas Board, the Pinellas…

Transportation Improvements Coming to Downtown St. Pete

Transportation Improvements Coming to Downtown St. Pete ~~ Transportation Leaders Accept DTSP Mobility Study Recommended Actions~~ ST. PETERSBURG, FL —- In June 2022, Forward Pinellas and the City of St.…

Forward Pinellas Prioritizes Transportation Projects for Funding

Forward Pinellas Prioritizes Transportation Projects for Funding ~~ Residents Could See Major Transportation Improvements in Their Community ~~ PINELLAS COUNTY, FL  —-  The Forward Pinellas Board prioritized new transportation projects…

Get Involved

Are you interested in getting involved with Forward Pinellas?

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!

What we’re listening to…