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.

Upcoming Events

CANCELLED – 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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CANCELLED – 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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TECHNICAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE (TCC) MEETING

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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CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE (CAC) MEETING

The actions of the CAC are guided by its vision for “a community-driven, modern transportation system that is safe, provides equitable access, and efficient mobility options in support of a sustainable, healthy, livable, and economically vibrant region.” 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

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Major Projects Identified for Downtown St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG, FL —- This is your chance to have a say in the future of the highways and roads in Downtown St. Petersburg. Forward Pinellas, the City of St.…

Join Our Team!

If you want to serve on the front lines of integrating land use and transportation planning here at Forward Pinellas, we have an opportunity to join our team. Forward Pinellas…

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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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