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

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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

BICYCLE PEDESTRIAN ADVISORY COMMITTEE (BPAC) VIRTUAL MEETING

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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DOWNTOWN ST. PETE (DTSP) MOBILITY STUDY LISTENING SESSION

Want to take a deeper dive into what we’ve identified? Join any of the three online listening sessions for the “Downtown St. Pete Mobility Study” on June 17, 2021 from 8 a.m. – 9 a.m., June 22, 2021 from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m., and June 24, 2021 from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. At these listening sessions, the public will have the opportunity to provide their thoughts on how we can create a safe and accessible Downtown St. Petersburg.

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TECHNICAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE (TCC) HYBRID 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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DOWNTOWN ST. PETE (DTSP) MOBILITY STUDY LISTENING SESSION

Want to take a deeper dive into what we’ve identified? Join any of the three online listening sessions for the “Downtown St. Pete Mobility Study” on June 17, 2021 from 8 a.m. – 9 a.m., June 22, 2021 from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m., and June 24, 2021 from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. At these listening sessions, the public will have the opportunity to provide their thoughts on how we can create a safe and accessible Downtown St. Petersburg.

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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 Board Adopts 2021 Transportation Improvement Program

PINELLAS COUNTY, FL —-  Forward Pinellas Board adopted the 2021 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) on June 9, 2021, which reflects the transportation projects that are slated for state and federal…

Transportation Leaders Want Your Thoughts on the Future of Mobility for Downtown St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG, FL —-  Forward Pinellas, the City of St. Petersburg and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) want your thoughts on possible transportation projects in the greater Downtown St.…

Forward Pinellas Launches Equity Assessment to Seek Social Justice

PINELLAS COUNTY, FL —-  Forward Pinellas is launching an Equity Assessment in order to understand what our communities need and how we can help remove existing barriers to transportation, jobs,…

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