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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LOCAL COORDINATING BOARD (LCB) HYBRID MEETING

The Local Coordinating Board (LCB) oversees the Transportation Disadvantaged (TD) Program, which provides transportation assistance to economically and physically disadvantaged citizens. 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) 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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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

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,…

Forward Pinellas Named 2020 Planning Organization of the Year

PINELLAS COUNTY, FL  —-  Forward Pinellas is grateful to be named the 2020 Planning Organization of the Year from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). During the virtual Excellence in…

Forward Pinellas Board Adopts Safe Streets Pinellas Action Plan

PINELLAS COUNTY, FL —-  Did you know that two people are killed or seriously injured every day on our roadways in Pinellas County on average? The Forward Pinellas Board is…

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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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