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


Guiding our programs and projects


Determining which projects are funded


Moving our community forward

Forward Pinellas by the Numbers

Fatal Crashes
in 2022

See how we are working together
toward zero deaths

Trail Users
in 2022

Need a new adventure? Discover Pinellas’
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

TMA Leadership Group

TMA Leadership Group – Sun Coast TPA TMA LEADERSHIP GROUP 9:30am - 1:00pm Location:  Hillsborough County TBD  

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CANCELLED – Forward Pinellas Executive Committee Meeting

The Forward Pinellas Executive Committee will meet to determine the timing and process for evaluating the Executive Director's annual performance.

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View the Agenda   The PAC meeting will be held in the Pinellas County Communications Building, Palm Room at 333 Chestnut Street, Clearwater. More information about the Planners Advisory Committee is…

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Pinellas Trail Security Task Force (PTSTF) Committee Meeting

Pinellas Trail Security Task Force (PTSTF) Committee Meeting held at the Pinellas County Public Safety Services Office 12490 Ulmerton Road, Rm 130 Largo, FL 9:00 am - 11:00 am Public…

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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

Forward Pinellas Awarded the “Safe Streets for All” Grant

Forward Pinellas Awarded the “Safe Streets for All” Grant ~~ The U.S. Department of Transportation has selected Forward Pinellas as a recipient of a Safe Streets for All (SS4A) Grant.…

Forward Pinellas Hosts “Bike Your City 2023” in Oldsmar

Forward Pinellas Hosts “Bike Your City 2023” in Oldsmar, FL ~~ Join us on a guided, group bike ride through the scenic City of Oldsmar, FL ~~   OLDSMAR, FL…

Forward Pinellas Board Membership for 2023

Forward Pinellas Board Membership for 2023 ~~ Join us in welcoming in our 2023 board and saying farewell to some departing board members. ~~   PINELLAS COUNTY, FL —- Forward…

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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!