Bike Your City 2021

Forward Pinellas was thrilled with an incredible turnout for our reinvented, self-guided “Bike Your City” scavenger hunt through our host city of Safety Harbor. From October 16, 2020 – October 31, 2020, over 500 participants found 20 locations on our scavenger hunt map and submitted a “selfie” or picture of their bike at the landmark using our interactive online form.

Vision Zero

Forward Pinellas is beginning a Vision Zero effort for Pinellas County that balances education, engagement, enforcement, engineering and evaluation to help us develop a holistic Vision Zero program. What is Vision Zero? Vision Zero is about safe, healthy and equitable mobility.

Indian Rocks Beach Visioning Study

The City of Indian Rocks Beach is a vibrant community with lots to offer residents and visitors, but there is a need to develop consensus about how the community wants to grow and redevelop in the coming years. Forward Pinellas is partnering with the City of Indian Rocks Beach to conduct a Growth and Redevelopment Study. With this study, the goal is to develop a vision for the future of the community that reflects the goals and priorities of the residents.

34th Street Lane Repurposing Project

As part of its US 19 corridor vision initiative, Forward Pinellas has been working with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), City of St. Petersburg, and the Skyway Marina District to evaluate the concept of re-purposing the outside lanes of 34th Street from 22nd Avenue South to 54th Avenue South for bus use and business access (i.e., shared bus use and right turns). This would be implemented as part of an FDOT resurfacing project scheduled for construction in 2022.

Resilience and Durability to Extreme Weather

The Tampa Bay region is one of the most vulnerable areas in the country, experiencing frequent storm events and persistent flooding. Forward Pinellas, the Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), Pasco MPO, Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council, and the Florida Department of Transportation District 7 have been awarded a Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Resilience and Durability to Extreme Weather grant.

Dunedin Activity Center Analysis

The following activity center analysis was determined to be the most useful method for the City of Dunedin, as well as the county, to assess the degree of design and development that exists within the activity center. It also examines where improvements, if any, could be made to a variety of major planning factors, such as land use, transportation, redevelopment potential, economic development, etc.

Urban Agriculture

The term “agriculture” conjures up an image of open land for growing crops or grazing livestock. But in an urban environment where land is at a premium, farming comes in many other creative forms. Gardens in residential front yards, rooftop greenhouses, community gardens on vacant lots, backyard chickens and beehives…the possibilities for growing fresh local food are nearly endless. And popular demand for these products is growing.