More than 500 St. Petersburg residents and visitors took the Downtown St. Petersburg Mobility Survey this summer telling us how they travel to and around Downtown St. Pete, as well as their thoughts on the most pressing transportation needs in their community.
We’ve analyzed what we heard from the survey and have compared it to the existing conditions of the current transportation network – looking for things like sidewalk gaps, bicycle lanes and trails, and where the most severe crashes are happening. We’re even using travel data to help us understand travel patterns to and throughout Downtown, including how people use the interstate system (I-275, I-175 and I-375), the one-way roadways pairs such as 3rd and 4th Streets, and other local streets.
Share Your Ideas on the Online Comment Board
Now, we need you to share your voice and ideas to help us learn more about what you like and think are concerns related to transportation to and around for Downtown St. Petersburg. We’ve created a new, interactive Comment Board where you can tell us where you’re seeing problems, upload pictures, and even comment and react to what others are saying.
“In St. Petersburg, we strive to create transportation that benefits everyone, connects downtown neighborhoods, enhances quality of life, encourages our economy and promotes safety,” says St. Petersburg Mayor, Rick Kriseman. “We know that there are ways we can improve our roadways and by sharing your ideas, we can create a vision for our community together.”
The Comment Board is divided into six key areas to help track the different types of comments. You can create your own comment, respond to someone else’s or react (like) to what someone else says.
- Safe Travel
- Travel Choice
- Access & Connectivity
- Travel Experience
- Economic Prosperity
- Smart Investments
The online “Comment Board” will be open to share your ideas now until January 10, 2020.
Through the website and Comment Board you can also ask questions and stay updated with more ways you can help us improve mobility, livability and economic vitality and identify and prioritize transportation projects, large and small throughout the study. Your voice will directly help us in our next steps to develop, evaluate and prioritize transportation projects and programs that will meet the needs of the downtown community, as well as those who access downtown from Pinellas County, the region and beyond. Then we will create an action plan to make these ideas into a reality in Downtown St. Petersburg.
As we continue with the study, we’ll be asking for help in setting performance measures and evaluating potential transportation projects based on what people and the data are telling us.
- Stay updated by checking out the website: http://ForwardPinellas.org/DTSP
- Sign Up for the Email List: bit.ly/DTSPSignUp
The Downtown St. Petersburg Mobility Study is a partnership between Forward Pinellas, the City of St. Petersburg and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). We welcome your thoughts on your interactions with Downtown both before COVID-19 and what you are seeing today.