Community Speaks Out on Downtown Mobility

Interactive Survey Demonstrates the Downtown St. Petersburg Community’s Preferences, Needs and Opportunities 

Plans to improve mobility and accessibility in Downtown St. Petersburg are well underway! Earlier this year, Forward Pinellas launched the Downtown St. Petersburg Mobility Study in partnership with the City of St. Petersburg and the Florida Department of Transportation, and we’ve already received insightful feedback from the community.  

Nearly 500 residents and visitors took part in an online survey, which is a first step to help define a shared vision in the greater Downtown area that ties together mobility, livability, accessibility and economic vitality, while establishing a basis for identifying and prioritizing transportation projects and programs to serve the needs of the Downtown St. Petersburg community and surrounding neighborhoods.  

Not surprisingly, we heard that many people primarily visit downtown for the amazing art, museums and events. We also heard that most visitors in the downtown area travel here in their personal vehicle, and once downtown, many walk or bike. All of these findings will help determine where we go from here. 

What we’re working on now

  • Developing concepts for different transportation scenarios that we can test, and for people to react to 
  • Reviewing previous studies and how we can incorporate them into our efforts and  
  • Working on interactive online tools so that the community can provide feedback.  

We are also brainstorming how we’ll measure success and what performance measures to use as we consider projects and programs. In addition, we’ll be launching new interactive features, which will allow you to really dig into the details of the project and offer comments to ideas and recommendations designed to enhance mobility in Downtown St. Pete.  

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