Posts Categorized: Parks and Trails

How much do you know about #SafeStreets?

Do you know what the flashing red hand means when you’re crossing the street? Does everyone have to wear a bicycle helmet while riding? Do drivers have to yield to pedestrians only in marked crosswalks? Test Your Street Smarts! Take our #SafeStreets quizzes to test your knowledge and see how much you know about traffic… Read more »

COVID-19 Impacts to Transportation

Epidemic Event Shapes Community Transportation Notions Extreme events have evolved within the last several months as COVID-19 rattled the world with its unparallel imprint.  Forward Pinellas staff expresses sincere sympathy to the individuals and families affected by the devastating tragedies across the globe and here in Pinellas County.   In our role planning for transportation and… Read more »

Working Together for #SafeStreets

What do you think about making our streets safer? Where are our problems? Do you know others who may have ideas? Earlier this year, Forward Pinellas announced the kickoff summit for Safe Streets Pinellas, our Vision Zero effort. Like many other events, the summit, scheduled for March, was postponed. But our work to make our… Read more »

Bike savvy. Stay happy.

Share the trail graphic

There are more people than ever on the trails. Here’s how you can stay safe and enjoy the sunshine. During these difficult times of the COVID-19 pandemic, life just seems a little better while biking and getting outside.  Is it the Florida sunshine and low vehicle traffic which have made for great biking conditions?  Or,… Read more »

Tell Us How You Use the Pinellas Trail

More than 100,000 people traverse the Pinellas Trail every month to bike, walk, or access nearby destinations. With a new survey, we hope to gain more information about how and why they use the trail.  The Forward Pinellas team is working with our partners at Pinellas County, the City of St. Petersburg and the Bicycle… Read more »

Connecting an Underserved Community in Pinellas County

Joe's Creek

Residents of Lealman and Kenneth City could have another transportation option in their area’s future – one that positively affects community health, is safe, and provides an inexpensive option by not requiring a car. Forward Pinellas and consultant AECOM, in partnership with Pinellas County, have completed a planning study that is the first step in… Read more »

Pinellas County receives $7.1 million in state funding for trail projects

Trail at Courtney Campbell

Two major projects connecting and completing Pinellas County trails have received $7.1 million in funding as part of $44.4 million awarded on Tuesday through the Florida Department of Transportation’s SUN Trail program. FDOT designated $5.7 million for construction to close a gap in the Duke Energy Trail between Chestnut Park and Enterprise Road, a key… Read more »