Posts Categorized: Planning for the future

Al Bartolotta celebrates 32 years of creating positive change in Pinellas County

Al Bartolotta receives award

Forward Pinellas Division Manager Al Bartolotta is retiring next month after a 32-year career in urban planning. He started with the Pinellas County Planning Department in 1988, where he worked on assignments for both land use and transportation planning, and joined Forward Pinellas in 2015 as a result of the Pinellas Planning Council/Metropolitan Planning Organization… Read more »

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… Read more »

Racism in Urban Planning

Protest

Preface  ~Whit Blanton, Executive Director In this piece, Forward Pinellas senior manager Al Bartolotta lays out the sad history of how city planning and laws influencing urban and regional planning have exacerbated or perpetuated institutional or systemic racism in our cities, suburbs and other communities throughout the country. As planners responsible for understanding our communities… Read more »

Connect with the Census: Make Pinellas Count!

The 2020 Census is important for all of us and the communities in which we live.  There is something in it for everyone and a reason for each of us to connect with the 2020 Census.  Step up to the challenge and Make Pinellas Count! I learned about the census through my work as an… Read more »

Calling All Artists! What does #SafeStreets mean to you?

art contest

Calling artists of all ages! We need your help to design artwork for Safe Streets Pinellas. Now through August 31, 2020, create and submit your artwork depicting what #SafeStreets means to you. Artwork can include a drawing, painting, photo, computer graphic, or other piece of art. Get creative! The Winner’s art will be featured on… Read more »

#SafeStreets starts with you! Take the Pledge Towards Zero.

In 2020, we’ve already seen 50 people lose their lives on our roadways. Everyone in Pinellas County should be able to walk, bike, take public transit and drive on streets that are safe. No one should be killed traveling our roadways. Throughout the country and world, Vision Zero communities ask for a commitment to work… Read more »

2020 Call For Projects

Call For Proposals

Forward Pinellas Issues Call for Funding Opportunities for Local and Regional Partners Local government and regional agencies operating in Pinellas County that are looking to make destinations more accessible, improve infrastructure for bicyclists and pedestrians, or improve mobility on the overall transportation network can apply now to fund projects through three Forward Pinellas programs. We… Read more »

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 »