ST. PETERSBURG, FL —- Forward Pinellas, the City of St. Petersburg and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) want your thoughts on possible transportation projects in the greater Downtown St. Petersburg area. This past fall, you told us how you were traveling and ideas for types of improvements you’d like to see. Based on your comments, we’ve begun identifying potential projects, including turning one-way pairs into two-way streets and modifying the Interstate spurs (I-375 and I-175), among other transportation improvements. From now until June 25, 2021, residents can take a quick, 5-minute survey about the possible projects that could be coming to their community.
Want to take a deeper dive into what we’ve identified? Join any of the three online listening sessions for the “Downtown St. Pete Mobility Study” on June 17, 2021 from 8 a.m. – 9 a.m., June 22, 2021 from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m., and June 24, 2021 from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. At these listening sessions, the public will have the opportunity to provide their thoughts on how we can create a safe and accessible Downtown St. Petersburg.
“We must find equitable, creative solutions around mobility that not only improve access, connectivity and safety in our communities, but also preserve the beautiful culture we’ve created. This is your chance to have a say in what the future of Downtown St. Petersburg will be for your children, grandchildren and for generations to come,” says St. Petersburg Mayor, Rick Kriseman.
Here’s how you can get involved:
- Take the quick, 5-minute survey: ly/dtspprojects
- Join a Downtown St. Petersburg Mobility Study Listening Session
WHERE: Online ZOOM Platform
*Registration required & space is limited. All listening sessions will contain the same information.
“Public outreach is an essential piece to ensuring the Downtown St. Petersburg Mobility Study is equitable and truly represents the communities’ voices,” says Forward Pinellas Executive Director Whit Blanton. “By taking the survey and participating in on the listening sessions, your ideas will directly help create the final scenarios for what mobility in Downtown St. Petersburg will look like in the future, how we measure the performance of our transportation network, and what projects we advance into the next phases of project development, engineering and design.”
The Downtown St. Petersburg Mobility Study is designed to engage the entire community to help define a vision for mobility in the greater Downtown area, look at ways to improve mobility, livability and economic vitality and identify and prioritize projects and programs that will benefit the community.
We’ll be reaching out for input on the final scenarios later this year. We recognize that people are traveling differently right now. We welcome your thoughts on your interactions with Downtown both before COVID-19 and what you are seeing today.
For more information and to stay up to date, click here: http://ForwardPinellas.org/DTSP/