July 29, 2016

Community partners come together to improve pedestrian safety on Palm Avenue in Ybor City

Many students, tourists, and Tampa residents regularly visit the Historic Ybor City District in Tampa for school, work, and play. Hillsborough Community College (HCC) students and staff, along with local residents, expressed safety concerns for pedestrians walking near the college and Centro Ybor. In response to these concerns, the City of Tampa assembled a Road […]
July 31, 2016

Roser Park Walking Tour kicks off Bike/Walk Tampa Bay 2016 Summer Summit

The beautiful Roser Park Historic District in St. Petersburg is excellent for walking and may soon add more multi-mobility improvements as the city moves forward with plans to enhance the neighborhood. Lucas Cruse, the City of St. Petersburg’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, led a walking tour of Roser Park to kick off Bike/Walk Tampa Bay’s […]
August 8, 2016

Extension to Duke Energy Trail begins construction in Pinellas County

On Tuesday, June 21, a group of local leaders, elected officials, community partners, and citizens attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the Duke Energy Trail extension in Pinellas County. The construction will add 1.2 miles to the trail at the U.S. 19 overpass near Enterprise Road in Clearwater, where the trail currently ends just west of […]
August 29, 2016

Joanne “Cookie” Kennedy advocates cooperative approach with “Good n Plenty” speech

Joanne “Cookie” Kennedy recently spoke at FDOT’s 2016 Local Agency Safety Summit on January 20th. Kennedy is a Commissioner in Indian Rocks Beach and secretary on the Pinellas County MPO, representing the 10 beach communities along Gulf Boulevard.  According to Kennedy, prioritizing walking and biking at the human level means speaking to people in the […]
September 2, 2016

Forward Pinellas partners with FDOT to create green bike lanes on Gulf Boulevard

The beach communities in Pinellas County are beautiful places to vacation, live, and work, but travel along Gulf Boulevard, the main road leading to the beaches, is notoriously congested and often considered dangerous, especially for bicyclists and pedestrians. Over recent years, targeted efforts in engineering, education and enforcement have contributed to a decline in pedestrian […]