Encouragement

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 […]
September 7, 2016

“State of Transit” event emphasizes need for transportation alternatives

Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) held a special State of Transit event with the theme “Beyond the Bus” on Tuesday, August 16, 2016. A wide cross section of the traveling public, including representatives of local and state elected offices, business leaders, university and government partners, and community activists attended. The venue was standing room only as […]
September 12, 2016

WalkWise Tampa Bay presenters teach safety at Middleton High School

At the beginning of the school year, Middleton High School students gathered in the school’s auditorium for a WalkWise Tampa Bay presentation, to learn about ways to safely walk or bike to and from school. The high school is located just off Hillsborough Avenue in Tampa, a busy corridor that many Middleton students must cross […]