Engineering

February 24, 2017

Plant City seeks feedback from community in efforts to become bikeable, walkable

A Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan is currently in the process of being developed for Plant City. The Hillsborough MPO is working to provide safe walking and bicycling routes that connect residents with local businesses and create links between recreation areas. On Thursday, February 2, an open-house format community meeting was held at the Bruton […]
March 6, 2017

Pedestrian and bicyclist safety, accessibility are public health priorities in St. Petersburg

City staff have been working with the Pinellas County Florida Department of Health on the Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) program. The purpose of the program is to improve access and awareness of healthy activity options in Pinellas County. The City of St. Petersburg is moving forward with a plan to improve both knowledge […]
March 13, 2017

Operation Blindspot event raises awareness for pedestrian safety issues with group walk

On March 9, the first Operation Blindspot event was held in Treasure Island and Madeira Beach. Participants walked from the Treasure Island Community Center to the St. Petersburg Lions Club Beach House to raise awareness about pedestrian safety, especially regarding pedestrians who are blind. Steve Yost is a retired civil engineer and a member of […]
March 16, 2017

Upcoming Complete Streets Workshops in St. Petersburg seek public input on bike/walk projects, priorities

Monday, March 20, 2017 kicks off a series of public workshops in St. Petersburg as the city moves forward with its Complete Streets Implementation Plan. According to Smart Growth America, “Complete Streets” are streets for everyone. They are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and transit riders […]
March 31, 2017

St. Pete residents identify local walking needs, work toward Complete Streets

When it comes to walking, there are two St. Petersburgs: One is the St. Petersburg of quiet, narrow brick streets, shaded by live oaks, a nice stroll away from Downtown and world-class trails. According to Walk Score, Downtown St. Petersburg is considered a “walker’s paradise.” Then there’s the other St. Petersburg that makes headlines for […]