GUIDING PRINCIPLE

MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION

Provide an interconnected, resilient multimodal transportation network that safely, efficiently and equitably addresses the mobility needs of all citizens, visitors, and businesses, while simultaneously minimizing opportunities for traffic-related fatalities and injuries...

As a county that serves a diverse population and mix of communities, it is important that Pinellas’ transportation system serves everyone’s needs. Complete streets provide a best practice approach to a safe, context-specific transportation network. A viable multimodal system that addresses the needs of pedestrians, cyclists, and transit riders will reduce dependence on the automobile, and provide transportation options to those with different needs.

Greenways, sidewalks, bicycle lanes, shared use lanes, transit routes, and multiuse trails should connect communities with employment, retail, education, cultural, and recreational centers, and each other. Transportation options to access the County’s beaches and waterways should be varied and competitive to help complete the transportation network and ensure the long-term viability of tourism. 

Complete Streets
Because streets and roads are [often] the largest component of public space in every city, they should benefit the entire community. Improved design, a redefinition of function, and physical reorganization are the ways to achieve these benefits. Jurisdictions that adopt complete street policies aim to create a comprehensive and integrated local and regional transportation network for all modes of travel.
- American Planning Association, Planners Advisory Service Quick Notes
Walkability & Economic Viability
According to AARP's Economic Development Livability Fact Sheet, housing with above-average levels of walkability command a premium of about $4,000 to $34,000 more than homes with average levels of walkability.
- AARP, Livability Fact Sheets
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