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St. Pete City Council agrees to hire consultant to help develop ‘complete streets’

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St. Petersburg City Council members unanimously voted Thursday to spend up to $194,700 for consultants Kimley-Horn and Associates to help develop the complete streets program. Among Kimley-Horn’s duties will be to provide design guidance in developing St. Petersburg’s complete streets program and to update the city trails master plan. Council members adopted the concept of complete streets last year. “Complete streets” is a design concept that requires roads to be designed with an eye to safety and to ease of…

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Forward Pinellas approves “complete streets” program

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Forward Pinellas board members approved a “complete streets” program Wednesday and a pilot project to show how it will work. The pilot project will focus on West Bay Drive between the Clearwater-Largo Road and the bridge leading from Belleair Bluffs to the beaches. The goal will be to develop a concept that would eventually transform that stretch of road from one inhospitable to pedestrians and bicyclists into one that’s safe and inviting for cars, pedestrians, bicycles and other forms of…

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Back-in parking coming soon to St. Petersburg

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In about a month downtown St. Petersburg will have about 30 new parking spaces. Some of them will be a little different than what people are used to in the area. Instead of carefully maneuvering into parallel parking spots or easily gliding into angled spaces, motorists will back into the newly planned reverse-angle parking. Now when motorists are lucky enough to find a spot along Central Avenue, they park in an angled spot going in the same direction as their…

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