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Water transport seen as solution to traffic congestion on Pinellas beaches

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It’s probably no surprise to anyone who has ever driven along Gulf Boulevard that traffic congestion is seen as a major problem on Pinellas’ beaches. Traffic congestion, especially on the weekends and during tourist season, has been a long-standing issue for the beach communities and has had officials often scratching their heads in a search for a solution. But recently, the search has drifted away from the roadways to the water, specifically the Gulf Intercoastal Waterway. The idea of waterborne…

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New Pinellas County crash data: teen drivers, pedestrian and bicycle accidents draw concern

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Pinellas County’s Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) reviewed the area’s newly released 2014 Crash Data Report during their July 8 regular meeting. The report examines crash data between 2011 and 2013, with the compilers having taken 2014 to organize and make sense of the statistics. Data from car, motorcycle, bicycle and pedestrian- related crashes were recorded. Like life, the report entertains both the good and the bad. The Good Total Pinellas County fatalities dropped 35 percent over the three-year span, despite…

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