Introducing the Park Once Shuttle
Enjoy St. Petersburg’s dazzling downtown district without circling the block looking for on-street parking or worrying about time limits with the Park Once Shuttle.
Park in either the Sundial* (117 Second Street North), or South Core* (100 First Avenue South), parking garages, between 5 p.m. and midnight every Friday and Saturday, then travel in comfort to the downtown waterfront area, including Beach Drive and the Central Arts District for free. * Regular parking garage fees apply.
The free Park Once Shuttle operates in a continuous loop every 7-10 minutes from five convenient stops:
- outside the Sundial parking garage on First Ave. N. ;
- outside the South Core parking garage on Central Ave.;
- Central Avenue at Fourth Street;
- Fifth Avenue N. & Bayshore Drive near North Straub Park;
- Bayshore Drive at Second Avenue North
Park Once Shuttles:
- operate every Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to midnight;
- have five conveniently located shuttle stops serving the downtown area;
- run in a continuous loop every 7-10 minutes;
- intersect with the St. Pete Trolley and Downtown Looper Routes
- are FREE!
Spend less time on parking and more time on fun with Park Once!
Complete Streets create better transportation environments for all ages and physical and economic abilities to safely and comfortably move around the city. Complete streets are flexible and take into account their surrounding land use regulations and related transportation network connections. Establishing Complete Streets will enable the City of St. Petersburg to further achieve its status as a city of opportunity where the sun shines on all who come to live, work and play.
- Learn more about the Complete Streets program
Tampa Bay Express is a system of express toll lanes that will be built as an addition to existing interstate routes. These new lanes give drivers a choice of paying a toll in order to enjoy a better commute and help relieve overall traffic congestion. In St. Petersburg, the proposed express lanes begin at Gandy Boulevard and proceed north towards Hillsborough County. Tampa Bay Express will be constructed when funding becomes available.
Tampa Bay Express
As part of the Tampa Bay Express initiative, the Express Bus in Tampa Bay Express Lanes Study evaluated potential premium express bus service operating within proposed tolled interstate express lanes. This study also looked at the feasibility of providing regional transit service to beaches, business districts, and multimodal centers in Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco Counties. In St. Petersburg, the proposed express bus service begins in downtown St. Petersburg and proceeds north towards Hillsborough County.
Gateway Express Project
The Gateway Express project is a planned expressway that aims to improve mobility and transportation efficiency in mid-Pinellas County, including areas north of St. Petersburg. The project consists of two branches: an elevated highway above 118th Street North between Interstate (I-275) and US Hwy 19 (US 19) and a raised highway in the median of Roosevelt (SR 686) from 118th Street to the Bayside Bridge. The project funding was recently approved and is anticipate to start construction in 2017.