Beginning the week of May 13, a portion of the Skyway Trail south of the Pinellas Bayway to Pinellas Point Drive will be closed due to a major wastewater project construction. A signed detour for trail users will be maintained throughout the closure which is expected to last through September 2013. If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact Cheryl Stacks, Bicycle Pedestrian Coordinator at 892-5328 or via email at Cheryl.firstname.lastname@example.org.
What's New in CityTrails?
North bay trail under construction
Construction has begun for the North Bay Trail along First Street NE from 30th Avenue to 78th Avenue. The North Bay Trail is a concrete trail for recreational cyclists and pedestrians. It connects with the Island Loop Trail along 62nd Ave NE that provides access to Northeast Park and Puryear Park. Construction is expected to continue until late Fall 2011.
North bay trail through waterfront parks now open
Work crews have completed the North Bay Trail through the waterfront park system. It was opened for use at the Waterfront Centennial Park Celebration on Nov. 6. The trail provides access to Vinoy Park, North Shore Pool and Park, the Gisella Kopsick Arboretum, Flora Wylie Park, Elva Rouse Park, and to the new Centennial Human Sundial at Vista Point.
Online Bicycle Map
St. Petersburg is proud to introduce its newest way to plan your bicycle trip. The St. Petersburg Bike Map is now available online. Click here to view it. The online bike map is a complement to the 2009 printed version and includes additional information, such as TrailBites locations, public restrooms, and retail bike shop locations.
St. Petersburg's TrailBites allows trail users to find eating establishments located within mile of a CityTrails recreational trail, including the Pinellas Trail. Look for hard copies of the TrailBites guide at city kiosks, or access the information on the online Bike Map. Simply click the TrailBites option on the left side of the Bike Map page.
2009 CityTrails Master Plan Update
Click here to read the Fall 2009 report of the award-winning CityTrails Master Plan progress and achievements.
A Pedestrian and Bicycle Friendly City
Thousands of city residents and visitors have already discovered the joy of riding bicycles and walking in our community. The climate, beautiful park system, many retail and employment destinations and our wonderful neighborhoods contribute to the opportunities to bike or walk for health, recreation or work. We would like to expand these opportunities and identify ways to make them safer. The city has always had this vision. It was further confirmed during the city's Vision 2020 strategy sessions when so many people identified these features as important.
The Bicycle Pedestrian Master Plan will provide a framework to be used to achieve the goals for future bicycle and pedestrian enhancements for many years to come. I encourage you and your neighborhood to be involved. This is an opportunity to participate in a plan that will affect all of us.
Let 's make St. Petersburg the most "pedestrian and bicycle friendly" city in the country.
What are CityTrails?
St. Petersburg's CityTrails are facilities for non-motorized traffic, primarily bicyclists and pedestrians. They include bicycle lanes, bicycle routes, recreational trails, sidewalks, crosswalks, and other devices that assist people in getting around St. Petersburg without a motor vehicle.