The Transportation and Parking Management Department maintains and improves the transportation system for the safe and efficient movement of people, goods, and services. Our clear focus is on traffic, pedestrian, and bicycle safety in partnership with the community as a whole to enhance the quality of life for all our citizens and visitors.
Each of our division's works together to provide this effective service that affects the daily lives of everyone who lives, works, and visits the City of St. Petersburg.
Well maintained streets with proper lighting, safe and accessible sidewalks and crossings for pedestrians, bicycle lanes, neighborhood traffic management programs, efficient intersections, downtown parking management, as well as innovative community transportation initiatives, such as St. Petersburg's Bike Share, are all examples of how the St. Petersburg Transportation and Parking Management Department is working to move you throughout this Great City in the safest way possible.
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)
The City of St. Petersburg and Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) are in the design stages of introducing Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service in the Central Avenue corridor. This project will be the first premium transit service in Tampa Bay.
The Central Ave BRT will complement existing Central Avenue Trolley service with high quality, expedited, limited-stop travel from downtown St. Petersburg to St. Pete Beach, seven days a week on 1st Avenue N (westbound) and 1st Ave S (eastbound).
To add BRT service, the lane configuration of 1st Avenue N and 1st Avenue S must be changed to widen the left-most lane for Business Access and Transit (BAT), to be used by BRT and turning vehicles at intersections and into homes and businesses. Previous traffic studies completed by PSTA along 1st Avenues, demonstrate that the BAT lanes will not cause an increase in congestion.
The City collected comments from the community regarding two options for bicycling and parking along the avenues between 20th Street and 31st Street until Friday, March 15, before presenting the City’s preferred option to PSTA. To view the options and considerations, view the outreach flyers linked below.