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Complete Streets

18th Ave. S. Project Update: Presentation and corridor alternatives available for review. Learn more.

Complete Streets create better transportation environments for people of all ages and physical and economic abilities to safely and comfortably move around the city. Complete Streets are flexible and take into account the surrounding land uses they’re intended to serve and related transportation network connections. St. Pete is fortunate in that the street network is a grid, providing significant transportation mode options and viable route alternatives. Complete Streets aims to make strategic connections and improvements within the grid of streets such that a network of routes and facilities are provided for all modes to safely and comfortably reach all parts of the city. Learn more about the Complete Streets program in this presentation.

The City of St. Petersburg adopted a Complete Streets Policy on November 2, 2015 (#020400), which was echoed by a Complete Streets City Council Resolution 2015-540, to encourage streets that are safe and convenient for all users of the roadway, including persons walking, persons riding bicycles, motorists, persons with disabilities, users and operators of public transit, seniors, children, and movers of commercial goods.

Implementation Plan

The final versions of the Complete Streets Implementation Plan and Appendices can be found below. 

Complete Streets Final Plan

Complete Streets Plan Appendices

Project Summary – 18th Avenue South Complete Streets Concept Planning Study

Neighborhoods surrounding 18th Ave. S. have low rates of motor vehicle ownership and high rates of transit use, making it even more important that walking, bicycling and accessing bus stops are safe, comfortable, and convenient options.

This study builds on the work of the recently completed 18th Avenue South Health Impact Assessment and will identify conceptual plans for the portion of 18th Ave. S. from 34th St. to 16th St. that reallocates the street space so that it is shared equitably among all users and all transportation modes.

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The desired outcomes of the study are to:

  • Develop and analyze concepts to modify 18th Ave. S. in a manner that advances the goals of St. Pete’s Complete Streets Policy and Implementation Plan.
  • Identify safety, operational, and streetscape modifications that will foster an environment supportive of the many existing users of non-motorized transportation options and neighborhood-serving businesses.
  • Moderate excessive motor vehicle speeds while also maintaining travel time reliability.
  • Build understanding, consensus, and support among key community and City stakeholders around an achievable set of modifications for the corridor.
  • Define a set of priority projects that can move forward into engineering design and construction.

Potential improvements that the study will consider include lane reallocations and road diets, separated bikeways, and protected intersections.

Project Updates

Project Summary – SunRunner BRT Project

Construction has begun on the SunRunner BRT Project, click the banner below to view the improvements and impacts residents can expect to see around St. Pete.

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Station construction & lane closures

  • Large concrete pads/medians are the future stations for SunRunner BRT
  • Stations located on 1st Avenues North and South, and 66th St at Central Ave
  • Downtown stations located on 3rd St, 4th St, and 6th Ave S
  • Lane closures needed to accommodate the construction; patterns will change over time; watch for signage, drive carefully
  • Construction expected through Spring 2022
  • Current information can be found on the SunRunner Construction Information Page

Art in Transit shelters

  • City partnered with PSTA to provide artistic shelters at certain locations

Bike lane modifications

  • Modifications to the existing bike lanes necessary to provide the stations and transit lane
  • Bike lanes to remain on 1st Aves east of 34th Street
  • Bike lanes to be added on Central Ave west of 34th Street via two separate projects

On-street parking modifications

  • Modifications to existing on-street parking necessary to provide the stations and transit lane
  • Except at station areas, on-street parking on both sides of both 1st Avenue N and S to remain west of 34th Street
  • Except at station areas, on-street parking to the inside curb lane (left side) of both 1st Avenue N and S to remain east of 34th Street; parking to the outside curb lane (right side) to be removed

Bike lanes & sidewalk improvements

  • Bike lanes to be added on Central Ave west of 34th Street via two separate projects
  • Sidewalk improvements to connect between station pairs are under construction

Project Summary – Downtown St. Petersburg Mobility Study

  • City partnering with Forward Pinellas and FDOT to study potential changes to major roadways through Downtown St. Petersburg to provide better multimodal mobility and access
  • The study will develop various scenarios to test the potential changes to the transportation network
  • Initial public survey/outreach conducted in Summer 2020
  • Public engagement expected again in Summer 2021 with the results of preliminary scenarios and before the final model scenarios are run
  • Learn more on the Forward Pinellas website.

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