By Amy Elmore
The 4th annual Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit is going hybrid and it’s free! The Sun Coast Transportation Planning Alliance (SCTPA) is bringing together industry leaders, elected officials, policymakers, planners, businesses, nonprofits and residents to encourage safety and accessibility for everyone in our region, providing an opportunity for education, partnership and collaboration. This free summit will include a fantastic array of virtual speakers, panels, presentations and networking events, as well as in-person mobile tours and events held throughout the region, starting on November 2, 2021 and running through November 4, 2021.
“This event is a great opportunity to learn more about safety efforts in the region, lessons learned from elsewhere and to explore how we can continue to work together to make our community safer for everyone,”
Forward Pinellas SCTPA representative
& City of St. Petersburg Councilmember
The summit covers topics including safety education, designing for safety, new technology and initiatives that can help us get to zero deaths on our roadways. In-Person mobile tours will include a Vision Zero Showcase, Courtney Campbell Causeway Bike Ride and a neighborhood walking tour. COVID protocols will be in place per CDC guidelines and capacity is limited for in-person events. There will also be on-your-own mobile tours available.
The Sun Coast Transportation Planning Alliance (SCTPA) works as a region to prepare plans, studies and priorities for regionally significant projects; review the impact of significant land-use decisions; share current travel data and trends; and adopt regional transportation plans and priorities for highway, public transportation and multi-use trail improvements. As the region stands to see continued growth in population, economy and travel, the SCTPA will provide sound, forward-thinking transit and transportation options to support this growth and a sustainable future for our region.