Advantage Pinellas is a strategic plan that looks out over the next 25 years, identifying ways we can improve mobility, economic opportunity and housing affordability countywide. From active transportation – like bicycling and walking – to roadway operations, transit services and even a strategy for affordable housing, Forward Pinellas, Pinellas County and the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority have created the Advantage Pinellas plan to improve our communities and make them safer and more equitable for everyone.

Advantage Pinellas considers travel choices for all generations and economic backgrounds, and recognizes the diversity of our distinct downtowns, neighborhoods, employment areas, and natural lands and waterways. The plan follows the priorities that residents have told us they value most: safety, walkable communities, and planning for premium transit corridors to connect our region.

Pinellas County street view

From our white-sand beaches, parks, vibrant downtowns and hard-working residents, Pinellas County is a dream destination to live, work, and play. Over the next 25 years, we are expected to add 93,000 people countywide, basically the size of Largo, and then some. Forward Pinellas is responsible for the creation of Pinellas County’s Long Range Transportation Plan called Advantage Pinellas. This Plan lays out a vision for transportation projects, within the context of land use planning that directs growth to areas best equipped to grow.


Commissioner Dave Eggers
Forward Pinellas Chair

A Vision for the County – Advantage Pinellas

  • Recognize our unique context and guide future development and needed transportation investments accordingly

  • Connect people to jobs and housing that’s affordable

  • Strengthen existing communities and prepare for change

  • Commit to shared actions and shared outcomes

St Pete downtown bay view

Over the next 25 years, we expect to add 93,000 people countywide – almost the size of Clearwater, the third largest city in the region.

Investment Corridor Framework

  • Invest in corridors that best connect people to jobs and opportunities
  • Focus housing and jobs within commercial corridors where redevelopment opportunities exist
  • Support our workforce through transportation accessibility
Guiding Plans Picture