Move Safe Pinellas

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Move Safe, Pinellas enhances bicyclist and pedestrian safety to reduce related crashes and fatalities in Pinellas County.

Since 2018, the award-winning safety program has worked with local agencies, including Pinellas County Schools, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office and Human Services groups, to distribute safety devices to those who are most vulnerable when traveling on our roads.

With the support of our partners, we’ve given safety devices directly to hundreds of individuals who fit the program’s target groups:

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  • At-risk males, ages 21-29 and 50-59, affected by homelessness or substance abuse
  • Transportation-challenged individuals who are limited in transportation choices or can’t afford a vehicle
  • Students in grade school aftercare programs and summer camps who walk or bike

Email to inquire about the program, and to request safety devices and educational materials.

Connect with us on social media using the hashtag #MoveSafePinellas.

Walk Safe, Bike Safe, Move Safe Tips

  • Wear bright and reflective clothing.
  • Use your head, and wear a helmet when riding a bike.
  • Keep your phone down and your head up.
  • Make sure you can hear. Keep your ear pods or headphones out of your ears.
  • Bike with moving traffic, and use the bicycle lanes.
  • Walk on the side of the road facing traffic when there is not a sidewalk.
  • Stop before crossing the street. Never assume it’s safe to go. Look left-right-left and watch for cars.
  • Push the walk button when at a crosswalk.
  • Look for cars at driveways. They might not see you.
  • Be accountable! Impaired walking can be dangerous.

Safety Resources

Helmet Safety

Pinellas County Transportation's Move Safe Pinellas bike helmet fitting

Did you know? Florida law states that kids younger than age 16 must wear a helmet when riding a bike. Not adhering to the helmet law will result in a fine.

Pinellas County staff has fitted more than 1,000 kids for a free bike helmet through a partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation, the University of Florida and John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. To receive a free helmet, kids must be fitted by County staff certified through the University of Florida’s Bicycle/Pedestrian Safety Resource Center. Fittings can be scheduled at schools, aftercare programs or summer camps.

Road, Sidewalk and Trail Improvements

Safety audits and traffic studies are completed by professional engineers and certified road safety professionals to evaluate roads, intersections, sidewalks and trails. These studies determine where capital improvements could be made to enhance the County’s robust multi-modal transportation network. View a list of ongoing and completed projects.