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Targeted Enforcement Day along the Pinellas Trail Set for February 17, 2024

PINELLAS COUNTY, FL ---- On February 17, 2024, member organizations of the Pinellas Trail Security Task Force (PTSTF) are conducting a targeted education and enforcement campaign at select locations along the Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail.


Police Officers from the cities of Belleair, Clearwater, Largo, St. Petersburg, and Tarpon Springs, as well as Deputies with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, will be on the trail and at key roadway crossings to ensure motorist and trail users are complying with traffic laws. Forward Pinellas, Pinellas County, Friends of the Pinellas Trail, and the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) will also be in Downtown Dunedin and Downtown St. Petersburg distributing safety materials and safety devices.


The Pinellas Trail is the preeminent trail facility in Pinellas County and the Tampa Bay region, spanning from St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs. The number of users on the Pinellas Trail increased by 51% between 2019 and 2020 to over two-million annual users. While most users have a positive experience on the trail, there has been an increase in the number of complaints regarding trail user and driver behaviors. This effort is in tandem with Pinellas County’s ongoing Trail Courtesy Campaign which reminds people how to share our trails in a courteous and safe manner.



PTSTF is comprised of all law enforcement agencies and County departments with jurisdiction over the Pinellas Trail and meets quarterly to ensure safe and comfortable conditions exist on the Trail. Any issues that are brought forth are addressed through a comprehensive, coordinated approach.


Learn more about the work of the Pinellas Trail Security Task Force (PTSTF) at: https://forwardpinellas.org/advisory-committees/pinellas-trail-security-task-force-ptstf/.


If you are interested in getting involved with Forward Pinellas’ work, contact us today: forwardpinellas.org/get-involved. 

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