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Our favorite moments from the first #CarFreeStPete scavenger hunt

Megan Holmes

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Car-Free St. Pete, a collaborative campaign between St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership, Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, Coast Bike Share and the Cross Bay Ferry hosted the first Car-Free Scavenger Hunt Dec. 7. Dozens of participants formed teams and followed a trail of clues, traveling around the city using only car-free transportation options including the Central Avenue Trolley, Coast Bike Share and the free Downtown Looper.

“With all of the development happening in downtown St. Pete and the many new residents moving here, it’s imperative we think about transportation and what that will look like if each new unit brings one or two more cars with them,” said Whitney Fox, Director of Communications & Marketing for PSTA. “The point of the Car-Free St. Pete Scavenger Hunt is to help residents break the seal of getting around in their car alone for every trip and provide them with a fun experience of trying a variety of existing transit options instead.”

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Winners of the scavenger hunt team received free car-free transportation for a year, including 20 Cross-Bay Ferry vouchers, annual PSTA bus passes and annual Coast Bike Share passes.

Here are our favorite social media moments from each stop:

The hunt began at USF St. Pete

 

 
 
 
 
 
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#CarfreeStPete #TeamCouch

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 First Clue: “Your destination is a place where anyone can sail away. This downtown spot is best for getting across the bay.”

 

 
 
 
 
 
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 Cross Bay Ferry Stop

Second Clue: “Take a photo in front of St. Pete’s downtown Pink Palace. Retrieve your next clue from the outdoor space where one may drink from a chalice.”

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Car free St. Pete Scavenger Hunt #stacysmoms #carfreestpete

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 Vinoy Hotel

Third Clue: “For this adventure use a Coast, the Looper or your feet, and check out the crafty art gallery next to the mural on the street.”

 

 
 
 
 
 
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#carfreestpete #buzbikerseals

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 Florida CraftArt

Fourth Clue: “Your next clue is in the 600-block alley with many mural hidden gems. Make sure to snap a unique photo with your favorite one of them!”

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Eye of the Storm #CarFreeStPete #TeamCouch

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 Mural Alley

Fifth Clue: “The CAT may be your best friend now – if you have to wait, don’t be a pessimist. Sit down, enjoy the ride and proceed to the bar named after a cat’s nemesis.”

 

 
 
 
 
 
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#carfreestpete #ithurtswhenitakeaquiz

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  Dog Bar

Sixth Clue: “In the Grand Central District is a delicious dessert spot where you can find tasty cake, they even have dog-friendly treats for your pup to take.”

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Picked up some cupcakes at this #carfreestpete stop! Needed to fuel up! #wannagostpete

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 Swah-Rey

Seventh Clue: “You might display this on a mantle if you wish, but most locals prefer this outdoor spot for some tasty fish.”

 

 
 
 
 
 
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#carfreestpete #ihwitaq

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 Trophy Fish

Eighth Clue: “Your final stop is a place with coffee and drinks not served neat. This time of year, you might see Santa drinking a Christmas cocktail treat.”

 

 
 
 
 
 
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One of our favorite places to get coffee!#carfreestpete #wannagostpete

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  Last Stop: Intermezzo

 

 
 
 
 
 
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