With Just Getting Started, Deputy Mayor and City Administrator Dr. Kanika Tomalin is “telling the St. Pete story” through one-on-one conversations with change-makers. With many exciting plans and projects on the horizon, St. Petersburg’s upward trajectory remains strong. “So much has been done, but here’s the secret: We’re just getting started.”
Cheryl Stacks, the city's transportation manager, talks with Dr. Tomalin about the upcoming electric scooter pilot program, scheduled for 18 months and then subject to review. The program will launch in late September or early October. They also discuss the Sunrunner BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) line between downtown and St. Pete Beach, and the city's Complete Streets initiative, which plans, designs and adapts St. Petersburg thoroughfares and transportation with an eye towards the future.
Dr. Tomalin’s guest is City Transportation Manager Cheryl Stacks; they discuss the Sunrunner BRT bus line between the beaches and downtown, electric scooters, the Complete Streets initiative and the other transportation innovations planned for St. Pete’s limitless future.
I have spent my career dedicated to making sure I fully understand all elements of transportation, from planning through design, operations, maintenance and back to planning again."
We want to make sure we're providing a lot of mobility options for people ... we're just not going to have the space for everybody to be driving their own car, and have one person in it."