Pinellas Point Drive S St. Petersburg, FL - Greater Pinellas Point Civic Association
Intersection of Pinellas Point Drive South and 25th Way South
Recent repaving and restriping of the intersection changed the long standing traffic pattern for traffic making the right hand turn from westbound Pinellas Point Drive to southbound Pinellas Point Drive (the transition from 25th Way South). The right hand turn "yield" sign has been removed, and the right hand turn pocket has been striped with diagonal signs.
This has created a more dangerous intersection for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists. The striped zone is vague as to it's purpose. Car and school bus traffic continues to use the area as a right hand turn pocket , in most cases only yielding if necessary while turning.
In other cases there are vehicles attempting to make the right hand turn from around the left side of the stop sign, but because of the placement of the stop sign (which when originally placed was not intended to support the turn in this fashion) the turning vehicle must swing into oncoming northbound (stopped) traffic as to not clip the sign when turning.
It has been seen where both right hand turn methods are being used at the same time. The vehicle performing the new method turn, having to evade or stop mid turn, for a vehicle turning on the inside (mostly not yielding because the other vehicle had no indicator on, or typically goes straight through).
Cyclists have an additional danger of the confusing intersection of being clipped if they take the inside turn on a vehicle who has turned via the left side of the stop sign.
Pedestrians step out onto the striped zone thinking it is part of a crosswalk and contend with traffic that could be using either method to turn.
This intersection should be:
- Returned to it's long standing configuration of the right hand turn yeild (or stop) using the right hand turn cutout, eliminating the single lane bottleneck of eastbound traffic
- if the turn lane is to be removed, it should be reconfigured with striping, cyclist merge , coloring signage or physical barriers that prevent traffic from entering the former turn lane. Additionally the stop sign on the post should be relocated to allow for proper right hand turns.
Please investigate and correct, thank you.
1863 62nd Terrace S Saint Petersburg, Florida - Greater Pinellas Point Civic AssociationLarge trailer fully loaded with tree logs in front of the house.
1889-1901 Pinellas Point Dr S St. Petersburg, FL 33712, USA - Greater Pinellas Point Civic AssociationLandscaping Bushes are blocking the majority of the bicycle lane on Pinellas Point Dr forcing cyclists into automobile traffic. Address is 1889 Pinellas Point
2900 68th Ave S Saint Petersburg, FL, 33712, USA - Greater Pinellas Point Civic AssociationCatamaran on a trailer parked on the grass in front of the house at
2900 68th Av. South.
Same issue was reported last year with different boat, yet no action taken by the city. This group home establishment continuously violates codes.
2162 Serpentine Cir S Saint Petersburg, FL, 33712, USA - Greater Pinellas Point Civic AssociationI have contacted the Mayor's Action Center by phone twice today (July 16th) to ask to speak with and meet with the city manager responsible for the response to the large hydraulic fluid spill from a city garbage truck that occurred on July 15th. I have asked for that manage to call me twice through the action center and once on his voice mail. I also asked that he come down to the location and tour the spill site. I wish to ask the manage what else the city intends to do to remediate the now heavily stained Pink Concrete streets, and also to discuss why the city's response to the spill, which discharged to storm water drains and Tampa Bay, was so inadequate. The number of personnel that responded was inadequate, and they did not have the equipment needed to control and minimize the impact of the spill, which extended for approximately a quarter of a mile through our neighborhood. There are now areas of heavily stained Pink Concrete along the road way that will continue to express oil when it rains directly impacted the bay, and degrades the appearance of the neighborhood. The Pin k Streets were repaired in the 1990s with new Pink Concrete with the incremental cost (over the cost of repaving with asphalt) to the residents. I was one of those residents and paid roughly $2,000 for the concrete streets. It is a unique characteristic of the neighborhood, and the source of its name. More needs to be done to remediate the damage done by the spill. One of the largest areas of heavy staining is adjacent to the entrance to my driveway, which may also result staining to the brick pavers in my driveway. Others along the spill path face the same prospect. Finally, leaving heavy hydraulic oil staining on a street that is frequently used by cyclists, skaters and walkers will create a safety issue when the surface gets wet from rain and an oil slick forms over and near the stains. Bottom line, I expected to hear back from the City today, and for the appropriate City manager to come down to our neighborhood to tour the area and explain what else the City is going to do in response to its spill. I also want to know more about the City's spill response plan, its team, its resources and whether or not the City has under contract a professional spill response company. I am an experienced expert in the environmental field, and the response mounted by the City to this consequential spill of a hazardous material that did, in fact impact Tampa Bay was not, and continues to be, inadequate. I expect to receive a call from the appropriate City Manager tomorrow at 813-340-3193 followed by that manager coming to the neighborhood to tour the spill area with me, and to inform our neighborhood of the additional steps the city will take to clean up its spill. Steve Walker 813-340-3193
624 64th Ave S St Petersburg, FL, 33705, USA - Greater Pinellas Point Civic AssociationDump truck parking on front yard, mostly nights and weekends
2900 68th Ave S St. Petersburg, FL 33712, USA - Greater Pinellas Point Civic Associationtrailer in driveway attached to truck well over a week
620-698 54th Ave S St. Petersburg, FL 33705, USA - Greater Pinellas Point Civic AssociationCorner 6th st south and 54th ave s. Food truck illegally parks on sidewalk. This is not a commercial district and these people set up an eatery every other day and almost every weekend
2298 68th Ave S Saint Petersburg, FL, 33712, USA - Greater Pinellas Point Civic AssociationJunk in yard, not fenced in... Appliances and cars, and metal scrap. An eye sore!
6400 16th St S St. Petersburg, FL 33705, USA - Greater Pinellas Point Civic AssociationMy neighbors at 6445 16th St. S. St. Petersburg 33705 moves in last summer and every since has consistently had all kinds of junk, building materials, and garbage stored in his yard as well as parking trucks and cars in his front yard. I also think they may be remodeling their home but I see no building permits posted in the window or doors. Please assist with this horrible eyesore.
6201-6483 31st St S St Petersburg, FL, 33712, USA - Greater Pinellas Point Civic Association
I know there was a lot of drainage work and whatnot going on along 31st St, and I noticed that they're finished but only paved the two inside lanes.
The street is still uneven, especially around the manhole cover areas and on these "stripes" that lead from the center of the road to the curb.
Why hasn't the whole road been paved/smoothed over? Are there plans to do this?
1900 Serpentine Drive South Saint Petersburg, Florida - Greater Pinellas Point Civic AssociationThere is an unacceptable machine noise / vibration emanating from the sewer system, which actually vibrates the slab of my house and creates a low level machinery hum in my house (the soundbox effect). It's loud, incessant, and prevents sleep.