.

Pinellas Trail To Get Security Cameras

A high-crime section of the Pinellas Trail is getting security cameras installed by the fall.

Portions of Pinellas Trail will be under video surveillance by the fall following high-profile crimes along a St. Petersburg section of the path. (Flickr/Daniel Oines)
Portions of Pinellas Trail will be under video surveillance by the fall following high-profile crimes along a St. Petersburg section of the path. (Flickr/Daniel Oines)

Bikers and cyclists using the Pinellas Trail should feel a bit safer this fall as with new security cameras placed along crime-ridden sections of the path.

The surveillance will include 25 security cameras along a portion of the 42-mile rail trail which passes through St. Petersburg and areas of Dunedin, Clearwater, and Largo, The St. Petersburg Tribune reports.

The cameras are planned for an area of the trail between 43rd and 49th Streets South, just north of 8th Avenue South.

Earlier this year in February, 10 News reported a couple robbed at gunpoint and a woman pistol-whipped and teeth knocked out in the area where the new cameras are to be installed.

Various reports put the price tag of the equipment at $100,000.

The Fred Marquis Pinellas Trails is one of the longest urban biking trails in Florida.

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »