Fake Crosswalks                                 


The FDOT is violating Unmarked and Uncontrolled Mid-Block Crosswalk Safety Standards.


Bayshore Blvd Memorial

The FDOT places Unmarked Mid-Block Crosswalks on High Speed, High Traffic, Multiple Lane Roads in violation of established FHWA Safety Standards. In the below three fatal accidents the Pedestrians were all attempting to cross a High Traffic, High Speed, Multiple Lane Roads at an Unmarked Mid-Block Crosswalk. 

    - October 5th, 2015, 17 year old Alexis Miranda and her friends were walking to Chamberlain High School.  Alexis was struck and killed while attempting to cross an Unmarked Mid-Block Crosswalk on Busch Blvd.

   - January 12th, 2018, 91 year old Isabel Triana was walking with the assistance of a walker.  Isabel was struck and killed when she attempted to cross an Unmarked Mid-Block Crosswalk on Dale Mabry Highway. 

   - May 23rd 2018, Jessica Raubenolt , 24, and her daughter, Lillia, 21 months, were visiting from Ohio.  Jessica was pushing Lllia in her baby stroller.  They were both killed while attempting to cross an Unmarked Mid-Block Crosswalk on  Bayshore Blvd.

It is irrelevant if they were struck by Racers or Hit and Run Drivers.  Would Jessica, Lilia, Isabel, and Alexis be alive today if the FDOT had not placed these Unmarked Mid-Block Crosswalks in such dangerous locations?  There are most likely dozens more Pedestrian Fatalities around Florida due to the FDOT not complying with established Crosswalk Safety Standards. 

You don't need to be a Roadway Safety Expert to understand Unmarked Crosswalks are not safe on roads with a speed limit over 40 mph and an Average Daily Traffic (ADT) over 20,000.  The FDOT places these dangerous Unmarked Mid-block Crosswalks (aka; Pedestrian Safety Islands)  on 45 mph Multiple Lane Roads with an ADT of over 50,000. 

Please contact Representative Good and Representative Buchanan and ask them if they would like to try crossing one of the Fake Crosswalks shown below?

Google Earth View

Below are links to the Google Street View of the 12 "Pedestrian Safety Islands" on Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota, Florida.  These Unmarked Mid-Block Crosswalks are very unsafe and are violating Unmarked and Uncontrolled Mid-Block Crosswalk Safety Standards.

Look at these and you will see why I call them "Fake Crosswalks".

If you drive on Bee Ridge Road you will not even notice these "Fake Crosswalks".  The Still Photos and Google Street Views don't show the 50,000 daily vehicles passing at 45 -50 mph.  Tax Payers paid $17 million for these 12 "Fake Crosswalks".

The most expensive Real Estate in Florida is not on our Beach Shores, it is in our Road Medians.
 
Phillippi Creek Bridge  PSI  East end of bridge

PSI#1 Between Dearborn Ave. and School Ave.

PSI#2 Between School Ave. and Lime Ave.

PSI#3 Between Shade Ave. and Whiporwill Cir.

PSI#4 Between Midland Rd. and Umatillo Ave.

PSI#5 Between Lockwood Ridge Rd. and Village Green Dr.

PSI#6 Between Rockefeller Ave. and Bell Ave.

PSI#7 Between Bell Ave. and Beneva Rd.

PSI#8 Between Riviera Dr. and Forest Lake Dr.

PSI#9 Between Twilight Pl. and Stardust Pl.

PSI#10 Between Belmont Blvd. and Strathmore Blvd.

PSI#11 Between MacIntosh Rd. and Oakhurst Blvd.  (Notice how there is a Light Post obstructing the Crosswalk.  This Unmarked Crosswalk is also at a Merging Lane which is very dangerous.