Fake Crosswalks                            


(Deadly Wheelchair Curb Cuts)

The ONLY components of an Unmarked / Uncontrolled Mid-Block Crosswalk are Wheelchair Curb Cuts. 


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


Bayshore Blvd Memorial

In the below three fatal accidents the Pedestrians were all attempting to cross a High Traffic, High Speed, Multiple Lane Roads at an Unmarked / Uncontrolled 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 these victims were struck by Racers or Hit and Run Drivers.  Would they still be alive today if the FDOT had not placed these Wheelchair Curb Cuts in such dangerous locations? 


Mid-Block Crosswalks on High Speed, High Traffic, Multiple Lane Roads are very dangerous even if controlled by Push Button Yellow or Red Light Signals. 

On December 22nd, 2019, Sophia Nelson (12), was killed attempting to cross State Road A1A at a Push Button Yellow-Flashing Signal in Satellite Beach Florida. 

 On January 30, 2020, FSU Student Natalie Nickchen (19), was killed attempting to cross West Tennessee Avenue in Tallahassee after pushing a Red Flashing Signal.


Every year Nationwide about twice as many Male Pedestrians are killed than Female Pedestrians.  So I was wondering why there were so many Females being killed in Florida's Mid-Block Crosswalks.  

A September 2018 Study in the Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering shows that Males actually take more attempts to cross in these type of crosswalks.  However, more Females are killed because Females cross slower than Males. 

The State of Florida should install Crosswalks safely accessible to both sexes. 





Google Street View

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


 
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.