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This is a Before Photo from the FDOT of a so called "Pedestrian Safety Island".  Notice the nice family crossing and the Caution Lines painted on the road.

Ad Photo from
                          the FDOT, notice the lines on the road.

Here is an After Photo of Bee Ridge Road Pedestrian Safety Island #11.  This is actually an Unmarked, Uncontrolled Mid-Block Crosswalk on a High Speed (45mph), High Traffic (ADT over 40,000) Road.  Notice how the photo also shows how the FDOT obstructed the center of the sidewalk with a Light Post.

I call this a Fake Crosswalk!
(This is Bee Ridge Road Pedestrian Safety Island #11. 

The Light Posts on Bee Ridge Road obstruct the sidewalk in front of the Veterans Medical Clinic and the Urfer Family Park. 

Light Posts obstructs sidewalk in front
                          of Blind Pedestrian.

(If you see something, say something.)

In the above video I talk about how I think the FDOT is committing ADA Fraud.  The below photo is "Charlie".  Charlie is a neighbors dog who stepped on a broken utility cover on the sidewalk (see above).  Charlie was electrocuted and killed.

Rest in Peace Charlie

Accidnts on Bee Ridge Road which I believe
                        were Bigly as the result of ADA Fraud by the

Above is an image of where Pedestrian Accidents occurred on Bee Ridge Road where the Utility Posts the sidewalk.   Below is a Flickr Slideshow which shows this same corridor in which the 73 Light Posts obstruct the Bee Ridge Road Sidewalk.  The Photos have been marked to indicate where the Posts should be locatedPlease quickly click the > button and think about what it is like for children who ride their bicycles on this sidewalk.

Light Posts

Light Post obstruct sidewalk.

This two minute video shows Pedestrian Safety Island #11 on Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota.  There are no Lines painted on the road, and no Pedestrian Crossing Signs, or Signalization on this 45mph road. 

The above video shows the proper way to install a Street Light Post.  The Post is as far as possible at the edge of the sidewalk.  And, the Footer is sunken below the sidewalk.  Thank you Sarasota County for making our sidewalks safe for all Pedestrians.

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 Unmarked / Uncontrolled Mid-Block Crosswalks are violating 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.