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The Jessica, Lillia, Isabel, Alexis, Pedestrian Safety Compliance Bill

The Sidewalk Obstruction Clear Zone Compliance Bill



Photos and Videos Google Street Views

The below FDOT Screenshots are from the FDOT 2019 Mid-Block Crosswalk Symposium. The below Google Street Views shows the actual installed Pedestrian Refuge Islands.  The FDOT proposes "Marked" Mid-Block Pedestrian Refuge Islands / Crosswalks.  However, they actually install Unmarked Mid-Block Refuge Islands / Crosswalks which kill 130 Pedestrians every year.

FDOT Pedestrian
                              Refuge Island Photo

FDOT Pedestrian Refuge Islands Photo

Below is a short video sent to me by m,y Neighbor.  It shows him walking his bicycle across one of Bee Ridge Roads Unmarked Mid-Block Crosswalks. The FDOT promotes Marked / Controlled Mid-Block Crosswalks but installs Unmarked Crosswalks killing 1,557 Pedestrians since 2007.

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.


                            ow unmarked mid-block wheelchair curb cuts
                            with poem
(This is Bee Ridge Road Pedestrian Refuge 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.

Here is Lynn & Debbie McDermott talking about losing 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.

light post
                            obstructing center of sidewalk