Regulations / Safety Standards_________________________
The Federal and State Government has Safety Standards for the placement of Crosswalks, Wheelchair Curb Cuts, and Utility Posts. However, you don't need to be an Engineer or Roadway Safety Expert to know it is wrong to obstruct the Pedestrian Right of Way, or to build Wheelchair Curb Cuts which encourage Jaywalkers on Busy High Speed Roads..
Florida Department of Transportation
In February 2002 the FHWA issued a Report Titled: Safety Effects of Marked vs Unmarked Crosswalks at uncontrolled Locations. This Report clearly shows that it is very dangerous to place Unmarked Mid-Block Crosswalks on High Traffic, High Speed, Multiple Lane Roads.
FHWA Clear Zone Standards clearly state (see Item 6). "FHWA policy is that utility facilities should be located as close to the right-of-way line as feasible." The center of the sidewalk should be reserved for Pedestrians.
Midblock Crossings - FHWA - US Department of Transportation
Mid-block Crosswalks - National Association of City Transportation
AASHTO Green Book Safety Standards
Building a Safer Mid-Block Crossing – Streetsblog USA
Dangerous crosswalks - Plaintiff Magazine
Mid-block Pedestrian Crossings – Sustainable Development ...
Pedestrian risk analysis at uncontrolled midblock and unsignalised intersections - Volume 5, Issue 2, April 2018, Pages 137-147
The Curb Cut Effect: How Making Public Spaces Accessible to People With Disabilities Helps Everyone - Disability Science Review - Dec 11, 2016
Wikipedia - Curb Cut