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

Roadway Design / Roadway Criteria / Bicycle and Pedestrians / Pedestrian Facilities

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

Additional References:

Dangerous crosswalks - Plaintiff Magazine

Mid-block Pedestrian Crossings – Sustainable Development ...

Pedestrian risk analysis at uncontrolled midblock and unsignalised intersections - Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering (English Edition) Volume 5, Issue 2, April 2018, Pages 137-147

99% Invisible - Episode 308 - Curb Cuts

Wikipedia - Curb Cut