Florida's Fake Crosswalks (Deadly Wheelchair Curb Cuts & ADA Fraud)

Florida's Fake Crosswalks
(Deadly Wheelchair Curb Cuts & ADA Fraud)
(4,500 Mid-Block Crosswalk Deaths since 2000)
(1,557 Unmarked Mid-Block Crosswalk Deaths since 2007)

(How many are women and children?  The FDOT wont tell!)

Jessica and
                    Lillia, Rest in Peace

(This is Jessica and Lillia, may they Rest in Peace.)



For many years the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has misrepresented and abused the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).  The FDOT obstructs sidewalks and places Wheelchair Curb Cuts in very dangerous locations. 

Wheelchair Curb Cuts should be located at crosswalks, and not in the middle of the block on high speed multiple lane roads. 



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Click on the Fake Crosswalks Link to read about Mothers with Baby Strollers (Jessica and Lillia), elderly women using walkers (Isabel), and school children (Alexis).  They were all killed while attempting to cross Unmarked / Uncontrolled Mid-Block Crosswalks (misplaced Wheelchair Curb Cuts). 



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Q: When is a Contractor allowed to place Utilities in the Pedestrian Right of Way rather than in the Utility Strip?

A: When the Contractor is owned by one of the Richest Families in America #Alsupwww.pedestriansmatter.org - @ADAFRAUD 


Utility Post obstruct Pedestrian Right of
                        Way in front of Blind Pedestrian

"If you see something, say something!"

The Sidewalk Obstructions Link shows how the FDOT misrepresents the ADA to justify placing Light Posts in the middle of sidewalks rather than in the Utility Strip.  This is ADA Fraud.





Every year Nationwide about twice as many Male Pedestrians are killed than Female Pedestrians.  Why are there 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 unmarked, uncontrolled mid-block crosswalks.  However, more Females are killed because Females cross slower than Males. 




FDOT Public Records Requests


I have submitted two Public Records Requests asking for Data pertaining to Deaths at Mid-Block Crosswalks (Marked and Unmarked) on High Traffic, High Speed, Multiple Lane Roads.  Mid-Block Crosswalks at these locations violate Federal Safety Standards.  The Records Request resulted in 4,500 and 1557 matching Records. 


July 28th, 2020

The FDOT charged me $104.17 for a  CD with 153  .pdf image files of Crash Reports.  I specifically asked them not to send me any image files because I was blind.  This is not what I asked or paid for. 

Please contact the FDOT and tell them that you would also like to know how many of the 4500 and 1,557 killed are women and children. 



Please Note:  The only components of an Unmarked Mid-Block Crosswalk are Wheelchair Curb Cuts.  This a Deadly Abuse of the ADA.


There should be a Congressional Investigation concerning  Pedestrians who have been killed attempting to cross Mid-Block Crosswalks that are in violation of Federal Safety Standards.




Click on the Photos Link to view photos how the sidewalk has been obstructed, and see Google Street Views of the 12 "Pedestrian Safety Islands" recently installed on Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota, Florida.  This misplacement of Light Posts and Wheelchair Curb Cuts violates Federal Safety Standards. 




ADA Fraud vs ADA Compliance

This is an ADA Fraud Complaint because the FDOT is misrepresenting ADA Wheelchair Pass By Compliance as the  Governing Authority in the placement of Utilities.  Utilities belong in the Utility Strip, not in the Pedestrian Right of Way.  This ADA Fraud is Unlawful, and is directly responsible for many pedestrian injuries.

Light Post in the middle of the
                            Pedestrian Right of Way. Next to empty
                            Utility Strip.




If you agree with this evidence of ADA Fraud, then please file a complaint.  Tell these Government Officials that they are misrepresenting the Americans With Disabilities Act.  Utility Poles belong in the Utility Strip, not in the Pedestrian Right of Way.   Wheelchair Curb Cuts belong at Intersections, not in the middle of the block.





Pedestrian Safety Compliance Violations
 

1.  ADA Fraud (misrepresenting the ADA to justify violating long established Federal Safety Standards)


2.  Violation of FHWA Clear Zone Standards (see item 6).  (Placing Utilities in the Pedestrian Right of Way  


3.  Violation of  FHWA Above Ground Utility Structure Placement Standards.


4.  Violation of Marked vs Unmarked Mid-Block Crosswalk Safety Standards (installing Deadly Wheelchair Curb Cuts Mid-Block)


5.  Violation of the False Claims Act. (Falsely claiming that Utilities should be located in the Pedestrian Right of Way and that Wheelchair Curb Cuts should be located Unmarked Mid-Block.)


6.  Violation of the Architectural Barrier Act of 1968.  (Obstructing the Pedestrian Right of Way in front of the Veterans Medical Clinic.)




The Smart Growth America, Dangerous By Design 2019 Report ranked the 104 largest U.S. metro areas according to a “Pedestrian Danger Index,”  9 of the top 10 most dangerous metropolitan areas were in Florida.  A September 25th, 2018 Wall Street Journal Article shows how Florida is also by far the deadliest State for Cyclist.



Jeff Speck, City Planner and Author of Walkable City... said; "the reason why the deadliest state to be a pedestrian is in Florida is because more city streets in Florida belong to the state than in probably any other state. ... When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail, and when you're a state highway engineer, everything looks like a highway — even if it's a local main street for shopping."





Reporter

Ivestigative Reporter Wanted

FOIA the Data from the FDOT. 
Find the names of others who have been killed. 
Expose the truth.


One of Florida's Deadly Unmarked
                              Mid-Block crosswalks

(Utility Posts belong in the Utility Strip not in the middle of the sidewalk.)
(Wheelchair Curb Cuts belong at Intersections, not on the sides of busy high speed roads.)

Roadway Safety Experts Needed

Confirm the Safety Compliance Violations.


Blind Pedestrian on sidewalk
                              obstructed by Utility Post.

"If you see something, say something" - unknown

Social Media / Events Coordinator Wanted

​Help with Social Media.  Organize Protest Rides or Sidewalk Protests.


Utility Post
                            obstructs sidewalk.




Between 2000 and 2010, there were  1,792 Public Officials convicted of Public Corruption, and that was just in Florida.




money
                                being passed under the table


Perhaps Government Officials will not reply or even visit this website because of the Sunshine Law and it would be part of the Public  If they had nothing to hide, then they could reply.