Florida's Jaywalking Curb Cuts

Florida's Jaywalking Curb Cuts

(Deadly Wheelchair Curb Cuts & ADA Fraud)
(1,557 Unmarked Wheelchair Curb Cut Deaths since 2007)
(How many are women and children?  The FDOT wont tell!

Chris and Cindy
                    Common Sophia NelsonNatalie Nickchen Jessica and Lillia Raubenolt

(RIP:  Chris, Cindy, Sophia, Natalie, Jessica, and Lilia.)

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 Unmarked Mid-Block on High Speed, High Traffic, Multiple Lane Roads.

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The Jaywalking Curb Cuts Link shows examples of how the "Misplaced Curb Cut Effect" kills Mothers with Baby Strollers (Jessica & Lillia), Elderly Women using Walkers (Isabel), and Schoolchildren ((Alexis, Sophia, & Natalie).

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.

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.

FDOT Public Records Requests

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. 

Local Authorities should control Local Roads.  Ask your Florida Legislators to sponsor the Jessica, Lillia, Isabel, Alexis Pedestrian Safety Bill

ADA Fraud vs ADA Compliance

Back in 2005 an FDOT Official told an ABC News Reporter that they can place Utilities anywhere on the sidewalk as long as a standard wheelchair can pass by the post.

This is a False Clam and misrepresentation of the ADA which has directly resulted in many injuries to cyclists.

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

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."


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.

                                      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.

                                    Post obstructs sidewalk.

Between 2000 and 2010, there were  1,792 Public Officials convicted of Public Corruption, and that was just in Florida.  I wish The HuffPost would do a follow story.  How many arrests have there been in the past 20 years?  Is there no more corruption, or are the corrupt now in charge?

money being passed under
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