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!)

Hi Neighbors,

I moved to Sarasota in 1994 after becoming a Disabled Veteran (half blind).  I know this page has a basic look, I am a self taught web designer.

i live in the Winding Woods Subdivision at Bee Ridge Road and Maverick Avenue.  My Step-Son (and many others) was severely injured when his bicycle handlebar clipped one of the Light Posts that obstruct the center of the sidewalk.  He fell into the road and was struck by a car.

Please contact the Sarasota County Commission at 941-861-5000 and ask them to relocate the Posts from the center of the sidewalk to the Utility Strip.  Tell them not to blame the State (FDOT) because the sidewalk is County Maintained and the County is ultimately responsible for the Safety of it Citizens.

2 Ghost Bikes
                        and a Ghost Walker, www.pedestriansmatter.org

Google Street View of Winding Woods Subdivision Entrance

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.

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.

Why won't the FDOT release the Gender Data of Pedestrians killed in Florida's Unmarked Mid-Block Crosswalks?  

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

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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.

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.

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.  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?

                                being passed under the table