Fake Crosswalks / Google Street Views                           

225 Yearly Mid-Block Crosswalk Deaths
130 Unmarked / Uncontrolled Mid-Block Crosswalk Deaths



The below FDOT Screenshots are from the FDOT 2019 Mid-Block Crosswalk Symposium. The below Google Street Views shows the actual installed Pedestrian Refuge Islands.  The FDOT proposes "Marked" Mid-Block Pedestrian Refuge Islands / Crosswalks.  However, they actually install Unmarked Mid-Block Refuge Islands / Crosswalks which kill 130 Pedestrians every year.

FDOT Pedestrian Refuge Island
                                  Photo 
FDOT
                                Pedestrian Refuge Island Photo

The Below Photo is of Pedestrian Refuge Island #11 on Bee Ridge Road.  No Painted Lines of the road, no Pedestrian Crossing Signs, no Signalization.  The ONLY Components are Wheelchair Curb Cuts.


A recent FDOT Public Records Request showed that 130 Pedestrians die every year in Unmafrked Mid-Block Crosswalks / Pedestrian Refuge Islands.


Bee Ridge Road Pedestrian Refuge Island 11




A recent FDOT Public Records Request showed that 130 Pedestrians die every year in Unmarked Mid-Block Crosswalks / Pedestrian Refuge Islands. These are Misplaced Wheelchair Curb Cuts and ADA Fraud.


Bayshore Blvd Memorial

(This is a Memorial at the Unmarked Mid-Block Crosswalk on Bayshore Blvd in Tampa.
 
Rest in Peach Jessica and Lillia.






Florida Trends in Pedestrian Injuries from Street Crossing


Location
Fatal Injuries
1986 - 1993
Fatal Injuries
1993 - 2001-

% of Change
Non-Fatal Injuries
1986 - 1993
Non0Fatal Injuries
1994 - 2001

% of Change
Mid-Block
1,992
2,109
5.9
20,966
23,511
12.1
Intersection
638
508
-20.4
9.006
8,573
-4.8
% Mid-Block

76

81

N/A

70

73

N/A

   Source: Derived from annual Traffic Crash Facts, Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.





    - October 5th, 2015, 17 year old Alexis Miranda and her friends were walking to Chamberlain High School.  Alexis was struck and killed while attempting to cross an Unmarked Mid-Block Crosswalk on Busch Blvd.



   - January 12th, 2018, 91 year old Isabel Triana was walking with the assistance of a walker.  Isabel was struck and killed when she attempted to cross an Unmarked Mid-Block Crosswalk on Dale Mabry Highway. 


   - May 23rd 2018, Jessica Raubenolt , 24, and her daughter, Lillia, 21 months, were visiting from Ohio.  Jessica was pushing Lllia in her baby stroller.  They were both killed while attempting to cross an Unmarked Mid-Block Crosswalk on  Bayshore Blvd.


It is irrelevant if these victims were struck by Racers or Hit and Run Drivers.  Would they still be alive today if the FDOT had not placed these Wheelchair Curb Cuts in such dangerous locations? 


Mid-Block Crosswalks on High Speed, High Traffic, Multiple Lane Roads are very dangerous even if controlled by Push Button Yellow or Red Light Signals. 

On December 22nd, 2019, Sophia Nelson (12), was killed attempting to cross State Road A1A at a Push Button Yellow-Flashing Signal in Satellite Beach Florida. 

 On January 30, 2020, FSU Student Natalie Nickchen (19), was killed attempting to cross West Tennessee Avenue in Tallahassee after pushing a Red Flashing Signal.


Every year Nationwide about twice as many Male Pedestrians are killed than Female Pedestrians.  So I was wondering why there were 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 in these type of crosswalks.  However, more Females are killed because Females cross slower than Males. 

The State of Florida should install Crosswalks safely accessible to both sexes.