Carmanah crosswalk solutions are ideal for communities looking to transform their urban landscapes into vibrant, livable space shared by all modes of transportation. A perfect fit for Smart Growth America initiatives, Complete Street projects, and communities seeking LEED ND certification, Carmanah Rectangular Rapid Flashing Crosswalk Beacons (RRFBs) are either solar or AC-powered and install quickly onto existing sign posts.
Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFBs) are pedestrian-activated, high-intensity warning lights that notify drivers when a pedestrian is entering the crosswalk.
Communities like those in Bend, Oregon have noted a 60% increase in driver yield compliance at high-traffic crosswalks with the installation of rectangular rapid flashing beacon (RRFB) technology.
Here are some other real world examples of what can be accomplished with flashing beacon technology.
University campus crosswalk improvements in Calgary, Alberta. (PDF)
Watch these videos of Carmanah rectangular rapid flashing beacons (RRFBs) in action:
This series of renderings show you exactly where and how Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons can be installed on one-way and two-way roadways, view them here.
This whitepaper outlines the benefits of walkability and how to identify the problem points on existing walkable/bikeable routes. This paper also suggests ways in which Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons can be used to quickly reconnect walkable/bikeable routes for immediate improvements to community vitality. Read the white paper here.
Third Party Reports
Are you trying to make a case for crosswalk improvements in your community? These trusted reports from government agencies and national research organizations may help.
Effects of Yellow Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons on Yielding at Multi-Lane Uncontrolled Crosswalks - Federal Highways Administration (FHWA Report)
Improving Pedestrian Safety at Unsignalized Crossings - Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) & National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Joint Report
An Analysis of the Efficacy of Rectangular-shaped Rapid-Flash LED Beacons to Increase Yielding to Pedestrians Using Crosswalks on Multilane Roadways in the City of St. Petersburg, FL. - Center for Education and Research in Safety
Vehicle Speeds in School Zones - Washington Traffic Safety Commission
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