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Crosswalk Flashing Beacons

About Us

There's more to our story... 

 
The Carmanah Traffic team is a group of enthusiastic individuals who are committed to improving pedestrian safety and making communities more vibrant places to live, work, and play. But there's more to our story than that. We're also cyclists, parents, and in some cases, Mister Spock wannabes which is why we created this page.
 
Since we couldn't possibly represent every member of our team here, we've chosen to profile a few of our key players and the people your most likely to speak to when you pick up the phone and give us a call. We look forward to talking with you.
 
 
Greg Miller

Community Stories

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.

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.

Flashing Beacon Products

Carmanah flashing beacons are proven to enhance driver awareness and improve the visibility of important warning signage at crosswalk sites, school zones, and other hazardous areas.  Combining our best-in-class solar and LED technology with our integrated Energy Management System (EMS) ensures our products provide a reliable and robust traffic safety solution. The need for specialized work crews are eliminated because our systems are designed for easy and quick installation.  These installation advantages, combined with the operating efficiencies of our flashing beacons make us a leader in roadway and pedestrian crosswalk markings.

Solar Flashing Beacons

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Carmanah Technologies is a market leader in solar LED flashing beacons across North America. Carmanah’s intelligent design, compact construction and robust performance provide innovative solar solutions for the traffic industry. Designed to install quickly, easily and cost-effectively, Carmanah solar flashing beacons are built to withstand harsh winter climates of Ohio as they do in the hot Florida sun, delivering years of proven performance.

Departments of transport, counties, municipalities and active transportation groups continue to call on Carmanah beacons when they are looking for reliable, cost-effective products supported by a friendly and knowledgeable team of experts.

 

Complete My Street!

Congratulations to our Complete My Street Contest Winner, Montclair, New Jersey 
 
The City of Montclair won an R920 Rectangular Rapid Flashing BEacon System to improve pedestiran access and saftey at the crosswalk on Bloomfield Avenue at Midland Avenue. Montclair was chosen out of 42 locations due to overwhelming public and business support. The crosswalk locations was in major need of improvement due to being located on a busy four-lane roadway with high volumes of foot traffic. 
 
Check out Montclair's video on how City Officials and Bike/Walk advocates expect the system to improve access and saftey for citizens in their city.

Resources

Implementing flashing beacon technology into a city or municipality requires understanding the business case for doing so.  These resources can help.

Here you will find a wealth of information on how communities are currently using flashing beacon technology, along with access to third-party reports, presentation templates, and links to other online resources that can help make the case for implementing flashing beacons in your community.

Advocacy Resource Package

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