Walkability Resource Package

Tools for advocates seeking walkable communities

Walkability Resource Package

Tools for advocates seeking walkable communities

Are you trying to make a case for traffic safety improvements in your community? Proper signage helps. This resource package is designed specifically for community advocacy groups looking to make improvements to active transportation infrastructure.

What kind of resources do you need? Choose an option below.

General Resources

Ready to make a difference in your community? Start here. When general research on active transportation is required, the links below can point you in the right direction. For more specific information, keep scrolling to choose an application—crosswalks, school zones, or 24-hour flashers.

External Links

Explore the many initiatives, advocacy organizations, and funding resources available for traffic advocates looking for information and support for their projects.

National Initiatives

Advocacy Organizations

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Want to learn more about funding for your project? Check out our traffic safety grants and funding resources here.

Crosswalks: Improve Walkability

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 Streets projects, and communities seeking LEED ND certification, Carmanah rectangular rapid flashing beacons (RRFBs) are either solar- or AC-powered and install quickly onto existing signposts. They are pedestrian-activated, high-intensity warning lights that notify drivers when a pedestrian is entering a marked, uncontrolled crosswalk.

Learn how crosswalk solutions can help improve walking and cycling infrastructure. These resources can help you understand—and explain to others—where and how RRFBs (or other crosswalk solutions) are used and what can be accomplished with this technology.


WATCH A VIDEO: Building Crosswalks for Walkable Communities

Watch our RRFB overview video to learn how this technology can inspire a walkable community.

DOWNLOAD A WHITEPAPER: Walkable Streets, the Way of the Future

A walkable community is a sustainable community, improving economic vibrancy, a sense of vitality and connectivity, and the enhanced health and wellbeing of citizens.


PRESENT IN POWERPOINT: Improving Community Connections with RRFB Technology

Make a compelling argument for bringing rectangular rapid flashing beacon technology to crosswalks in your community.



Need a visual representation of the benefits of RRFBs? Our infographic is available for use.


STUDY THE DETAILS: Third-Party Reports on Crosswalks and RRFBs

Multiple studies and reports on RRFBs from well-respected sources can help back up your case for adding them at crosswalks in your community.

EXPLORE OUR PROJECTS: Carmanah Crosswalk Case Studies and Videos

Communities like those in Bend, Oregon, have noted a 60% increase in driver yield compliance at high-traffic crosswalks with the installation of RRFB technology. Explore the case studies section on our Resources page for all crosswalk-related projects.

Feel free to use this infographic to advocate for RRFBs in your community.

School Zones: Increase Safety

WATCH A VIDEO: Carmanah’s School Zone Safety Series

Watch our school zone safety series to learn how our flashing beacons and signs can improve safety in your local school zones.

STUDY THE DETAILS: Third-Party Reports on School Zones

Reports on school zone beacons from well-respected sources can help back up your case for adding them to your community’s school zones.


EXPLORE OUR PROJECTS: Carmanah School Zone Case Studies

Visit the case studies section of our Resources page for all school zone-related projects.

24-Hour Flashers: Get Drivers’ Attention

EXPLORE OUR PROJECTS: Carmanah 24-Hour Flasher Case Studies

Visit our Resource page to find case studies for some of our 24-Hour Flasher–related projects.