Support your Vision Zero and walkability initiatives with crosswalk flashing beacons. Both the rectangular rapid flashing beacon (RRFB) and circular flashing beacon are pedestrian-activated, high-intensity warning lights that notify drivers when a pedestrian is entering a crosswalk.

Both beacon types can supplement crosswalk signs at marked, uncontrolled crosswalks, including urban mid-block crosswalks, trail crossings, roundabouts, and more. With Carmanah’s solar RRFBs and circular beacons, installation is completed in minutes with little to no traffic interference.

 

Achieve Vision Zero goals

Vision Zero is an initiative that encourages cities to pledge to eliminate death and serious injury from their roads. What began in Sweden is now a global movement toward safer streets where no loss of life is considered acceptable: cities from Los Angeles to Vancouver and Boston to Orlando have initiatives in place. To help meet their city’s Vision Zero initiatives, transportation engineers, government officials, and safety advocates can consider flashing crosswalk beacons at high-risk locations or those with previous incidents.

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Are RRFBs and circular beacons MUTCD compliant?

Yes. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) released Interim Approval 21 on March 20, 2018, which makes the RRFB MUTCD-compliant in the US. RRFB Interim Approval 11, the original RRFB interim approval, was rescinded in December 2017. With IA-21 now in place, state and local agencies can apply for interim approval. Read more about the FHWA memorandum.

The circular crosswalk flashing beacon is also MUTCD-compliant. Carmanah circular beacons have 12+ years of successful deployments across North America. Read more about the MUTCD’s requirements for flashing beacons.

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Learn About Carmanah

Every superhero needs a team behind the scenes that helps them save the world. We like to think we’re the Alfred to your Batman; the Kato to your Green Hornet; the Jarvis to your Iron Man. We spend our time working with traffic heroes like you to ensure we’re providing sustainable, reliable solutions for your traffic applications, from school zones to crosswalks to road signs. Whether your mission is improving walkability, slowing down traffic, or ensuring a sign can be seen, we’re here to help you do it. And we’ll help you in any location, while also meeting MUTCD regulations, ITE requirements, or other specifications.

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