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.
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.
Explore the many initiatives, advocacy organizations, and funding resources available for traffic advocates looking for information and support for their projects.
Tune into the Conversation
Want to learn more about funding for your project? Check out our traffic safety grants and funding resources here.Resources for traffic grants and funding
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.View and download the whitepaper
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.View and download the PowerPoint
SHARE AN INFOGRAPHIC: Benefits of RRFBs
Need a visual representation of the benefits of RRFBs? Our infographic is available for use.Download the Infographic
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.Visit our Technical Resources page
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. Visit our News and Gallery section for all crosswalk-related projects.Explore our News & Gallery
School Zones: Increase Safety
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.Visit our Technical Resources page for the documents
EXPLORE OUR PROJECTS: Carmanah School Zone Case Studies
Visit our News and Gallery section for all school zone–related projects.Explore our News & Gallery
24-Hour Flashers: Get Drivers’ Attention
EXPLORE OUR PROJECTS: Carmanah 24-Hour Flasher Case Studies
Visit our News and Gallery section for all 24-Hour Flasher–related projects.Explore our News & Gallery