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.

 

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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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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.

 

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

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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