What is an RRFB?
Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFBs) are a proven pedestrian safety treatment which use a system of high visibility signs and flashing lights to make pedestrians even more visible to motorists as they cross the street. RRFBs include bright yellow, rapidly flashing warning lights that are pushbutton activated by crossing pedestrians, and fluorescent yellow diamond-shaped pedestrian crossing signs facing both directions of traffic. CDTA has installed RRFBs at numerous locations throughout the Capital Region, including the UAlbany Downtown Campus and Albany Rail Trail stations. CDTA will be installing two RRFBs this spring along the Harriman Campus Ring Roads as part of the new Purple Line project.
As part of their mission to provide mobility solutions that connect the region’s communities, CDTA invests in pedestrian infrastructure to improve accessibility and safety for customers and the community at large. CDTA invests in constructing and maintaining sidewalks and crosswalks to ensure safe and convenient pedestrian access to public transit along with traffic calming measures such as speed humps and roundabouts. Bus stop amenities such as benches, shelters, and lighting also make bus stops more comfortable and safer for pedestrians.
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