Florida Senate - 2020 PROPOSED COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE Bill No. CS for SB 1000 Ì684990HÎ684990 576-03899-20 Proposed Committee Substitute by the Committee on Appropriations (Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development) 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to traffic and pedestrian safety; 3 creating s. 316.0756, F.S.; requiring a certain 4 engineering study to be conducted which recommends a 5 specified pedestrian crosswalk installation before 6 such installation occurs; requiring a pedestrian 7 crosswalk on a public highway, street, or road which 8 is located at any point other than at an intersection 9 with another public highway, street, or road to 10 conform to specified requirements; requiring that 11 traffic control signal devices at adjacent 12 intersections be taken into consideration; requiring, 13 by a specified date, the entity with jurisdiction over 14 a public highway, street, or road with a certain 15 pedestrian crosswalk to ensure that the crosswalk 16 conforms to specified requirements; authorizing such 17 entity to alternatively remove any such crosswalk; 18 providing a declaration of important state interest; 19 providing an effective date. 20 21 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 22 23 Section 1. Section 316.0756, Florida Statutes, is created 24 to read: 25 316.0756 Traffic control signal devices and pedestrian 26 control signals at crosswalks other than at intersections.— 27 (1)(a) Before the installation of a pedestrian crosswalk on 28 a public highway, street, or road which is located at any point 29 other than at an intersection with another public highway, 30 street, or road, a traffic engineering study must be conducted 31 by a Florida licensed professional engineer which recommends the 32 installation of such crosswalk. 33 (b) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary: 34 1. A pedestrian crosswalk on a public highway, street, or 35 road that has a posted speed limit of more than 20 miles per 36 hour which is located at any point other than at an intersection 37 with another public highway, street, or road must conform to the 38 requirements of Chapters 4D and 4E of the most recent Manual on 39 Uniform Traffic Control Devices and other applicable Department 40 of Transportation standards, manuals, and specifications, and 41 must include a pedestrian-facing sign containing language 42 stating duties applicable to a pedestrian, as provided in this 43 chapter. 44 2. A pedestrian crosswalk on a public highway, street, or 45 road that has a posted speed limit of less than 20 miles per 46 hour which is located at any point other than at an intersection 47 with another public highway, street, or road must include a 48 pedestrian-facing sign containing language stating duties 49 applicable to a pedestrian, as provided in this chapter. 50 (c) Traffic control signal devices and pedestrian control 51 signals at crosswalk locations described in subparagraph (b)1. 52 must be coordinated with traffic control signal devices at 53 intersections adjacent to the crosswalk, and such traffic 54 control signal devices at intersections adjacent to the 55 crosswalk must be taken into consideration as provided in the 56 most recent Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices and other 57 applicable Department of Transportation specifications. 58 (2) By October 1, 2026, the entity with jurisdiction over a 59 public highway, street, or road with a crosswalk described in 60 subsection (1) which was in existence on July 1, 2020, shall 61 ensure that such crosswalk conforms to the requirements 62 specified under subsection (1). The entity with jurisdiction may 63 alternatively remove any such existing crosswalk. 64 Section 2. The Legislature finds and declares that this act 65 fulfills an important state interest. 66 Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.