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Towards a Safer Ride: The Role of RRFB Crosswalks in Bikeway Designs

In recent years, municipalities across the globe have been increasingly focused on enhancing urban mobility, aiming to make cities more accessible, sustainable, and safe for all residents. A significant part of this initiative is the development and expansion of bikeways, which serve as dedicated pathways for cyclists, simultaneously improving pedestrian accessibility. This movement towards a […]

Understanding the New Inclusion of RRFB Guidelines in the MUTCD’s 11th Edition

The 11th Edition of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), published on December 19, 2023, marks a significant milestone in traffic control and pedestrian safety with the inclusion of Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFBs). This groundbreaking update underscores the commitment to enhancing pedestrian safety across uncontrolled crosswalks.  RRFBs, known for their distinct flashing […]

Exploring the Impact of Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons in Rural and Small Communities

In a world increasingly concerned with road safety, Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFBs) have gained attention as a pivotal technology designed to protect pedestrians, cyclists and other vulnerable road users in uncontrolled marked crosswalks. Much of the existing research on RRFBs has been limited to urban environments, leaving a noticeable gap in our understanding of […]

Altitude Signal: Availed Technologies’ Trusted Distributor Partner

We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Altitude Signal LLC, a distributor of advanced traffic signal and ITS products and trusted Availed Technologies partner, to discuss the rapidly growing RRFB industry. Altitude Signal has been at the forefront of helping public agencies deploy next-generation intelligent transportation systems across the Mountain West region. Their […]

Availed AV-400 RRFB Now Approved for Use in Georgia Transportation Projects

We are thrilled to announce that the Availed AV-400 Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon has been listed as a qualified product on the Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) Qualified Products List (QPL 48) for Traffic Signal & ITS Equipment. This is a major achievement, and we are excited to share this news with our customers […]

10 Do’s and Don’ts of RRFBs: Your Ultimate Guide

Below you will find the top 10 “do’s and don’ts” of using Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons, based on what we see working with municipalities every day on RRFB applications. If you have a location where RRFB solutions are being considered please reach out! We would love to review your plans and ideas. Be sure to […]

Texas Highway Products: Availed Technologies’ Trusted Distributor Partner

We sat down to talk to Texas Highway Products (THP), a trusted distributor partner of Availed Technologies, about the rapidly growing RRFB industry. For 25 years, THP has provided traffic control products to municipal, county, and state agencies throughout Texas. As a long-time supporter and exhibitor at TexITE and IMSA Southwestern Section events, THP has […]

Specifying RRFBs – The Essentials

This article provides the essential Performance Requirements to include when specifying Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFBs). Here at Availed Technologies, we work with municipalities and engineering firms across North America everyday who are in the process of specifying RRFBs. We focus on the following three points: Array to Load Ratio, Autonomy, and Shading. Before we […]

Availed Technologies Has Been Approved by Oregon DOT

We are happy to announce that the Availed AV-400 Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon is now listed as a qualified product on the Oregon DOT Green Sheets. What is the Green Sheet Qualification Process? Maintained by the Traffic-Roadway Section of the Oregon Department of Transportation, the Green Sheet Qualification process has a comprehensive evaluation process for […]