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Operation STRIDE (Statewide Traffic and Railroad Initiative using Dynamic Envelopes) was established by FDOT in December 2019 and includes engineering countermeasures, education, and enforcement efforts to provide a comprehensive strategy to prevent fatalities. A Dynamic Envelope is an area near railroad crossings designed to keep motorists out of the danger zone. White connecting X’s are used to visually highlight the zone at railroad crossings that drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians should not stop to increase safety for motorists.

 

Operation STRIDE with Secretary Kevin J. Thibault, P.E.

What is a Dynamic Envelope? 

A dynamic envelope is known as the area near railroad crossings designed to keep motorists out of the danger zone. White connecting X’s are used to visually highlight the zone at railroad crossings that drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians should not stop to increase safety for motorists. These markings indicate the clearance needed for trains to safely pass, as any object within the dynamic envelope has the potential to be struck when the train passes through. As shown in the illustration below, the distance between the outer rail and where the pavement marking ends will be six feet unless otherwise advised by the operating agency. The total distance for the dynamic envelope area will be, at a minimum, 10 feet on either side of the railroad.

 

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Why this is Important

Dynamic envelopes are intended to signal pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists to use caution when around trains and train tracks. The clearly marked “No Stop” areas are designed to:

CheckPositively influence driver behaviorCheckReduce the number of vehicles entering the crossings and stopping too close or on the tracksCheckDecrease the number of incidents and injuries at rail crossings

 

Rail Safety Tips

 

Pedestrian@0.5x  Pedestrians

 

☑ Only cross at designated rail crossings.

 

☑ Use caution around trains and train tracks.

 

☑ Remove your headphones and look up from your cell phone.

 

☑ Trains can happen at any time.

 

☑ Do not walk along train tracks.

 

☑ Trains can’t stop quickly.

 

☑ Red lights mean a train is on its way. Do not cross for any reason.

 

☑ Never take photos on or near train tracks.

 

Bike 1@0.5x Bicyclists

 

☑ Only cross at designated rail crossings.

 

☑ Use caution around trains and train tracks.

 

☑ Remove your headphones and look up from your cell phone.

 

☑ Allow for extra time to cross railroad tracks with a bicycle.

 

☑ Cross at a 90-degree angle.

 

☑ If possible, walk your bike across the tracks. 

 

Motorist@0.5x Motorists

 

☑ Only cross at designated rail crossings.

 

☑ Trains move fast and cannot stop quickly.

 

☑ Do not drive around lowered gates.

 

☑ Never stop a vehicle on train tracks. 

 

Campaign Resources

Press Release: FDOT Secretary Directs Unprecedented Rail Safety Measures, Launches Statewide Education Initiative

Social Media Kit

The following content is free for use. Download the Operation STRIDE Social Media Posts PDF, and click on the thumbnails below. Don't forget to use the hashtag #OperationSTRIDE to help spread the word.  

Operation STRIDE Social Media Posts

Social Media Images  

Never Take Photos FB+Twitter+Instagram-small  Fast Trains FB+Twitter+Instagram-small  Rail Crossing Twitter+FB+IG-small

Blocked Crossings FB+Twitter+Instagram-small  Be Cautious FB+Twitter+Instagram-small  Dynamic Envelope 2 Twitter+FB+IG-small

Dynamic Envelope 1 FB+Twitter+Instagram-small  Be Alert Twitter+FB+IG-1-small

Print Resources

Operation STRIDE Posters

Operation STRIDE Factsheet

Operation STRIDE Tip Card

Operation STRIDE Tri-fold Brochure

Logo

Operation STRIDE Logo Package (ZIP, 1.53MB)