PBCAT Version 2.0 includes significant improvements in functionality
and has an enhanced design that makes the software easier to use. Some
features of PBCAT Version 2.0 include:
User-friendly environment and improved navigation – PBCAT
Version 2.0 operates in a Microsoft® Windows® environment
and includes easy-to-use pulldown menus and toolbars.
Form Designer – Users can customize the form
for inputting crash data and design it to match the police
crash reports used in their community.
Group Crash Typing – An alternative version
of crash typing is available for users who do not want the
level of detail on crash type offered in PBCAT Version 1.0,
which only included the standard version of crash types.
Location Data – Users have the option of
recording specific location information, such as approach and travel
direction, for pedestrian crashes occurring at intersections.
Crash Reports – PBCAT users can produce single
variable and multivariable tables within the application
and export the results to Microsoft Excel® for
further customization and graphics production.
Countermeasures – PBCAT Version 2.0 provides
users with access to detailed descriptions of engineering,
education, and enforcement countermeasures that address specific
types of crashes. Each countermeasure description includes
a purpose, considerations, estimated cost, and real-world
case studies. (See below for samples of a countermeasure
description and matrix.)
Expert System Tools – To help users select
appropriate countermeasures, PBCAT Version 2.0 includes links
to the Web-based Pedestrian Safety Guide and Countermeasure
Selection System (PEDSAFE) and the Bicycle Countermeasure Selection
Import/Export Capabilities – The software
includes a conversion utility that enables users to import
data from PBCAT Version 1.0. In addition, users can export
data from PBCAT Version 2.0 in several formats that allow for more
sophisticated analyses with other applications, such as Excel and