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PBCAT: version 2.0 enhancements

This version of the software has resulted in significant improvements in the functionality of the product and an improved design that makes the product easier to use. Some of the features of Version 2.0 include:

  • User-friendly environment and improved navigation – A Windows operation environment has been adopted and includes pull-down menus and toolbars.

  • Form Designer – Users can customize their data entry form for inputting crash data. The form can be designed to match the police crash report used in their community.

  • Group Crash Typing – An alternative version of crash typing is available for those users who do not wish to have the level of crash type detail offered in the traditional version.

  • Location Data – Users have the option of recording the specific location information (e.g., approach leg and travel direction) for pedestrian crashes occurring at intersections.

  • Crash Reports – Single variable and multivariable tables can be produced within the application, and the results can be exported to Excel for further customization and graphic production.

  • Countermeasures – Users have access to detailed descriptions of engineering, education, and enforcement countermeasures that are provided to address specific types of crashes. Each countermeasure description includes a purpose, considerations, estimated cost, and access to real-world case studies.

  • Expert System Tools – Links are provided to PEDSAFE and BIKESAFE web-based expert systems tools for additional help with countermeasure selection (www.walkinginfo.org/pedsafe and www.bicyclinginfo.org/bikesafe).

  • Import/Export Capabilities – A conversion utility is included for importing PBCAT 1.0 data sets, and data may be exported in several formats for users that wish to conduct more sophisticated analyses with other applications (e.g., SAS or Excel).



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