Pedestrian and Bicycle Crash Analysis Tool (PBCAT): Version 2.0 Application Manual

In 2004, 4,641 pedestrians and 725 bicyclists were killed, accounting for 13% of all traffic fatalities in the United States. An additional 68,000 pedestrians and 41,000 bicyclists were reported to be injured as a result of collisions with motor vehicles. The Pedestrian and Bicycle Crash Analysis Tool (PBCAT) is a software product intended to assist State and local pedestrian and bicycle coordinators, planners, and engineers in addressing pedestrian and bicyclist crash problems. PBCAT accomplishes this goal through the development and analysis of a database containing details associated with crashes between motor vehicles and pedestrians or bicyclists. One of these details is the crash type, which describes the pre-crash actions of the parties involved. With the database developed, the software can then be used to produce reports and select countermeasures to address the problems identified. Features of PBCAT Version 2.0 include: Form Design—users can customize the data entry form for inputting crash data and the form can be designed to match the local police crash report; Group Typing – an alternative version of crash typing is available for 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 specific location information (e.g., approach leg and travel direction) for pedestrian crashes occurring at intersections; Crash Reports—users have more table options and the capability to export results to Microsoft® Excel®; and Countermeasures—links are provided to access the engineering, education, and enforcement countermeasures in PEDSAFE and BIKESAFE, which are Websites developed for FHWA that include a number of expert system tools for selecting the most appropriate countermeasures.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: User's Manual
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 241p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01045871
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-HRT-06-089
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-00-R-00034
  • Created Date: Apr 4 2007 10:28AM