Austroads has recently updated the Pedestrian Facility Selection Tool, designed to help Australian and New Zealand practitioners select the most appropriate type of pedestrian crossing based on walkability, safety and economic outcomes.
Based on user feedback, the tool has been enhanced with more functionality including consideration of raised and flush medians, a new field for maintenance costs, a site inspection form.
Other updates and refinements to the tool include economic values, improved save/load function, unfeasibility reasons, visual style enhancements, crossing upgrades and new option to specify existing facility.
This webinar will provide you with an introduction to the tool and a demonstration on how to use it with a fully worked example.
You will gain an understanding of:
- the research and analytical models used to inform the tool
- recent improvements to the functionality
- how to access and use the tool in an applied context.
Join in a live Q&A with our presenters to ask questions about the tool.
Presented by Dave Smith and Dr Stacy Rendall
Dave Smith is an Associate of Abley Transportation Consultants. He has over 17 years’ experience in the field of transportation planning with in-depth experience of personnel and project management along with technical skills including data analysis techniques and transport modelling. Dave has worked for clients in a range of countries including New Zealand, Australia and Malaysia.
Dave is the research project manager for this Austroads project.
Dr Stacy Rendall is a Principal Developer and Research Specialist at Abley Transportation Consultants with a combination of postdoctoral and professional experience working on projects that bring together a variety of fields. He is experienced in programming for data analysis, web development, GIS, road safety, active modes and modelling.
Stacy is the lead researcher and developer of the Pedestrian Facility Selection Tool.
No charge but registration is essential.
Can’t make the live session? Register and we’ll send you a link to the recording.