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 and 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.
The tool was a finalist in the 2016 Golden Foot Awards 'Best Walking Initiative’ category and received an Association of Consulting Engineers New Zealand (ACENZ) Merit Award in 2016.
Report link: 2018 User Guide
Tool link: Access the tool
Webinar: Tuesday 29 May 2018 | Online, 1pm - 2pm AEST
This webinar will provide you with an introduction to the tool and a demonstration 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, Abley Transportation Consultants.