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Australasian Pedestrian Facility Selection Tool [V2.0] User Guide
  • Publication no: AP-R472A-18
  • ISBN: 978-1-925671-38-4
  • Published: 13 April 2018

This user guide describes the operation and outputs of the Australasian Pedestrian Crossing Facility Selection Web Tool.

The tool was updated in April 2018 with the most recently available economic values, and new save/load functionality, maintenance costs, crossing upgrades and unfeasibility reasons.

This guide describes the user interface of the tool, including:

  • how to access the tool
  • the types of facilities that can and cannot be assessed
  • computer requirements
  • a quick-start guide to using the tool
  • a description of the usability features
  • inputs and outputs relating to each section of the tool
  • known issues and troubleshooting.
  • 1. Introduction
    • Updates
    • Help within this document
    • Accessing the tool
    • Types of facilities
    • Computer requirements
  • 2. Quick-start Guide
  • 3. Usability Features
    • Help tips
    • Error checking
    • Site information collection form
    • Site characteristics
    • Automatic calculation
    • Notes
    • Printing
    • Saving
    • Loading a saved file
    • Clearing inputs
  • 4. Inputs
    • Site information
    • Physical/environmental variables
    • Operational variables
    • Site layout diagram
    • Overall site characteristics
    • Crash information
    • Model parameters
    • Economic assessment parameters
    • Economic update factors
    • Expected crash reduction factors
    • Existing facility
  • 5. Feasibility
    • Suitable for site?
    • Built parameters
    • Platform
    • Kerb extensions
    • Median refuge
    • Kerb extensions with median refuge
    • Zebra crossing facilities
    • Signals
    • Signals activated by pedestrian call button?
    • Construction cost
    • Annual maintenance cost
    • Show in final output?
  • 6. Assessment
    • Suitable for site?
    • Pedestrian delay
    • Vehicle delay
    • Predicted crash rate
    • Sight distance
    • Pedestrian walkability
    • Economic outputs
  • 7. Troubleshooting
  • 8. Example Use of the Tool
  • Appendix A Australasian Pedestrian Facility Selection Tool Economic Evaluation Update
    • A.1 Introduction
    • A.2 ATAP guidance
    • A.3 EEM update
    • A.4 Further considerations
      • Health benefits
      • Pedestrian amenity
      • Facility operating cost
      • Base case definition
      • Sensitivity testing
    • A.5 Implemented Changes
    • A.6 Save and load functionality
  • Appendix B Australasian Pedestrian Facility Selection Tool version 2.0.0 update
    • B.1 Introduction
    • B.2 Visual style enhancements
    • B.3 Improved save/load function
    • B.4 Maintenance costs
    • B.5 Crossing upgrades
    • B.6 Wombat crossings
    • B.7 Summary of unfeasibility
    • B.8 Multi-lane crossings
    • B.9 Assessing crossing facilities with existing medians
    • B.10 Zebra crossing pedestrian delays
    • B.11 Site information collection form
    • B.12 Support moved to ticket-based system