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Australasian Pedestrian Facility Selection Tool [V2.1]: User Guide
  • Publication no: AP-R592-18
  • ISBN: 978-1-925671-90-2
  • Published: 29 November 2018

This user guide describes the operation and outputs of the Australasian Pedestrian Crossing Facility Selection Web Tool located at www.austroads.com.au/road-operations/network-operations/pedestrian-facility-selection-tool

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.

The 2.1 tool updates include economic evaluation updates, design improvements and the addition of Safe and Appropriate Speeds (for New Zealand jurisdiction).

  • 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
    • Exporting to CSV file
    • Loading a saved CSV file
    • Clearing inputs
  • 4. Inputs
    • Site information
    • Crash information
    • Physical/operational variables
    • Directional variables
    • Layout diagram
    • Site characteristics
    • Model parameters
    • Economic assessment parameters
    • Economic update factors
    • Expected crash reduction factors
  • 5. Feasibility
    • Suitable for site?
    • Built parameters
    • Platform
    • Kerb extensions
    • Median refuge
    • Kerb extensions with median refuge
    • Zebra crossing facilities
    • Signals
    • 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
  • Appendix C Australasian Pedestrian Facility Selection Tool version 2.1.0 update
    • C.1 Introduction
    • C.2 Design and minor updates
    • C.3 Economic update factors
    • C.4 Expected crash reduction factors
    • C.5 Safe and Appropriate Speed