But any product can be made better, and PBCAT is no exception," says DVRPC's Madera.
Although PBCAT has some basic data analysis capabilities, the export feature enables users to perform robust data analyses using more powerful software packages such as Excel, SAS, or SPSS[R].
The emphasis on safety mandated in the latest Federal surface transportation bill, SAFETEA-LU [Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users], provides new opportunities for PBCAT users.
Researchers with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) explored the potential of PBCAT 1.
Mike Amsden, research analyst with WisDOT, has been working with the beta version of PBCAT 2.
He found that the PBCAT analysis of crashes in Miami-Dade County revealed that many were the result of poor judgment on the part of bicyclists, resulting in unsafe behaviors.