Measuring Success - Transportation
- Identify SMART (Specific, Measurable, Agreed Upon, Realistic,
Time-Bound) goals to accurately track and measure goals and
deliverables, as well as effectively communicate and share the
information with county/municipal agencies and
Access & Mobility
- Adopt new Transportation Performance Measures to replace
current Level of Service metric and cover the quality of all
modes of transportation, the non-mobility impacts of roadway
design and social equity aspects. These could include public
health, social equity, safety, real estate value, economic
vitality (local retail success) and user enjoyment.
- Performance measures related to equity (for example:
increased % of females, older adults, and people of color who
ride regularly), are included in Bicycle, Pedestrian, and joint
Bicycle/Pedestrian master plans, or other major active
transportation goals and policies.
- Understanding travel patterns and identifying first and last
mile gaps to improve pedestrian and biking connection to transit.
- Measure reductions in greenhouse gas emissions that result
from a decrease in vehicular use
- Conduct walkability and/or bike connectivity audits.
- Collect walking and bicycling data, bicycling counts,
household travel surveys, etc.
- Add a sidewalk/bike path condition inventory to existing
pavement condition inventory.
- Establish a walk/bike mode share goal and conduct a
benchmarking study to measure progress.
- Measure access increase in low-income and other vulnerable
populations when planning for transportation related projects
- Include a traffic analysis to determine the feasibility of a
lane reduction, i.e. road diet.
- Conduct counts at high collision locations and identify
safety counter measures; implement safety improvements annually
and prepare an annual report that summarizes any collision trends
and “hot spot” collision locations. Use data to determine
recommendations for safety improvements.
- Routinely conduct pre/post evaluations of road projects and
traffic-calming with respect to pedestrian crashes, volumes, and
motor vehicle speeds.
- Include evaluation criteria for project selection that
includes safety, health, multi-modal, and congestion reduction
aspects of the project.
- Use tools such as checklists, health impact assessments,
Pedestrian Environmental Quality Index (PEQI) to evaluate active
transportation areas to identify problem and potential solutions.
- Allocate funding for collision data collection resources.
- Track and publish walking, biking, local crash, and safety
data. Ensure data is accessible to communities.