"To Measure is to Know": Results of a Transport Policy Monitoring System in The Netherlands



"To Measure is to Know": Results of a Transport Policy Monitoring System in The Netherlands

Authors

LOOP H VAN DER, Ministry of Transport (AVV) and MULDER M, Ministry of Transport (Directorate for Strategy and Coordination), The Netherlands

Description

A system for monitoring national transport has been developed and applied in the Netherlands from 1992 until now. This monitoring system has been developed as a part of the national long-term policy plan (Second Transport Structure Plan, SW-II, 1990).This

Abstract

A system for monitoring national transport has been developed and applied in the Netherlands from 1992 until now. This monitoring system has been developed as a part of the national long-term policy plan (Second Transport Structure Plan, SW-II, 1990).This plan included many measures dealing with the accessibility of urban areas, safety and the environment. In this plan ambitious targets had been formulated which should be reached by a comprehensive set of measures from which a large number still had to be developed or applied for the first time. A monitoring system should make it possible to adjust the measures in case the targets were notbe reached. Therefore the monitoring system "to measure is to know" was developed.

In this paper the context of policy evaluation in the Netherlands will first be presented. Secondly, the monitoring system's methodology will be described. Thirdly, the resulting monitoring system for the long-term policy plan (SW-II) will be described. Finally, conclusions will be formulated.

Publisher

Association for European Transport