The Department of Transport (DoT) has developed and implemented evaluation plans for major investment programs, and often collaborates on local, national and international bike riding research projects.
Principal shared path key investment projects evaluation
The Principal Shared Path (PSP) network forms the backbone of the primary cycling network within the Perth and Peel region. PSPs are high standard bicycle routes for longer, more direct cycling trips, with minimal interruption
from other traffic.
Four lengthy sections of PSP along both the Mitchell Fwy and Fremantle Railway were identified by DoT as high priority missing links within the PSP network that aligns with the Western Australian Bicycle Network Plan 2014 2023 (WABN Plan). The benefits of providing infrastructure such as PSPs include: better traffic flow; improved cycling safety; less pollution; improved health and wellbeing; increased travel choices; and contributions to mode shift across the network.
These PSP Key Investment Projects are being evaluated in line with DoTís PSP Key Investment Projects Evaluation Plan, which has adopted a summative evaluation framework that considers impacts, cost effectiveness and efficiency of project delivery.
The PSP Key Investment Projects Evaluation Plan is in line with the State Governmentís commitment to routinely undertake evaluations of major projects to ensure public funds are being used efficiently and effectively to achieve project impacts.
Safe Active Streets pilot program evaluation
The Safe Active Street (SAS) Programís vision is to create shared street spaces that provide a convenient travel option within a safe and attractive environment for people riding and walking of all ages and abilities.
To achieve the vision of the SAS Program the following objectives have been established:
- Reduce vehicle numbers and vehicle speeds.
- Increase the number of people of all ages and abilities making local trips by riding and walking.
- Increase the number of riding and walking trips throughout the week.
- Safe Active Street users, residents and the wider community recognise Safe Active Streets as safe and comfortable places to walk and ride.
The SAS Pilot Program is being evaluated in line with DoTís SAS Pilot Program Evaluation Plan, which has adopted a summative evaluation framework that considers impacts, cost effectiveness and comparability between projects. The SAS Pilot Program Evaluation Plan clearly details in an Outcomes Measurement Framework the specific indicators, targets, and data sources to adequately evaluate the program.
The SAS Pilot Program Evaluation Plan is in line with the State Governmentís commitment to routinely undertake evaluations of major projects to ensure public funds are being used efficiently and effectively to achieve project impacts.