An Evaluation stage may sometimes be overlooked, however is often cited as being an important stage in the lifecycle. It has a central role to play in ensuring that that the deployment from the programme has met the policy objectives, desired outcomes and high-level requirements as defined in stage 1 and 2.
This stage reflects on the established process and tool to evaluate the contribution associated with the Smart Street system as defined in the Evaluation Plan. This may require consideration for both the original and refreshed context to ensure relevancy and coverage of the measures applied for the new product, process, or activities. The goal is to apply continuous and systematic data collection to assess the performance of the Smart Street system (e.g., cost evaluation against outcomes and impacts) and evaluate the extent to which it has met the business case. It provides feedback which is useful to improve future operations and provides the evidence to influence appraisal decision and deployment strategies.
The nature and extent of impacts of Smart Street system can be complicated by the presence of unique variables affecting the outcomes of projects, which include driver behavioural response and market penetration issues. During this stage, Authorities should consider: