Center TRT Evaluation Materials
Center TRT developed an evaluation logic model and evaluation plan for a complete streets policy such as the one Hawai'i passed. The logic model is intended to guide the evaluation process (as opposed to the planning process). The evaluation plan focuses on the implementation and effectiveness of complete streets legislation in changing the environment to support active transportation. The evaluation plan addresses the reach, adoption, implementation and effectiveness of changing active transportation environments. The evaluation is a pre-post design with no comparison group. The evaluation plan provides guidance on evaluation questions and types and sources of data for both process and outcome evaluation. If you are interested in answering questions not listed in the evaluation plan, please refer to the list of additional evaluation questions here. Links for some of the data collection tools used in the evaluation of Hawai'i's complete streets policy are available in the Intervention Materials section of the Hawai'i template on the Center TRT website and are linked where applicable.
Evaluation Materials Used by Hawai'i
The Hawai'i Complete Streets Policy evaluators used several materials for its evaluation that are also available for your use. Some of these tools have been incorporated into the evaluation plan that Center TRT developed. Please note that Center TRT has not reviewed these tools:
Survey of Adult Residents in Hawaii: This brief survey (10 questions) can be used to assess the pedestrian environmental, active transportation, and safety concerns.
Developed by the University of Maryland- the PEDS instrument was developed to measure environmental features that relate to walking in varied environments in the US. The audit instrument was designed to specifically address pedestrian concerns as well as minimize cost and implementation time. An electronic (palmOS) version of the audit is available, as are extensive training materials. The Pedestrian Environment Data Scan (PEDS) Tool was created by Dr. Kelly Clifton, University of Maryland; Andria Livi, University of Maryland; and Daniel Rodriguez, University of North Carolina, and supported by a grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Active Living Research program. http://www.activelivingresearch.org/node/10641