A Demonstration Policy Evaluation of the Dutch Second Transport Structure Plan (SVV)

by Warren Walker, Allan Abrahamse, Henk Kleijn


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This report describes a methodology for performing a policy evaluation of the traffic and transport policy of the Netherlands, and demonstrates the methodology in one policy area--personal mobility. In addition to a description of the methodology, the report presents some conclusions about the transport policy and its implementation, recommendations about the next steps in the policy evaluation process, and results from the demonstration. In particular, the demonstration revealed that much essential data for policy evaluation are not available or are difficult to obtain. The report recommends creating a data collection system, improving the quality of data in analysis files, and hiring an applied statistician for the Ministry to use the methodology and interpret the results.

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