Definition – Monitoring is the systematic collection of data on specified indicators to provide authorities and stakeholders with an indication of the extent of the progress and the achievement of objectives in an ongoing plan. Monitoring provides information for potential adjustments and re-planning during the course of SUMP implementation in order to improve the final results. Monitoring is undertaken at shorter periodic intervals, in contrast to evaluation, which is more strategic in nature and provides information to learn from and improve future plans. As such, evaluation occurs less frequently and generally at the conclusion of one SUMP planning cycle, to inform preparation of the subsequent SUMP.
Relevance to SUMP – Regular monitoring, review and evaluation are a main characteristic of the SUMP approach to mobility planning.
Source: CH4LLENGE 2014; OECD 2004