Monitoring and evaluation

An Annual Progress Report will be prepared to report on our progress in delivering our objectives.  This will integrate with monitoring requirements at a regional level and will be submitted annually to the Council’s Cabinet.

6.1 Measures of success

The table below provides a set of indicators that we will monitor for each of our objectives.  These are a mixture of indicators that:

  • directly relate to the way that people and goods travel. For example, over time we expect to see increasing numbers of people walking, cycling and taking public transport and fewer people driving
  • indicators that are influenced by many things, including transport. For example, we expect improvements to the city’s transport system to lead to longer life expectancies and better employment rates among residents. However, there will be many other factors that will also affect these indicators.

We will report our progress against the following indicators on a regular basis.

Set of indicators which we will monitor for each of our objectives



1. Supporting the city’s economic recovery and enabling long-term growth

  • Gross Value Added (GVA) and/or GVA per employee
  • Total number of jobs and/or new jobs created
  • Number of residents in employment
  • New commercial floorspace created
  • Number of new homes enabled
  • City Centre footfall and/or other indicators of visitor numbers/activity, such as car and bike parking and numbers of arrivals by public transport

2. Delivering a sustainable, low carbon transport system

  • Total estimated annual CO2 emissions
  • Estimated annual CO2 emissions from transport
  • Overall levels of car ownership
  • Levels of ownership of zero emission vehicles
  • Usage of EV charging point infrastructure
  • Take up of car clubs/car sharing services
  • Mode of travel split between car, cycle, walk and various forms of public transport

3. Ensuring equality of opportunity

  • Levels of walking, cycling and public transport (i.e. the most affordable travel options)
  • Number of neighbourhoods in the most deprived 10 & 20 per cent nationally
  • Levels of unemployment

4. Maximising health and wellbeing and reducing health inequalities

  • Average life expectancy and healthy life expectancy
  • The gap in life expectancy and healthy life expectancy between the most and least deprived parts of the city
  • Levels of walking and cycling
  • Resident perceptions of Coventry as a place where it is easy to walk and cycle
  • Air quality
  • The number of road traffic incidents overall, the number of serious incidents and the number of fatal incidents
  • Average vehicle speeds
  • National Road Condition Indicators for highways and footways

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