During construction of your innovating streets project, and in the days and weeks following implementation is it vital to have resources set aside and people prepared to make minor changes and communicate what is happening.
This early monitoring can be used to track whether your project is working as intended, and where further changes are needed. Having flexibility to make changes quickly is critical during this stage. This can mean having people ready to replace any plants that go missing, to add additional barriers if the ones you selected aren’t keeping vehicles out, and a whole range of small things that will make all the difference to how your project is perceived.
Ensure that you have a communication resource prepared to respond to peoples questions about the project, and communicate the importance of what you are learning from these early days of the project. Responsiveness to community concerns will help to build local ownership of the outcome.