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2023 Healthy Streets Scorecard results

It’s great to see some improved scores for Barking & Dagenham after a second-to-last place on the 2022 Scorecard. HSS’s new Controlled Parking Zone scoring, which has increased accuracy means the borough score in this metric increased, and also modest increases in scores for Low Traffic Neighbourhoods and protected cycle track (both due to historic editions), as well as School Streets and STARS. It scores relatively well on bus priority for an Outer London borough.

Unfortunately, Barking and Dagenham continues to have high scores for the proportion of highly polluting cars, and needs to implement measures to reduce overall car ownership and trips taken. Barking and Dagenham should also prioritise rolling out 20mph limits across the rest of its borough-controlled roads (currently B&D has only 27% of borough-controlled roads with 20mph limits). We hope to see a year of bold action from Barking and Dagenham.

The Healthy Streets Scorecard combine scores for ten indicators to create an overall Healthy Streets score for each borough. See the graph below for 2023 results (includes 2019 – 2022 results for comparison). For more detail visit the London-wide overview of the 2023 results. You can also:

Scorecard (factored score) chart explained

In the chart above, each borough has been given a factored score. Factor scores are composite variables which provide information about a borough’s placement on a scale. Factor scores are given by F=XB, where X is the indicator normalised score for a borough and B is the factor score coefficient (or weight). Each indicator is weighted as 1, or 0.5 if there are two parts to one indicator, for example Modeshare has a weighting of 1, Active travel – walking has a weighting of 0.5 and Active travel – cycling has a weighting of 0.5. The borough’s total factored score is the sum of all indicator factored scores which is then factored to 10 (multiplied by the number of indicators/10) to give a value on the scale between zero and 10. We can then compare boroughs against each other on the scale.

London Low Traffic Neighbourhoods map

See your borough’s LTNs – and all LTNs in London in the London LTN map

For results analysis visit Low Traffic Neighbourhoods indicator results

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