2023 Healthy Streets Scorecard results
Barnet has a score of 2.13 in 2023 and appears in 27th place. In spite of the declaration of a climate emergency in May 2022 and the Council leader’s aim to be “one of the most sustainable boroughs in London” there continues to be little or no progress in supporting moves to active travel and healthy streets. Barnet is one of five London boroughs where less than 10% of the roads have 20mph limits and just 3% of bus routes are prioritised through bus lanes. The 2021 Census found that the number of households without a car has fallen from 32% to 30% and just 22% of roads in the borough have controlled parking. There is work to do if the aim of being one of London’s most sustainable boroughs is to be realised.
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.
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