Brent

2022 Healthy Streets Scorecard results

Brent has disappointingly dropped from 19th to 21st position having failed to fully implement LTNs and having then removed them. It also removed the much-needed Streetspace cycle lane on Harrow Road before the end of the consultation, reopened a road that had been filtered since 1993 and reduced the number of schools with School Streets in the borough – though 26 were made permanent which is good news.

There are huge opportunities in Brent to move up the table again by rolling out borough-wide 20mph speed limits and widening parking controls to better reflect the negative impacts of free and unrestricted parking. Most of all though, Brent – with a full 50% of households with no access to a car, and high public transport patronage for an outer borough – needs to stand firm and deliver in all areas – 20mph speed limits, controlled parking, LTNs, School Streets, and safe cycle lanes – for all their residents, in particular those in the North of the borough who suffer from high car dependency. 

New data shows only 12% of Brent bus routes have ‘bus priority’ (bus lanes or other measures like LTNs) compared to 51% in Hackney, so this is also an area for improvement.  

"Brent remains as a low-middling borough in the 2022 Scorecard table. Although Brent does slightly better than many other outer London boroughs, when compared to outer London boroughs, it could be doing so much better with the potential it has - relatively low car ownership for an outer borough and great public transport network. We hope for more positive initiatives, like more School Streets, in 2022/2023 (why not aim to double the number of School Streets this next year?), and further plans and action on much-needed LTN schemes, CPZs, 20mph, with perhaps some input from boroughs which have successfully implemented these schemes already. We note the commitment, with a recently appointed Active Travel Policy Champion for this new administration. Time to get on with it now."

Sylvia Gauthereau, co-ordinator Brent Cycling Campaign

The Healthy Streets Scorecard combine scores for nine indicators to create an overall Healthy Streets score for each borough. See the graph below for 2022 results (includes 2019 – 2021 results for comparison). For more detail visit the London-wide overview of the 2022 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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