2021 Healthy Streets Scorecard results
Bromley sits firmly at the low end of the table in 27th place among the 33 London local authorities and it’s a pretty bleak picture for the health of Bromley’s streets.
For many of the Scorecard indicators, Bromley has some of the lowest scores among all London boroughs. The use of sustainable modes of transport is very low. Car ownership rates are extremely high. Along with Barnet, it has the lowest level of roads with a 20mph speed limit; the lowest proportion of roads covered by controlled parking; relatively low provision of protected cycle track; and the fourth lowest provision of Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (in fact LTNs are barely in evidence at all). Levels of regular cycling are among the lowest across London. Even its action during the pandemic has been barely visible.
It’s good news that five per cent of Bromley’s schools now have School Streets, where traffic is restricted around schools at arrival and departure times, but this is much fewer than the London average of 15%.
Bromley does have relatively high levels of regular walking and low rates of road casualties amongst those walking, but the borough’s cycling casualty rate is well above the London average. Bromley has done well to have achieved the best score for the schools STARS behaviour change programme among the 33 London local authorities. But big changes are needed urgently and Bromley can build on the positives and move up the Scorecard quickly by taking action in the next year.
The Healthy Streets Scorecard combine scores for nine indicators to create an overall Healthy Streets score for each borough. See the graph below for 2021 results (includes 2020 and 2019 results for comparison). For more detail visit the London-wide overview of the 2021 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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