2022 Healthy Streets Scorecard results
The City of London has once again come out on top of the Scorecard. Although some of the Scorecard measures are less-relevant to the very small population within the City of London, its efforts to create healthy streets and prioritise sustainable and efficient modes of transport have been exemplary. 95% of the City’s streets are 20 mph, all of it is a controlled parking zone, and 23% of its roads now have protected cycle track. It has rolled out bus gates to improve bus journey times and make it safer to cycle.
Accolades also go to the City this year for having the highest score on bus priority. Data published for the first time this year shows a huge 64% of bus route in the City has ‘bus priority’ (a bus lane or other means of prioritising the bus over general traffic), far ahead of lowest scoring Inner London borough Kensington and Chelsea at just 5%.
There is still lots more to be done. The City reopened Beech Street to polluting vehicles after an 18 month trial Zero Emissions Zone, which had dramatically cut pollution. Many of the City’s one-way streets discourage cycling, and most main roads remain dominated by motor vehicles. And only one of the City’s five schools are on a School Street.
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.
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