2021 Healthy Streets Scorecard results
Since the data collection exercise for this year’s Scorecard, Ealing Council made the decision on 21 May 2021 to end the trial of one of its Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (West Ealing South LTN, referred to as LTN21), and potentially remove more. Had they not made that decision, LTN 21 would have made Ealing one of the more progressive boroughs in London.
As it is, use of sustainable modes of transport needs to improve as do levels of regular walking and cycling and both are far away from the target levels needed to support healthy streets in Ealing. There remains a high rate of pedestrian casualties, and in common with many other boroughs, the borough still doesn’t have enough protected cycle lanes (with only 4% of borough roads covered). Given the road danger and long commitment to improving the Uxbridge Road, this is particularly worrying. Ealing is near the bottom of the table for School Streets, where traffic is restricted around schools at arrival and departure times, with only 2% of schools covered, compared to leading borough Merton where 41% of schools are covered.
For an Outer London borough, Ealing has a relatively high percentage of roads covered by Controlled Parking Zones (36%) but this is far away from the borough-wide controls needed. It scores much better for 20mph speed limits, with 88% of roads covered.
Ealing must now, if it is taking active travel, healthy streets and indeed its own Climate Emergency declaration seriously, rapidly move forward with action across the board, rather than roll back anything more.
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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