2022 Healthy Streets Scorecard results
Ealing sits in 19th place out of the 33 London boroughs. It has a high pedestrian casualty rate and a low cycling rate, with just 3% of residents cycling five times per week.
It sits in the mid-table for almost all other metrics, scoring well only on 20 mph speed limit coverage for an outer London borough, with 88% of streets 20 mph. Local campaigners would like the Council to do more to enforce this speed limit to reduce road danger.
There is a huge amount for Ealing to do. Following the removal of most of its Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs) (credit is due for the installation of the Deans Montague LTN, the small part of LTN21 that was put back), it needs to now get the LTN programme started again. With only three new LTNs in four years, the pace of change is too slow.
It is encouraging that Ealing is installing the Southall to Hanwell protected cycle track, although it’s noted that it’s not being built to plan. In addition, Uxbridge Road has a small section of cycle lanes with wands, but the lack of enforcement of this designated lane massively reduces its usability and the perception of safety. There has been no increase in total protected cycle track in the previous 4 years, which is in contrast to neighbour Hounslow.
In summary, Ealing needs to get going on a high-quality LTN programme, supported by more cycle tracks and Controlled Parking Zones (CPZ). CPZ coverage in Ealing is just 35% (compared to five boroughs with 100% coverage). Encouragingly, Ealing has moved up from 30th to 18th position for the proportion of schools on School Streets, which now sits at 14%. School Streets are therefore an area where Ealing has made some progress and can build on. Once the School Streets scheme is bedded-in the Council should review the schemes to ensure the coverage of each school’s scheme extends far enough to be considered worthwhile.
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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