2023 Healthy Streets Scorecard results
Enfield has a relatively high score for separated cycle tracks in the borough (10.7%) and has plans for more. The council has been consulting on several new cycle lanes and improvements for pedestrians to improve links between the east and west of the borough, including three planned east-west routes; between Enfield Town and Ponders End, Enfield Town and Enfield Highway, and Great Cambridge Junction and North Middlesex Hospital. Additionally, they’re developing a new cycling and walking route along the New River from Enfield Town to Broxbourne.
Enfield continues to roll out School Streets, although with just 16% of schools now located on School Streets, we’d like to see more progress on this metric. Enfield could also make more progress on 20mph speed limits in the borough (just 21% of borough-controlled streets have 20mph).
Overall, though, Enfield is making progress but needs to step up to become one of the outer London leaders with Waltham Forest, Merton and Richmond. We look on with anticipation of much more from the council.
The Healthy Streets Scorecard combine scores for ten indicators to create an overall Healthy Streets score for each borough. See the graph below for 2023 results (includes 2019 – 2022 results for comparison). For more detail visit the London-wide overview of the 2023 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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