2021 Healthy Streets Scorecard results
This year, the Healthy Streets Scorecard switched Greenwich’s designation to match TfL’s so is now counted as an Outer London borough, rather than Inner as it was last year. Looking at population densities, this makes sense. So Greenwich is now one of the better performing Outer London boroughs.
The positive results are Greenwich has the lowest number of cars per household, and one of the highest proportions of households living without a car (44%), of all outer London boroughs.
In the last year, Greenwich and TfL have worked on several major schemes along Cycleway 4, projected to go out to Woolwich and beyond. And the borough is showing increasing signs of moving active travel initiatives forward. But this progress isn’t fast enough for its own Climate Emergency declaration (in common with most London boroughs), nor has it matched the pace of change made by other boroughs now moving forward fast.
Where are the School Streets, where traffic is restricted around schools at arrival and departure times (only 10% of schools are covered compared to leading borough Merton with 41%)? Where are the Controlled Parking Zones (only 28% of streets are covered, whereas there are now 9 boroughs where 87% or more of streets have controlled parking), the Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (only 8% of suitable roads are covered, compared to 55% in leading borough Hackney) and the borough-wide 20mph speed limits? These are all relatively easily and cheaply deliverable schemes which can deliver dramatically healthier streets, often overnight.
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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