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2022 Healthy Streets Scorecard results

A disappointing year from Greenwich when Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs) were removed and just 10% of streets are now covered by an LTN (and these are, for the most part, historic LTNs) compared to leaders Hackney at 70%. Greenwich dropped from position 21 to 24 out of the 33 boroughs on this metric. In a borough where 44% of households don’t have a car, this was particularly disappointing. 

Fewer than one third of streets are covered by a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) and Greenwich have yet to introduce borough-wide 20mph speed limits like many other boroughs have done. With just 10% of schools with a School Street, Greenwich has also dropped from position 20 to 23 on this indicator. It scores 18 out of 33 boroughs overall. 

Greenwich was showing increasing signs of moving active travel initiatives forward but seems this year to have taken some backward steps and needs to get back on track. 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. With town centres still dominated by cars, the introduction of LTNs would also give a welcome boost to the local economy. 

"Greenwich's disappointing performance in the 2022 Scorecard results mirrors the great number of very disappointed Greenwich residents, particularly over the roll back of LTNs and cycle routes that had only recently been introduced or announced. Last year Greenwich Council committed to running a Carbon Cutting Grant as a test for participatory budgeting but after 6 months of work it was postponed and there's been no indication whether it will run. Sadly, there has also been no action on the Greenwich Environment Network, promoted and set up by the Council. We are willing to work with Greenwich councillors and officers to ensure active travel and the climate emergency are the highest priority on their agenda - in action, not just words. We would like to see the reintroduction of the LTN programme, more School Streets, protected cycle lanes, and a fit-for-purpose parking plan to reduce short journeys by car."

Tamasin Rhymes, spokesperson for Greenwich Climate Network and Greenwich Sustainability Hub

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.

London Low Traffic Neighbourhoods map

See your borough’s LTNs – and all LTNs in London in the London LTN map

For results analysis visit Low Traffic Neighbourhoods indicator results

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