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2022 Healthy Streets Scorecard results

Hackney has again been a Healthy Streets leader this year with hugely impressive achievements of 70% of suitable streets covered by a Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN), the top score by quite a long way, and School Street schemes at 45% of all schools covered (second only to Islington, but Hackney pips Islington with the highest total schools at 49 versus 35). 

Further accolades go to Hackney for its very high score on bus priority. Data published for the first time this year shows a huge 51% of bus route in the borough has ‘bus priority’ (a bus lane or other means of prioritising the bus over general traffic), second only to City of London with 64%, but far head of lowest scoring Inner London borough Kensington and Chelsea at just 5%. 

Hackney had also previously done well to introduce 20mph speed limits and controlled parking on most of its streets – with more coming. We were unable to update Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) data this year however Hackney told us they will be introducing two new CPZs in 2022, which is great news. Improvements will be reflected in next year’s scores. Hackney scores among the highest of all London boroughs on these two indicators.

In the next year, we want to see Hackney urgently introduce more cycle lanes and continue to lead the way on LTNs and School Streets, and become the first borough to achieve borough-wide LTNs. Hackney also needs to work urgently to enable more regular walking and improve safety for pedestrians and improve its School STARS score. 

"Hackney needs to reduce motor traffic by 30% by 2030. To achieve this, in addition to current measures which we applaud Hackney Council for, we need a radical new approach including implementation of road user charging, where drivers pay to use Hackney's most congested roads at peak times. We also advocate borough-wide LTN coverage by 2026, School Streets expansion to all primary and secondary schools with effective enforcement, and bus prioritisation on main roads (in line with the Scorecard's new measure). Other initiatives we want to see are local hubs created to enable last mile delivery by cargo bikes and more support for cycling (cycle tracks on two more main roads, action on Hackney's most dangerous junctions, bike storage backlog met by 2026, safe routes across the borough), 10% less space for private parking (redeployed for parklets, bike storage, rain gardens and service parking) and shared mobility growth: car clubs, cargo bike hire, E-scooter hire. We believe more action is needed by Hackney Council to reduce carbon emissions from road transport, for cleaner, less-polluted air, safer active travel and reduced road danger and traffic injuries, increased social interactions on streets not dominated by traffic, and reduced noise pollution from traffic. We hope for good things from Mete Coban and the Hackney Council administration in the coming term, and support all efforts to make Hackney a low traffic borough."

Low Traffic Hackney spokesperson

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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