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2022 Healthy Streets Scorecard results

Hammersmith & Fulham is one of the lowest scoring inner-London boroughs, but scores highly on its walking and cycling levels (44% walk five times per week, and 7% cycle five times per week). 

Hammersmith & Fulham has a mixed track record on sustainable travel measures. After some equivocation it has installed a new protected cycle lane, C9, on the key East-West corridor through the borough, and is now pursuing plans with TfL for at least two more protected lanes connecting into the town centre at Shepherds Bush. Hammersmith & Fulham has only one Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN), with two more in the pipeline, but has taken a less ambitious approach to enforcement which leaves all local residents free to drive through filters, so the benefits for active travel are expected to be lower than for other LTNs. The proportion of streets with 20 mph limits is 82%, so could be increased. 87% of the borough is in a controlled parking zone, so further progress could also be made on that.

The ranking for Hammersmith & Fulham has been downgraded from 17% of schools having a School Street in 2021 to zero as the latest ‘Healthy School Streets’ programme fails to mention motor vehicles being prohibited from using the road outside school gates at specified times, and therefore does not meet the Healthy Streets Scorecard specification for a School Street. Hammersmith & Fulham is now the only inner London borough with no School Streets.

School Streets are an excellent and popular way to increase walking and cycling to school, reduce air pollution for young people, improve safety at the school gate, and build a sense of community. All schools in the borough exceed the interim WHO guidelines of 10µg/m3 for PM2.5 and 10µg/m3 for NO2. Rolling out a School Streets programme (that prohibits motor vehicles at school entrances at specified times) therefore seems like an obvious part of building healthier streets in the borough.


"There is presently little to encourage active travel in the south of the borough though the demand and propensity for this is high. It is hoped that interventions to improve local high streets can signal a change in space user priority."

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

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For results analysis visit Low Traffic Neighbourhoods indicator results

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