2021 Healthy Streets Scorecard results
Haringey this year was brought into line with TfL’s classification of boroughs and so changed from being classified as an Outer borough to an Inner London borough for the Scorecard. This better reflects housing density and allows for better comparison.
Notably, Haringey is now near the bottom of Inner London scores and overall dropped from 10th to 13th place out of 33 boroughs. This is basically because other boroughs have taken much more action.
Haringey has promised much over the last few years on active travel but there has been little sign of delivery and that is increasingly showing in its results.
The proportion of trips made by sustainable mode of transport (walking, cycling and public transport) is lower than other Inner London boroughs; protected cycle lanes are few and far between in the borough: only 3% of roads have protected cycle track compared to leading borough Waltham Forest at 12%. On Low Traffic Neighbourhoods, only 17% of appropriate roads are covered by a Low Traffic Neighbourhood compared to leaders Hackney where 55% of roads are covered. Indeed, during the Covid crisis and Streetspace, despite winning large funding settlements, progress on most measures was distinctly lacking.
Even the School Streets programme, where traffic is restricted around schools at arrival and departure times, which was rapidly expanded in Haringey, appears to have included schemes other boroughs would shy away from labelling School Streets.
A new council leader and cabinet lead may well get the council’s gears moving. We certainly hope it will. And commitments late last year to invest its own money in active travel will also likely help boost the borough’s standings with funders. But for now, Haringey only retains its standing because it had already implemented widespread 20mph speed limits and controlled parking across the borough (though controlled parking only covers 67% of streets, a much lower rate than other Inner London boroughs.
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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The Healthy Streets Scorecard ranks London Boroughs on how healthy their streets are according to nine indicators – four ‘outcome’ and five ‘input’ indicators. By combining the indicator scores, each borough is given a final Healthy Streets score.
- The first chart below shows the scores for each of the nine Healthy Streets Scorecard indicators (note that Outer and Inner London boroughs are shaded different colours to aid comparison)
- The second chart below shows the final Healthy Streets scores (again the Inner and Outer London boroughs are shaded different colours to aid comparison)
In both graphs, the scores for Haringey are highlighted.
You can review detailed results for the outcome indicators, the input indicators or a London-wide overview of the 2020 Scorecard results. You can also read our explainer about why we have chosen these nine indicators.
Indicator index (normalised score) chart explained
In the chart above, each of the nine indicator scores have been normalised to adjust the values measured on different scales to a common scale. The borough with the lowest score in the data range is given the value 0, and the borough with the highest score in the data range is given the value 1. Note that a borough that has a normalised value of 1 has not achieved 100% of the indicator target, rather a value of 1 means that the borough has the highest score when compared to all 32 boroughs. (View the actual input and outcome indicator data). We can then compare boroughs and where they sit on a scale of zero to one.