Harrow

2022 Healthy Streets Scorecard results

Harrow is 26th out of the 33 London boroughs and has made very little progress. Just 1.4% of adults cycle five times per week, and just 34% walk. This reflects the low amount of protected cycle track, 20 mph limits, Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) coverage and Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs), following the removal of the ones that were implemented in 2020. 

Harrow has 120 cars per 100 households, the second highest in London and a huge 47% of trips are made by car, one of the highest rates of all boroughs (and according to the Mayor’s Transport Strategy, Harrow has a target to decrease the proportion of trips made by car from 47% to 36% by 2041).

To overcome the borough’s car culture, Harrow needs to make progress across the board: restart the LTN programme, build protected cycle tracks and School Streets, and rapidly roll out 20 mph speed limits and controlled parking to improve safety and reduce car trips. 

We were unable to update CPZ data this year however Harrow told us they have introduced some new CPZs. This is, however, an incremental CPZ programme with no strategy for achieving borough-wide CPZ coverage any time soon.

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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