2022 Healthy Streets Scorecard results
Havering came 29th of 33 boroughs. This is a slightly higher position compared to last year, however the borough will stay in the bottom quarter of all London boroughs unless it makes dramatic improvements.
Last year little progress was made implementing measures that result in healthier streets. Protected cycle track remains at a mere 1% of Havering’s road length compared to leaders Waltham Forest with 12.5%. Only 10% of the borough’s roads have 20mph limits (no change from 2021) and only 12% are covered by Controlled Parking Zones (when many boroughs now have controlled parking on all roads). Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs) which are all historic, rather than new LTNs, cover 13% of the borough’s suitable area (considerably less than the London average of 23% and nowhere near leading Outer London Borough Waltham Forest at 49%).
Havering has not implemented any additional School Streets since our last report in 2021 and has just four schools representing 5% of the borough’s primary and secondary schools. One positive is that Havering is in the top five boroughs for School STARS behaviour change accreditation.
Havering remains a borough with high levels of car ownership (107 cars per 100 households compared to a London average of 73). Only Hillingdon and Harrow have more cars per household.
Looking at new data published this year to reflect population density, Havering scores lower than it should, when taking account of its density. When we account for density Havering would currently expect to achieve an overall score of 2.97, more than its overall score of 1.77.
With new leader of the council Ray Morgon of the Havering Residents Association taking control of Havering Council, with support from the Labour group led by Cllr Keith Darvill, we appeal to these two parties and the Cabinet to declare a Climate Emergency and to set about delivering improvements for people walking, wheeling and using public transport.
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.
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