2022 Healthy Streets Scorecard results
Last year Hillingdon received the dishonour of coming in 33rd place of all 33 London boroughs and, unfortunately, it has kept this position in 2022. Hillingdon will continue to remain at the bottom of the table until key measures are implemented to enable more walking, wheeling and public transport journeys.
56% of trips are made by car – the second highest rate in the whole of London. There has been no change to the 20mph speed limits that are on only 8% of roads (the third lowest rate of all boroughs) and only 11% of roads have controlled parking (many boroughs now have borough-wide controlled parking and 20mph limits); only 2% of roads have protected cycle tracks (compared to Outer London leaders Waltham Forest with 12.5%); only 14% of suitable roads are within a Low Traffic Neighbourhood, compared to leading Outer London borough Waltham Forest with 49%; and only 2% of schools have a School Street, where traffic is restricted around schools at arrival and departure times, compared to 49% in leading borough Islington.
Hillingdon has the highest car ownership rates of the 33 boroughs with 122 cars registered per 100 households, this compared to leading Outer London borough Greenwich with 69 cars registered per 100 households. Hillingdon also has the highest proportion of diesel cars compared to all other boroughs at 30% (Greater London average is 24% and borough-lead Camden has 17%).
Looking at new data published this year to reflect population density, Hillingdon scores lower than it should, when taking account of its density. When we account for density, Hillingdon would currently expect to achieve an overall score of 3.04, more than double its overall score of 1.28.
Hillingdon needs to do much more to make its streets appealing for active travel and public transport and to become a less car-dependent borough.
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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