2023 Healthy Streets Scorecard results
Islington earns the status of top Inner London borough again this year*. Their rollout of School Streets continues, and Islington is London’s top provider of such schemes around its schools (as a proportion of all borough schools, but not in total number – that goes to Hackney). Unfortunately, Islington’s pace of rollout of LTNs has slowed. Four years ago, just 8% of suitable Islington streets were covered by an LTN, that leapt to 36% in one year, jumped another 8 percentage points last year, but this year only increased 3 points to 47% in 2023. Again, this year we urge Islington to step-up delivery of more protected cycle lanes (as only 4% of roads are covered) and this will help to get more people cycling.
*Excluding City of London
The Healthy Streets Scorecard combine scores for ten indicators to create an overall Healthy Streets score for each borough. See the graph below for 2023 results (includes 2019 – 2022 results for comparison). For more detail visit the London-wide overview of the 2023 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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