2023 Healthy Streets Scorecard results
Kensington & Chelsea is to be congratulated for implementing 20mph speed limits, but its failure to implement School Streets, protected cycle track or Low Traffic Neighbourhoods means the borough is falling further and further behind other inner London boroughs. Added to this, a reduced score for controlled parking (because residents are allowed to park anywhere in the borough, which encourages short car trips), and a very low score on the new bus priority metric, mean Kensington and Chelsea’s scores are going in the wrong direction and their streets remain the unhealthiest of the inner London boroughs with an overall score of 4.7.
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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