2022 Healthy Streets Scorecard results
Kingston has improved its position slightly on Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs), School STARS and School Streets, and has one of the highest scores for School Stars in all of London this year, but overall remains in position 22 out of 33 boroughs and, as leading Outer London boroughs have shown, there is much it can do.
Car ownership levels are high with a high proportion of polluting cars and the gap is widening between leading Outer boroughs Waltham Forest, with 50% of borough roads covered by an LTN compared to Kingston’s 9%, and Merton, with 42% of schools with a School Street, compared to Kingston’s 13%.
Kingston needs to continue to support safe cycling, roll out Low Traffic Neighbourhoods, introduce more School Streets and widen the basic measures of 20mph speed limits and Controlled Parking Zones (to better reflect the negative impacts of free and unrestricted parking) if it is to deliver healthy and safe streets in the 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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