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2022 Healthy Streets Scorecard results

Lambeth continues to be one of the stronger London boroughs with a Healthy Streets Scorecard score second only to Southwark for the boroughs south of the river. 

Lambeth has added another three School Streets in 2021 and now has 25 School Streets across the borough, which equates to a quarter of all schools. Almost a third of the borough’s streets are now covered by Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs) and in the past year a number of the trial LTNs have been made permanent. 

Accolades go to Lambeth for a high score on bus priority. Data published for the first time this year shows 44% of bus route in the borough has ‘bus priority’ (a bus lane or other means of prioritising the bus over general traffic), just behind Islington (48%), Hackney (51%) and the City of London (64%), but far head of lowest scoring Inner London borough Kensington and Chelsea at just 5%.

Lambeth has seen a 2% fall in the number of cars registered in the borough and now has the fifth lowest level of cars per household across the London boroughs. 

We were unable to update Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) data this year however Lambeth told us they have introduced or updated CPZs which is great news and we hope they will introduce even more in the coming year. Improvements will be reflected in next year’s scores.

Successful delivery of the policies set out during the 2022 local election campaign around transport and the climate emergency will lead to further improvements in the borough’s Healthy Streets scores in the coming year.

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.

London Low Traffic Neighbourhoods map

See your borough’s LTNs – and all LTNs in London in the London LTN map

For results analysis visit Low Traffic Neighbourhoods indicator results

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