2023 Healthy Streets Scorecard results
Merton sits in the middle of many indicator rankings but has not tried to move up the rankings in the last year. The 20mph speed limit metric has Merton remaining on 98%, and their CPZ coverage has increased (to 46% coverage final score), and though we did change our methodology, this is likely due to new schemes. Merton has proposed an active travel network and delivery plan with cycle tracks on Plough Lane in construction and two sections of the Wandle Trail improved. Merton is a top outer London borough for School Streets but has shown little progress in the last 3 years.
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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