2022 Healthy Streets Scorecard results
The borough still appears to be struggling to deliver healthy streets, and overall sits at position 31 out of all 33 boroughs, in stark contrast to neighbouring borough Waltham Forest which is top of the Outer boroughs. With Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs) removed and that programme now in the long grass, the introduction of safe cycle track seemed a potential way forward, with four on the table soon after the LTN removals. But these mostly have not materialised at the time of writing and local campaigners have raised major concerns about the quality of what has been done before.
Looking at new data published this year to reflect population density, Redbridge scores lower than it should, when taking account of its density. When we account for density Redbridge would currently expect to achieve an overall score of 3.23, almost double its overall score of 1.73.
Boroughs such as this, not delivering bigger schemes, could try and do the basics: School Streets are up slightly (from 3% of schools are covered in 2021 to 8% in 2022, but this is still low compared to borough leader Islington at 49%).
There have been some small changes to Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) coverage, (we were unable to update CPZ data this year however Redbridge told us they have introduced some new CPZs) but overall CPZ coverage remains very low (fewer than 15% of streets are covered, whereas 9 boroughs have 87% or more of streets with controlled parking).
Similarly 20mph rollout has stalled in spite of earlier pledges from the borough to adopt a default 20mph speed limit. As a result, car ownership remains high (95 cars registered per 100 households compared to leading borough Islington with 33 cars per 100 households) and the borough languishes as the 3rd worst in London in the Healthy Streets Scorecard.
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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