2022 Healthy Streets Scorecard results
Having leapt up the table last year after introducing borough-wide 20mph speed limits, Richmond goes up one more place this year from 16 to 15 (out of the 33 boroughs) and it is now second highest among the Outer London boroughs having climbed above Merton.
There are no stand out areas of improvement to point to this year but there are a number of opportunities to improve scores further by increasing levels of controlled parking and increasing the number of School Streets.
Looking at new data published this year to reflect population density, Richmond scores better than expected, when taking account of its density. When we account for density Richmond would currently expect to achieve an overall score of 3.33, when it actually scores 4.71.
As with all London boroughs there are opportunities too to reduce traffic levels for example by removing traffic from neighbourhood streets and in the case of Richmond its historic centres – key visitor attractions – and introduce Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs) and Low Traffic Town Centres as a means to promoting the visitor economy, particularly at Richmond, Barnes, Mortlake Riverside and Kew.
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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