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2022 Healthy Streets Scorecard results

Southwark has the highest Healthy Streets Scorecard score of a south London borough buoyed by strong scores around active travel modeshare, take up of 20mph speed limits and relatively low car ownership. The previous year has been one of consolidation of the significant changes in 2020 with almost all of the Low Traffic Neighbourhoods being retained in their entirety. 

We were unable to update Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) data this year however Southwark told us they have introduced new 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.

The borough saw the second largest decline in the number of cars registered with a 3.7% fall between 2020 and 2021. This means that there are just 42 cars per 100 households compared to 44 the previous year. As with a number of boroughs there were strong pledges around net zero and climate emergency policies. 

All of these measures will require a significant shift from driven journeys to ones that are walked, cycled or made by public transport in the near future.

"A strong set of election results along with the drive towards Net Zero from the Climate Emergency strategy should see Southwark moving rapidly towards the vast majority of journeys being walked, cycled and taken by public transport in the next few years. Key for Southwark is reducing traffic and especially through traffic on neighbourhood streets, making walking and cycling safer including more protected cycle lanes on main roads and introducing controlled parking zones across the whole borough."

Jeremy Leach, Southwark Living Streets member

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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