2023 Healthy Streets Scorecard results
Southwark sits in fifth place with a Healthy Streets score of 6.3 in 2023. Southwark is seeing progress on a number of the major indicators with falling levels of car ownership and increases in the CPZ coverage (65% coverage final score). Controlled parking is likely to increase substantially with the delivery of a Council pledge to roll out CPZs across the borough by 2024. There was a drop in the proportion of schools with a School Street (21% in 2022 to 19% in 2023) and a concerted effort to roll out more ANPR or barrier enforced School Streets is required. Southwark will benefit from the TfL plans to reduce speed limits to 20mph on all of the remaining Red Route roads in the borough during autumn 2023.
Southwark’s new ‘Streets for People’ transport strategy contains a commitment to improve residents’ quality of life, by changing how they travel and use streets in the borough. Tying in with many HSS key asks, the document’s first objective is to reduce the need to own or use a car, other objectives include making walking, cycling and wheeling easier (objective 5), especially for children and young people (objective 6) and reducing emissions from transport (objective 11). Striking is the recognition that streets are “publicly owned” and that “At the moment we put cars first – we need to change that”.
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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