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2022 Healthy Streets Scorecard results

The top Outer London borough, shining star Waltham Forest is rising through the ranks steadily by continuing to deliver transformative schemes despite funding constraints and it is now ahead of four Inner London boroughs. Its stand out achievements are that a huge 49% of streets are now in a Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) and it has scored 59% of the maximum points for the School STARS scheme which encourages sustainable travel to school, the second highest result of all boroughs.

The last year specifically has seen further rollout across several transformative measures, most notably School Streets (the proportion of schools with a School Street has risen from 22% to 27%). Good scores on speed limits and protected cycle track also contributed to its overall high score.

We were unable to update Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) data this year however Waltham Forest told us they have introduced new CPZs (nine since 2020) 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.

Looking at new data published this year to reflect population density, Waltham Forest scores better than expected, when taking account of its density. When we account for density Waltham Forest would expect an overall score of 3.7, when it actually scores 5.4.

Congratulations go to Waltham Forest for leading the way and showing that healthy, safe streets can be achieved anywhere in London. 

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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