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2023 Healthy Streets Scorecard results

This year Waltham Forest again earned the title ‘2023 top Outer London borough’. The leading outer London light remains far ahead of other outer London boroughs, indeed of every borough bar the City, for cycle track rollout, and of most boroughs on LTN provision (although it hasn’t done much this year, and Islington threatens its spot on this metric). Waltham Forest has scores over 60% on the schools STARS behaviour change programme and in the top half of boroughs with 28% of schools with a School Street. The borough shows every sign of continuing to deliver at pace, making it a clear beacon for other boroughs – in outer London and increasingly inner too.

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.

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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