Ranked at 32 out of 33, Havering remains at the bottom of the Healthy Streets Scorecards
Healthy Streets coalition are a group of transport, health, road safety and environment campaigns who have come together as say they ‘understand that the same interventions are needed to achieve all our various goals.’
The coalition is committed to:
Raising the profile of the data and the Scorecard
Developing the Scorecard to improve it where possible
Encouraging and supporting boroughs to implement five key ‘input’ measures.
According to their latest report
Havering continues to languish near the bottom of the Scorecard table in 32nd place out of 33 London local authorities, with only Hillingdon scoring worse overall. It is one of the few boroughs in London not to declare a Climate Emergency, and there is little sign its political leadership has any will to deliver improvements for anyone other than drivers.
Little progress has been made implementing measures that result in healthier streets. Protected cycle track covers a mere 1% of Havering’s road length compared to leaders Waltham Forest with 12%. Only 10% of the borough’s roads have 20mph limits and only 12% are covered by Controlled Parking Zones (when many boroughs now have controlled parking on all roads). Low Traffic Neighbourhoods cover just 7% of the borough’s suitable area (considerably less than the London average of 19% and nowhere near leading Outer London Borough Waltham Forest at 47%).