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Richmond upon Thames announced as most improved borough in this year’s Healthy Street Scorecard

8 July 2021

Richmond upon Thames has been announced as the highest mover in this year’s Healthy Street Scorecard. The Scorecard compares each London borough on the actions taken to promote active and sustainable travel in line with the Mayor's Transport Strategy targets.

The Healthy Streets Scorecard coalition, which is a coalition of environmental and transport groups, encourages all London boroughs to implement five key measures that aim to improve air quality, reduce road danger, boost active lifestyles and reduce carbon emissions.

The measures include borough-wide Low Traffic Neighbourhood, 20mph speed limits on all roads, Controlled Parking Zones, protected cycle lanes on main roads and traffic-free streets around schools and safe walking and cycling routes to schools.  

This year's figures show Richmond upon Thames to be the highest mover on this year’s scoreboard having moved up seven positions to 16th place and 3rd overall among the Outer London boroughs.

Richmond upon Thames also has the distinction of the lowest pedestrian casualty rate out of all the London boroughs. Additionally, the borough placed 11th for School Streets with 20% of its schools operating School Streets, which is above the London average of 15%. The Healthy Streets Scorecard also placed Richmond upon Thames in the upper quartile of boroughs for the proportion of residents regularly walking and cycling.

Cllr Alexander Ehmann, Chair of the Transport and Air Quality Committee, said: 

"This year’s Healthy Street Scorecard for Richmond upon Thames is encouraging and shows our commitment to tackling air pollution and improving active and sustainable travel options.

"We recognise there is more to be done and I’m looking forward to introducing more measures that will mean we continue to improve our Healthy Street Scorecard in the future."

Read the full table of results for this year’s Healthy Street Scorecard.

Read the breakdown of each borough’s results.

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Up to: July 2021

Updated: 10 August 2021