The Healthy Streets Index is an expert-designed spatial dataset that scores every street in relation to the Healthy Streets Indicators using a composite of key city-wide datasets. It provides a score between 0 and 100 for how healthy every street is to inform decisions about where we live, our travel routes and urban planning.
Healthy Streets Tools
Healthy Streets can develop bespoke tools for you to measure the 10 Healthy Streets Indicators in your town, city or country and help you to implement the tools with training, quality assurance and governance.
Lucy Saunders led the development of the Healthy Streets Check for Designers at Transport for London. This quantitative desktop tool is used to assess all proposed street designs against the 10 Healthy Streets Indicators. The tool provides a score out of 100 and highlights road danger issues.
Lucy Saunders led the development of a monitoring tool at Transport for London that can be used for both citywide surveillance and monitoring the impact of individual projects in a small area or one location.
The app-based tool is a detailed set of quantitative questions completed on-street by a trained assessor over the course of 45 minutes. This includes counts of people walking and cycling, scoring how people are using the street as a social space, crossing behaviours, cleanliness, cycling facilities, hazards and accessibility issues. The data feeds into a score for each of the 10 Healthy Streets Indicators for the street.
Qualitative community assessment tool
Lucy Saunders led the production of the Guide to the Healthy Streets Indicators at Transport for London. This qualitative assessment tool can be used by communities to assess how their street performs against the 10 Healthy Streets Indicators and identify what changes would deliver the widest benefits. The tool can also be used by project leads and policy makers to define and then assess their proposals.
Lucy Saunders led the production of the Healthy Streets Surveys. These are on-street face-to-face surveys which ask the public to rate the street they are standing on against each of the 10 Healthy Streets Indicators. The data shows changes in public opinion of a street following delivery of a project. It can can be used to show differences in citizens experience of different kinds of streets.
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