Using TfL’s Healthy Streets tools to improve our streets – talk by Lucy Saunders

How campaigners can use TfL’s on-line Healthy Streets tools to improve streets for pedestrians and cyclists

Many thanks to Lucy Saunders for giving this talk on Monday 5 February 2018,  at Islington Town Hall.

Over 20 people from Islington and neighbouring boroughs, and some from as far afield as Merton, Newham and Enfield, came to hear Lucy, a public health specialist who developed the Healthy Streets approach and its 10 Indicators for TFL. She has now taken the lead in developing a set of tools to ensure the approach is used when new schemes are proposed and in the future TFL will require boroughs to use the Healthy Streets checklist when applying for funding. Lucy explained the checklist, how it was developed and how it is used and took the local example of the removal of the Archway gyratory as a way of showing how schemes can be scored.

There were plenty of questions for Lucy who told the audience that she would welcome feedback on any of the metrics used.  Later in the year she and her TfL colleagues will be organising training sessions for engineers and planners on how to use the tools, as well further sessions for campaigners so we’ll circulate the dates when we have them.

A pdf of Lucy’s slides is here: Healthy Streets Check Feb 2018

And links to the various documents she mentioned are here:

Guide to the Healthy Streets Indicators

My summary of the Guide to the Healthy Streets Indicators

Healthy Streets Check for Designers

My summary of the Healthy Streets Check for Designers

Small Change, Big Impact


Lucy (right of screen) at the end of the talk with those in the audience that were (mostly) going to the pub!


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