Top places in London with the healthiest streets
- Credit: Hackney council
Hackney and Islington have been recognised as two of the top London boroughs with the healthiest streets.
Healthy Streets Coalition, which contains transport and health groups, used a scorecard system to rank London boroughs based on indicators such as low traffic neighbourhoods, bike routes, and road casualties.
Islington was ranked the borough with the healthiest streets, followed by Hackney. The City of London, which is not technically a borough even healthier streets according to the scorecard.
In response to the news, Hackney mayor Philip Glanville and transport chief Cllr Mete Coban said in a joint letter: "This report recognises the transformation that has taken place in our neighbourhoods over the past decade - which are now cleaner and greener than they were back when the Healthy Streets Scorecard first started.
"Hackney is now the first borough in London to have over a half of streets covered by low traffic neighbourhoods, and a huge 50 schools with School Streets, supporting people to walk, shop and cycle locally."