What kinds of measures does an LTN involve?

Low-traffic neighbourhoods use active travel filters (planters, bollards etc.), also known as ‘modal filters’, to curb speeding and prevent short-cutting by through-traffic, whilst – crucially – still allowing motor vehicle access to every part of the road network, as is the case now.

See how this can look here.

These low-traffic ‘cells’ of around 1-2km2 prevent motor traffic from passing through from one side of the LTN to the other and in doing so provide a network of safe routes for other modes of transport, such as walking, bikes and mobility scooters. This idea is also known as ‘Liveable Streets’ and ‘Mini-Holland’.

Once in place, active travel filters unlock the potential for other improvements to our streets, such as green community spaces with seating where people can stop and rest or chat to neighbours.