A Liveable Neighbourhood (also known as a Low Traffic Neighbourhood) can transform areas dominated by vehicles and open up streets for community use. They enable more people to travel actively and sustainably on foot, by bike and on public transport. 

They also provide the opportunity to create new green spaces, and have been shown to increase physical activity, benefit local businesses through increased footfall and higher spend, reduce local crime, improve air quality, increase social interactions between neighbours and strengthen communities. 

The Hanover and Tarner Liveable Neighbourhood will introduce measures to cut rat running and support active and sustainable travel while maintaining access for residents and businesses. 

A road with cars parked on both sides with a bollard, plant and bicycles at one end

Modal filters

These are usually one or more bollards or planters that stop motor vehicles accessing a particular route through an area. 

Modal filters can also include signage to make it clear what sort of vehicles can enter a liveable neighbourhood area. There may also be cameras to monitor traffic that enters. 



Artists images of two cycle hangars, one of them is open and both have the words ‘residents’ cycle hangar on them

Cycle hangars

Through a separate project we are installing on-street cycle hangars for residents to park their bikes securely near their homes. 

A cycle hangar gives on-street parking for up to 6 bikes that residents can rent a space from.  

The hangars are covered, secure and accessible via an app. 

Find out more about cycle hangars.



A bus on a road with a blue sign and the words ‘Bus gate’ painted on the road

Bus gate

A bus gate is an area which only buses and authorised vehicles can travel through as shown by appropriate signage.

Only buses, cycles, private hire vehicles, taxis and exempt emergency vehicles can drive through a bus gate. 

All road users must observe and comply with the signs at each location to avoid receiving a fine. 

Find out more about bus gates.



A road with wooden benches, decking and plants and a building in the background


A parklet is typically a green space which occupies one or more parking bays. 

They can be used as an opportunity for someone to stop, sit and rest. 

(picture credit: Meristem Design)