Low Traffic Neighbourhood

A Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) is an area-wide intervention designed to reduce motor traffic levels across a series of streets, by confining through traffic to main roads (or 'boundary' roads).

Generally all the streets within a Low Traffic Neighbourhood will still be accessible to motor traffic, but the removal of through traffic means motor vehicle volumes will be substantially reduced across the entire Low Traffic Neighbourhood. Motor traffic on the streets in LTNs will only be accessing properties within it. The streets of successful LTNs will have sufficienlty low motor travel levels to be cycled or walked on by all potential users. 

Low Traffic Neighbourhood Waltham Forest

A street in a Low Traffic Neighbourhood in Waltham Forest

Low Traffic Neighbourhoods are created by the use of filtered permeability - measures which prevent motor traffic from travelling along a street, or through an area, while still permitting people to freely walk or cycle.