Interactive tool


Liveable Neighbourhood - interactive tool

We’ve partnered with the Alan Turing Institute who have developed an online tool, called AB Street, to help you plan where you might like to place measures, such as a modal filter or one way. The tool shows how access may change in the pilot area when such measures are in place.

Before using the AB Street tool watch a quick video on how to use it. 

The tool works across the whole project area but has been split into two sections, Barton Hill & Redfield, and St George. Please click on the area that you're interested in. 

You can watch the full tutorial below.

Please remember to use the main roads and local streets map, community assets map to tell us where you'd like to see other measures such as street trees, street art and parklets. 

Find out how interventions could impact on local roads

One method of designing a Liveable Neighbourhood is so that motor traffic can access the whole area and get to every point inside it. However, using measures such as modal filters, means motor traffic cannot pass through the area using local streets, and instead need to go around the edge on main roads. 

Knowing where to place these measures on local streets is complex and can often be difficult for local communities, as they change how people access and move through an area, which is why we need your help as local experts.

This part of the process is like a logic puzzle, where the aim of the game is to use the fewest number of measures, while addressing all the through routes.

It is important to consider all the through routes together, as motor traffic could increase on nearby streets within the area, which would have a negative impact on others. 

Here are four simple tips that will help you decide where you think the measures should be placed: 

  • Keep costs down by using the fewest measures, such as modal filters, to have a biggest impact. 
  • Make car journeys simple for residents by placing solutions towards the centre of the neighbourhood, so they can drive to their closest boundary road.  
  • Diagonal filters can be used to create loops which reduce the need for three-point turns or reversing, especially by larger vehicles.
  • Modal filters should be located where they can create the most community value. Wherever possible, single filters should be upgraded to pocket parks, particularly next to schools, community centres or other areas of high footfall.