A modal filter is a feature used to limit through journeys along a street to certain modes of transport, such as bikes and buses. It has the effect of reducing traffic either side of the filter, improving the local environment and creating an attractive route for pedestrians and cyclists. But vehicular access is still maintained to properties either side of the filter.
Modal filters can be implemented in a number of ways:
- with traffic signs;
- with bollards;
- with planting.
There are already a few examples in Epsom & Ewell: