A type of road closure, known as a traffic filter (planters or bollards on the road, which prevent motor vehicles from passing through) at Ashenden Road junction with Glyn Road and Meeson Street junction with Kingsmead Way, as shown on the drawing attached below, has been installed. The traffic filter eliminates through-traffic, including rat-running traffic trying to avoid queues on Homerton High Street, to improving road safety and opportunities for social distancing for residents, pedestrians and cyclists on Ashenden Road and Meeson Street.
Local residents are still able to access their homes from either side of the filters, however they are not able to drive through. The filter still continues to allow pedestrian, cyclist, emergency service and refuse vehicle access.
The filters have been achieved using solid planters on either side of the roads to reduce the width of the roads, but allowing enough space for cyclists and emergency and refuse vehicles to go through. Signs and road markings make it clear that regular vehicles cannot pass through. The filters are enforced by cameras in order to deter vehicles driving through the filters.