A modal filter is a way of improving safety and amenity for people walking and biking, by reducing the volume and speed of motor vehicle traffic on a street. An example is on Albert Street outside Abbotsford Primary School:

Modal filter on Albert Street outside Abbotsford Primary School. Image credit: Google Maps.

The City of Yarra has many modal filters across the municipality:

Bath Street outside Victoria Park

Modal filter and pocket park on Napier Street outside Victoria Park. Image credit: Google Maps.

Blanche Street at Punt Road

Modal filter on Blanche Street at Punt Road. Image credit: Google Maps.

Bloomburg Street under railway line

Modal filter on Bloomburg Street under railway line. Image credit: Google Maps.

Canning Street outside Curtain Square

Modal filter on Canning Street outside Curtain Square. Image credit: Google Maps.

Canning Street outside Carlton North Primary School

Modal filter on Canning Street outside Carlton North Primary School. Image credit: Google Maps.

Clarke Street outside Good Shepherd Nursing Home

Modal filter outside Good Shepherd Nursing Home. Image credit: Google Maps.

Docker Street near Richmond Terrace

Modal filter and pocket park on Docker Street near Richmond Terrace. Image credit: Google Maps.

Dwyer Street at Spensley Street

Modal filter on Dwyer Street at Spensley Street. Image credit: Google Maps.

Fenwick Street at Drummond Street

Modal filter on Fenwick Street at Drummond Street. Image credit: Google Maps.

Fergie Street at St Georges Road

Modal filter on Fergie Street at St Georges Road. Image credit: Google Maps.

Hodgson Street at Gore Street

Modal filter on Fergie Street at St Georges Road. Image credit: Google Maps.

Johnson Street at Buckingham Street

Modal filter on Johnson Street at Buckingham Street. Image credit: Google Maps.

Jonas Street at Victoria Street

Modal filter on Jonas Street at Victoria Street. Image credit: Google Maps.

Kent Street at Burnley Street

Modal filter on Kent Street at Burnley Street. Image credit: Google Maps.

King William Street outside Sacred Heart Primary School

Modal filter on King William Street outside Sacred Heart Primary School. Image credit: Google Maps.

Laneway south of Buckingham Street

Modal filter on laneway south of Buckingham Street. Image credit: Google Maps.

Madden Grove at Coppin Street

Modal filter on Madden Grove at Coppin Street, facing east. Image credit: Google Maps.

Macpherson Street at Canning Street

Modal filter on Macpherson Street at Canning Street. Image credit: Google Maps.

Mollison Street at Charles Street

Modal filter and pocket park on Mollison Street at Charles Street. Image credit: Google Maps.

Mollison Street at Nicholson Street

Modal filter on Mollison Street at Nicholson Street, which needs a ramp for cyclists. Image credit: Google Maps.

Murphy Street at Burnley Street

Modal filter on Murphy Street at Burnley Street. Image credit: Google Maps.

Murphy Street at Coppin Street

Modal filter on Murphy Street at Coppin Street. Image credit: Google Maps.

Napier Street outside Fitzroy Primary School

Modal filter on Napier Street outside Fitzroy Primary School. Image credit: Google Maps.

Napier Street outside Atherton Gardens

Modal filter on Napier Street outside Fitzroy Primary School. Image credit: Google Maps.

Oxford Street at Langridge Street

Modal filter and pocket park on Oxford Street at Langridge Street. Image credit: Google Maps.

Page Street outside Clifton Hill Primary School

Modal filter on Perry Street at Hoddle Street. Image credit: Google Maps.

Palmer Street

Modal filter on Palmer Street. Image credit: Google Maps.

Perry Street at Hoddle Street

Modal filter on Perry Street at Hoddle Street. Image credit: Google Maps.

River Boulevard

Modal filter on River Boulevard. Image credit: Google Maps.

Somerset Street at Davison Street

Modal filter on Somerset Street at Davison Street. Image credit: Google Maps.

St David Street at Gore Street

Modal filter on St David Street at Gore Street. Image credit: Google Maps.

Tait Street at Apperley Street

Modal filter on Tait Street at Apperley Street. Image credit: Google Maps.

Valiant Street at Hunter Street

Modal filter on Valiant Street at Hunter Street. Image credit: Google Maps.

Valiant Street at Paterson Street

Modal filter on Valiant Street at Paterson Street. Image credit: Google Maps.

What Yarra can do

The City of Yarra can improve safety and amenity for people walking and biking by building a new modal filter each month. On average, this would add a modal filter to each neighbourhood every two years. At many locations, council can expand the modal filter into a pocket park.

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Tell us where you’d like to see a new modal filter in Yarra.

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