Lane gating, also known as alley gating, is a simple crime prevention measure that involves erecting lockable gates at the ends of alley-ways and passages that are the responsibility of the home owners who live around them.
The benefits of lane gating schemes include:
- extra security to prevent domestic burglary opportunities
- restricted access to prevent anti-social behaviour
- creation of safe play areas for children
- improved community spirit and a sense of shared ownership