The Denison-Bellevue cycling route was identified in the Cycling Network Plan. The route provides a connection along quiet local streets between the existing bicycle lanes on College Street and Queen Street with a connection to the cycle tracks on Richmond Street and Adelaide Street via Augusta Avenue and Portland Street.
The previous one-way southbound operation of Denison Avenue and Bellevue Avenue did not allow cyclists to legally travel in both directions. The contra-flow bike lane allows northbound travel from Queen Street West to College Street. In addition, sharrow markings have been installed in the southbound direction. Read the council decision on bike lane installations.
Bellevue Avenue is a one-way street between 40m south of College Street West and Dundas Street for vehicles. The proposal is that a northbound-only bicycle lane be installed, so that residents travelling by bicycle may travel both southbound and northbound lawfully. Shared lane pavement markings (“sharrows”) would be painted in the existing shared southbound traffic lane and the parking would be permanently located on the west side of the roadway.
This design is also recommended for Denison Avenue for the section which is one-way southbound between Carr Street and Queen Street West. For the section between Wolseley Street and Queen Street West, the proposal is to maintain the existing no parking bylaws.
Between Grange Avenue and Carr Street, a number of west-side driveways prevent parking from being supplied on this side of the street. For this block, between Grange Avenue and Carr Street, it is recommended that parking be maintained in it’s existing location. A northbound bike lane may be installed adjacent to this existing on-street parking supply.