Bellevue Avenue, Park Lane, and Procter Avenue, between 18th Street and 31st Street, have been selected as a temporary slow street pilot project to allow for more space for pedestrians and cyclists on the road.
Only local traffic is allowed on this stretch of street, providing more room for physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic by allowing people to keep at least two metres from others while exercising and getting fresh air.
How to use a slow street
- Drivers are encouraged to use Bellevue Avenue for local traffic and Marine Drive for through traffic.
- On-street parking is maintained.
- Drive slowly, share the road, and watch for pedestrians and cyclists.
- People walking may use the roadway to pass each other at a safe distance.
- Access for emergency vehicles and waste/recycling collection is maintained.
- Slow Street signage is displayed at the end of each block.
Phase 1 of the Slow Streets Pilot Project was implemented in June 2020 on Bellevue Avenue between 18th Street and 25th Street. Phase 2 was implemented in August 2021 on Bellevue Avenue, Park Lane, and Procter Avenue between 25th Street and 31st Street.