Wellington is a busy street with tourist, OC Transpo and STO busses. Going eastbound, at Elgin there are two sets of lanes that merge onto Wellington. The right lane becomes the onramp to the Colonel By, and straight through it becomes Rideau St. Most cyclists going eastbound will be trying to go straight onto the designated shared bicycle/car lane on Rideau St.
This intersection is quite complex as it involves multiple lanes of moving traffic. The merges here endanger cyclists, and traffic here is heavy in rush hour.
The first merge is drivers merging from Elgin. Apart from the cars needing to go to Colonel By, they all must cross to the left two lanes of Wellington, either to go straight on Rideau or take a left onto Sussex. These drivers are often looking for buses and not cyclists.
The next merge is for buses, which need to move to the rightmost lane to hook up with the bus lane on Rideau St.
The route for cyclists is also not indicated, so cyclists don’t know where they should be, and other traffic doesn’t know where to expect them.
Create a bicycle lane that extends from Wellington through the intersection to Rideau St.