Item - 2011.MM14.16

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on November 29, 2011 without amendments.

MM14.16 - Request to implement use of truck side guards and other safety measures to improve safety for cyclists - by Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker, seconded by Councillor Paula Fletcher

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on November 29, 30 and December 1, 2011, adopted the following:

 

1.          City Council request the General Manager of Transportation Services to report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on:

 

            a.         the feasibility of the City of Toronto implementing side guards on its own City of Toronto large trucks, both new vehicles and retrofits; and

 

            b.         the feasibility of a truck side guard policy whereby the City conducts business with only or prefers business with companies whose large trucks are equipped with side guards.

 

2.         City Council request the General Manager of Transportation Services to report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on options for the introduction within the City of Toronto of safety measures that would increase pedestrian and cycling safety (e.g. truck side guards, convex mirror systems, additional turn signals, audible warning systems, right turn restrictions on heavily used cycling routes, additional cycling infrastructure).

 

3.          City Council support and request that the Federation of Canadian Municipalities also support Bill C-344 calling for side under-run guards on large trucks.

 

4.          City Council request the General Manager of Transportation Services to report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Commitee with an update to the May 2006 staff report (Report 4, Clause 8 of the Works Committee considered at June 27, 2006 Council meeting) entitled "Large Trucks and Cyclist/Pedestrian Safety", and that this update include:

 

             a.        Response from Transport Canada to the City's 2006 request regarding side guards on large trucks;

 

             b.        Response by other municipalities in the GTA to the 1998 Regional Coroner's recommendation;

 

             c.        Post 2005 collision information involving cyclists;

 

             d.        Results of the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) study on "Safe Accomodation of Vulnerable Road Users and Large Commercial Vehicles"; and

 

             e.        Information on how other jurisdictions within the GTA, Canada and internationally have addressed the issue of large trucks and pedestrian and cyclist safety.

Background Information (City Council)

Communications (City Council)

(November 28, 2011) E-mail from Michelle Treacy (MM.New.MM14.16.1)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Waive Referral (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata advised Council that the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require that Motion MM14.16 be referred to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee.  A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to waive referral.

Vote (Waive Referral) Nov-30-2011 2:43 PM

Result: Carried Two-Thirds Required - MM14.16 - Waive referral
Total members that voted Yes: 33 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 9 Members that voted No are Gary Crawford, Mike Del Grande, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, John Parker
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Pam McConnell, James Pasternak, Michael Thompson

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Nov-30-2011 2:44 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM14.16 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 39 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 3 Members that voted No are Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Peter Milczyn
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Pam McConnell, James Pasternak, Michael Thompson
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council