Item - 2011.PW1.4

Tracking Status

PW1.4 - Harmonization and Enforcement of Sidewalk Cycling By-Laws in the City of Toronto

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on February 7 and 8, 2011, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to request the Chief, Toronto Police Service, to create a strategy to enforce sidewalk cycling related by-laws in the City of Toronto.

 

2.         City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to request the Chief, Toronto Police Service, to review, in consultation with Transportation Services, ticketing procedures for sidewalk cycling infractions.

 

3.         City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to request the Chief, Toronto Police Service, to investigate options to step up enforcement of illegal parking and stopping in designated bike lanes.

Background Information (Committee)

(September 3, 2010) Member Motion from City Council on Harmonization and Enforcement of Sidewalk Cycling By-Laws in the City of Toronto
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-34621.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(January 26, 2011) E-mail from Jaclyn Gilks (CC.Main.PW1.4.1)
(February 7, 2011) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (CC.New.PW1.4.3)
(February 7, 2011) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (CC.New.PW1.4.4)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Feb-07-2011 2:19 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW1.4 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 33 Members that voted Yes are Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 12 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Gary Crawford, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Denzil Minnan-Wong, John Parker, Karen Stintz

PW1.4 - Harmonization and Enforcement of Sidewalk Cycling By-Laws in the City of Toronto

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to request the Chief, Toronto Police Service, to create a strategy to enforce sidewalk cycling related by-laws in the City of Toronto.

 

2.         City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to request the Chief, Toronto Police Service, to review, in consultation with Transportation Services, ticketing procedures for sidewalk cycling infractions.

 

3.          City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to request the Chief, Toronto Police Service, to investigate options to step up enforcement of illegal parking and stopping in designated bike lanes.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee requested that:

 

a.         The General Manager, Transportation Services, develop a strategy for snow removal on designated Bikeways, and on future separated bike lanes, and report this strategy back to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee.

 

b.         The General Manager, Transportation Services, create a strategy for accelerating the repair of utility cuts on designated Bikeways, and report this strategy back to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee.

Origin

(September 3, 2010) Member Motion from City Council

Summary

Cycling in Toronto is increasingly becoming a more common mode of transportation. Expanding cycling infrastructure and resultant opportunities to cycle, combined with increasing numbers of cyclists, creates a greater responsibility to enforce our by-laws regulating the use of bicycles, particularly on municipal sidewalks.  Doing so will enable us to achieve the paramount goal of enhancing safety for all pedestrians and cyclists.

Background Information

(September 3, 2010) Member Motion from City Council on Harmonization and Enforcement of Sidewalk Cycling By-Laws in the City of Toronto
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-34621.pdf

Speakers

Anthony Humphreys
Councillor Karen Stintz, Ward 15 - Eglinton-Lawrence
Councillor Michael Del Grande, Ward 39 - Scarborough-Agincourt

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Mike Layton (Carried)

That:

 

1.         City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to request the Chief, Toronto Police Service, to investigate options to step up enforcement of illegal parking and stopping in designated bike lanes.

 

2.        The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee request that the General Manager, Transportation Services, develop a strategy for snow removal on designated Bikeways, and report this strategy back to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee.

 

3.         The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee request that the General Manager, Transportation Services, create a strategy for accelerating the repair of utility cuts on designated Bikeways, and report this strategy back to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee.


2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor David Shiner (Lost)

That City Council request Deputy City Manager Richard Butts, the City Solicitor and the Toronto Police Services Board to report and make recommendations no later than the May 26, 2011 meeting of Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on the creation of a “Bicycle Enforcement Unit” which would be responsible for enforcement of all current regulations and ensure the safety of cyclists, motorists and pedestrians on city streets and sidewalks.


3 - Motion to Amend Motion moved by Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Carried)

That Part 2 of Motion 1 by Councillor Layton be amended by adding the words "and on future separated bike lanes" after the words "Bikeways", so that it reads:

 

“2.        The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee request that the General Manager, Transportation Services, develop a strategy for snow removal on designated Bikeways, and on future separated bike lanes, and report this strategy back to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee.”


4 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council