Item - 2013.MM37.40

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on July 16, 2013 without amendments.

MM37.40 - Delivering Solutions to Gridlock - Ending Congestion Caused By Rush Hour Deliveries on Busy Streets - by Councillor Josh Matlow, seconded by Councillor Chin Lee

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on July 16, 17, 18 and 19, 2013, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, to report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee, as a part of the Courier/Delivery Vehicle Parking Permit report or at such time as is considered, on:

 

a.         strategies to discourage commercial deliveries and truck traffic during peak commuting hours including but not limited to:

 

i.          a pilot program similar to the Manhattan Off-Hour Truck Delivery Program; and

 

ii.          banning delivery trucks from travelling or stopping on congested routes during rush hours or other busy periods;

 

b.         strategies to encourage and enable smaller and/or human powered delivery vehicles where practical; and

 

c.         any opportunities to use the proposed permit parking system for courier and delivery vehicles to implement innovative policies to relieve congestion.

 

2.         City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to report to the Planning and Growth Management Committee on:

 

a.         an update on efforts to increase the provision of laneways parallel to congested routes, providing locations for off-street deliveries; and

 

b.         strategies to further encourage and expedite the provision of new laneways or other off-street spaces for deliveries.

Background Information (City Council)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Waive Referral (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata advised Council that the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require that Motion MM37.40 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) Jul-17-2013 4:16 PM

Result: Carried Two-Thirds Required - MM37.40 - Waive referral
Total members that voted Yes: 26 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Raymond Cho, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Mike Del Grande, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Doug Ford, Doug Holyday, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Karen Stintz, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 11 Members that voted No are Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Frank Di Giorgio, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), John Parker, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 8 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser, David Shiner

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Jul-18-2013 2:39 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM37.40 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 28 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Raymond Cho, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Karen Stintz, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 12 Members that voted No are Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Rob Ford, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Frances Nunziata (Chair), John Parker, James Pasternak, David Shiner, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 5 Members that were absent are Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Peter Milczyn
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council