Item - 2013.PE21.9

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on July 16, 2013 without amendments.
  • This item was considered by the Parks and Environment Committee on June 24, 2013 and adopted without amendment. It will be considered by City Council on July 16, 2013.

PE21.9 - Cycling Safety in Tommy Thompson Park

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 approve interim modifications to the ten speed bumps installed in 2011 to make the incline and decline grade more gradual and ensure greater accessibility of this portion of the trail at an estimated cost of $8,400 which can be accommodated in the 2013 Parks, Forestry and Recreation Operating Budget.

 

2.         City Council direct the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and Parks, Forestry and Recreation to work with the City's Cycling and Infrastructure Program to hold a public forum in 2013 to help generate longer-term solutions to reduce cycling speeds, ensure greater trail enjoyment by diverse users and protect the sensitive local ecology.

 

3.         City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to report through future operating or capital budget processes on any net budget impacts resulting from initiatives recommended through the public forum in 2013.

Background Information (Committee)

(May 29, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation - Cycling Safety in Tommy Thompson Park
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pe/bgrd/backgroundfile-59279.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(June 18, 2013) E-mail from Neil McDermott, Captain Ward 21 Advocacy Group, Cycle Toronto (PE.New.21.9.1)

Communications (City Council)

(June 24, 2013) E-mail from Michael Black (CC.Main.PE21.9.2)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Jul-17-2013 6:27 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PE21.9 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 31 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, 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: 14 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Josh Colle, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Rob Ford, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Denzil Minnan-Wong, John Parker, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Karen Stintz

PE21.9 - Cycling Safety in Tommy Thompson Park

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Parks and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve interim modifications to the ten speed bumps installed in 2011 to make the incline and decline grade more gradual and ensure greater accessibility of this portion of the trail at an estimated cost of $8,400 which can be accommodated in the 2013 Parks, Forestry and Recreation Operating Budget.

 

2.         City Council direct the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and Parks, Forestry and Recreation to work with the City's Cycling and Infrastructure Program to hold a public forum in 2013 to help generate longer-term solutions to reduce cycling speeds, ensure greater trail enjoyment by diverse users and protect the sensitive local ecology.

 

3.         City Council direct the General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation to report through future operating or capital budget processes on any net budget impacts resulting from initiatives recommended through the public forum in 2013.

Origin

(May 29, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation

Summary

This report responds to a request made at the March 4, 2013, Parks and Environment Committee to Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority on safety concerns raised by residents concerning ten speed bumps installed along 2.5 km of multi-use trail in Tommy Thompson Park in November 2011.

 

Given the unique ecological character of Tommy Thompson Park and the diversity of users who frequent its trails, it is essential to maintain appropriate controls for the reduction of cycling speed.  This report recommends a two-fold approach to address safety and accessibility concerns of the speed bumps.  The approach includes an interim modification of the bumps and a public forum to generate longer-term solutions.

Background Information

(May 29, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation - Cycling Safety in Tommy Thompson Park
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pe/bgrd/backgroundfile-59279.pdf

Communications

(June 18, 2013) E-mail from Neil McDermott, Captain Ward 21 Advocacy Group, Cycle Toronto (PE.New.21.9.1)

Motions

Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor James Pasternak (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council