Item - 2013.PW25.15

Tracking Status

PW25.15 - Reserved Streetcar Lanes on King Street

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
14 - Parkdale-High Park, 19 - Trinity-Spadina, 20 - Trinity-Spadina, 28 - Toronto Centre-Rosedale, 30 - Toronto-Danforth

City Council Decision

City Council on October 8, 9, 10 and 11, 2013, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services, to prepare a joint City-Toronto Transit Commission report on the feasibility and merits of implementing morning rush hour reserved streetcar lanes on King Street, including details pertaining to extent/boundaries of the lanes, means of designation or separation of the lanes, means of enforcement, means of monitoring effectiveness of the lanes, cost of implementing such  lanes, and effects on other traffic in the corridor, as well as study of traffic management measures to mitigate delays at other pinch-points on the King Street route, and to report back to the June 18, 2014 meeting of the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee.

 

2.         City Council direct that any costs associated with the preparation of the joint report referred to in Part 1 above be shared equally between the City and the Toronto Transit Commission.

 

3.         City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to meet with the Toronto Entertainment Business Improvement Area and the Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto Transit Commission staff and the local Councillor and to report back to the January 9, 2014 meeting of the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on a pilot project for a King Street transit corridor, and a sidewalk and patio extension pilot project during the 2014 Film Festival, between University Avenue and Spadina Avenue.

Background Information (Committee)

(June 28, 2013) Letter from the Chief Financial and Administration, Toronto Transit Commission, on Reserved Streetcar Lanes on King Street
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-61168.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(September 15, 2013) E-mail from Sharon Yetman (PW.New.PW25.15.1)
(September 19, 2013) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (PW.New.PW25.15.2)

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Karen Stintz (Carried)

That Public Works and Infrastructure Committee Recommendation 1 be amended by deleting the words "as soon as possible" and adding the words "June 18, 2014 meeting of the" so that the Recommendation now reads:

 

1.         City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services, to prepare a joint City-TTC report on the feasibility and merits of implementing morning rush hour reserved streetcar lanes on King Street, including details pertaining to extent/boundaries of the lanes, means of designation or separation of the lanes, means of enforcement, means of monitoring effectiveness of the lanes, cost of implementing such  lanes, and effects on other traffic in the corridor, as well as study of traffic management measures to mitigate delays at other pinch-points on the King Street route, and report back to the June 18, 2014 meeting of the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee.

Vote (Amend Item) Oct-11-2013 9:55 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW25.15 - Stintz - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 33 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, Gord Perks, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Josh Matlow
Total members that were Absent: 11 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Josh Colle, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Chin Lee, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson

2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Adam Vaughan (Carried)

That City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to meet with the Toronto Entertainment Business Improvement Area and the Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto Transit Commission staff and the local Councillor and that the General Manager, Transportation Services report back to the January 9, 2014 meeting of the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on a pilot project for a King Street transit corridor, a sidewalk and patio extension pilot project during the 2014 Film Festival, between University Avenue and Spadina Avenue.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Oct-11-2013 9:56 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW25.15 - Vaughan - motion 2
Total members that voted Yes: 34 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Josh Matlow
Total members that were Absent: 10 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Josh Colle, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Chin Lee, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Oct-11-2013 9:57 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW25.15 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 34 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Josh Matlow
Total members that were Absent: 10 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Josh Colle, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Chin Lee, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza

PW25.15 - Reserved Streetcar Lanes on King Street

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
14 - Parkdale-High Park, 19 - Trinity-Spadina, 20 - Trinity-Spadina, 28 - Toronto Centre-Rosedale, 30 - Toronto-Danforth

Committee Recommendations

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services, to prepare a joint City-TTC report on the feasibility and merits of implementing morning rush hour reserved streetcar lanes on King Street, including details pertaining to extent/boundaries of the lanes, means of designation or separation of the lanes, means of enforcement, means of monitoring effectiveness of the lanes, cost of implementing such  lanes, and effects on other traffic in the corridor, as well as study of traffic management measures to mitigate delays at other pinch-points on the King Street route, and report back to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee as soon as possible.

 

2.         City Council direct that any costs associated with the preparation of the joint report referred to in Part 1 above be shared equally between the City and the Toronto Transit Commission.

Origin

(June 28, 2013) Letter from the Chief Financial and Administration Officer, Toronto Transit Commission

Summary

The Toronto Transit Commission on June 24, 2013, requested that the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee direct Transportation Services to prepare a joint City-TTC report on the feasibility and merits of implementing morning rush hour reserved streetcar lanes on King Street.

Background Information

(June 28, 2013) Letter from the Chief Financial and Administration, Toronto Transit Commission, on Reserved Streetcar Lanes on King Street
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-61168.pdf

Communications

(September 15, 2013) E-mail from Sharon Yetman (PW.New.PW25.15.1)
(September 19, 2013) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (PW.New.PW25.15.2)

Speakers

Hamish Wilson

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Janet Davis (Carried)

That City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services, to prepare a joint City-TTC report on the feasibility and merits of implementing morning rush hour reserved streetcar lanes on King Street, including details pertaining to extent/boundaries of the lanes, means of designation or separation of the lanes, means of enforcement, means of monitoring effectiveness of the lanes, cost of implementing such  lanes, and effects on other traffic in the corridor, as well as study of traffic management measures to mitigate delays at other pinch-points on the King Street route, and report back to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee as soon as possible.


2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Carried)

City Council direct that any costs associated with the preparation of the joint report be shared equally between the City and the Toronto Transit Commission.


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