Item - 2014.PW30.1

Tracking Status

PW30.1 - Approach to Developing Complete Streets Guidelines

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on May 6, 7 and 8, 2014, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services, together with the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to develop Complete Streets Guidelines using the integrated approach as outlined in Attachment 1 to the report (March 11, 2014) from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B.

 

2.         City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee in 2015 on the Complete Streets Guidelines and on the completion of Phase 1: Development, Consultation and Delivery of Complete Streets Guidelines, with recommendations on the support which may be necessary for the implementation.

 

3.         City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services, together with the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to include the following stakeholders as part of the consultation process for Phase 1 of the Complete Street Guidelines:

 

              Evergreen;

              LEAF;

              Municipal Engineers Association of Ontario;

              Municipal Urban Designers Roundtable (MUDR);

              Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI);

              Ontario Public Works Association (OPWA);

              Professional Engineers of Ontario;

              Toronto and Region Conservation Authority;

              Ecojustice;

              Environmental Defence Canada;

              Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA);

              Canadian Environmental Law Association; and

              Pollution Probe.

 

4.         City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services, together with the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to include the principles of "Green Streets" and "Green Infrastructure" as priorities in the Complete Streets Guidelines

Background Information (Committee)

(March 11, 2014) Report and Attachments 1 to 6 from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, on Approach to Developing Complete Streets Guidelines
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-67628.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(April 4, 2014) E-mail from Carol Dorman (PW.New.PW30.1.1)
(April 5, 2014) E-mail from Terry Kelly (PW.New.PW30.1.2)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Allan Harmsworth (PW.New.PW30.1.3)
(April 4, 2014) E-mail from Fred Dilkes (PW.New.PW30.1.4)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Ruth Oppenheim (PW.New.PW30.1.5)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Terry Kelly (PW.New.PW30.1.6)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from James Thompson, Director at Large, Toronto Electric Riders Association (PW.New.PW30.1.7)
(April 8, 2014) Letter from Nancy Smith Lea, Director, Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT) (PW.New.PW30.1.8)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pw/comm/communicationfile-46645.pdf
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Karen Buck (PW.New.PW30.1.9)

Communications (City Council)

(April 9, 2014) E-mail from Leo Soihtu (CC.Main.PW30.1.10)

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Michelle Berardinetti (Carried)

That:

 

1.         City Council request staff to include the following stakeholders as part of the consultation process for Phase 1 of the Complete Street Guidelines:

 

              Evergreen

              LEAF

              Municipal Engineers Association of Ontario

              Municipal Urban Designers Roundtable (MUDR)

              Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI)

              Ontario Public Works Association (OPWA)

              Professional Engineers of Ontario

              Toronto Region Conservation Authority

              Ecojustice

              Environmental Defence Canada

             Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA)

             Canadian Environmental Law Association

             Pollution Probe

 

2.         City Council request staff to include the principles of "Green Streets" and "Green Infrastructure" as priorities in the Complete Streets Guidelines.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) May-07-2014 7:50 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW30.1 - Berardinetti - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 34 Members that voted Yes are 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, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are John Parker, Gord Perks
Total members that were Absent: 9 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Frank Di Giorgio, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Giorgio Mammoliti, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) May-07-2014 7:50 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW30.1 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 36 Members that voted Yes are 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, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 9 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Frank Di Giorgio, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Giorgio Mammoliti, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson

PW30.1 - Approach to Developing Complete Streets Guidelines

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services, together with the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to develop Complete Streets Guidelines using the integrated approach as outlined in Attachment 1 to the report (March 11, 2014) from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B.

 

2.         City Council direct staff to report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee in 2015 on the Complete Streets Guidelines and on the completion of Phase 1: Development, Consultation and Delivery of Complete Streets Guidelines, with recommendations on the support which may be necessary for the implementation.

Origin

(March 11, 2014) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B

Summary

"Complete Streets" is a relatively new term used to describe streets that are designed and operated to enable safe access and functionality for all uses and users within the transportation system, including pedestrians of all ages and abilities, cyclists, public transit riders, and motorists (e.g. emergency services vehicles, goods delivery, etc.). The Complete Streets concept also relates to bringing greater clarity to decision-making processes such that social, economic and environmental priorities are considered and balanced in the design and construction of the entire right-of-way.

 

On May 7, 2013, City Council adopted Motion PW22.10 "Complete Streets," with amendments, requesting the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, in consultation with the General Manager, Transportation Services and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to develop Complete Streets Guidelines and report back to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on an approach for developing these Guidelines. In response to concerns about the City's sewer and stormwater systems ability to manage severe storms, City Council adopted Motions PW25.7(4) and  EX34.4 requesting a joint effort to review stormwater management best practices and develop 'green infrastructure' standards for the public right-of-way. Lastly, new approaches and standards embedded in the Accessibility Standards for the Built Environment (Part IV.I – Ontario. Reg. 191/11) under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) also present an opportunity and responsibility to integrate accessibility in the public right-of-way, with compliance on all newly constructed or redeveloped infrastructure required by January 1, 2016.

 

This staff report outlines and recommends an integrated approach to develop Complete Streets Guidelines for Toronto which reflects the above direction. The recommended approach is based on work conducted to date, including preliminary consultations with key internal and external partners and stakeholders, as well as research from other leading jurisdictions with similar guidelines. The recommended approach to developing Complete Streets Guidelines in Toronto includes the proposed purpose and scope of the Guidelines, how these Guidelines will fit within the context of existing City of Toronto policies and standards, estimated capital and operating costs, and how these Guidelines will be integrated in the city's multi-year capital coordination process, planned phases of work and associated timelines, governance structure, and resources. The resulting Guidelines are expected to provide a framework to improve decision-making processes and outcomes across Toronto's complex and diverse street system.

Background Information

(March 11, 2014) Report and Attachments 1 to 6 from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, on Approach to Developing Complete Streets Guidelines
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-67628.pdf

Communications

(April 4, 2014) E-mail from Carol Dorman (PW.New.PW30.1.1)
(April 5, 2014) E-mail from Terry Kelly (PW.New.PW30.1.2)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Allan Harmsworth (PW.New.PW30.1.3)
(April 4, 2014) E-mail from Fred Dilkes (PW.New.PW30.1.4)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from Ruth Oppenheim (PW.New.PW30.1.5)
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Terry Kelly (PW.New.PW30.1.6)
(April 7, 2014) E-mail from James Thompson, Director at Large, Toronto Electric Riders Association (PW.New.PW30.1.7)
(April 8, 2014) Letter from Nancy Smith Lea, Director, Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT) (PW.New.PW30.1.8)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/pw/comm/communicationfile-46645.pdf
(April 8, 2014) E-mail from Karen Buck (PW.New.PW30.1.9)

Speakers

Hamish Wilson
Anthony M. Humphreys and Adelaide Humphreys
Michael Black, Walk Toronto

Motions

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