Item - 2015.PW5.3

Tracking Status

PW5.3 - Bicycle Lane and Cycle Track Regulation Amendments

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
4 - Etobicoke Centre, 8 - York West, 15 - Eglinton-Lawrence, 20 - Trinity-Spadina, 28 - Toronto Centre-Rosedale, 42 - Scarborough-Rouge River

City Council Decision

City Council on June 10, 11 and 12, 2015, adopted the following:

 

1. City Council amend City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 886 (Footpaths, Pedestrian Ways, Bicycle Paths, Bicycle Lanes and Cycle Tracks) to designate the following sections of roadway to Schedule D to Chapter 886, Designated Lanes for Bicycles:

 

a.  Cherry Street between King Street and Lake Shore Boulevard East;

 

b.  Fort York Boulevard between Bathurst Street and Spadina Avenue;

 

c.  Finch Avenue West between Alexdon Road and Chesswood Drive;

 

d.  Finch Avenue East between Neilson Road and Morningside Avenue;

 

e. the east side of Royal York Road, from a point 125 metres north of Government Road to Ashley Park Road; and

 

f.  the west side of Royal York Road, from a point 52 metres north of Government Road to a point 70 metres north of Ashley Road.

 

2. City Council amend City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 886 (Footpaths, Pedestrian Ways, Bicycle Paths, Bicycle Lanes and Cycle Tracks) to delete Lower Sherbourne Street, between Lake Shore Boulevard East and Front Street East, from Schedule D to Chapter 886, Designated Lanes for Bicycles, and to add the same section of Lower Sherbourne Street to Schedule E to Chapter 886, Cycle Tracks.

 

3. City Council amend City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 886 (Footpaths, Pedestrian Ways, Bicycle Paths, Bicycle Lanes and Cycle Tracks) to delete Queens Quay West, between Bathurst Street and Stadium Road, from Schedule D to Chapter 886, Designated Lanes for Bicycles, and to add the same section of Queens Quay West to Schedule E to Chapter 886, Cycle Tracks.

 

4. City Council amend City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 886 (Footpaths, Pedestrian Ways, Bicycle Paths, Bicycle Lanes and Cycle Tracks) to delete the following sections of roadway from Schedule D to Chapter 886, Designated Lanes for Bicycles:

 

a.  Queens Quay West, between Bathurst Street and Lower Spadina Avenue;

 

b.  Queens Quay East, between Lower Jarvis Street and Small Street; and

 

c.  Parliament Street, between Small Street and Lake Shore Boulevard East.
 

5. City Council authorize and direct the appropriate City officials to take the necessary action to give effect to the amendments in Parts 1 through 4 above, inclusive, including the introduction of all necessary bills and City Council further authorize the introduction of bills to amend associated traffic and parking regulations in other Code Chapters, including, but not limited to Chapter 950, Traffic and Parking, that become necessary due to the bicycle lane and cycle track installations and/or removals.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 22, 2015) Report and Attachments 1-4 from the General Manager, Transportation Services, on Bicycle Lane and Cycle Track Regulation Amendments
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-80108.pdf

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)

That City Council delete Public Works and Infrastructure Committee Recommendation 5:

 

Recommendation to be deleted:

 

5. City Council authorizes and directs the appropriate City officials to take the necessary action to give effect thereto, including the introduction of all necessary bills.

 

and replace it with the following new Recommendation 5:

 

5. City Council authorize and direct the appropriate City officials to take the necessary action to give effect to the amendments in Recommendations 1 through 4, inclusive, including the introduction of all necessary bills; and City Council further authorize the introduction of bills to amend associated traffic and parking regulations in other Code Chapters, including, but not limited to Chapter 950, Traffic and Parking, that become necessary due to the bicycle lane and cycle track installations and/or removals.


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jun-11-2015 9:53 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW5.3 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 37 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 8 Members that were absent are Maria Augimeri, Justin J. Di Ciano, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Josh Matlow, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson

PW5.3 - Bicycle Lane and Cycle Track Regulation Amendments

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
4 - Etobicoke Centre, 8 - York West, 15 - Eglinton-Lawrence, 20 - Trinity-Spadina, 28 - Toronto Centre-Rosedale, 42 - Scarborough-Rouge River

Committee Recommendations

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council approve amendments to City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 886 (Footpaths, Pedestrian Ways, Bicycle Paths, Bicycle Lanes and Cycle Tracks) to designate the following sections of roadway to Schedule D to Chapter 886, Designated Lanes for Bicycles:

 

a.  Cherry Street between King Street and Lake Shore Boulevard East;

 

b.  Fort York Boulevard between Bathurst Street and Spadina Avenue;

 

c.  Finch Avenue West between Alexdon Road and Chesswood Drive;

 

d.  Finch Avenue East between Neilson Road and Morningside Avenue;

 

e. the east side of Royal York Road, from a point 125 metres north of Government Road to Ashley Park Road; and

 

f.  the west side of Royal York Road, from a point 52 metres north of Government Road to a point 70 metres north of Ashley Road.

 

2. City Council approve amendments to City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 886 (Footpaths, Pedestrian Ways, Bicycle Paths, Bicycle Lanes and Cycle Tracks) to delete Lower Sherbourne Street, between Lake Shore Boulevard East and Front Street East, from Schedule D to Chapter 886, Designated Lanes for Bicycles, and to add the same section of Lower Sherbourne Street to Schedule E to Chapter 886, Cycle Tracks.

 

3. City Council approve amendments to City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 886 (Footpaths, Pedestrian Ways, Bicycle Paths, Bicycle Lanes and Cycle Tracks) to delete Queens Quay West, between Bathurst Street and Stadium Road, from Schedule D to Chapter 886, Designated Lanes for Bicycles, and to add the same section of Queens Quay West to Schedule E to Chapter 886, Cycle Tracks.

 

4. City Council approve amendments to City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 886 (Footpaths, Pedestrian Ways, Bicycle Paths, Bicycle Lanes and Cycle Tracks) to delete the following sections of roadway from Schedule D to Chapter 886, Designated Lanes for Bicycles:

 

a.  Queens Quay West, between Bathurst Street and Lower Spadina Avenue;

 

b.  Queens Quay East, between Lower Jarvis Street and Small Street; and

 

c.  Parliament Street, between Small Street and Lake Shore Boulevard East.
 

5. City Council authorizes and directs the appropriate City officials to take the necessary action to give effect thereto, including the introduction of all necessary bills.

Origin

(April 22, 2015) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services

Summary

The purpose of this report is to seek Council authority for Transportation Services to amend appropriate City by-laws to designate various bicycle lane and cycle track installations.

 

Several bicycle lanes and cycle tracks have been approved through development applications, planning studies or capital projects and were implemented in 2014 and prior by, or on behalf of, the City. These include bicycle lanes on Cherry Street, Fort York Boulevard, and sections of Finch Avenue East and West. In addition, bicycle lanes are being removed as part of the Queens Quay Revitalization to be replaced by a continuous trail and cycle track along the south side of the roadway. Existing edge lines on Royal York Road are being converted to bicycle lanes between Government Road and Ashley Park Road. Lastly, the conversion of existing bicycle lanes on Sherbourne Street into cycle tracks is being extended south of Front Street to Lake Shore Boulevard as part of a road reconstruction project which began in 2014.

Background Information

(April 22, 2015) Report and Attachments 1-4 from the General Manager, Transportation Services, on Bicycle Lane and Cycle Track Regulation Amendments
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-80108.pdf
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council