Item - 2016.PW14.1

Tracking Status

PW14.1 - Road Safety Plan 2017-2021

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on July 12, 13, 14 and 15, 2016, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council endorse in principle the proposed Road Safety Plan (2017-2021) in the report (June 10, 2016) from the General Manager, Transportation Services, and endorse in principle the countermeasures and enhanced Road Safety Plan identified within the supplementary report (July 11, 2016) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

2.  City Council endorse the goal of reducing the number of road fatalities and serious injuries to zero as part of the five-year Road Safety Plan.

 

3.  To accelerate the Pedestrian Safety Corridor program, City Council authorize the reallocation of $1.450 million in capital funds from Bridge Rehabilitation Program (CTP515-01) and $0.893 million in capital funds from the Geometric Safety Improvements Program (CTP716-58) towards the Signs and Pavement Marking Asset Management (CTP716-27).

 

4.  City Council increase the Transportation Services 2016 Operating Budget by $0.223 million gross and $0 net, fully recovered from a capital contribution (Signs and Pavement Marking Asset Management - CTP716-27) to fund the immediate hiring of 10 new staff, four of which would be created via conversion of existing positions and funded by in-year variances, six of which would be new on a temporary contract basis up to December 31, 2017.

 

5. City Council authorize the City Manager to include projects from the Road Safety Plan as part of the priority list of projects to be submitted to the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario under phase one of the Federal Public Transit Infrastructure Fund.

 

6.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services to expand the "Watch Your Speed" Program to include the use of permanent speed display signs exclusively in school zones.

 

7.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, as part of the Road Safety Program, to increase the number of "Watch Your Speed" mobile signs to be purchased from 20 to 44, so that there is one for each City Ward.

 

8.  City Council approve the proposed mandatory requirements and prioritization guidelines for selecting and prioritizing candidate schools for the installation and operation of permanent speed display signs, as outlined in Appendix 8 attached to the report (June 10, 2016) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

9.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services to request the Ontario Ministry of Transportation to allow the City of Toronto to implement a mobile automated speed enforcement pilot project in school zones and construction zones.

 

10.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services to request the Ontario Ministry of Transportation to allow the City of Toronto to implement "School Safety Zones" which would double fines for speeding and other traffic infractions in school zones.

 

11.  City Council approve the reduction in the posted speed limit for those street locations identified in Appendix 6 to the report (June 10, 2016) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

12.  City Council approve the reduction in the posted speed limit from 50km/h to 40 km/h on:

 

a.  Richmond Street from Bathurst Street to Parliament Street;

 

b.  Adelaide Street from Bathurst Street to Parliament Street;

 

c.  Front Street from Bathurst Street to Parliament Street;

 

d.  Wellington Street from Clarence Square to Church Street;

 

e.  Gerrard Street from Don River to Coxwell Avenue;

 

f.  Gerrard Street from Main Street to Victoria Park Avenue; and

 

g. Gerrard Street from Victoria Park Avenue to Clonmore Drive.

 

13.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to report to Public Works and Infrastructure Committee by November 2016 on the possibility, advisability and safety merit  of requesting that the Province reduce default speed limits on roads and the potential savings that might be achieved from such a reduction.

 

14.  City Council direct the General Manager of Transportation Services to include motorcyclists as an additional Emphasis Area in the Road Safety Plan in recognition of them as vulnerable road users.

 

15.  City Council direct the City Manager to request the Toronto Police Services Board to request the Chief of Police to submit a report to the Toronto Police Services Board:

 

a.  confirming support for the Vision and Goal of the Road Safety Plan;

 

b.  outlining specific existing, enhanced, and new enforcement measures to be undertaken by the Toronto Police Service in support of the Road Safety Plan;

 

c.  discussing the required funding and staffing levels required to meet the Vision and Goal of the Road Safety Plan; and

 

d.  including enforcement of stopping where it is prohibited in the City in the list of enforcement measures by the Toronto Police that support the Road Safety Plan.

 

16.  City Council direct the City Manager to request the Toronto Police Services Board to consider requesting the Ministry of Transportation and Ministry of the Attorney General to implement appropriate legislative amendments that would provide Parking Enforcement Officers with the required authority to enforce speed limits on local and collector roads, including the authority to stop vehicles, require drivers to provide licence and registration and, where appropriate (e.g. stunt driving) seize vehicles, suspend licences and place persons under arrest.

 

17.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, in consultation with the Toronto Police Service, to report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee by fourth quarter 2017, on a plan to assist Councillors in the establishment and support of local citizen road safety committees which will have the goal of:

 

a.  helping to implement the Road Safety Plan and supporting associated coordinated activities of Transportation Services, the Toronto Police Service, Toronto Public Health and Councillors;

 

b.  providing and supporting communications, education and awareness for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians of various demographics and life circumstances;

 

c.  gathering data and observations from their local communities, and performing analysis, as a means to assist investigation and enforcement planning, identification of "Hotspots", and leveraging opportunities for targeted communications; and

 

d.  promoting awareness of the Traffic Calming Guide for Toronto, policies, processes, and service levels.

 

18.  City Council request the City Manager to report to the Executive Committee on the feasibility of, and a strategic path for, transferring the Crossing Guard Program from the Toronto Police Service to Transportation Services.

 

19.  City Council request the Minister of Transportation to consider making a regulation under Section 185(1) of the Highway Traffic Act prohibiting pedestrians from actively using a handheld wireless communication device or handheld electronic entertainment device while on any travelled portion of a roadway.

 

20.  City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to undertake a pilot of flexible, in-road warning posts for up to 20 pedestrian crossings on local roads where the new, non-electronic type of pedestrian crossovers, as permitted by the Ontario Traffic Manual - Book 15, are under consideration.

 

21.  City Council consider Ward 34 in the pilot project described in Part 20 above.

 

22.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to consider inclusion as part of the 2017 Budget Submission the commencement of projects within the Road Safety Plan in 2017 that are currently scheduled to commence in 2018.

 

23. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to consider accelerating the implementation of the full Road Safety Plan from five years to two years.

 

24.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to report through the 2017 Budget process on the cost implications of achieving the full implementation of the Road Safety Plan in two years.

 

25.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to undertake a full review of the Road Safety Plan in two years, with a report back to Public Works and Infrastructure Committee, in the fourth quarter of 2018, regarding implementation progress and a review of outcomes of the plan to date and funding levels.

 

26.  City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to establish a Road Safety Plan Task Force, led by the Traffic Safety Unit in Transportation Services and comprised of representatives from key stakeholder and community organizations, that will meet annually to review implementation progress of the Road Safety Plan and discuss future strategies and actions to work towards the goal of zero road fatalities and serious injuries as part of the five-year plan (2017-2021).

 

 27.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services and the Director, Purchasing and Materials Management to report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee by the first quarter of 2017 with an update on the 2011 motion MM14.16 - Request to implement use of truck side guards and other safety measures to improve safety for cyclists - by Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker, seconded by Councillor Paula Fletcher, and such report to include information on the feasibility of implementing side guards on City Trucks and a side guard policy related to the businesses the City works with through contracts.

 

28.  City Council request an update from Transport Canada on the City's multiple requests regarding a side guard requirement for large trucks in Canada, as is the practice in other countries.

 

29.  City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to host an annual "Vision Zero" spring summit to which stakeholders are invited which outlines the achievements of the Road Safety Plan for the previous year and the work plan for the coming year.

 

30.  City Council direct the City Manager to forward a copy of this Item to the Disability, Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee, the Board of Health and the Toronto Police Services Board for information.

 

31.  City Council authorize and direct the appropriate City Officials to take the necessary action to give effect to Council's decision, including the introduction of in Council of any Bills that may be required.

Background Information (Committee)

(June 10, 2016) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Road Safety Plan (RSP) 2017-2021
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-93990.pdf
Appendix 1: Road Safety Plan (2017-2021) - Detailed Capital and Operating Cost Summary Table
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-94179.pdf
Appendix 2: Results of Public Opinion Poll on Road Safety
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-94200.pdf
Appendix 3: Existing Road Safety Countermeasures
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-94201.pdf
Appendix 4: New and Enhanced Existing Countermeasures by Emphasis Area
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-94202.pdf
Appendix 5: Map of Pedestrian KSIs
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-94203.pdf
Appendix 6: Proposed Amendments to Speed Limits
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-94204.pdf
Appendix 7: Review of Considerations and Requirements for Automated Enforcement
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-94205.pdf
Appendix 8: School "Watch Your Speed" Program Pilot Project
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-94206.pdf
Appendix 9: Traffic Calming Guide for Toronto
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-94207.pdf
Appendix 10: Example of Road Safety Calendar
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-94208.pdf
(June 20, 2016) Presentation from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Road Safety Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-94523.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

(July 11, 2016) Supplementary report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Road Safety Plan (RSP) 2017-2021 (PW14.1a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-95002.pdf
Appendix 1 - Updated RSP (2017-2021) - Detailed Capital and Operating Cost Summary Table
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-95003.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(June 13, 2016) E-mail from Chiragkumar Patel (PW.New.PW14.1.1)
(June 14, 2016) E-mail from Jason Slaughter (PW.New.PW14.1.2)
(June 15, 2016) E-mail from Nalin Sahni (PW.New.PW14.1.3)
(January 25, 2016) Letter from Luc Fournier, Director of Policy and Government Relations, Motorcycle and Moped Industry Council; and Jo-Anne Farquhar, Director of Marketing and Communications, Motorcycle and Moped Industry Council (PW.New.PW14.1.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/pw/comm/communicationfile-61543.pdf
(June 17, 2016) E-mail from William E. Brown (PW.New.PW14.1.5)
(June 17, 2016) E-mail from Raymond Chan, Government Relations Specialist, CAA South Central Ontario (CAA SCO) (PW.New.PW14.1.6)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/pw/comm/communicationfile-61540.pdf
(June 17, 2016) Letter from Alex Korobchevsky, Chris Hoyle, Tai Viinikka and Georgina Wilcock (PW.New.PW14.1.7)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/pw/comm/communicationfile-61585.pdf
(June 17, 2016) Letter from Hamish Wilson (PW.New.PW14.1.8)
(June 19, 2016) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (PW.New.PW14.1.9)
(June 20, 2016) Letter from Daniella Levy-Pinto (PW.New.PW14.1.10)
(June 20, 2016) Letter from Maureen Coyle, Walk Toronto (Steering Committee) (PW.New.PW14.1.11)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/pw/comm/communicationfile-61593.pdf
(June 20, 2016) E-mail from Robert Hocking (PW.New.PW14.1.12)
(June 20, 2016) Submission from David Stewart (PW.New.PW14.1.13)

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Jaye Robinson (Carried)

That City Council adopt the following recommendations contained in the supplementary report (July 11, 2016) from the General Manager, Transportation Services [PW14.1a]:

 

1. Endorse in principle the countermeasures and enhanced Road Safety Plan identified within this supplemental report;

 

2. To accelerate the Pedestrian Safety Corridor program, reallocate $1.450 million in capital funds from Bridge Rehabilitation Program (CTP515-01) and $0.893 million in capital funds from the Geometric Safety Improvements Program (CTP716-58) towards the Signs and Pavement Marking Asset Management (CTP716-27);

 

3. Approve an increase to the Transportation Services 2016 Operating Budget of $0.223 million gross and $0 net, fully recovered from a capital contribution (Signs and Pavement Marking Asset Management - CTP716-27) to fund the immediate hiring of 10 new staff, 4 of which would be created via conversion of existing positions and funded by in-year variances, 6 of which would be new on a temporary contract basis up to December 31, 2017;

 

4. Authorize the City Manager to include projects from the Road Safety Plan as part of the priority list of projects to be submitted to the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario under phase one of the Federal Public Transit Infrastructure Fund.


2a - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Mike Layton (Carried)

That:

 

1. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services and the Director, Purchasing and Materials Management to report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee by the first quarter of 2017 with an update on the 2011 motion MM14.16 - Request to implement use of truck side guards and other safety measures to improve safety for cyclists - by Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker, seconded by Councillor Paula Fletcher, and such report to include information on the feasibility of implementing side guards on City Trucks and a side guard policy related to the businesses the City works with through contracts. 

 

2. City Council request an update from Transport Canada on the City's multiple requests regarding a side guard requirement for large trucks in Canada, as is the practice in other countries. 


2b - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Mike Layton (Carried)

That City Council amend Public Works and Infrastructure Committee Recommendation 9 by adding a new Part d as follows:

 

d.  including enforcement of stopping where it is prohibited in the City in the list of enforcement measures by the Toronto Police that support the Road Safety Plan.


2c - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Mike Layton (Amended)

That City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to report to Public Works and Infrastructure Committee by November 2016 on the possibility of requesting that the Province reduce default speed limits on roads and the potential savings that might be achieved from such a reduction.

 

Amended by motion 8 by Councillor Holyday


2d - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Mike Layton (Carried)

That City Council request the General Manager, Transporation Services to consider inclusion as part of the 2017 Budget Submission the commencement of projects within the Road Safety Plan in 2017 that are currently scheduled to commence in 2018.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jul-14-2016 5:44 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW14.1 - Layton - motion 2d
Total members that voted Yes: 33 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Jon Burnside, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 8 Members that voted No are Ana Bail„o, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Denzil Minnan-Wong, James Pasternak, David Shiner
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Justin J. Di Ciano, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser

3 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor John Campbell (Carried)

That City Council direct the City Manager to request the Toronto Police Services Board to consider requesting the Ministry of Transportation and Ministry of the Attorney General to implement appropriate legislative amendments that would provide Parking Enforcement Officers with the required authority to enforce speed limits on local and collector roads, including the authority to stop vehicles, require drivers to provide licence and registration and, where appropriate (e.g. stunt driving) seize vehicles, suspend licences and place persons under arrest.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jul-14-2016 5:45 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW14.1 - Campbell - motion 3
Total members that voted Yes: 24 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 17 Members that voted No are Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Janet Davis, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Gord Perks, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Justin J. Di Ciano, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser

4 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam (Lost)

That:

 

1.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services to accelerate the implementation of the full Road Safety Plan from five years to two years.

 

2.  City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to include in the 2017 Operating Budget for Transportation Services, the necessary funds to achieve the full implementation of the Road Safety Plan in two years, for consideration in the 2017 budget process.

Vote (Amend Item) Jul-14-2016 5:37 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - PW14.1 - Wong-Tam - motion 4
Total members that voted Yes: 15 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Jim Karygiannis, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 26 Members that voted No are Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Justin J. Di Ciano, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser

5a - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Anthony Perruzza (Carried)

That City Council direct the General Manager of Transportation Services to include motorcyclists as an additional Emphasis Area in the Road Safety Plan in recognition of them as vulnerable road users.


5b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Anthony Perruzza (Carried)

That City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, as part of the Road Safety Program, to increase the number of "Watch Your Speed" mobile signs to be purchased from 20 to 44, so that there is one for each City Ward. 

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jul-14-2016 5:46 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW14.1 - Peruzza - motion 5b
Total members that voted Yes: 35 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 6 Members that voted No are Shelley Carroll, Paula Fletcher, Stephen Holyday, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Gord Perks, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Justin J. Di Ciano, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser

6 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor James Pasternak (Carried)

That City Council request the City Manager to report to the Executive Committee on the feasibility of, and a strategic path for, transferring the Crossing Guard Program from the Toronto Police Service to Transportation Services.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jul-14-2016 5:47 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW14.1 - Pasternak - motion 6
Total members that voted Yes: 32 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 9 Members that voted No are John Campbell, Sarah Doucette, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Giorgio Mammoliti, Anthony Perruzza, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Justin J. Di Ciano, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser

7 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Frances Nunziata (Carried)

That City Council request the Minister of Transportation to consider making a regulation under Section 185(1) of the Highway Traffic Act prohibiting pedestrians from actively using a handheld wireless communication device or handheld electronic entertainment device while on any travelled portion of a roadway.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jul-14-2016 5:48 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW14.1 - Nunziata - motion 7 revised
Total members that voted Yes: 26 Members that voted Yes are Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 15 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, John Campbell, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Frank Di Giorgio, Mark Grimes, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Justin J. Di Ciano, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser

8 - Motion to Amend Motion moved by Councillor Stephen Holyday (Carried)

That motion 2c by Councillor Layton be amended by adding the words "advisability and safety merit" so that motion 2c now reads as follows:

 

That City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to report to Public Works and Infrastructure Committee by November 2016 on the possibility, advisability and safety merit of requesting that the Province reduce default speed limits on roads and the potential savings that might be achieved from such a reduction.


9a - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Paula Fletcher (Carried)

That City Council direct that  the General Manager, Transportation Services host an annual "Vision Zero" spring summit to which stakeholders are invited which outlines the achievements of the Road Safety Plan for the previous year and the work plan for the coming year.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jul-14-2016 5:49 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW14.1 - Fletcher - motion 9a
Total members that voted Yes: 29 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 12 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, John Campbell, Josh Colle, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, David Shiner, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Justin J. Di Ciano, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser

9b - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Paula Fletcher (Carried)

That City Council amend Public Works and Infrastructure Committee Recommendation 8 by adding a new Part e. as follows:

 

8. City Council approve the reduction in the posted speed limit from 50km/h to 40 km/h on:

 

a. Richmond Street from Bathurst Street to Parliament Street;

 

b. Adelaide Street from Bathurst Street to Parliament Street;

 

c. Front Street from Bathurst Street to Parliament Street;

 

d. Wellington Street from Clarence Square to Church Street; and

 

e. Gerrard Street from Don River to Coxwell Avenue

Vote (Amend Item) Jul-14-2016 5:39 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW14.1 - Fletcher - motion 9b
Total members that voted Yes: 33 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 8 Members that voted No are John Campbell, Josh Colle, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Justin J. Di Ciano, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser

10a - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon (Carried)

That City Council amend Public Works and Infrastructure Committee Recommendation 8 by adding a new Part as follows:

 

8. City Council approve the reduction in the posted speed limit from 50km/h to 40 km/h on:

 

Gerrard Street from Main Street to Victoria Park Avenue

Vote (Amend Item) Jul-14-2016 5:40 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW14.1 - McMahon - motion 10a revised
Total members that voted Yes: 33 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 8 Members that voted No are John Campbell, Josh Colle, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Justin J. Di Ciano, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser

10b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon (Carried)

That:

 

1. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to consider accelerating the implementation of the full Road Safety Plan from five years to two years.

 

2. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to report through the 2017 Budget process on the cost implications of achieving the full implementation of the Road Safety Plan in two years.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jul-14-2016 5:50 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW14.1 - McMahon - motion 10b
Total members that voted Yes: 39 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, 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, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are John Campbell, David Shiner
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Justin J. Di Ciano, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser

11 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Gary Crawford (Carried)

That City Council amend Public Works and Infrastructure Committee Recommendation 8 by adding a new Part as follows:

 

8. City Council approve the reduction in the posted speed limit from 50km/h to 40 km/h on:

 

Gerrard Street from Victoria Park Avenue to Clonmore Drive

Vote (Amend Item) Jul-14-2016 5:41 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW14.1 - Crawford - motion 11 revised
Total members that voted Yes: 33 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 8 Members that voted No are John Campbell, Josh Colle, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Justin J. Di Ciano, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jul-14-2016 5:51 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW14.1 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 41 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, 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, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Justin J. Di Ciano, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser

PW14.1 - Road Safety Plan 2017-2021

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recommends that:

1.  City Council endorse in principle the proposed Road Safety Plan (2017-2021), in the report (June 10, 2016) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

2.  City Council endorse the goal of reducing the number of road fatalities and serious injuries to zero as part of the five-year Road Safety Plan.

3.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services to expand the "Watch Your Speed" Program to include the use of permanent speed display signs exclusively in school zones.

4.  City Council approve the proposed mandatory requirements and prioritization guidelines for selecting and prioritizing candidate schools for the installation and operation of permanent speed display signs, as outlined in Appendix 8 attached to the report (June 10, 2016) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

5.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services, to request the Ontario Ministry of Transportation to allow the City of Toronto to implement a mobile automated speed enforcement pilot project in school zones and construction zones.

6.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services, to request the Ontario Ministry of Transportation to allow the City of Toronto to implement "School Safety Zones" which would double fines for speeding and other traffic infractions in school zones.

7.  City Council approve the reduction in the posted speed limit for those street locations identified in Appendix 6, attached to the report (June 10, 2016) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

8.  City Council approve the reduction in the posted speed limit from 50km/h to 40 km/h on:

a.  Richmond Street from Bathurst Street to Parliament Street;

b.  Adelaide Street from Bathurst Street to Parliament Street;

c.  Front Street from Bathurst Street to Parliament Street; and

d.  Wellington Street from Clarence Square to Church Street.

9.  City Council direct the City Manager to request the Toronto Police Services Board to request the Chief of Police to submit a report to the Toronto Police Services Board:

a.  confirming support for the Vision and Goal of the Road Safety Plan;

b.  outlining specific existing, enhanced, and new enforcement measures to be undertaken by the Toronto Police Service in support of the Road Safety Plan; and

c.  discussing the required funding and staffing levels required to meet the Vision and Goal of the Road Safety Plan.

10.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, in consultation with Toronto Police, to report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee by fourth quarter 2017, on a plan to assist Councillors in the establishment and support of local citizen road safety committees which will have the goal of:

a.  helping to implement the Road Safety Plan and supporting associated coordinated activities of Transportation Services, Toronto Police, Toronto Public Health and Councillors;

b.  providing and supporting communications, education and awareness for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians of various demographics and life circumstances;

c.  gathering data and observations from their local communities, and performing analysis, as a means to assist investigation and enforcement planning, identification of "Hotspots", and leveraging opportunities for targeted communications; and

d.  promoting awareness of the Traffic Calming Guide for Toronto, policies, processes, and service levels.

11.  City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to undertake a pilot of flexible, in-road warning posts for up to 20 pedestrian crossings on local roads where the new, non-electronic type of pedestrian crossovers, as permitted by the Ontario Traffic Manual - Book 15, are under consideration;

12.  City Council consider Ward 34 in the pilot project described in Recommendation 11.

13.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to undertake a full review of the Road Safety Plan in two years, with a report back to Public Works and Infrastructure Committee, in the fourth quarter of 2018, regarding implementation progress and a review of outcomes of the plan to date and funding levels.

14.  City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to establish a Road Safety Plan Task Force, led by the Traffic Safety Unit in Transportation Services and comprised of representatives from key stakeholder and community organizations, that will meet annually to review implementation progress of the Road Safety Plan and discuss future strategies and actions to work towards the goal of zero road fatalities and serious injuries as part of the five-year plan (2017-2021).

15.  City Council direct the City Manager to forward a copy of the report (June 10, 2016) from the General Manager, Transportation Services, to the Disability, Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee, Board of Health, and Toronto Police Services Board for information.

16.  City Council authorize and direct the appropriate City Officials to take the necessary action to give effect to Council's decision, including the introduction of in Council of any Bills that may be required.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee requested the General Manager, Transportation Services to report directly to City Council on July 12, 2016 on:

 

a.  Funds within existing Transportation Services’ programs and initiatives with road safety components;

 

b.  Opportunities for new and enhanced funding;

 

c.  Opportunities to coordinate implementation of the Road Safety Plan with capital work;

 

d.  Opportunities to accelerate implementation of the Road Safety Plan; and

 

e.   Further examination of benchmarks and levels of investment, including what types of programs and initiatives are included in this investment, in other comparable municipalities.

 

The General Manager, Transportation Services made a presentation to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee. 

Origin

(June 10, 2016) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services

Summary

The purpose of this report is to set forward a comprehensive Road Safety Plan (RSP) to improve road safety, and to request City Council's endorsement of the plan. This report also responds to a number of City Council and Public Works and Infrastructure Committee motions linked to road safety, including the expansion of the "Watch Your Speed" pilot program in school zones, an investigation of requirements for expanding automated enforcement, a review of posted speed limits, the development of a user-friendly traffic calming guide, and the identification of safety improvements for school children, older pedestrians and persons with disabilities.

 

The proposed RSP is a comprehensive, collaborative, and data-driven action plan for reducing the number of traffic-related deaths and serious injuries on Toronto's roads over the next 5 years (2017-2021). The comprehensive nature of the plan entails the shared responsibility, involvement, and commitment of all road safety partner agencies in the City, consideration for all types of road users, identification of the City's key safety priorities, and the inclusion of a variety of engineering, education, and enforcement countermeasures.

 

The RSP emphasizes protection for the most vulnerable road users, such as pedestrians, cyclists, older adults, and school children, and leverages the experiences of other major North American jurisdictions that have embraced the "Vision Zero" philosophy that was first introduced in Europe and is gaining widespread adoption.

Background Information

(June 10, 2016) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Road Safety Plan (RSP) 2017-2021
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-93990.pdf
Appendix 1: Road Safety Plan (2017-2021) - Detailed Capital and Operating Cost Summary Table
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-94179.pdf
Appendix 2: Results of Public Opinion Poll on Road Safety
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-94200.pdf
Appendix 3: Existing Road Safety Countermeasures
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-94201.pdf
Appendix 4: New and Enhanced Existing Countermeasures by Emphasis Area
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-94202.pdf
Appendix 5: Map of Pedestrian KSIs
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-94203.pdf
Appendix 6: Proposed Amendments to Speed Limits
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-94204.pdf
Appendix 7: Review of Considerations and Requirements for Automated Enforcement
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-94205.pdf
Appendix 8: School "Watch Your Speed" Program Pilot Project
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-94206.pdf
Appendix 9: Traffic Calming Guide for Toronto
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-94207.pdf
Appendix 10: Example of Road Safety Calendar
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-94208.pdf
(June 20, 2016) Presentation from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Road Safety Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-94523.pdf

Communications

(June 13, 2016) E-mail from Chiragkumar Patel (PW.New.PW14.1.1)
(June 14, 2016) E-mail from Jason Slaughter (PW.New.PW14.1.2)
(June 15, 2016) E-mail from Nalin Sahni (PW.New.PW14.1.3)
(January 25, 2016) Letter from Luc Fournier, Director of Policy and Government Relations, Motorcycle and Moped Industry Council; and Jo-Anne Farquhar, Director of Marketing and Communications, Motorcycle and Moped Industry Council (PW.New.PW14.1.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/pw/comm/communicationfile-61543.pdf
(June 17, 2016) E-mail from William E. Brown (PW.New.PW14.1.5)
(June 17, 2016) E-mail from Raymond Chan, Government Relations Specialist, CAA South Central Ontario (CAA SCO) (PW.New.PW14.1.6)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/pw/comm/communicationfile-61540.pdf
(June 17, 2016) Letter from Alex Korobchevsky, Chris Hoyle, Tai Viinikka and Georgina Wilcock (PW.New.PW14.1.7)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/pw/comm/communicationfile-61585.pdf
(June 17, 2016) Letter from Hamish Wilson (PW.New.PW14.1.8)
(June 19, 2016) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (PW.New.PW14.1.9)
(June 20, 2016) Letter from Daniella Levy-Pinto (PW.New.PW14.1.10)
(June 20, 2016) Letter from Maureen Coyle, Walk Toronto (Steering Committee) (PW.New.PW14.1.11)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/pw/comm/communicationfile-61593.pdf
(June 20, 2016) E-mail from Robert Hocking (PW.New.PW14.1.12)
(June 20, 2016) Submission from David Stewart (PW.New.PW14.1.13)

Speakers

David Stewart
Hamish Wilson
Sabina Bredin
Jared Kolb, Executive Director, Cycle Toronto
Gideon Forman, Climate Change and Transportation Policy Analyst, David Suzuki Foundation
William Brown
Alan Wayne Scott
Maureen Coyle, Walk Toronto
Daniella Levy-Pinto, Walk Toronto
Angelo Di Cicco, General Manager, Young Drivers of Canada
Dr. Dan Buckley, Emergency Room Doctor
Councillor Janet Davis
Councillor Sarah Doucette
Councillor Josh Matlow
Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Stephen Holyday (Carried)

That:

 

1.  City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to undertake a pilot of flexible, in-road warning posts for up to 20 pedestrian crossings on local roads where the new, non-electronic type of pedestrian crossovers, as permitted by the Ontario Traffic Manual - Book 15, are under consideration.

 

2.  That Ward 34 be considered in this pilot project.


2a - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Jaye Robinson (Carried)

1.  That City Council endorse the goal of reducing the number of road fatalities and serious injuries to zero as part of the five-year Road Safety Plan.

 

2.  That City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to undertake a full review of the Road Safety Plan in two years, with a report back to Public Works and Infrastructure Committee, in the fourth quarter of 2018, regarding implementation progress and a review of outcomes of the plan to date and funding levels.

 

3.  That City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to establish a Road Safety Plan Task Force, led by the Traffic Safety Unit in Transportation Services and comprised of representatives from key stakeholder and community organizations, that will meet annually to review implementation progress of the Road Safety Plan and discuss future strategies and actions to work towards the goal of zero road fatalities and serious injuries as part of the five-year plan (2017-2021).

 

4.  That the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee request the General Manager, Transportation Services to report directly to City Council's July 12, 2016 meeting on:

 

a.  Funds within existing Transportation Services’ programs and initiatives with road safety components;

 

b.  Opportunities for new and enhanced funding;

 

c.  Opportunities to coordinate implementation of the Road Safety Plan with capital work;

 

d.  Opportunities to accelerate implementation of the Road Safety Plan; and

 

e.   Further examination of benchmarks and levels of investment, including what types of programs and initiatives are included in this investment, in other comparable municipalities. 


2b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Jaye Robinson (Carried)

That the speed limit be reduced from 50km/h to 40 km/h on:

 

a.  Richmond Street from Bathurst Street to Parliament Street;

 

b.  Adelaide Street from Bathurst Street to Parliament Street;

 

c.  Front Street from Bathurst Street to Parliament Street; and

 

d.  Wellington Street from Clarence Square to Church Street.


3 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Stephen Holyday (Carried)

That the General Manager, Transportation Services, in consultation with Toronto Police, report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee by fourth quarter 2017 on a plan to assist Councillors in the establishment and support of local citizen road safety committees which will have the goal of:

 

1.  Helping to implement the Road Safety Plan and supporting associated coordinated activities of Transportation Services, Toronto Police, Toronto Public Health and Councillors.

 

2.  Providing and supporting communications, education and awareness for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians of various demographics and life circumstances.

 

3.  Gathering data and observations from their local communities, and performing analysis, as a means to assist investigation and enforcement planning, identification of "Hotspots", and leveraging opportunities for targeted communications.

 

4.  Promoting awareness of the Traffic Calming Guide for Toronto, policies, processes, and service levels.


4 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Jaye Robinson (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council