Item - 2016.PW15.10

Tracking Status

PW15.10 - Cycling Facilities on Woodbine Avenue and Corley Avenue

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
31 - Beaches-East York, 32 - Beaches-East York

City Council Decision

City Council on October 5, 6 and 7, 2016, adopted the following:

 

1. City Council approve the installation of northbound and southbound cycle tracks and bicycle lanes on Woodbine Avenue, from O'Connor Drive to Queen Street East, as described in Attachment 1 to the report (September 13, 2016) from the Acting General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

2. City Council approve the installation of an eastbound contra-flow bicycle lane on Corley Avenue, from Woodbine Avenue to Brookside Drive, as described in Attachment 2 to the report (September 13, 2016) from the Acting General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

3. City Council enact the traffic and parking regulation amendments associated with the Parts 1 and 2 above as described in Attachment 3 to the report (September 13, 2016) from the Acting General Manager,Transportation Services.

 

4. 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 all necessary bills.

Background Information (Committee)

(September 13, 2016) Report and Attachments 1-9 from the Acting General Manager, Transportation Services on Cycling Facilities on Woodbine Avenue and Corley Avenue
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-96219.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(September 20, 2016) E-mail from Michael Polanyi (PW.New.PW15.10.1)
(September 21, 2016) E-mail from Ernie Kulnies (PW.New.PW15.10.2)
(September 21, 2016) E-mail from Tom Armstrong (PW.New.PW15.10.3)
(September 20, 2016) Letter from Reverend Wayne Walder, Minister and Lauren Renzetti, President, Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation (PW.New.PW15.10.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/pw/comm/communicationfile-63042.pdf
(September 22, 2016) E-mail from Tom Barber (PW.New.PW15.10.5)
(September 23, 2016) Letter from Robert Zaichkowski (PW.New.PW15.10.6)
(September 23, 2016) E-mail from Grethe Jensen (PW.New.PW15.10.7)
(September 23, 2016) E-mail from Tracy Ford (PW.New.PW15.10.8)
(September 23, 2016) E-mail from Hanno Rein (PW.New.PW15.10.9)
(September 23, 2016) E-mail from Ted Mann (PW.New.PW15.10.10)
(September 23, 2016) E-mail from Steve Micheli (PW.New.PW15.10.11)
(September 23, 2016) E-mail from Prof. Alan Barthel (PW.New.PW15.10.12)
(September 23, 2016) E-mail from Brendan Morrissey (PW.New.PW15.10.13)
(September 23, 2016) E-mail from Bill Gaw (PW.New.PW15.10.14)
(September 23, 2016) E-mail from Deborah Baumgarten (PW.New.PW15.10.15)
(September 23, 2016) E-mail from Grace Kung (PW.New.PW15.10.16)
(September 24, 2016) E-mail from Pierre Simpson (PW.New.PW15.10.17)
(September 24, 2016) E-mail from Murray Lumley (PW.New.PW15.10.18)
(September 24, 2016) E-mail from Mark A. Cheetham (PW.New.PW15.10.19)
(September 24, 2016) E-mail from Lara Fitzgerald (PW.New.PW15.10.20)
(September 24, 2016) E-mail from Ian Worling (PW.New.PW15.10.21)
(September 24, 2016) E-mail from Mark Winter (PW.New.PW15.10.22)
(September 24, 2016) E-mail from Michael Black (PW.New.PW15.10.23)
(September 24, 2016) E-mail from Patrick DeRochie (PW.New.PW15.10.24)
(September 25, 2016) E-mail from Sheila Miller (PW.New.PW15.10.25)
(September 25, 2016) E-mail from John Carroll (PW.New.PW15.10.26)
(September 25, 2016) E-mail from Jennifer Howard (PW.New.PW15.10.27)
(September 25, 2016) E-mail from Cliff Mewdell (PW.New.PW15.10.28)
(September 25, 2016) E-mail from Albert Koke (PW.New.PW15.10.29)
(September 25, 2016) E-mail from Joe Fraser (PW.New.PW15.10.30)
(September 25, 2016) E-mail from Ray Murphy (PW.New.PW15.10.31)
(September 25, 2016) E-mail from Alex Korobchevsky (PW.New.PW15.10.32)
(September 26, 2016) E-mail from Jon Riddell (PW.New.PW15.10.33)
(September 26, 2016) E-mail from Andrew Macdonald and Sally Bliss (PW.New.PW15.10.34)
(September 26, 2016) E-mail from Blake Richards (PW.New.PW15.10.35)
(September 26, 2016) E-mail from Dr Kate Reeve (PW.New.PW15.10.36)
(September 26, 2016) E-mail from Anne Wheeler (PW.New.PW15.10.37)
(September 26, 2016) E-mail from Douglas Yardley (PW.New.PW15.10.38)
(September 26, 2016) E-mail from James Hackett (PW.New.PW15.10.39)
(September 26, 2016) E-mail from Michelle Mumford (PW.New.PW15.10.40)
(September 26, 2016) E-mail from Genevieve Valery (PW.New.PW15.10.41)
(September 26, 2016) E-mail from Martin O'Connor and Family (PW.New.PW15.10.42)
(September 26, 2016) E-mail from Donna Patterson (PW.New.PW15.10.43)
(September 26, 2016) E-mail from Gillian Reddyhoff (PW.New.PW15.10.44)
(September 26, 2016) E-mail from Don Whittemore (PW.New.PW15.10.45)
(September 26, 2016) E-mail from Arthur Klimowicz (PW.New.PW15.10.46)
(September 26, 2016) E-mail from Christopher Hoyle (PW.New.PW15.10.47)
(September 26, 2016) E-mail from Michael Holloway (PW.New.PW15.10.48)
(June 17, 2016) Letter from James Ward, Chair and Membership Officer, The Woodbine Heights Association (Submitted by Phil Pothen, External Affairs Officer, The Woodbine Heights Association) (PW.New.PW15.10.49)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/pw/comm/communicationfile-63365.pdf
(September 26, 2016) E-mail from Aaron McIntosh (PW.New.PW15.10.50)
(September 26, 2016) Petition from Phil Pothen, External Affairs Officer, The Woodbine Heights Association, containing approximately 119 signatures (on file in the City Clerk's Office) (PW.New.PW15.10.51)

Communications (City Council)

(September 27, 2016) E-mail from Alan Sheppard (CC.Main.PW15.10.52)
(October 5, 2016) E-mail from Blake Richards (CC.New.PW15.10.53)

Motions (City Council)

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

That:

 

1.  City Council refer Public Works and Infrastructure Committee Recommendation 2 to the General Manager, Transportation Services and direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on options to improve the Corley Avenue bicycle lane design by avoiding the relocation of the school/YMCA drop off zone and/or eliminating the requirement for children to cross the street and direct that the balance of the Committee Recommendations be amended accordingly.

 

Recommendation to be referred

 

2. City Council approve the installation of an eastbound contra-flow bicycle lane on Corley Avenue, from Woodbine Avenue to Brookside Drive, as described in Attachment 2 – Corley Avenue: Amendments to Bicycle Lane Designations, attached to the report (September 13, 2016) from the Acting General Manager, Transportation Services.

Vote (Amend Item) Oct-07-2016 10:17 AM

Result: Lost Majority Required - PW15.10 - Holyday - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 7 Members that voted Yes are Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis
Total members that voted No: 28 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Michelle Holland, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 9 Members that were absent are Maria Augimeri, Shelley Carroll, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser, Anthony Perruzza

Vote (Amend Item) Oct-07-2016 10:20 AM

Result: Lost Majority Required - PW15.10 - Holyday - motion 1 - REVOTE
Total members that voted Yes: 6 Members that voted Yes are Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Vincent Crisanti, Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis
Total members that voted No: 29 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Michelle Holland, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 9 Members that were absent are Maria Augimeri, Shelley Carroll, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser, Anthony Perruzza

Motion to Reconsider Vote moved by Councillor Joe Mihevc (Carried)

That in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, City Council reconsider the vote on motion 1 by Councillor Holyday.


Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Adoption of Public Works and Infrastructure Committee Recommendation 2.

Vote (Adopt Item) Oct-07-2016 10:21 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW15.10 - Adopt the item - Recommendation 2 only
Total members that voted Yes: 33 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday
Total members that were Absent: 9 Members that were absent are Maria Augimeri, Shelley Carroll, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser, Anthony Perruzza

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Adoption of the balance of the item.

Vote (Adopt Item) Oct-07-2016 10:22 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW15.10 - Adopt the balance of the item
Total members that voted Yes: 35 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, 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: 9 Members that were absent are Maria Augimeri, Shelley Carroll, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser, Anthony Perruzza

Point of Privilege by Councillor Janet Davis

Councillor Davis, rising on a Point of Privilege, stated that she wished to acknowledge that she had received a petition from the Woodbine Height Residents Association regarding this Item but, as it was not in the proper form for City Council, she would not be filing it at the meeting.

Rulings (City Council)

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata ruled that Councillor McMahon should ask questions of Councillor Holyday to clarify the Councillor's motion.

PW15.10 - Cycling Facilities on Woodbine Avenue and Corley Avenue

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
31 - Beaches-East York, 32 - Beaches-East York

Committee Recommendations

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council approve the installation of northbound and southbound cycle tracks and bicycle lanes on Woodbine Avenue, from O'Connor Drive to Queen Street East, as described in Attachment 1 – Woodbine Avenue: Amendments to Cycle Track and Bicycle Lane Designations, attached to the report (September 13, 2016) from the Acting General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

2. City Council approve the installation of an eastbound contra-flow bicycle lane on Corley Avenue, from Woodbine Avenue to Brookside Drive, as described in Attachment 2 – Corley Avenue: Amendments to Bicycle Lane Designations, attached to the report (September 13, 2016) from the Acting General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

3. City Council enact the traffic and parking regulation amendments associated with the above Recommendations as described in Attachment 3 - Amendments to Traffic and Parking Regulations: Woodbine Avenue and Corley Avenue, attached to the report (September 13, 2016) from the Acting General Manager,Transportation Services.

 

4. City Council authorize and direct the appropriate City officials to take the necessary action to give effect to the amendments in Recommendations 1, 2 and 3 in the report (September 13, 2016) from the Acting General Manager, Transportation Services, including the introduction of all necessary bills.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee:

 

1. Requested the Acting General Manager of Transportation Services to monitor traffic volume and flow on Woodbine Avenue, and make adjustments to signals, lane markings and other traffic measures, as necessary, to help mitigate any impacts.

 

Origin

(September 13, 2016) Report from the Acting General Manager, Transportation Services

Summary

The purpose of this report is to seek Council authority to install on-street cycling facilities along Woodbine Avenue from O'Connor Drive to Queen Street East. Authority is also requested to install cycling facilities on Corley Avenue from Woodbine Avenue to Brookside Drive in order to improve connections to the proposed facilities on Woodbine Avenue.

 

The installation of cycling facilities on Woodbine Avenue was approved in principle as part of the recently adopted "Ten Year Cycling Network Plan". Subject to Council approval, Transportation Services proposes to install the cycling facilities in 2017.

 

Transportation Services recently completed a feasibility design study, reviewed associated traffic and parking impacts, and held public consultation for on-street cycling facilities along Woodbine Avenue and Corley Avenue. Future associated amendments are currently under consideration to permit lawful two-way cycling traffic on Norway Avenue from Woodbine Avenue to Elmer Avenue, however further community consultation is currently required.

 

The proposed cycling facilities include a combination of cycle track, which features separation elements (a painted buffer, parked cars and/or flexi-post bollards) between the bicycle lane and the traffic/parking lane, as well as painted bicycle lanes and shared use lane markings. A contra-flow bicycle lane is proposed on Corley Avenue from Woodbine Avenue to Brookside Drive.

Background Information

(September 13, 2016) Report and Attachments 1-9 from the Acting General Manager, Transportation Services on Cycling Facilities on Woodbine Avenue and Corley Avenue
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-96219.pdf

Communications

(September 20, 2016) E-mail from Michael Polanyi (PW.New.PW15.10.1)
(September 21, 2016) E-mail from Ernie Kulnies (PW.New.PW15.10.2)
(September 21, 2016) E-mail from Tom Armstrong (PW.New.PW15.10.3)
(September 20, 2016) Letter from Reverend Wayne Walder, Minister and Lauren Renzetti, President, Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation (PW.New.PW15.10.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/pw/comm/communicationfile-63042.pdf
(September 22, 2016) E-mail from Tom Barber (PW.New.PW15.10.5)
(September 23, 2016) Letter from Robert Zaichkowski (PW.New.PW15.10.6)
(September 23, 2016) E-mail from Grethe Jensen (PW.New.PW15.10.7)
(September 23, 2016) E-mail from Tracy Ford (PW.New.PW15.10.8)
(September 23, 2016) E-mail from Hanno Rein (PW.New.PW15.10.9)
(September 23, 2016) E-mail from Ted Mann (PW.New.PW15.10.10)
(September 23, 2016) E-mail from Steve Micheli (PW.New.PW15.10.11)
(September 23, 2016) E-mail from Prof. Alan Barthel (PW.New.PW15.10.12)
(September 23, 2016) E-mail from Brendan Morrissey (PW.New.PW15.10.13)
(September 23, 2016) E-mail from Bill Gaw (PW.New.PW15.10.14)
(September 23, 2016) E-mail from Deborah Baumgarten (PW.New.PW15.10.15)
(September 23, 2016) E-mail from Grace Kung (PW.New.PW15.10.16)
(September 24, 2016) E-mail from Pierre Simpson (PW.New.PW15.10.17)
(September 24, 2016) E-mail from Murray Lumley (PW.New.PW15.10.18)
(September 24, 2016) E-mail from Mark A. Cheetham (PW.New.PW15.10.19)
(September 24, 2016) E-mail from Lara Fitzgerald (PW.New.PW15.10.20)
(September 24, 2016) E-mail from Ian Worling (PW.New.PW15.10.21)
(September 24, 2016) E-mail from Mark Winter (PW.New.PW15.10.22)
(September 24, 2016) E-mail from Michael Black (PW.New.PW15.10.23)
(September 24, 2016) E-mail from Patrick DeRochie (PW.New.PW15.10.24)
(September 25, 2016) E-mail from Sheila Miller (PW.New.PW15.10.25)
(September 25, 2016) E-mail from John Carroll (PW.New.PW15.10.26)
(September 25, 2016) E-mail from Jennifer Howard (PW.New.PW15.10.27)
(September 25, 2016) E-mail from Cliff Mewdell (PW.New.PW15.10.28)
(September 25, 2016) E-mail from Albert Koke (PW.New.PW15.10.29)
(September 25, 2016) E-mail from Joe Fraser (PW.New.PW15.10.30)
(September 25, 2016) E-mail from Ray Murphy (PW.New.PW15.10.31)
(September 25, 2016) E-mail from Alex Korobchevsky (PW.New.PW15.10.32)
(September 26, 2016) E-mail from Jon Riddell (PW.New.PW15.10.33)
(September 26, 2016) E-mail from Andrew Macdonald and Sally Bliss (PW.New.PW15.10.34)
(September 26, 2016) E-mail from Blake Richards (PW.New.PW15.10.35)
(September 26, 2016) E-mail from Dr Kate Reeve (PW.New.PW15.10.36)
(September 26, 2016) E-mail from Anne Wheeler (PW.New.PW15.10.37)
(September 26, 2016) E-mail from Douglas Yardley (PW.New.PW15.10.38)
(September 26, 2016) E-mail from James Hackett (PW.New.PW15.10.39)
(September 26, 2016) E-mail from Michelle Mumford (PW.New.PW15.10.40)
(September 26, 2016) E-mail from Genevieve Valery (PW.New.PW15.10.41)
(September 26, 2016) E-mail from Martin O'Connor and Family (PW.New.PW15.10.42)
(September 26, 2016) E-mail from Donna Patterson (PW.New.PW15.10.43)
(September 26, 2016) E-mail from Gillian Reddyhoff (PW.New.PW15.10.44)
(September 26, 2016) E-mail from Don Whittemore (PW.New.PW15.10.45)
(September 26, 2016) E-mail from Arthur Klimowicz (PW.New.PW15.10.46)
(September 26, 2016) E-mail from Christopher Hoyle (PW.New.PW15.10.47)
(September 26, 2016) E-mail from Michael Holloway (PW.New.PW15.10.48)
(June 17, 2016) Letter from James Ward, Chair and Membership Officer, The Woodbine Heights Association (Submitted by Phil Pothen, External Affairs Officer, The Woodbine Heights Association) (PW.New.PW15.10.49)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/pw/comm/communicationfile-63365.pdf
(September 26, 2016) E-mail from Aaron McIntosh (PW.New.PW15.10.50)
(September 26, 2016) Petition from Phil Pothen, External Affairs Officer, The Woodbine Heights Association, containing approximately 119 signatures (on file in the City Clerk's Office) (PW.New.PW15.10.51)

Speakers

Gideon Forman, Climate Change and Transportation Policy Analyst, David Suzuki Foundation
Phil Pothen, Woodbine Heights Association
Jared Kolb, Executive Director, Cycle Toronto
Councillor Janet Davis

Motions

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

That the Acting General Manager, Transportation Services report directly to Council on options to improve the Corley Avenue bicycle lane design by avoiding the relocation of the school/YMCA drop off zone and/or eliminating the requirement for children to cross the street.


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

That the Acting General Manager of Transportation Services be requested to monitor traffic volume and flow on Woodbine Avenue, and make adjustments to signals, lane markings and other traffic measures, as necessary, to help mitigate any impacts.


3 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Jaye Robinson (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Sep-27-2016

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 3 Members that voted Yes are Chin Lee, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Jaye Robinson (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Stephen Holyday
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Ron Moeser, Anthony Perruzza
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council