Item - 2017.PW23.8

Tracking Status

  • City Council considered this item on October 2, 2017 and referred this item to an official or another committee or body. Consult the text of the decision for further information on the referral.
  • This item was considered by Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on September 19, 2017 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on October 2, 2017.

PW23.8 - Free-Floating Car-Share Pilot and Interim Policy

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Referred
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on October 2, 3 and 4, 2017, referred Item PW23.8 to the General Manager, Transportation Services for further consideration and to report back to the January 31, February 1 and 2, 2018 City Council meeting.

Background Information (Committee)

(September 5, 2017) Report and Attachments 1-3 from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Free-Floating Car-Share Pilot and Interim Policy
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-106580.pdf
Presentation on Free Floating Car-Share Pilot and Interim Policy
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-106972.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(September 17, 2017) Letter from Ralph Daley, President Grange Community Association (PW.New.PW23.8.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/comm/communicationfile-71938.pdf
(September 18, 2017) E-mail from Sharon Yetman (PW.New.PW23.8.2)
(September 19, 2017) Presentation from Marco Viviani, Vice President, Strategic Development, Communauto (PW.New.PW23.8.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/comm/communicationfile-71963.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(September 28, 2017) E-mail from Francois Routhier (CC.Supp.PW23.8.4)
(September 28, 2017) E-mail from Josh Moskowitz, Regional Director, car2go (CC.Supp.PW23.8.5)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-72382.pdf

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Refer Item moved by Councillor Shelley Carroll (Carried)

That City Council refer the item back to the General Manager, Transportation Services for further consideration and report back to the January 31, February 1 and 2, 2018 City Council meeting.

Vote (Refer Item) Oct-04-2017 6:47 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW23.8 - Carroll - motion 1 - Refer the item
Total members that voted Yes: 30 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Jim Hart, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Neethan Shan, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 7 Members that voted No are Jon Burnside, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Justin J. Di Ciano, Mark Grimes, Cesar Palacio, Jaye Robinson
Total members that were Absent: 7 Members that were absent are John Campbell, Josh Colle, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Giorgio Mammoliti, James Pasternak, David Shiner

PW23.8 - Free-Floating Car-Share Pilot and Interim Policy

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recommends that:

 

1.   City Council adopt the Interim Free-Floating Car-Share Policy, attached as Attachment 1 to the report (September 5, 2017) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

2.   City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services, to conduct stakeholder consultation and introduce for consideration as part of the 2018 Budget a new free-floating car-share permit fee.

 

3.   Subject to the approval of a new free-floating car-share permit fee as part of the 2018 Budget process, City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services to conduct a one-year free-floating car-share pilot project, from March 1, 2018 to April 30, 2019, whereby the General Manager, Transportation Services, may issue permits to car-share organizations/companies in accordance with the process generally set out in Attachment 2 to the report (September 5, 2017) from the General Manager, Transportation Services with such permits permitting car-share vehicles to:

 

a)   park in locations designated for permit parking; and

 

b)   be exempt from the three-hour temporal parking duration limits.

 

while displaying a permit issued by the General Manager for the pilot program and complying with all other terms and conditions as set out in Attachment 2.

 

4.   Subject to the approval of a new free-floating car-share permit fee as part of the 2018 Budget process, City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services, to limit the number of free-floating car-share parking permits to 500 per car-share organization/company and to a maximum of 2,000 permits in total for the pilot project.

 

5.  City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on the feasibility of improving the temporary daily parking permit process/system for areas with parking availability to interface better with car-share companies including a review of pricing, transferability within the same day, and other operational challenges.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Acting Director and the General Manager, Transportation Services gave a presentation on Free-Floating Car-Share Pilot and Interim Policy.

Origin

(September 5, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services

Summary

This report responds to a request from the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee to consider the feasibility of developing a policy relating to free-floating car-sharing, and recommends introduction of a one year pilot project that would enable free-floating (point-to-point) car-sharing vehicles to park in permit parking areas of the city.

 

The City of Toronto Official Plan and various policies and programs have long supported the operation of car-sharing services as a sustainable transportation option. Car-sharing programs offer a number of benefits to individuals, businesses, the environment, communities, and transportation network, including:

 

-   Reduced vehicle ownership rates;
-   Reduced household transportation costs;
-   Reduced vehicle kilometres travelled (VKT);
-   Reduced greenhouse gases and emissions; and
-   An increase in walking, cycling, and transit use.
 

Transportation Services currently administers a program for designating on-street spaces specifically for vehicles displaying a car-share vehicle permit. Car-share operators have also been encouraged to work with the Toronto Parking Authority and private parking lot operators to provide an off-street inventory of spaces.

 

In recent years, a new operational model for car-share vehicles has emerged in the form of free-floating (point-to-point) services, which has prompted a review of the City's existing car-sharing policies and programs.

 

These policies must be carefully balanced against impacts to the existing on-street residential permit parking system.

 

This report recommends the introduction of an interim free-floating car-share policy and provides details on a proposed pilot, including rules and conditions, a temporary permitting system, and that a car-share permit fee be considered as part of the 2018 Budget process.

Background Information

(September 5, 2017) Report and Attachments 1-3 from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Free-Floating Car-Share Pilot and Interim Policy
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-106580.pdf
Presentation on Free Floating Car-Share Pilot and Interim Policy
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-106972.pdf

Communications

(September 17, 2017) Letter from Ralph Daley, President Grange Community Association (PW.New.PW23.8.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/comm/communicationfile-71938.pdf
(September 18, 2017) E-mail from Sharon Yetman (PW.New.PW23.8.2)
(September 19, 2017) Presentation from Marco Viviani, Vice President, Strategic Development, Communauto (PW.New.PW23.8.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/comm/communicationfile-71963.pdf

Speakers

Kevin McLaughlin, Advisor/Founder, AutoShare
Councillor Sarah Doucette
Councillor Janet Davis
Councillor Gord Perks
Councillor Mike Layton

Motions

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

That City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on the feasibility of improving the temporary daily parking permit process/system for areas with parking availability to interface better with car-share companies including a review of pricing, transferability within the same day, and other operational challenges.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Sep-19-2017

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 4 Members that voted Yes are Stephen Holyday, Chin Lee, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Christin Carmichael Greb, Giorgio Mammoliti
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

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

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Sep-19-2017

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 5 Members that voted Yes are Christin Carmichael Greb, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Stephen Holyday
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council