Item - 2017.PW24.5

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on December 5, 2017 with amendments.
  • City Council considered this item on November 7, 2017 and postponed its consideration to a later date. Consult the text of the decision for further information on the deferral.
  • This item was considered by Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on October 18, 2017 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on November 7, 2017.
  • See also By-law 1412-2017

PW24.5 - Speed Limit on Bayview Avenue from Pottery Road (Northerly Intersection) to River Street Ramp

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
26 - Don Valley West, 27 - Toronto Centre-Rosedale, 28 - Toronto Centre-Rosedale, 29 - Toronto-Danforth

City Council Decision

City Council on December 5, 6, 7 and 8, 2017, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council designate a 60 km/h speed limit on Bayview Avenue, from Pottery Road (southerly intersection) to River Street Ramp.

 

2.  To address pedestrian safety due to the increased speed limit, City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to implement other measures to protect pedestrians (for example wayfinding, sidewalks).

Background Information (Committee)

(October 3, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Speed Limit on Bayview Avenue from Pottery Road (Northerly Intersection) to River Street Ramp
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-107509.pdf
Attachment 1: Map of Speed and Volume Counts on Bayview Avenue
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-107512.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Edmund Hogan (PW.Supp.PW24.5.1)
(October 16, 2017) Letter from Geoff Kettel and Lois Fliss, Co-Captains, Cycle 26 (PW.Supp.PW24.5.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/comm/communicationfile-72907.pdf
(October 11, 2017) E-mail from Briar Riddell (PW.New.PW24.5.3)
(October 17, 2017) E-mail from Sylvia Slaughter Co-Chair Ward 30 Bikes (PW.New.PW24.5.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/comm/communicationfile-72944.pdf
(October 11, 2017) E-mail from Lucinda Glenny (PW.New.PW24.5.5)
(October 17, 2017) E-mail from Vivien Leong and Adam Cohoon on behalf of Walk Toronto (Steering Committee) (PW.New.PW24.5.6)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/comm/communicationfile-72963.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(October 23, 2017) E-mail from Fiona Donoghue-Paylor (CC.Main.PW24.5.7)
(November 2, 2017) Letter from Kathy Chung, Ward 29 Bikes (CC.Supp.PW24.5.8)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-73983.pdf
(November 6, 2017) Letter from Robin Buxton Potts, Officer, Government and Stakeholder Relations, Evergreen (CC.New.PW24.5.9)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-73984.pdf
(December 1, 2017) E-mail from Arthur Klimowicz (CC.Supp.PW24.5.10)
(December 3, 2017) Letter from Vivien Leong and Adam Cohoon on behalf of Walk Toronto (Steering Committee) (CC.Supp.PW24.5.11)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-74326.pdf
(December 8, 2017) E-mail from Robert Pylypiw (CC.New.PW24.5.12)

Motions (City Council)

1a - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Mary Fragedakis (Lost)

That City Council delete Public Works and Infrastructure Committee Recommendation 1:

 

Recommendation to be deleted:

 

1.  City Council designate a 60 km/h speed limit on Bayview Avenue, from Pottery Road (southerly intersection) to River Street Ramp.

 

and adopt instead the following new recommendation:

 

1.  City Council support the speed limit reduction that was made as part of the Road Safety Plan, and maintain the 50 km/h limit on Pottery Road (southerly intersection) to River Street Ramp.

Vote (Amend Item) Dec-08-2017 12:05 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - PW24.5 - Fragedakis - motion 1a
Total members that voted Yes: 16 Members that voted Yes are Shelley Carroll, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 23 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Michael Ford, Jim Hart, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Lucy Troisi
Total members that were Absent: 6 Members that were absent are Maria Augimeri, Vincent Crisanti, Justin J. Di Ciano, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong

1b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Mary Fragedakis (Lost)

That City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to undertake an operational review and identify opportunities for safety and operational changes for all road users (e.g. pedestrians, cyclists, motorists, etc.) that reflect a 50 km/h operating speed of Bayview Avenue between Moore Avenue and Rosedale Valley Road (excluding the Don Valley Parkway Interchange), in advance of the broader Functional Planning Study of the Bayview Avenue extension planned for 2019.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-08-2017 12:08 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - PW24.5 - Fragedakis - motion 1b
Total members that voted Yes: 18 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Shelley Carroll, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Neethan Shan, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 21 Members that voted No are Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Michael Ford, Jim Hart, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, John Tory, Lucy Troisi
Total members that were Absent: 6 Members that were absent are Maria Augimeri, Vincent Crisanti, Justin J. Di Ciano, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong
Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata ruled motion 1b has difference parameters than motion 1a and could be put to a vote.


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

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

 

Recommendation to be deleted:

 

1. City Council designate a 60 km/h speed limit on Bayview Avenue, from Pottery Road (southerly intersection) to River Street Ramp.

 

and instead adopt the following new recommendation:

 

1. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to report back to the July 2018 Public Works and Infrastructure Committee meeting on a plan to improve the safety of the existing bike lanes by creating physical separations between the bike lanes and vehicle traffic. 

Vote (Amend Item) Dec-08-2017 12:07 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - PW24.5 - Wong-Tam - motion 2
Total members that voted Yes: 19 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Neethan Shan, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 20 Members that voted No are Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Michael Ford, Jim Hart, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, John Tory, Lucy Troisi
Total members that were Absent: 6 Members that were absent are Maria Augimeri, Vincent Crisanti, Justin J. Di Ciano, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong

3 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Josh Matlow (Carried)

That to address pedestrian safety due to the increased speed limit, City Council direct the Director, Transportation Services to implement other measures to protect pedestrians (e.g. wayfinding, sidewalks).

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-08-2017 12:10 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW24.5 - Matlow - motion 3
Total members that voted Yes: 32 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Jim Hart, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, Michael Thompson, Lucy Troisi, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 7 Members that voted No are John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, David Shiner, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 6 Members that were absent are Maria Augimeri, Vincent Crisanti, Justin J. Di Ciano, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Motion to End Debate moved by Councillor Jim Karygiannis (Lost)

That in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, City Council end the debate on Item PW24.5 and take the vote immediately.

Vote (End Debate) Dec-08-2017 11:49 AM

Result: Lost Two-Thirds Required - PW24.5 - Karygiannis - End debate
Total members that voted Yes: 7 Members that voted Yes are John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, James Pasternak, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 31 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Jim Hart, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Lucy Troisi
Total members that were Absent: 7 Members that were absent are Maria Augimeri, Vincent Crisanti, Justin J. Di Ciano, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Anthony Perruzza

Rulings (City Council)

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata asked Councillor Robinson to withdraw her remark that Councillor Wong-Tam's motion is misleading.

Councillor Robinson withdrew her remark.

PW24.5 - Speed Limit on Bayview Avenue from Pottery Road (Northerly Intersection) to River Street Ramp

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Deferred
Wards:
26 - Don Valley West, 27 - Toronto Centre-Rosedale, 28 - Toronto Centre-Rosedale, 29 - Toronto-Danforth

City Council Decision

City Council on November 7, 8 and 9, 2017, deferred Item PW24.5 to the December 6, 7 and 8, 2017 Council meeting or to a special meeting to be called by the Mayor.

Background Information (Committee)

(October 3, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Speed Limit on Bayview Avenue from Pottery Road (Northerly Intersection) to River Street Ramp
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-107509.pdf
Attachment 1: Map of Speed and Volume Counts on Bayview Avenue
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-107512.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Edmund Hogan (PW.Supp.PW24.5.1)
(October 16, 2017) Letter from Geoff Kettel and Lois Fliss, Co-Captains, Cycle 26 (PW.Supp.PW24.5.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/comm/communicationfile-72907.pdf
(October 11, 2017) E-mail from Briar Riddell (PW.New.PW24.5.3)
(October 17, 2017) E-mail from Sylvia Slaughter Co-Chair Ward 30 Bikes (PW.New.PW24.5.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/comm/communicationfile-72944.pdf
(October 11, 2017) E-mail from Lucinda Glenny (PW.New.PW24.5.5)
(October 17, 2017) E-mail from Vivien Leong and Adam Cohoon on behalf of Walk Toronto (Steering Committee) (PW.New.PW24.5.6)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/comm/communicationfile-72963.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(October 23, 2017) E-mail from Fiona Donoghue-Paylor (CC.Main.PW24.5.7)
(November 2, 2017) Letter from Kathy Chung, Ward 29 Bikes (CC.Supp.PW24.5.8)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-73367.pdf
(November 6, 2017) Letter from Robin Buxton Potts, Officer, Government and Stakeholder Relations, Evergreen (CC.New.PW24.5.9)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-73391.pdf

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Defer Item moved by Mayor John Tory (Carried)

That City Council defer consideration of this Item remaining on the agenda to the December 6, 7 and 8, 2017 Council meeting or to a special meeting to be called by the Mayor.

PW24.5 - Speed Limit on Bayview Avenue from Pottery Road (Northerly Intersection) to River Street Ramp

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
26 - Don Valley West, 27 - Toronto Centre-Rosedale, 28 - Toronto Centre-Rosedale, 29 - Toronto-Danforth

Committee Recommendations

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council designate a 60 km/h speed limit on Bayview Avenue, from Pottery Road (southerly intersection) to River Street Ramp.

Origin

(October 3, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services

Summary

In July 2016, City Council unanimously endorsed the Vision Zero Road Safety Plan (RSP) 2017-2021, which included the reduction of the regulatory speed limit on various streets including Bayview Avenue, between Pottery Road (northerly intersection) and River Street Ramp, from 60 km/h to 50 km/h. 

 

While this speed limit reduction was made as part of the Road Safety Plan, this section was one of 18 road segments identified where changes were recommended not from a collision history perspective, but to improve consistency with adjacent sections of the same road.

 

Following installation of 50 km/h speed limit signs on June 6, 2017, concerns have been expressed about the disparity between the speed limit and the speeds at which drivers are travelling.

 

Based on a speed study and a review of the design of the roadway, collision history, and the existing road environment, staff have determined that a speed limit of 60 km/h is more appropriate for Bayview Avenue from Pottery Road to River Street Ramp. 

Background Information

(October 3, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Speed Limit on Bayview Avenue from Pottery Road (Northerly Intersection) to River Street Ramp
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-107509.pdf
Attachment 1: Map of Speed and Volume Counts on Bayview Avenue
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-107512.pdf

Communications

(October 13, 2017) E-mail from Edmund Hogan (PW.Supp.PW24.5.1)
(October 16, 2017) Letter from Geoff Kettel and Lois Fliss, Co-Captains, Cycle 26 (PW.Supp.PW24.5.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/comm/communicationfile-72907.pdf
(October 11, 2017) E-mail from Briar Riddell (PW.New.PW24.5.3)
(October 17, 2017) E-mail from Sylvia Slaughter Co-Chair Ward 30 Bikes (PW.New.PW24.5.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/comm/communicationfile-72944.pdf
(October 11, 2017) E-mail from Lucinda Glenny (PW.New.PW24.5.5)
(October 17, 2017) E-mail from Vivien Leong and Adam Cohoon on behalf of Walk Toronto (Steering Committee) (PW.New.PW24.5.6)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/comm/communicationfile-72963.pdf

Motions

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

That Recommendation 1 be amended by replacing "northerly" with "southerly" so that it now reads:

 

"City Council designate a 60 km/h speed limit on Bayview Avenue, from Pottery Road (southerly intersection) to River Street Ramp."

Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council