Item - 2017.PW25.10

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on January 31, 2018 with amendments.
  • City Council considered this item on December 5, 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 November 29, 2017 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on December 5, 2017.

PW25.10 - Vision Zero Road Safety Plan (2017-2021) Update

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on January 31 and February 1, 2018, adopted the following:

 

1. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to proceed with Automated Speed Enforcement in conjunction with the Province of Ontario and other partnering municipalities, including the issuance of a Request for Proposals investigating the feasibility for the City of Toronto to manage the Joint Processing Centre on behalf of the partnering municipalities for the future Automated Speed Enforcement program.

 

2. City Council request:

 

a.  the Director, Court Services and the City Solicitor to undertake an investigation into the feasibility of adopting an Administrative Penalty System for both the Red Light Camera program and future Automated Speed Enforcement program; and

 

b. the City Manager to expedite the development of the business case for IT solutions to advance the development of the Administrative Penalty System for consideration in the 2018 budget process.

 

3. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to consider the addition of No Right Turn on Red Prohibitions, Flexible In-Road Signs, Speed Humps, Bollards and Curb Extensions to the School Safety Zone Countermeasures Toolbox.  

Background Information (Committee)

(November 24, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Vision Zero Road Safety Plan (2017 - 2021) Update
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-109445.pdf
(November 14, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Vision Zero Road Safety Plan (2017-2021) Update - Notice of Pending Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-109162.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

(December 4, 2017) Supplementary report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Vision Zero Road Safety Plan (2017-2021) Update (PW25.10b)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-110679.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(November 28, 2017) E-mail from Marco Lo, Co-Founder, Magenta Health (PW.New.PW25.10.1)
(November 28, 2017) E-mail from Donna Patterson (PW.New.PW25.10.2)
(November 28, 2017) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (PW.New.PW25.10.3)

Motions (City Council)

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

That City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to consider the addition of No Right Turn on Red Prohibitions, Flexible In-Road Signs, Speed Humps, Bollards and Curb Extensions to the School Safety Zone Countermeasures Toolbox. 

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Feb-01-2018 7:12 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW25.10 - Fletcher - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 38 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Jim Hart, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, John Tory, Lucy Troisi, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Jim Karygiannis
Total members that were Absent: 6 Members that were absent are Frank Di Giorgio, Michelle Holland, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Feb-01-2018 7:13 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW25.10 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 39 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Jim Hart, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, John Tory, Lucy Troisi, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 6 Members that were absent are Frank Di Giorgio, Michelle Holland, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson

10a - Vision Zero Road Safety Plan: Safe School Zones Program

Background Information (Committee)
(September 27, 2017) Decision Letter from the City School Boards Advisory Committee on Vision Zero Road Safety Plan: Safe School Zones Program
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-109135.pdf
Presentation from the Manager, Traffic Safety Unit and the Green Projects Team Leader, Sustainability Office, Toronto District School Board on Vision Zero Road Safety Plan: Safe School Zones Program
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-109136.pdf

PW25.10 - Vision Zero Road Safety Plan (2017-2021) Update

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Deferred
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on the December 5, 6, 7 and 8, 2017, deferred Item PW25.10 to the January 31, February 1 and 2, 2018 Council meeting or to a special meeting to be called by the Mayor.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 24, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Vision Zero Road Safety Plan (2017 - 2021) Update
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-109445.pdf
(November 14, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Vision Zero Road Safety Plan (2017-2021) Update - Notice of Pending Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-109162.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

(December 4, 2017) Supplementary report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Vision Zero Road Safety Plan (2017-2021) Update (PW25.10b)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-109761.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(November 28, 2017) E-mail from Marco Lo, Co-Founder, Magenta Health (PW.New.PW25.10.1)
(November 28, 2017) E-mail from Donna Patterson (PW.New.PW25.10.2)
(November 28, 2017) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (PW.New.PW25.10.3)

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 January 31, February 1 and 2, 2018 Council meeting or to a special meeting to be called by the Mayor.

10a - Vision Zero Road Safety Plan: Safe School Zones Program

Background Information (Committee)
(September 27, 2017) Decision Letter from the City School Boards Advisory Committee on Vision Zero Road Safety Plan: Safe School Zones Program
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-109135.pdf
Presentation from the Manager, Traffic Safety Unit and the Green Projects Team Leader, Sustainability Office, Toronto District School Board on Vision Zero Road Safety Plan: Safe School Zones Program
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-109136.pdf

PW25.10 - Vision Zero Road Safety Plan (2017-2021) Update

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to proceed with Automated Speed Enforcement in conjunction with the Province of Ontario and other partnering municipalities, including the issuance of a Request for Proposals investigating the feasibility for the City of Toronto to manage the Joint Processing Centre on behalf of the partnering municipalities for the future Automated Speed Enforcement program.

 

2. City Council request:

 

a.  the Director, Court Services and the City Solicitor to undertake an investigation into the feasibility of adopting an Administrative Penalty System (APS) for both the Red Light Camera program and future Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) program; and,

 

b. the City Manager to expedite the development of the business case for IT solutions to advance the development of the Administrative Penalty System for consideration in the 2018 budget process.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee:

  

1.  Requested the Budget Committee to consider and make recommendations on the funding required to implement the further acceleration and expansion of the Road Safety Plan in 2018, rather than 2019.

 

2.  Requested the General Manager, Transportation Services, in consultation with the Directors of the four Toronto school boards, to provide an update annually to the City-School Boards Advisory Committee on progress toward implementing and measuring the impact of the Vision Zero Program of road safety initiatives for school zones.

 

3.  Requested the General Manager, Transportation Services to identify options, resource implications and opportunity for partnership with the Province and the School Boards for expediting implementation of traffic safety measures in school zones as described under the City's Vision Zero Road Safety Plan to public schools, and report back to Public Works and Infrastructure Committee as part of Transportation Services’ bi-annual update report on the Road Safety Plan in the third quarter of 2018.

Origin

(November 24, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services

Summary

In July 2016, City Council approved the Vision Zero Road Safety Plan (RSP), a comprehensive, five year (2017-2021) $80.3 million action plan focused on reducing traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries on Toronto's streets. The City is committed to Vision Zero and its fundamental message: “Fatalities and serious injuries on our roads are preventable, and we must strive to reduce traffic-related deaths and injuries to zero”.

 

The RSP follows a widely accepted, holistic approach to improving road safety which includes engineering, education, enforcement, engagement and technology-based solutions, focusing on six emphasis areas: pedestrians, school children, older adults, cyclists, motorcyclists, and aggressive driving and distraction.

 

Since its adoption, the RSP has been subject to three accelerations and expansions, totalling $7.669 million:

 

-   In 2016, a reallocation of $2.293 million to RSP capital funds enabled delivery of the RSP to commence in advance of the 2017 budget through leveraging Public Transit Infrastructure Funding (PTIF) to accelerate pavement marking enhancements and the roll-out of Pedestrian Safety Corridors.


-   In 2017, a reallocation of $4.156 million to RSP capital funds enabled initiation of the "Senior Safety Zones" program, added Motorcycles as an emphasis area, created the "Road Safety Committee", and leveraged PTIF to expand a number of countermeasures, and accelerate the roll-out of Pedestrian Safety Corridors and the "Watch Your Speed" program.


-   For 2018, a proposed reallocation of $1.220 million within the Transportation Services' Capital Budget submission, using funds released from leveraging PTIF that were originally earmarked to partially fund the Geometric Improvements program. This will enable acceleration and expansion of the Enhanced Pavement Markings program, Automated Speed Enforcement program, Mobile "Watch Your Speed" program, and awareness initiatives for school children, older adults, and cyclists.
 

To further accelerate the RSP, in response to requests by Council, this report recommends that an additional $6.303 million in capital funding over the next three years from 2019 to 2021 be considered as part of Transportation Services' future Capital Budget submissions. 

 

In addition, this report considers the feasibility of accepting donations from the public to provide funding support for local projects and recommends commencing the detailed planning and implementation process for an automated speed enforcement program to operate in school zones and community safety zones.

 

Staff are planning to report back to Council with a fully revised RSP in the first quarter of 2019 that would revisit the existing countermeasures and proposed new countermeasures for the next 5 year period (2019-2024).

Background Information

(November 24, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Vision Zero Road Safety Plan (2017 - 2021) Update
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-109445.pdf
(November 14, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Vision Zero Road Safety Plan (2017-2021) Update - Notice of Pending Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-109162.pdf

Communications

(November 28, 2017) E-mail from Marco Lo, Co-Founder, Magenta Health (PW.New.PW25.10.1)
(November 28, 2017) E-mail from Donna Patterson (PW.New.PW25.10.2)
(November 28, 2017) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (PW.New.PW25.10.3)

Speakers

Hamish Wilson
Councillor Janet Davis
Councillor Paula Fletcher
Councillor Frances Nunziata

Motions

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

That the City Manager be requested to expedite the development of the business case for IT solutions to advance the development of the Administrative Penalty System for consideration in the 2018 budget process.


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

That:

 

1.  The Budget Committee be requested to consider and make recommendations on the funding required to implement the further acceleration and expansion of the Road Safety Plan in 2018, rather than 2019.

 

2.  Recommendation 2 and 3 in the staff report be adopted.

 


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

That:

 

1.  Recommendation 1 in the letter from the City-School Boards Advisory Committee be adopted.

 

2.  Recommendation 2 in the letter from the City-School Boards Advisory Committee be amended to read as follows:

 

"The General Manager, Transportation Services identify options, resource implications and opportunity for partnership with the Province and the School Boards for expediting implementation of traffic safety measures in school zones as described under the City's Vision Zero Road Safety Plan to public schools, and report back to Public Works and Infrastructure Committee as part of Transportation Services’ bi-annual update report on the Road Safety Plan in the third quarter of 2018."

 

10a - Vision Zero Road Safety Plan: Safe School Zones Program

Origin
(September 27, 2017) Letter from the City School Board Advisory Committee
Summary

On September 27, 2017 the City School Boards Advisory Committee considered Item TS7.1, a presentation from Transportation Services on Vision Zero Road Safety Plan: Safe School Zones Program.

Background Information
(September 27, 2017) Decision Letter from the City School Boards Advisory Committee on Vision Zero Road Safety Plan: Safe School Zones Program
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-109135.pdf
Presentation from the Manager, Traffic Safety Unit and the Green Projects Team Leader, Sustainability Office, Toronto District School Board on Vision Zero Road Safety Plan: Safe School Zones Program
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-109136.pdf
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council