Item - 2018.MM43.53

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on June 26, 2018 without amendments.

MM43.53 - Investigation of, and recommendations for road use and parking provisions to encourage motorcycle use and enhance motorcyclist safety - by Councillor Anthony Perruzza, seconded by Councillor Gary Crawford

Decision Type:

City Council Decision

City Council on June 26, 27, 28 and 29, 2018, adopted the following:


1. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, in consultation with the Toronto Parking Authority, to report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on:


a.  expanding the number of dedicated motorcycle parking zones;


b.  the enforcement of motorcycle only parking within those parking zones; and


c.  the revenue implications from the ticketing of prohibited vehicles within those zones.


2. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, to report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on expanding the Designated Class of Vehicles permitted to use the reserved lanes on the following streets to include motorcycles:


a.  Bay Street, from Front Street West to Bloor Street East; and


b.  Don Valley Parkway, from Lawrence Avenue East to north of York Mills Road.


3.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, in consultation with Toronto Public Health, to consider and report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on a pilot project along the Richmond Street and Adelaide Street corridors which would allow motorcycles to filter between stopped vehicles, up to the stop line at controlled intersections where a stop signal is active, and only along lane boundaries that are not adjacent to any curb or pedestrian walkway, with implications for minimizing the risk of rear or front end collisions, and the overall flow of traffic.

Background Information (City Council)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Introduce Motion without Notice moved by Councillor Anthony Perruzza (Carried)

That Councillor Anthony Perruzza be permitted to add to the agenda of today's meeting an urgent Motion without Notice concerning: 


Investigation of, and Recommendations for Road Use and Parking Provisions to Encourage Motorcycle use and Enhance Motorcyclist Safety 


Reason for Urgency:


This Motion is urgent as it is a safety issue.

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Jun-28-2018 9:56 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM43.53 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 33 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, John Campbell, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Jim Hart, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Giorgio Mammoliti, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Miganoush Megardichian, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Lucy Troisi, Jonathan Tsao, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 4 Members that voted No are Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Sarah Doucette
Total members that were Absent: 8 Members that were absent are Maria Augimeri, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Josh Matlow, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Jaye Robinson
Source: Toronto City Clerk at