Item - 2018.PW28.11

Tracking Status

PW28.11 - Revised Free-Floating Car-Share Pilot and Interim Policy

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on April 24, 25, 26 and 27, 2018, adopted the following:

 

1. City Council amend the Interim Free-Floating Car-Share Policy in Attachment 1 to the report (March 26, 2018) from the General Manager, Transportation Services and the free-floating car-share pilot project in Attachment 2 to the report (March 26, 2018) from the General Manager, Transportation Services to exclude residential permit parking locations at 95 percent capacity, and City Council amend the temporary parking permit provisions in Chapter 925, Permit Parking so that residents, visitors and tradespersons can also apply for a permit at 95 percent capacity.

 

2.  City Council amend the free-floating car-share pilot project in Attachment 2 to the report (March 26, 2018) from the General Manager, Transportation Services by adding the following new part iii. to Part 6.f.:

 

6.f. Data Requirements

 

iii. The General Manager will provide data collected from free-floating car-share companies on the City of Toronto Open Data Portal within 30 days of receiving it.

 

3. City Council adopt the Interim Free-Floating Car-Share Policy, attached as Attachment 1 to the report (March 26, 2018) from the General Manager, Transportation Services, as amended by Part 1, above.

  

4. City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services to conduct an eighteen month free-floating car-share pilot project, from June 1, 2018 to November 30, 2019, where the General Manager, Transportation Services, may issue permits to car-share companies in accordance with the process generally set out in Attachment 2 to the report (March 26, 2018) from the General Manager, Transportation Services, as amended by Parts 1 and 2 above, with such permits permitting car-share vehicles to:

 

a.   park in locations designated for permit-parking unless identified as wait-listed; and

 

b.   be exempt from the three-hour temporal parking duration limits within locations designated for permit-parking unless identified as wait-listed 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, as amended, to the report (March 26, 2018) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

5.  City Council direct that participation in the free-floating car-share pilot project be conditional on all car-share companies paying their parking fines or penalties prior to the issuance of permits that would allow them to participate in the pilot.

 

6. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services, to limit the number of free-floating car-share parking permits to 500 per car-share company and to a maximum of 2,000 permits in total for the pilot project.

 

7.  Despite any other by-law to the contrary, City Council delegate to Community Councils the authority to add/remove and/or exclude a street and/or area designated for permit parking under Chapter 925, Permit Parking, from the free-floating car share pilot project, only in accordance with the criteria of the pilot project, after providing notice in accordance with Chapter 162, Notice, Public; this delegation shall take effect six months after the commencement of the free-floating car share pilot.

 

8. City Council amend City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 441, Fees and Charges, to allow car-share companies to utilize the Car-share Vehicle Parking Area Tier 2 annualized permit fee ($1,499.02 annually plus HST in 2017) for free-floating car-share vehicles in accordance with the interim policy outlined in Attachments 1 and 2 to the report (March 26, 2018) from the General Manager, Transportation Services, as amended.

 

9. City Council amend § 925-5M(1) and § 925-5M.1(1) of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 925, Permit Parking, by deleting the phrase "at least 10 percent of permits remain available" in each subsection and replacing it with the phrase "at least 5 percent of permits remain available" such that § 925-5M(1) and § 925-5M.1(1) now read as follows:

 

 M. Temporary parking permit.

 

(1) Residents, visitors and tradespersons may apply for a temporary permit and this permit shall be issued by the General Manager only for those highways or areas licensed for permit parking under this chapter where on-street permit parking spaces are available after all residents eligible to receive a permit under the priority system established under § 925-5E have had an opportunity to obtain a permit and at least 5 percent of permits remain available.

 

M.1 Temporary 24 hour and temporary 48 hour on-street parking permits.

 

(1) Residents, visitors and tradespersons may apply for a temporary 24 hour on-street parking permit or a temporary 48 hour on-street parking permit and the permit shall be issued by the General Manager only for those highways or areas licensed for permit parking under this chapter where on-street permit parking spaces are available after all residents eligible to receive a permit under the priority system established under § 925-5E have had an opportunity to obtain a permit and at least 5 percent of permits remain available.

 

10. City Council amend the 2018 Operating Budget for Transportation Services to reflect City Council's decision, increasing the 2018 total revenues by an estimated $0.583 million and $(0.583) million net.

 

11. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services, to report back to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee in the third quarter of 2019 following the completion and monitoring of twelve months of the pilot, regarding the outcome and impacts of the pilot project, and recommendations to improve car-share policies and regulations in the City as they relate to various car-share operating models.

 

12. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to include an update on penalty notices and associated administrative penalties incurred by car-share companies in subsequent reports on the Pilot. 

 

13.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the necessary bills to give effect to City Council’s decision and authorize the City Solicitor to make any necessary clarifications, refinements, minor modifications, technical amendments, or by-law amendments as may be identified by the City Solicitor in order to give effect to the reasonable operation of the Free-Floating Car-Share Pilot and to give effect to the reasonable operation of the new delegation to Community Councils in relation to the free-floating car-share program.

Public Notice Given

Background Information (Committee)

(March 26, 2018) Report and Attachments 1 to 6 from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Revised Free-Floating Car-Share Pilot and Interim Policy
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-113613.pdf
Attachment 7: Wait-Listed Residential Permit Parking Map
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-113614.pdf
Attachment 8 - 95 Percent Plus Capacity Residential Permit Parking Map
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-113615.pdf
Attachment 9 - 90 Percent Plus Capacity Residential Permit Parking Map
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-113656.pdf
(April 3, 2018) Public Notice
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-113753.pdf
Presentation from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Revised Free-Floating Car-Share Pilot and Interim Policy
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-113967.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

(April 24, 2018) Supplementary report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Revised Free-Floating Car-Share Pilot and Interim Policy, and Attachment 1 and 2 (PW28.11a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-114473.pdf
Attachment 3 - Updated: Wait-listed Residential Permit Parking Map
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-114499.pdf
Attachment 4 - Updated: 95%+ Capacity Residential Permit Parking Map
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-114500.pdf
Attachment 5 - Updated: 90%+ Capacity Residential Permit Parking Map
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-114501.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(April 9, 2018) E-mail from Murray Lumley (PW.New.PW28.11.1)
(April 10, 2018) E-mail from Susana Molinolo (PW.New.PW28.11.2)
(April 10, 2018) E-mail from Michael Kiang and Lauralee Bielert (PW.New.PW28.11.3)
(April 10, 2018) Letter from Mark J. Richardson (PW.New.PW28.11.4)

Motions (City Council)

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

That:

 

1.  City Council amend the Interim Free-Floating Car-Share Policy in Attachment 1 to the report (March 26, 2018) from the General Manager, Transportation Services and the free-floating car-share pilot project in Attachment 2  to the report (March 26, 2018) from the General Manager, Transportation Services to exclude residential permit parking locations:

 

a.  at 90 percent capacity; or

 

b. if Part a of this motion fails, at 95 percent capacity, and that the temporary parking permit provisions in Chapter 925, Permit Parking be amended so that residents, visitors and tradespersons can also apply for a permit at 95 percent capacity.

 

2.  City Council amend Public Works and Infrastructure Committee Recommendation 2 by deleting the figure "eighteen-month" and inserting the figure "twelve-month" and deleting the date "November 30, 2019" and inserting the date "June 1, 2019" so that it now reads as follows:

 

2. City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services to conduct a twelve-month free-floating car-share pilot project, from June 1, 2018 to June 1, 2019, whereby the General Manager, Transportation Services, may issue permits to car-share companies in accordance with the process generally set out in Attachment 2 to the report (March 26, 2018) from the General Manager, Transportation Services with such permits permitting car-share vehicles to:

 

3.  City Council direct that participation in the free-floating car-share pilot project be conditional on all car-share companies paying their parking fines or penalties prior to the issuance of permits that would allow them to participate in the pilot.

 

Part 1a and Part 2 of motion 1 lost.

Vote (Amend Item) Apr-27-2018 5:32 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - PW28.11 - Fragedakis - motion 1 - Part 1a only
Total members that voted Yes: 11 Members that voted Yes are John Campbell, Glenn De Baeremaeker, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Josh Matlow, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Lucy Troisi, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 13 Members that voted No are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Janet Davis, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Michael Ford, Jim Hart, Stephen Holyday, Mike Layton, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Cesar Palacio, Jaye Robinson
Total members that were Absent: 20 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Justin J. Di Ciano, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, James Pasternak, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory

Vote (Amend Item) Apr-27-2018 5:33 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW28.11 - Fragedakis - motion 1 - Part 1b only
Total members that voted Yes: 19 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, John Campbell, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Jim Hart, Stephen Holyday, Josh Matlow, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Lucy Troisi
Total members that voted No: 5 Members that voted No are Mike Layton, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 20 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Justin J. Di Ciano, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, James Pasternak, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory

Vote (Amend Item) Apr-27-2018 5:34 PM

Result: Lost (tie) Majority Required - PW28.11 - Fragedakis - motion 1 - Part 2
Total members that voted Yes: 12 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, John Campbell, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Josh Matlow, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza, Lucy Troisi
Total members that voted No: 12 Members that voted No are Ana Bail„o, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Michael Ford, Jim Hart, Stephen Holyday, Mike Layton, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 20 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Justin J. Di Ciano, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, James Pasternak, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory

Vote (Amend Item) Apr-27-2018 5:35 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW28.11 - Fragedakis - motion 1 - Part 3
Total members that voted Yes: 24 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, John Campbell, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Jim Hart, Stephen Holyday, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Lucy Troisi, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 20 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Justin J. Di Ciano, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, James Pasternak, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory

2 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Joe Mihevc (Carried)

That City Council amend Attachment 2 to the report (March 26, 2018) from the General Manager, Transportation Services by adding the following new part iii. to Part 6.f.:

 

6.f. Data Requirements

 

iii. The General Manager will provide data collected from free-floating car-share companies on the City of Toronto Open Data Portal within 30 days of receiving it.

Vote (Amend Item) Apr-27-2018 5:36 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW28.11 - Mihevc - motion 2
Total members that voted Yes: 24 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, John Campbell, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Jim Hart, Stephen Holyday, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Lucy Troisi, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 20 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Justin J. Di Ciano, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, James Pasternak, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory

3 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Sarah Doucette (Carried)

That:

 

1.  Despite any other by-law to the contrary,  City Council delegate to Community Councils the authority to add/remove and/or exclude a street and/or area designated for permit parking under Chapter 925, Permit Parking, from the free-floating car share pilot project, only in accordance with the criteria of the pilot project, after providing notice in accordance with Chapter 162, Notice, Public; this delegation shall take effect six months after the commencement of the free-floating car share pilot.


2.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the necessary bills to amend the necessary by-laws in order to give effect to the reasonable operation of the new delegation to Community Councils in relation to the free-floating car-share program.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Apr-27-2018 5:38 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW28.11 - Doucette - motion 3
Total members that voted Yes: 22 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, John Campbell, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Jim Hart, Stephen Holyday, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Lucy Troisi, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 3 Members that voted No are Jim Karygiannis, Mike Layton, Anthony Perruzza
Total members that were Absent: 19 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Justin J. Di Ciano, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, James Pasternak, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory

4 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Stephen Holyday (Withdrawn)

That City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to report on a quarterly basis to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on complaints related to the pilot and on any actions or adjustments to the pilot required.


Motion to Withdraw a Motion moved by Councillor Stephen Holyday (Carried)

That Councillor Holyday be permitted to withdraw his motion 4.


5 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Janet Davis (Carried)

That City Council amend § 925-5M(1) and § 925-5M.1(1) of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 925, Permit Parking, by deleting the phrase "at least 10 percent of permits remain available" in each subsection and replacing it with the phrase "at least 5 percent of permits remain available" such that § 925-5M(1) and § 925-5M.1(1) now read as follows:

 

" M. Temporary parking permit.

 

(1) Residents, visitors and tradespersons may apply for a temporary permit and this permit shall be issued by the General Manager only for those highways or areas licensed for permit parking under this chapter where on-street permit parking spaces are available after all residents eligible to receive a permit under the priority system established under § 925-5E have had an opportunity to obtain a permit and at least 5 percent of permits remain available."

 

"M.1 Temporary 24 hour and temporary 48 hour on-street parking permits.

 

(1) Residents, visitors and tradespersons may apply for a temporary 24 hour on-street parking permit or a temporary 48 hour on-street parking permit and the permit shall be issued by the General Manager only for those highways or areas licensed for permit parking under this chapter where on-street permit parking spaces are available after all residents eligible to receive a permit under the priority system established under § 925-5E have had an opportunity to obtain a permit and at least 5 percent of permits remain available."

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Apr-27-2018 5:37 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW28.11 - Davis - motion 5
Total members that voted Yes: 20 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, John Campbell, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Jim Hart, Mike Layton, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Lucy Troisi, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 5 Members that voted No are Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Josh Matlow, Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza
Total members that were Absent: 19 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Justin J. Di Ciano, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, James Pasternak, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Apr-27-2018 5:39 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW28.11 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 23 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, John Campbell, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Jim Hart, Stephen Holyday, Mike Layton, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Lucy Troisi, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Jim Karygiannis, Josh Matlow
Total members that were Absent: 19 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Justin J. Di Ciano, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, James Pasternak, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory

Point of Privilege by Councillor Mary Fragedakis

Councillor Fragedakis, rising on a Point of Privilege, stated that she had asked that permit parking staff be present in the Chamber one hour ago to answer questions on this item and they have not attended.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Privilege and thanked Councillor Fragedakis for her comments.


Point of Order by Councillor Stephen Holyday

Councillor Holyday, rising on a Point of Order, stated that he wished to understand how voting on Councillor Fragedakis' motion 1 would work.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and ruled that Council would vote on Part 1a of motion 1, and if that failed, vote on Part 1b.

PW28.11 - Revised Free-Floating Car-Share Pilot and Interim Policy

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Public Notice Given

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 (March 26, 2018) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

2. City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services to conduct an eighteen-month free-floating car-share pilot project, from June 1, 2018 to November 30, 2019, whereby the General Manager, Transportation Services, may issue permits to car-share companies in accordance with the process generally set out in Attachment 2 to the report (March 26, 2018) from the General Manager, Transportation Services with such permits permitting car-share vehicles to:

 

a.   park in locations designated for permit-parking unless identified as wait-listed; and

 

b.   be exempt from the three-hour temporal parking duration limits within locations designated for permit-parking unless identified as wait-listed 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 to the report (March 26, 2018) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

3. City Council amend City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 441, Fees and Charges, to allow car-share companies to utilize the Car-share Vehicle Parking Area Tier 2 annualized permit fee ($1,499.02 annually plus HST in 2017) for free-floating car-share vehicles in accordance with the interim policy outlined within Attachment 1 and 2 of the report (March 26, 2018) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

4. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services, to limit the number of free-floating car-share parking permits to 500 per car-share 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 back to Public Works and Infrastructure Committee in the third quarter of 2019 following the completion and monitoring of twelve months of the pilot, regarding the outcome and impacts of the pilot project, and recommendations to improve car-share policies and regulations in the City as they relate to various car-share operating models.

 

6. City Council amend the 2018 Operating Budget for Transportation Services to reflect the recommendations in this report, increasing the 2018 total revenues by an estimated $0.583 million and $(0.583) million net.

 

7. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to include an update on penalty notices and associated administrative penalties incurred by car-share companies in subsequent reports on the Pilot. 

 

8.  City council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the necessary bills to give effect to Council’s decision and authorize the City Solicitor to make any necessary clarifications, refinements, minor modifications, technical amendments, or by-law amendments as may be identified by the City Solicitor in order to give effect to the reasonable operation of the Free-Floating Car-Share Pilot.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee:

 

1.  Requested the General Manager, Transportation Services to report directly to City Council on April 24, 2018 on:

 

a. a mechanism to enable Community Councils to remove a street or area from the pilot project, as necessary;

 

b. the feasibility of amending the Interim Free-Floating Car-Share Policy, attached as Attachment 1 to the report (March 26, 2018) from the General Manager, Transportation Services with the exception of areas at/or above the 95 percent subscription rate for permit parking; and

 

c.  the feasibility of withholding the issuance of permits to car-share vehicles owned by companies with outstanding fines or penalties.

 

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

Origin

(March 26, 2018) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services

Summary

Car-sharing is a growing new-mobility industry which is evolving as a result of the growth in the sharing economy enabled by mobile technology. Car-share programs have become increasingly popular in many jurisdictions around the world and there is a growing use of this service in our city with over 200,000 Toronto residents being members of a car-share company.

 

In response to a request from Public Works and Infrastructure Committee (PWIC), Transportation Services developed a proposed free-floating car-share pilot project and interim policy that would enable free-floating car-sharing vehicles to park in residential permit-parking areas of the city.

 

This report responds to a request from City Council on January 31, 2018 for further consideration of the proposed free-floating car-sharing pilot project and interim policy.  A revised pilot project and interim policy is proposed which continues to exclude wait-listed residential permit-parking locations and would address concerns raised during the January 31, 2018 Council consideration of this item. Key changes to the proposed pilot and interim policy are as follows:

 

-   parking with a valid free-floating car-share permit would be allowed without the three-hour time limit only in residential permit-parking locations;

 

-   the pilot is proposed to operate for a period of eighteen-months beginning on June 1, 2018 with a report back to PWIC following the completion and monitoring of twelve months of the pilot;

 

-   the wait-listed permit-parking locations to be excluded would be established at the beginning of the pilot and would be updated semi-annually during the pilot period;  

 

 -   if the pilot is approved, Transportation Services would develop compliance standards for the pilot pertaining to permit issuance and termination, prior to issuance of Free-Floating Car-share permits,

 

-   anonymized data collected from participating car-share companies would be made available on the City's open data catalogue, where possible;

 

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 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, as a result of innovation and growth in the sharing economy, a new operational model for car-share vehicles has emerged in the form of free-floating 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, and a pilot permitting system utilizing the existing Car-share Vehicle Parking Area Tier 2 permit fee.

Background Information

(March 26, 2018) Report and Attachments 1 to 6 from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Revised Free-Floating Car-Share Pilot and Interim Policy
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-113613.pdf
Attachment 7: Wait-Listed Residential Permit Parking Map
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-113614.pdf
Attachment 8 - 95 Percent Plus Capacity Residential Permit Parking Map
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-113615.pdf
Attachment 9 - 90 Percent Plus Capacity Residential Permit Parking Map
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-113656.pdf
(April 3, 2018) Public Notice
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-113753.pdf
Presentation from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Revised Free-Floating Car-Share Pilot and Interim Policy
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-113967.pdf

Communications

(April 9, 2018) E-mail from Murray Lumley (PW.New.PW28.11.1)
(April 10, 2018) E-mail from Susana Molinolo (PW.New.PW28.11.2)
(April 10, 2018) E-mail from Michael Kiang and Lauralee Bielert (PW.New.PW28.11.3)
(April 10, 2018) Letter from Mark J. Richardson (PW.New.PW28.11.4)

Speakers

Murray Lumley
Councillor Janet Davis
Councillor Paula Fletcher

Motions

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

That the General Manager, Transportation Services be requested to report directly to City Council on a mechanism to enable Community Councils to remove a street or area from the pilot project, as necessary.


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

That:

 

The General Manager, Transportation Services be requested to report directly to City Council on April 24, 2018 on the feasibility of amending the Interim Free-Floating Car-Share Policy, attached as Attachment 1 to the report (March 26, 2018) from the General Manager, Transportation Services with the exception of areas at/or above the 95 percent subscription rate for permit parking.


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

That:

 

1.  The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee request the General Manager, Transportation Services to report directly to City Council on April 24, 2018 on the feasibility of withholding the issuance of permits to car-share vehicles owned by companies with outstanding fines or penalties.

 

2.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to include an update on penalty notices and associated administrative penalties incurred by car-share companies in subsequent reports on the Pilot. 


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

City council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the necessary bills to give effect to Council’s decision and authorize the City Solicitor to make any necessary clarifications, refinements, minor modifications, technical amendments, or by-law amendments as may be identified by the City Solicitor in order to give effect to the reasonable operation of the Free-Floating Car-Share Pilot.


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