Item - 2018.PW28.14
- This item was considered by Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on April 11, 2018. The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee has referred this item to an official or other body without making a decision. Consult the text of the decision for further information on the referral.
PW28.14 - Pilot Bike Share Program in South East Scarborough
- Decision Type:
The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee:
1. Referred the item to the General Manager, Transportation Services with a request for a report back in the first quarter of 2019 and that the report also include options for implementing dockless bike sharing technology across Toronto.
I am writing to you to ask for your committee to consider my request for a Pilot Bike Share program in South East Scarborough.
The City of Toronto currently has 270 Bike Share stations centered largely within the downtown core, not going further east than Victoria Park. The Bike Share program has been an incredible success since its inception in 2011, increasing its ridership every year. In 2017 alone over 1.5 million rides were taken in the city and has 9,500 active riders.
The Bike Share program is unobtainable for the majority of Scarborough residents.
The creation of a pilot Bike Share program in southeastern Scarborough would benefit the City of Toronto through:
- Reduction of green-house emissions and traffic congestion through the promotion of biking as another form of transportation.
- Promote exercise and healthy living through more accessible Bike Share stations.
- Generate revenue for the City.
- Show public interest for the expansion of such a program.
(February 26, 2018) Letter from Nancy Smith Lea, Director, Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT) Clean Air Partnership (PW.Main.PW28.14.2)
(February 26, 2018) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (PW.Main.PW28.14.3)
(February 26, 2018) E-mail from Ann Buller, President and Chief Executive Officer, Centennial College (PW.Main.PW28.14.4)
(April 9, 2018) Letter from Robert Singleton, Managing Director, Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre Inc (PW.New.PW28.14.5)
(April 9, 2018) E-mail from Email from Anne Gloger (PW.New.PW28.14.6)
(April 10, 2018) Letter from Letter from Utcha Sawyers, Executive Director, Boys & Girls Club of East Scarborough (PW.New.PW28.14.7)
(February 22, 2018) E-mail from Allan Baker (PW.New.PW28.14.8)
(April 11, 2018) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (PW.New.PW28.14.9)
(April 11, 2018) E-mail from Nancy Marshall- Library Board Officer, City Librarian's Office Toronto Public Library (PW.New.PW28.14.10)
Emmett Meacher, Dropbike Inc.
Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon
Councillor Frances Nunziata
Councillor Paul Ainslie
That recommendation 1 be amended by replacing "southeastern Scarborough" with "all areas of Toronto that do not currently have Bike Share service" so that it now reads:
"1. The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee request the General Manager, Transportation Services to consult with the Toronto Parking Authority's Bike Share Program and other necessary stakeholders, including potential partners such as The University of Toronto Scarborough, Centennial College, Metrolinx (GO Train Stations) and interested commercial property owners, on the establishment of a pilot Bike Share program in all areas of Toronto that do not currently have Bike Share service and report back to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee."
That the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee refer the item to the General Manager, Transportation Services with a request for a report back in the first quarter of 2019 and that the report also include options for implementing dockless bike sharing technology across Toronto.