Item - 2018.PW29.6

Tracking Status

PW29.6 - Next Steps on Traffic Safety Measures

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on May 22, 23 and 24, 2018, adopted the following:  

 

1.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services, to develop staff policies and negotiate, enter into and execute any agreements needed to give effect to the creation and administration of a traffic warden / special constable program, with conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Transportation Services, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor, including an agreement with the Toronto Police Services Board for the appointment, training and management of City traffic wardens appointed as special constables by the Toronto Police Services Board on such terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

2.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services, to negotiate and enter into and execute an agreement with Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Ontario, as represented by the Minister of Transportation, for the access and use of licence plate registration information on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Transportation Services and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor, for the purposes of the automated speed enforcement pilot and subsequent speed enforcement program.

 

3.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services, to negotiate, enter into, and execute agreements, as may be required, with Vital Strategies to receive funding up to $100,000 for the prioritization, planning and design of school safety zones in support of the Road Safety Plan, on such terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Transportation Services and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

4. City Council lift the moratorium on the creation of new Community Safety Zones as outlined under Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 397 and detailed under Schedule A of that Chapter.

 

5. City Council increase the 2018 Operating Budget for Transportation Services by $120,000 gross and $0 net to fund four (4) temporary positions to begin the work to install the necessary signage in each Community Safety Zone on a temporary contract basis up to December 31, 2018, fully funded by the Vision Zero Road Safety Plan (RSP) project in the 2018-2027 Capital Budget and Plan for Transportation services; these temporary positions to be considered for continuation as part of the 2019 budget process.

 

6. City Council amend the Traffic Calming Policy as it pertains to Community Safety Zones (Chapter 397) and School Speed Zones (Chapter 950) to:

 

a.  reduce the required polling response rate from 50-percent-plus-one to 25-percent; and

 

b. permit the General Manager, Transportation Services to report directly to community council, notwithstanding the requirements for an initial petition, on recommended traffic safety measures within School Safety Zones and Community Safety Zones contiguous with School Safety Zones, including speed changes and road alterations.

 

7. City Council amend the Council Procedures to delegate to community councils the authority to waive petition and polling requirements for traffic calming measures.

 

8. City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to request the Chief of Police to provide necessary resources to adequately enforce the Highway Traffic Act in Toronto's neighbourhoods and City Council request the Police Services Board to submit a report to the City on the implementation of Council's request.

 

9. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to report in June 2018 on School Safety Zones and Community Safety Zones across the City along with an implementation plan.

   

10.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on:

 

a.  an accelerated process, including costs, to design and reconfigure streets to promote safety and adherence to the City's speed regulations; and

 

b. the suitability of current speed regulations on all City streets and provide recommendations on new speed limits that would better align with the Road Safety Plan.

 

11.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the necessary bills to give effect to City Council's decision and City Council 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 City Council's decision. 

Public Notice Given

Background Information (Committee)

(April 24, 2018) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Next Steps on Traffic Safety Measures
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-114770.pdf
(May 1, 2018) Public Notice
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-114733.pdf
(April 24, 2018) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Next Steps on Traffic Safety Measures - Notice of Pending Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-114730.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(May 8, 2018) Letter from Liz Sutherland- Cycle Toronto (PW.New.PG29.6.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pw/comm/communicationfile-80248.pdf
(May 8, 2018) Letter from Letter from Kasia Briegmann-Samson, Yu Li, Jessica Spieker and David Stark from Friends and Families for Safe Streets (PW.New.PW29.6.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pw/comm/communicationfile-80249.pdf

Motions (City Council)

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

That:

 

1.  City Council adopt the following recommendations 2 and 6 from the staff report (April 24, 2018) from the General Manager, Transportation Services:

 

2. City Council lift the moratorium on the creation of new Community Safety Zones as outlined under Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 397 and detailed under Schedule A of that Chapter.

 

6. City Council increase the 2018 Operating Budget for Transportation Services by $120,000 gross and $0 net to fund four (4) temporary positions to begin the work to install the necessary signage in each Community Safety Zone on a temporary contract basis up to December 31, 2018, fully funded by the Vision Zero Road Safety Plan (RSP) project in the 2018-2027 Capital Budget and Plan for Transportation services. These temporary positions to be considered for continuation as part of the 2019 budget process.

 

2. City Council direct the General Manager of Transportation Services to report in June 2018 of School Safety Zones and Community Safety Zones across the city along with an implementation plan.

 

3. City Council amend the Traffic Calming Policy as it pertains to Community Safety Zones (Chapter 397) and School Speed Zones (Chapter 950), to permit the General Manager of Transportation Services to report directly to community council, notwithstanding the requirements for an initial petition, on recommended traffic safety measures within School Safety Zones and Community Safety Zones contiguous with School Safety Zones, including speed changes and road alterations.  

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) May-24-2018 3:28 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW29.6 - Robinson - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 34 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Jim Hart, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Lucy Troisi, Jonathan Tsao, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 10 Members that were absent are Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, John Filion, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza

2a - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Paula Fletcher (Lost)

That City Council amend the Council Procedures to delegate to community councils the authority to waive petition and polling requirements for traffic calming measures. in community safety zones and school speed zones.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) May-24-2018 3:30 PM

Result: Lost Two-Thirds Required - PW29.6 - Fletcher - motion 2a
Total members that voted Yes: 22 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Neethan Shan, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Jonathan Tsao, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 12 Members that voted No are Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Gary Crawford, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Jim Hart, Stephen Holyday, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Lucy Troisi
Total members that were Absent: 10 Members that were absent are Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, John Filion, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza

2b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Paula Fletcher (Carried)

That City Council amend the Traffic Calming Policy as it pertains to Community Safety Zones (Chapter 397) and School Speed Zones (Chapter 950) by reducing the required polling response rate from 50-percent-plus-one to 25-percent.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) May-24-2018 3:32 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW29.6 - Fletcher - motion 2b
Total members that voted Yes: 30 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Jim Hart, Jim Karygiannis, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, John Tory, Lucy Troisi, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 6 Members that voted No are Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Jonathan Tsao
Total members that were Absent: 8 Members that were absent are Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, John Filion, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Anthony Perruzza

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

That City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to request the Chief of Police to provide necessary resources to adequately enforce the Highway Traffic Act in Toronto's neighbourhoods and City Council request the Police Services Board to submit a report to the City on the implementation of Council's request.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) May-24-2018 3:33 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW29.6 - Matlow - motion 3a
Total members that voted Yes: 33 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Justin J. Di Ciano, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Jim Hart, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Lucy Troisi, Jonathan Tsao, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are John Campbell, Frank Di Giorgio
Total members that were Absent: 9 Members that were absent are Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, John Filion, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Anthony Perruzza

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

That:

 

1.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on an accelerated process, including costs, to design and reconfigure streets to promote safety and adherence to the City's speed regulations.

 

2.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on the suitability of current speed regulations on all City streets and provide recommendations on new speed limits that would better align with the Road Safety Plan.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) May-24-2018 3:34 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW29.6 - Matlow - motion 3b
Total members that voted Yes: 35 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Justin J. Di Ciano, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Jim Hart, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Lucy Troisi, Jonathan Tsao, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Frank Di Giorgio
Total members that were Absent: 8 Members that were absent are Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Anthony Perruzza

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

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

That in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, City Council end the debate on Item PW29.6 and take the vote immediately.

Vote (End Debate) May-24-2018 3:26 PM

Result: Carried Two-Thirds Required - PW29.6 - Karygiannis - End debate
Total members that voted Yes: 26 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Mary Fragedakis, Jim Hart, Jim Karygiannis, Mike Layton, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Lucy Troisi, Jonathan Tsao, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 5 Members that voted No are Maria Augimeri, Paula Fletcher, Stephen Holyday, Josh Matlow, David Shiner
Total members that were Absent: 13 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, John Filion, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza

Motion to Reconsider Item moved by Councillor Paula Fletcher (Carried)

That in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, City Council reconsider Item PW29.6.

Vote (Reconsider Item) May-24-2018 5:12 PM

Result: Carried Two-Thirds Required - PW29.6 - Fletcher - Reconsider the item
Total members that voted Yes: 27 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Jim Hart, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Neethan Shan, John Tory, Lucy Troisi, Jonathan Tsao, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 8 Members that voted No are John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Justin J. Di Ciano, Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner
Total members that were Absent: 9 Members that were absent are Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson

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

That City Council amend the Council Procedures to delegate to community councils the authority to waive petition and polling requirements for traffic calming measures.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) May-24-2018 5:26 PM

Result: Carried Two-Thirds Required - PW29.6 - Fletcher - motion 4
Total members that voted Yes: 23 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Jim Hart, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Neethan Shan, John Tory, Lucy Troisi, Jonathan Tsao, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 10 Members that voted No are John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Justin J. Di Ciano, John Filion, Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner
Total members that were Absent: 11 Members that were absent are Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Mike Layton, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson

5 - Motion to Amend Motion moved by Councillor Justin J. Di Ciano (Withdrawn)

That City Council amend motion 4 by Councillor Fletcher by deleting the words "petition and" so that it now reads as follows:

 

That City Council amend the Council Procedures to delegate to community councils the authority to waive petition and polling requirements for traffic calming measures. 


Motion to Withdraw a Motion moved by Councillor Justin J. Di Ciano (Carried)

That Councillor Di Ciano be permitted to withdraw his motion 5.


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Point of Order by Councillor Justin J. Di Ciano

Councillor Di Ciano, rising on a Point of Order, stated that he wished staff to clarify for Members polling requirements for traffic calming measures.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata ruled that Councillor Di Ciano did not have a Point of Order.


Point of Privilege by Councillor Janet Davis

Councillor Davis, rising on a Point of Privilege, stated that she was not trying to interrupt Councillor Robinson while she answered questions on her motion 1 and she had no ill intent. She was simply trying to clarify the difference between polls and petitions for Councillor Robinson. Councillor Davis apologized.

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


Point of Order by Councillor Jaye Robinson

Councillor Robinson, rising on a Point of Order, stated that it was not proper to reconsider Item PW29.6 when the same Members were not present in the Chamber.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and ruled that Councillor Fletcher had placed a motion to reconsider the Item, which carried.


Point of Order by Councillor Justin J. Di Ciano

Councillor Di Ciano, rising on a Point of Order, stated that he wished to understand why Council was voting on the same Item that was voted on 1 hour ago.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and ruled that Members have the right to place a motion to reconsider an Item.


Point of Privilege by Councillor Paula Fletcher

Councillor Fletcher, rising on a Point of Privilege, stated that Councillor Holyday should not imply that Members’ are not doing their job if they do not conduct a poll for traffic calming measures.

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


Point of Privilege by Councillor Jaye Robinson

Councillor Robinson, rising on a Point of Privilege stated that Councillor Crawford had missed part of his Ward’s Environment Day event to vote on the Item earlier and was now going to miss the re-vote as he had left the Chamber to attend the event.

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

PW29.6 - Next Steps on Traffic Safety Measures

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Public Notice Given

Committee Recommendations

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recommends that:  

 

1.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services, to develop staff policies and negotiate, enter into and execute any agreements needed to give effect to the creation and administration of a traffic warden / special constable program, with conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Transportation Services, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor, including an agreement with the Toronto Police Services Board for the appointment, training and management of City traffic wardens appointed as special constables by the Toronto Police Services Board on such terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

2.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services, to negotiate and enter into and execute an agreement with Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Ontario, as represented by the Minister of Transportation, for the access and use of licence plate registration information on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Transportation Services and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor, for the purposes of the automated speed enforcement pilot and subsequent speed enforcement program.

 

3.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services, to negotiate, enter into, and execute agreements, as may be required, with Vital Strategies to receive funding up to $100,000 for the prioritization, planning and design of school safety zones in support of the Road Safety Plan, on such terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Transportation Services and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

4.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the necessary bills to give effect to City Council's decision and City Council 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 Council's decision. 

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee:

 

1.  Referred the following Recommendations 2, 4 and 6 in the report (April 24, 2018) from the General Manager, Transportation Services back to the General Manager, Transportation Services for further consideration, with the request that she consult with the City Solicitor and the City Clerk, and  report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee at the same time as the anticipated report  on the details of recommended School Speed Safety Zones:

 

"2.  City Council lift the moratorium on the creation of new Community Safety Zones as outlined under Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 397 and detailed under Schedule A of that Chapter.

 

4.  City Council delegate, despite any City of Toronto By-law to the contrary, including City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 27, Council Procedures, to the General Manager, Transportation Services, the authority to make speed changes, restrictions, and reductions without the need to report to Community Council or Council, on local and collector roadways, including the portions of such classification of highways with a TTC route, in a Community Safety Zone designated in accordance with City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 397, Community Safety Zones, or in a School Speed Zone, as defined in City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 950, Traffic and Parking, and process and submit directly to Community Council any necessary bills for by-law amendments to the City of Toronto Code Chapters, including any schedules thereto, subject to the General Manager, for information only, providing notice to the affected Ward Councillor(s) five working days prior to submission of the bill for enactment.

 

6.  City Council increase the 2018 Operating Budget for Transportation Services by $120,000 gross and $0 net to fund four (4) new temporary positions to begin the work to install the necessary signage in each Community Safety Zone on a temporary contract basis up to December 31, 2018, fully funded by the Road Safety Plan (RSP) project in the 2018-2027 Capital Budget & Plan for Transportation Services. These temporary positions to be considered for continuation as part of the 2019 budget process."

 

2.  Referred the following Recommendations 1, 3 and 5 in the report (April 24, 2018) from the General Manager, Transportation Services, back to the General Manager, Transportation Services for further consideration, with the request that she consult with the City Solicitor and the City Clerk, and report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee at the same time as the anticipated report on changes to existing traffic control warrants:

 

"1.  City Council adopt the changes to the Transportation Services' Traffic Calming Policy generally in accordance with the body of the report dated April 24, 2018 from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

3.  City Council delegate, despite any City of Toronto By-law to the contrary, including City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 27, Council Procedures, to the General Manager, Transportation Services, for the purposes of implementing Traffic Calming Measures, including but not limited to measures such as speed humps, raised intersections, chicanes, curb extensions, traffic islands, traffic circles and associated road alterations, the authority to implement changes without the need to report to Community Council or Council, on local and collector roadways, including the portions of such classification of highways with a TTC route, in a Community Safety Zone designated in accordance with City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 397, Community Safety Zones, or in a School Speed Zone, as defined in City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 950, Traffic and Parking, and process and submit directly to Community Council any necessary bills for by-law amendments to the City of Toronto Code Chapters, including any schedules thereto, subject to the General Manager, for information only, providing notice to the affected Ward Councillor(s) five working days prior to submission of the bill for enactment.

 

5.  City Council delegate, despite any City of Toronto By-law to the contrary, including City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 27, Council Procedures, to Community Councils, in accordance with the revised Traffic Calming Policy pursuant to Recommendation 1, the authority to amend or waive polling requirements for Traffic Calming installations pursuant to the revised Traffic Calming Policy, to either:

 

a.  Waive Petition and Polling requirements for specific locations where traffic calming measures are proposed; or if Community Council wish polling to take place.

 

b.  Reduce the required polling response rate from 50 percent plus 1 to 25 percent where traffic calming measures are proposed."

Origin

(April 24, 2018) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services

Summary

This report, if approved by Council, will allow the City to move ahead with a number of traffic safety measures, including streamlining the process for road safety measures to be installed, moving forward the Traffic Warden / Special Constable Program, and facilitating Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) in school zones.

 

Specifically, responding to Council direction, this report seeks authority for changes to the Traffic Calming Policy and process in order to streamline the procedure for the introduction of traffic calming measures on local and collector roadways in Community Safety Zones (including the lifting of a previous moratorium) and School Safety Zones.

 

In addition, Council authority for three legal agreements regarding previously approved policy measures are necessary:

 

-  a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Toronto Police Services Board regarding the operation of the Traffic Warden / Special Constable Program;

 
-  a legal agreement with the Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Ontario, as represented by the Minister of Transportation in order to enable a pilot for automated speed enforcement around schools; and

 
-  a legal agreement with Vital Strategies in order to receive a  $100,000 grant to accelerate the facilitation of the Vision Zero School Travel Planning/Active and Safe Routes to School countermeasure.
 

These next steps will help the City continue to move towards the goal of zero traffic-related fatal and serious injuries.

Background Information

(April 24, 2018) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Next Steps on Traffic Safety Measures
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-114770.pdf
(May 1, 2018) Public Notice
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-114733.pdf
(April 24, 2018) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Next Steps on Traffic Safety Measures - Notice of Pending Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-114730.pdf

Communications

(May 8, 2018) Letter from Liz Sutherland- Cycle Toronto (PW.New.PG29.6.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pw/comm/communicationfile-80248.pdf
(May 8, 2018) Letter from Letter from Kasia Briegmann-Samson, Yu Li, Jessica Spieker and David Stark from Friends and Families for Safe Streets (PW.New.PW29.6.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pw/comm/communicationfile-80249.pdf

Speakers

Councillor Gord Perks

Motions

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

1.  That Recommendation 8 be amended to read:

 

"City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services, to negotiate and enter into and execute an agreement with Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Ontario, as represented by the Minister of Transportation, for the access and use of licence plate registration information on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Transportation Services and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor, for the purposes of the automated speed enforcement pilot and subsequent speed enforcement program."

 

2.  That Recommendation 9 be amended to read:

 

"City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services, to negotiate, enter into, and execute agreements, as may be required, with Vital Strategies to receive funding up to $100,000 for the prioritization, planning and design of school safety zones in support of the Road Safety Plan, on such terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Transportation Services and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor."

 

3.  Recommendations 7, 8 as amended, 9 as amended, and 10 in the staff report be adopted.

 

4.  That Recommendations 2, 4 and 6 in the staff report be referred back to the General Manager, Transportation Services for further consideration, with the request that she consult with the City Solicitor and the City Clerk, and report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee at the same time as the anticipated report  on the details of recommended School Speed Safety Zones.

 

5.  That Recommendations 1, 3 and 5 in the staff report be referred back to the General Manager, Transportation Services for further consideration, with the request that she consult with the City Solicitor and the City Clerk, and report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee at the same time as the anticipated report on changes to existing traffic control warrants.

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