Item - 2018.PW30.6

Tracking Status

PW30.6 - Cycling Network Plan: York University, Downsview and Other Neighbourhoods

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
8 - York West, 9 - York Centre, 11 - York South-Weston, 13 - Parkdale-High Park, 29 - Toronto-Danforth, 30 - Toronto-Danforth

City Council Decision

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

 

1. City Council authorize the installation of bicycle lanes on the following sections of roadway, as described in Attachment 2, Designated Bicycle Lanes, to the report (May 29, 2018) from the General Manager, Transportation Services:

 

-  Sentinel Road (from Sharpecroft Boulevard to Fredrick Mowat Lane and from Streamdale Court to Sheppard Avenue West);
-  Chatham Avenue (from Jones Avenue to Byron Avenue); and
-  Dovehouse Avenue (from Sentinel Road to Keele Street)
 

2. City Council authorize the amendments to bicycle lane designations on Runnymede Road as set out in Attachment 2 – Designated Bicycle Lanes, to the report (May 29, 2018) from the General Manager, Transportation Services, to reflect what exists today.

 

3. City Council authorize the installation of Cycle Tracks on the following sections of roadway, as described in Attachment 3 – Designated Cycle Tracks, to the report (May 29, 2018) from the General Manager, Transportation Services:

 

-  Shoreham Drive (from Jane Street to the Pond Road);
-  Evelyn Wiggins Drive (entire length);
-  Sheppard Avenue West (from Sentinel Road to Sunfield Road); and
-  Bloor Street East – Prince Edward Viaduct (between Castle Frank Road and Broadview Avenue)
 

4. City Council enact the amendments to traffic and parking regulations associated with Parts 1, 2 and 3 above and as described in Attachment 4 to the report (May 29, 2018) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

Background Information (Committee)

(May 29, 2018) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on the Cycling Network Plan: York University, Downsview and Other Neighbourhoods
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-115776.pdf
Attachment 1 - Proposed Cycling Network Installation Location Maps
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-115777.pdf
Attachments 2 - Designated Bicycle Lanes
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-115778.pdf
Attachment 3 - Designated Cycle Tracks
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-115779.pdf
Attachment 4 - Amendments to Traffic and Parking Regulations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-115780.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(June 10, 2018) E-mail from Clay McFayden (PW.New.PW30.6.1)
(June 11, 2018) Letter from Ron Hart, Bike North York (PW.New.PW30.6.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pw/comm/communicationfile-83500.pdf
(June 11, 2018) Letter from Liz Sutherland, Cycle Toronto (PW.New.PW30.6.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pw/comm/communicationfile-83502.pdf

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Adoption of Public Works and Infrastructure Committee Recommendation 3 as it pertains to Shoreham Drive only:

 

3. City Council authorize the installation of Cycle Tracks on the following sections of roadway, as described in Attachment 3 – Designated Cycle Tracks, to the report (May 29, 2018) from the General Manager, Transportation Services:

 

-  Shoreham Drive (from Jane Street to the Pond Road);

Vote (Adopt Item) Jun-28-2018 7:47 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW30.6 - Adoption of Public Works and Infrastructure Committee Recommendation 3 as it pertains to Shoreham Drive only
Total members that voted Yes: 27 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Jim Hart, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Miganoush Megardichian, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Lucy Troisi, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 5 Members that voted No are Frank Di Giorgio, Stephen Holyday, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Anthony Perruzza
Total members that were Absent: 13 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, John Campbell, Gary Crawford, Justin J. Di Ciano, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, John Tory, Jonathan Tsao

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Adoption of the balance of the Item.

Vote (Adopt Item) Jun-28-2018 7:49 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW30.6 - Adopt balance of the item
Total members that voted Yes: 31 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Jim Hart, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Miganoush Megardichian, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Lucy Troisi, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Giorgio Mammoliti, Frances Nunziata (Chair)
Total members that were Absent: 12 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, John Campbell, Gary Crawford, Justin J. Di Ciano, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Joe Mihevc, John Tory, Jonathan Tsao

PW30.6 - Cycling Network Plan: York University, Downsview and Other Neighbourhoods

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
8 - York West, 9 - York Centre, 11 - York South-Weston, 13 - Parkdale-High Park, 29 - Toronto-Danforth, 30 - Toronto-Danforth

Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Growth Management Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the installation of bicycle lanes on the following sections of roadway, as described in Attachment 2 – Designated Bicycle Lanes:

 

-  Sentinel Road (from Sharpecroft Boulevard to Fredrick Mowat Lane and from Streamdale Court to Sheppard Avenue West);
-  Chatham Avenue (from Jones Avenue to Byron Avenue); and
-  Dovehouse Avenue (from Sentinel Road to Keele Street)
 

2. City Council authorize the amendments to bicycle lane designations on Runnymede Road as set out in Attachment 2 – Designated Bicycle Lanes, to the report (May 29, 2018) from the General Manager, Transportation Services, to reflect what exists today.

 

3. City Council authorize the installation of Cycle Tracks on the following sections of roadway, as described in Attachment 3 – Designated Cycle Tracks, to the report (May 29, 2018) from the General Manager, Transportation Services,:

 

-  Shoreham Drive (from Jane Street to the Pond Road);
-  Evelyn Wiggins Drive (entire length);
-  Sheppard Avenue West (from Sentinel Road to Sunfield Road); and
-  Bloor Street East – Prince Edward Viaduct (between Castle Frank Road and Broadview Avenue)
 

4. City Council authorize the amendments to traffic and parking regulations associated with Recommendations 1, 2 and 3, as described in Attachment 4 – Amendments to Traffic and Parking Regulations,  to the report (May 29, 201) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

Origin

(May 29, 2018) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services

Summary

The Ten Year Cycling Network Plan, adopted by Council in June 2016 seeks to build on the existing network of cycling routes – to connect gaps in the current network, grow the network into new parts of the city, and renew existing parts of the network to improve safety.

 

The purpose of this report is to seek Council authority to install the following four kilometres of cycling infrastructure proposed in the Ten Year Cycling Network Plan:

 

-  Shoreham Drive (cycle track: Ward 8, 1700 metres)
-  Evelyn Wiggins Drive (cycle track: Ward 8, 760 metres)
-  Dovehouse Avenue (bicycle lane: Ward 9, 550 metres)
-  Sentinel Road (bicycle lane: Ward 9, 450 metres)
-  Sheppard Avenue West at Sentinel Road (cycle track: Ward 9, 120 metres)
-  Chatham Avenue (contra-flow bicycle lane: Ward 30, 400 metres)
 

This report also seeks Council authority to amend regulations to reflect the existing conditions of cycling facilities on the following streets:

 

-  Runnymede Road (bicycle lane: Wards 11 and 13)
-  Bloor Street East – Prince Edward Viaduct (cycle track: Wards 29 and 30)
 

The changes proposed in this report would improve safety and mobility options for residents, including children and youth, by providing cycling connections to university, transit, schools, daycares, libraries, places of worship, businesses, event venues and residences. People riding bicycles are vulnerable road users and can be seriously injured in even minor collisions, so prioritizing their safety by providing cycling facilities is necessary to encourage people to choose to ride. No significant impact to traffic operations, TTC, or emergency services is anticipated.

 

Transportation Services proposes to install the above cycling facilities in 2018 and 2019. York University connections (Shoreham Drive and Evelyn Wiggins Drive) are 50% funded by the Federal Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF) program.

Background Information

(May 29, 2018) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on the Cycling Network Plan: York University, Downsview and Other Neighbourhoods
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-115776.pdf
Attachment 1 - Proposed Cycling Network Installation Location Maps
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-115777.pdf
Attachments 2 - Designated Bicycle Lanes
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-115778.pdf
Attachment 3 - Designated Cycle Tracks
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-115779.pdf
Attachment 4 - Amendments to Traffic and Parking Regulations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-115780.pdf

Communications

(June 10, 2018) E-mail from Clay McFayden (PW.New.PW30.6.1)
(June 11, 2018) Letter from Ron Hart, Bike North York (PW.New.PW30.6.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pw/comm/communicationfile-83500.pdf
(June 11, 2018) Letter from Liz Sutherland, Cycle Toronto (PW.New.PW30.6.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pw/comm/communicationfile-83502.pdf

Speakers

Hamish Wilson

Motions

Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti (Lost)

That

 

1.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to share information on the attendance at the public meeting, subject to applicable privacy legislation.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jun-12-2018

Result: Lost (tie) Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 3 Members that voted Yes are Christin Carmichael Greb, Stephen Holyday, Giorgio Mammoliti
Total members that voted No: 3 Members that voted No are Mary-Margaret McMahon, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson (Chair)
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Jaye Robinson (Carried)

That:

 

1. City Council authorize the installation of bicycle lanes on the following sections of roadway, as described in Attachment 2 – Designated Bicycle Lanes:

 

-  Sentinel Road (from Sharpecroft Boulevard to Fredrick Mowat Lane and from Streamdale Court to Sheppard Avenue West);
-  Chatham Avenue (from Jones Avenue to Byron Avenue); and
-  Dovehouse Avenue (from Sentinel Road to Keele Street)
 

2. City Council authorize the amendments to bicycle lane designations on Runnymede Road as set out in Attachment 2 – Designated Bicycle Lanes to reflect what exists today.

 

3. City Council authorize the installation of Cycle Tracks on the following sections of roadway, as described in Attachment 3 – Designated Cycle Tracks:

 

-  Shoreham Drive (from Jane Street to the Pond Road);
-  Evelyn Wiggins Drive (entire length);
-  Sheppard Avenue West (from Sentinel Road to Sunfield Road); and
-  Bloor Street East – Prince Edward Viaduct (between Castle Frank Road and Broadview Avenue)
 

4. City Council authorize the amendments to traffic and parking regulations associated with Recommendations 1, 2 and 3, as described in Attachment 4 – Amendments to Traffic and Parking Regulations.

Vote (Adopt Item) Jun-12-2018

Result: Carried Majority Required - Balance of Motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 5 Members that voted Yes are Christin Carmichael Greb, Stephen Holyday, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Giorgio Mammoliti
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

Vote (Adopt Item) Jun-12-2018

Result: Carried Majority Required - Motion 1, Part 3, Shoreham Drive (from Jane Street to the Pond Road)
Total members that voted Yes: 4 Members that voted Yes are Christin Carmichael Greb, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Stephen Holyday, Giorgio Mammoliti
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

Point of Privilege by Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon

Councillor McMahon, rising on a Point of Privilege, expressed concern at the intemperate remarks of Councillor Mammoliti directed at cyclists in the City of Toronto.

Ruling by Councillor Jaye Robinson
The Chair accepted the Point of Privilege and requested Councillor Mammoliti to temper his remarks.

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