Item - 2019.IE1.5

Tracking Status

IE1.5 - Richmond Street and Adelaide Street Cycle Tracks

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
10 - Spadina - Fort York, 13 - Toronto Centre

City Council Decision

City Council on January 30 and 31, 2019, adopted the following:  

 

1. City Council approve maintaining the cycle tracks on the following streets as a permanent installation:

 

a. Richmond Street East from Parliament Street to Yonge Street;

 

b. Richmond Street West from Yonge Street to Bathurst Street;

 

c. Adelaide Street East from Parliament Street to Yonge Street;

 

d. Adelaide Street West from Yonge Street to Bathurst Street;

 

e. Simcoe Street from Front Street West to Queen Street West; and

 

f. Peter Street from King Street West to Queen Street West.

 

2. City Council enact traffic and parking regulation amendments, and cycle track designation amendments, and parking machines and meters by-law amendments to modify the current cycle track installation on Adelaide Street East and Adelaide Street West from Bathurst Street to Parliament Street to improve safety and operations including but not limited to moving the existing cycle track from the south side of the street to the north side of the street, as described in Attachment 1 to the report (January 15, 2019) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

3. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to evaluate fully protected left turn phases and right turn bike boxes at all signalized intersections on Adelaide Street, between Bathurst Street and Parliament Street, as part of the detailed design of the permanent cycle tracks proposed to be relocated to the north side of Adelaide Street and in doing so, evaluate the safety and movement through the intersections for cyclists, pedestrians and drivers.

 

4. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to continue to work with local Business Improvement Areas through the design of a north side cycle track on Adelaide Street regarding pavement markings, lane alignments, delivery vehicle parking zones, and opportunities to beautify cycling barriers in order to improve the public realm and apply a Vision Zero approach to improve road safety.

Public Notice Given

Background Information (Committee)

(January 15, 2019) Revised Report and Attachment 1 from the General Manager, Transportation Services on the Richmond Street and Adelaide Street Cycle Tracks
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-123611.pdf
(January 3, 2019) Report and Attachment 1 from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Richmond Street and Adelaide Street Cycle Tracks
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-123288.pdf
(January 10, 2019) Public Notice
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-123293.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(January 10, 2019) E-mail from Brian Tyndale (IE.New.1.05.01)
(January 11, 2019) E-mail from Matthew Cornett (IE.New.1.05.02)
(January 11, 2019) E-mail from Kathleen Mackey (IE.New.1.05.03)
(January 11, 2019) E-mail from Nathalie Younglai (IE.New.1.05.04)
(January 11, 2019) E-mail from Belinda Cole (IE.New.1.05.05)
(January 13, 2019) E-mail from Harold Gershman (IE.New.1.05.06)
(January 13, 2019) E-mail from Chris Townsend (IE.New.IE1.05.07)
(January 13, 2019) E-mail from Dawn Lewis (IE.New.1.05.08)
(January 15, 2019) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (IE.New.1.05.09)
(January 16, 2019) Letter from Robert Zaichkowski (IE.New.1.05.10)
(January 16, 2019) E-mail from Carolyn Johnson (IE.New.1.05.11)
(January 16, 2019) Letter from Eric Forhan, Al Smith and George Milbrandt - St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood BIA (IE.New.1.05.12)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/comm/communicationfile-88786.pdf
(January 16, 2019) E-mail from Ev Delen (IE.New.1.05.13)
(January 16, 2019) Letter from Eli Aaron - Toronto Youth Cabinet (IE.New.1.05.14)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/comm/communicationfile-88806.pdf
(January 17, 2019) Submission from Hamish Wilson (IE.New.1.05.15)
(January 17, 2019) Submission from Kevin Rupasinghe (IE.New.1.05.16)

Communications (City Council)

(January 29, 2019) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (CC.Supp.IE1.5.17)
(January 24, 2019) Letter from Al Smith, Executive Director, George Milbrandt, Chair, Board of Directors and Eric Forhan, Urban Planner, St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood Business Improvement Area (CC.Supp.IE1.5.18)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/comm/communicationfile-89047.pdf

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam (Carried)

That City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to continue to work with local Business Improvement Areas through the design of a north side cycle track on Adelaide Street regarding pavement markings, lane alignments, delivery vehicle parking zones, and opportunities to beautify cycling barriers in order to improve the public realm and apply a Vision Zero approach to improve road safety.


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jan-30-2019 4:07 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - IE1.5 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 22 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Joe Cressy, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 4 Members that were absent are Gary Crawford, John Filion, Mark Grimes, Jim Karygiannis

IE1.5 - Richmond Street and Adelaide Street Cycle Tracks

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
10 - Spadina - Fort York, 13 - Toronto Centre

Public Notice Given

Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:  

 

1. City Council approve maintaining the cycle tracks on the following streets as a permanent installation:

 

a. Richmond Street East from Parliament Street to Yonge Street

 

b. Richmond Street West from Yonge Street to Bathurst Street

 

c. Adelaide Street East from Parliament Street to Yonge Street

 

d. Adelaide Street West from Yonge Street to Bathurst Street

 

e. Simcoe Street from Front Street West to Queen Street West

 

f. Peter Street from King Street West to Queen Street West.

 

2. City Council enact traffic and parking regulation amendments, and cycle track designation amendments, and parking machines and meters by-law amendments to modify the current cycle track installation on Adelaide Street East and Adelaide Street West from Bathurst Street to Parliament Street to improve safety and operations including but not limited to moving the existing cycle track from the south side of the street to the north side of the street, as described in Attachment 1: Amendments to Traffic and Parking Regulations, Cycle Track Designations, and Parking Machines and Meters By-law attached to the report (January 15, 2019) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

3. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to evaluate fully protected left turn phases and right turn bike boxes at all signalized intersections on Adelaide Street, between Bathurst Street and Parliament Street, as part of the detailed design of the permanent cycle tracks proposed to be relocated to the north side of Adelaide Street and in doing so, evaluate the safety and movement through the intersections for cyclists, pedestrians and drivers.

Origin

(January 15, 2019) 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 Richmond and Adelaide cycle tracks serve as a critical east-west spine in the Downtown Core, providing access by bike to the largest concentration of jobs in the City, region and the entire country as well as housing, culture, entertainment and retail destinations.

 

The purpose of this report is to seek Council's approval to maintain the cycle tracks on Richmond Street and Adelaide Street, as well as the north-south cycle tracks on Simcoe Street and Peter Street as permanent installations.

 

The cycle tracks on these streets were installed between 2014 and 2016 as pilot projects. Cyclist volumes on these streets have increased significantly with minimal impact to motor vehicle travel times. Collision rates for cyclists and motor vehicles have also reduced significantly following installation of the cycle tracks. 93 percent of people surveyed agree or strongly agree to make the cycle tracks permanent.

 

Following extensive consultation with the public and local BIAs, Transportation Services is proposing to move the existing cycle track on Adelaide Street East and Adelaide Street West from the south side to north side to improve operations and safety.

 

People riding bicycles are vulnerable road users and can be seriously injured in even minor collisions, so prioritizing their safety by making the pilot cycling facilities permanent is necessary to encourage people to choose to ride. No significant impact to traffic operations or emergency services is anticipated and, with the conversion to permanent facilities, existing conflicts with TTC vehicles will be reduced.

Background Information

(January 15, 2019) Revised Report and Attachment 1 from the General Manager, Transportation Services on the Richmond Street and Adelaide Street Cycle Tracks
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-123611.pdf
(January 3, 2019) Report and Attachment 1 from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Richmond Street and Adelaide Street Cycle Tracks
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-123288.pdf
(January 10, 2019) Public Notice
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-123293.pdf

Communications

(January 10, 2019) E-mail from Brian Tyndale (IE.New.1.05.01)
(January 11, 2019) E-mail from Matthew Cornett (IE.New.1.05.02)
(January 11, 2019) E-mail from Kathleen Mackey (IE.New.1.05.03)
(January 11, 2019) E-mail from Nathalie Younglai (IE.New.1.05.04)
(January 11, 2019) E-mail from Belinda Cole (IE.New.1.05.05)
(January 13, 2019) E-mail from Harold Gershman (IE.New.1.05.06)
(January 13, 2019) E-mail from Chris Townsend (IE.New.IE1.05.07)
(January 13, 2019) E-mail from Dawn Lewis (IE.New.1.05.08)
(January 15, 2019) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (IE.New.1.05.09)
(January 16, 2019) Letter from Robert Zaichkowski (IE.New.1.05.10)
(January 16, 2019) E-mail from Carolyn Johnson (IE.New.1.05.11)
(January 16, 2019) Letter from Eric Forhan, Al Smith and George Milbrandt - St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood BIA (IE.New.1.05.12)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/comm/communicationfile-88786.pdf
(January 16, 2019) E-mail from Ev Delen (IE.New.1.05.13)
(January 16, 2019) Letter from Eli Aaron - Toronto Youth Cabinet (IE.New.1.05.14)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/comm/communicationfile-88806.pdf
(January 17, 2019) Submission from Hamish Wilson (IE.New.1.05.15)
(January 17, 2019) Submission from Kevin Rupasinghe (IE.New.1.05.16)

Speakers

Jared Kolb, Cycle Toronto
Kevin Rupasinghe
Chris Drew
Hamish Wilson
Brodie Johnson, Financial District BIA

Motions

Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Mike Layton (Carried)

That:

 

1.   City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to evaluate fully protected left turn phases and right turn bike boxes at all signalized intersections on Adelaide Street, between Bathurst Street and Parliament Street, as part of the detailed design of the permanent cycle tracks proposed to be relocated to the north side of Adelaide Street and in doing so, evaluate the safety and movement through the intersections for cyclists, pedestrians and drivers.


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Mike Layton (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jan-17-2019

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 6 Members that voted Yes are Mike Colle, Mike Layton, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, James Pasternak (Chair), Anthony Perruzza
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council