Item - 2019.IE6.11

Tracking Status

IE6.11 - Cycling Network Plan Update

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on July 16, 17 and 18, 2019 adopted the following:

 

1. City Council endorse the Cycling Network Plan as outlined in the report (June 13, 2019) from the General Manger, Transportation Services and mapped as the proposed cycling network and near-term cycling implementation program (2019 - 2021) in Attachments 1 and 4 to the report (June 13, 2019) from the General Manger, Transportation Services as the framework for bringing forward cycling infrastructure projects for subsequent Council approval.

 

2. City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services to undertake the feasibility analysis, detailed design, and public consultation required to deliver cycling infrastructure projects contained in the near-term implementation program (2019 - 2021).

 

3. City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services to initiate the near-term studies of the Major City-Wide Cycling Routes as outlined in the report (June 13, 2019) from the General Manger, Transportation Services and mapped in Attachment 2 to the report (June 13, 2019) from the General Manger, Transportation Services, and to bring forward the findings of these studies and recommendations regarding future implementation at the appropriate time. 

 

4. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to consider, as part of the annual capital and operating budget process, the capital funding required to implement the near-term cycling implementation program (2019 - 2021) at a rate of $16 million dollars annually, as well as the operating budget required to fund the maintenance costs of newly constructed cycling infrastructure.

 

5. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, and the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to target completion of the Danforth Avenue Planning and Complete Streets Study by June 2021.  

 

6. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to report back to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee in the second quarter of 2020, in order to inform the Danforth Avenue Planning and Complete Streets Study, on options for the following cycling infrastructure Study components:

 

a.  detailed design of a pilot project for eastbound and westbound cycle tracks on Danforth Avenue East from Coxwell Avenue to Dawes Road;


b.  installation of bike counters to demonstrate trends in daily cycling volumes; and


c.  additional consultation with local stakeholders including Councillors, Business Improvement Areas, and residents’ groups.  

 

7. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to identify any additional capital or operating budget requirements to deliver Parts 5 and 6 above through the City’s 2020 Budget process if required.

 

8.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to report back by the last quarter of 2021, regarding implementation progress of the Cycling Network Plan, including updates on outcomes such as the number of kilometres of cycling infrastructure installed, network coverage - the proportion of people in close proximity to the cycling network, and the impact on safety and cycling mode share.

  

9.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services work with the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to create a working group of City staff and local stakeholders to assess complete street options for University Avenue in conjunction with the TOCore Great Streets framework and to consider alternative streets to University Avenue for the installation of north south Bike Lanes west of Yonge Street.

 

10.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to consider, as part of the planned resurfacing of Harbord Street, an upgrade of the existing bike lane to a cycle track, including appropriate consultation with stakeholders.

 

11. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to initiate planning, design and consultation for an extension of the Bloor Street West cycle tracks from Shaw Street to High Park Avenue, with implementation targeted to take place as early as summer 2020.

 

12.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to consider, as part of the Bloor Street East cycle track improvements, the feasibility of establishing a separated bike lane on Bloor Street from Avenue Road to Church street connecting the Bloor cycle track on Bloor Street East and Bloor Street West.

 

13.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to triple the number of bike ring installations on Danforth Avenue.

 

14.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to take measures to improve pedestrian safety, especially for seniors and to serve seniors' residences along Danforth Avenue.

 

15.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to initiate the detailed design for a pilot project with eastbound and westbound cycle tracks on Danforth Avenue from Coxwell Avenue west to Broadview Avenue which takes loading and unloading issues into account.

 

16.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, to provide a budget impact assessment of completing the City portion of the cycling network as envisioned in Eglinton Connects, and report through the 2020 Budget process. 

 

17.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to review opportunities to prioritize Weston Neighbourhood Connections cycling routes within the near-term implementation program (2020/2021), and that cycling network connections to the Weston GO and UP Express Station be included as part of this work.

 
18.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to consider including Jane Street, south of Highway 401 to Bloor Street West, as a study planned for a Major City Cycling Route as part of the next report back on the implementation progress of the Cycling Network Plan.

 

19.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to consider the feasibility and timing of a pedestrian and cycling bridge at Bentworth Avenue over the rail line, in order to connect the Baycrest Park/Yorkdale area to North Park, and, as part of the report proposed for late 2021, to update the Infrastructure and Environment Committee on the implementation progress of the Cycling Network Plan.

 

20.  City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to propose a design work plan on a pedestrian and cycling overpass of the Toronto-Barrie railway corridor and report back to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee by the second quarter of  2020 with preliminary findings on  feasibility and high level costing.

 

21.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to report to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee before the end of the 2019 on creating off-road cycling super highways along the rail lines that traverse Toronto, from the north to the south, and from the east to the west. 


22.  City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to include the Murray Road overpass and Downsview Lands connection to Murray Road as a future cycling route in the Cycling Network Plan.  

 
23. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to review the TTC bus-only diamond lanes on Wilson Avenue between Murray Road and Cornelius Parkway to consider permitting cycling, if deemed safe to do so.

 
24. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to initiate formal discussions with both the Catholic and Public Toronto District School Boards and neighbouring landowners and to coordinate with the Toronto Transit Commission to formalize a strategy to bring forward the important cycling and pedestrian connection referenced in Parts 2 and 3 above, and report back by the end of 2019. 

 

25.  City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to consider siting the Toronto Police Service's main bike collision reporting centre at the new police station at Danforth Avenue and Coxwell Avenue.

 

26. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to develop a back-end review process for evaluating the success of new cycling infrastructure that measures usage against defined metrics, with a focus on road safety.

  

27.  City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to introduce automated bike count station technology to collect and display count data along the top ten cycling routes by volume and make the data available as an open data set.

 

28.  City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to perform a count of cyclists using the Flemingdon Park and Thorncliffe Park bike lanes in August, 2020.

 

29.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to work with Bike Share Toronto to develop a co-ordinated plan to install Bike Share infrastructure across Toronto.

 

30.  City Council request the General Manger, Transportation Services to develop and implement a dedicated pavement condition inspection, repair and maintenance program that is specific to bicycle lanes, in order to ensure safe pavement conditions for these vulnerable road users.

 

31.  City Council direct the Director, Environment and Energy to model carbon dioxide emission reduction equivalents achieved through the City's Cycling Network Plan and report back to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee as part of TransformTO reporting.

City Council Decision Advice and Other Information

City Council considered Items IE6.11 and IE6.12 together.

Background Information (Committee)

(June 13, 2019) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Cycling Network Plan Update
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134913.pdf
Attachment 1 - Map of Proposed Cycling Network by Analysis Scores
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134914.pdf
Attachment 2 - Map of Major City-Wide Cycling Routes
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134915.pdf
Attachment 3 - Map and Table of Cycling Infrastructure Completed 2016 - 2018
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134916.pdf
Attachment 4 - Maps of Near-Term Implementation Program 2019 - 2021
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134917.pdf
Attachment 5 - Stakeholder Engagement Summary
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134918.pdf
Attachment 6 - Analysis Methodology and Enhancements
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134919.pdf
Attachment 7 - Maps of Cycling Analysis Results by Category
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134920.pdf
Attachment 8 - Project Selection Process Summary
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134921.pdf
Attachment 9 - Routes Removed from Proposed Network
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134922.pdf
Attachment 10 - Project-specific Council Request Responses
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134923.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(June 24, 2019) Multiple Communications from Multiple Communications from 452 Individuals Supporting Bike Lanes on Danforth Avenue and Bloor Street (IE.New.IE6.11.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/comm/communicationfile-95665.pdf
(June 24, 2019) E-mail from Robert J. A. Zaichkowski (IE.New.IE6.11.2)
(June 26, 2019) E-mail from Chantelle Campbell-Sholzberg, Culture Link (IE.New.IE6.11.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/comm/communicationfile-95733.pdf
(June 27, 2019) Letter from Deputy Mayor Ana Bail„o, Councillor Mike Layton and Councillor Gord Perks (IE.New.IE6.11.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/comm/communicationfile-95734.pdf
(June 26, 2019) E-mail from Gerry Brown (IE.New.IE6.11.5)
(June 26, 2019) Letter from Geoff Kettel, Holly Reid and Louis Fliss, Cycle Don Valley Midtown (IE.New.IE6.11.6)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/comm/communicationfile-95753.pdf
(June 26, 2019) Letter from Giselle Cordova, Assistant Curriculum Leader for ESL (IE.New.IE6.11.7)
(June 27, 2019) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (IE.New.IE6.11.8)
(June 26, 2019) Letter from Jared Kolb, Cycle Toronto (IE.New.IE6.11.9)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/comm/communicationfile-95768.pdf
(June 27, 2019) Submission from Catherine Orion (IE.New.IE6.11.10)
(June 27, 2019) Letter from Councillor Brad Bradford, Beaches-East York, Ward 19 (IE.New.IE6.11.11)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/comm/communicationfile-95760.pdf
(June 27, 2019) Letter from Albert Koehl, Bells on Bloor (IE.New.IE6.11.12)
(June 27, 2019) Letter from Nancy Lea Smith, Director, The Centre for Active Transportation, Clean Air Partnership (IE.New.IE6.11.13)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/comm/communicationfile-95773.pdf
(June 27, 2019) E-mail from Niko Casuncad, 8 80 Cities (IE.New.IE6.11.14)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/comm/communicationfile-95774.pdf
(June 26, 2019) Letter from Geoff Kettel and Cathie Macdonald, Co-Chairs, Federation of North Toronto Resident's Associations (IE.New.IE6.11.15)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/comm/communicationfile-95786.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(June 27, 2019) E-mail from Lucinda Gergley-Garner (CC.Main.IE6.11.16)
(June 28, 2019) E-mail from Colin Mattison (CC.Main.IE6.11.17)
(July 15, 2019) Multiple Communications from 19 Individuals Supporting Bike Lanes on Danforth Avenue and Bloor Street (CC.Main.IE6.11.18)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/comm/communicationfile-96005.pdf
(July 10, 2019) E-mail from Brian Smegal (CC.Supp.IE6.11.19)
(July 11, 2019) E-mail from Murray and Linda Lumley (CC.Supp.IE6.11.20)
(July 15, 2019) Letter from Geoff Kettel, Holly Reid, and Louis Fliss, Cycle Toronto Don Valley Midtown (CC.New.IE6.11.21)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/comm/communicationfile-96110.pdf
(July 15, 2019) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (CC.New.IE6.11.22)
(May 21, 2019) Letter from various merchants, groups and representatives of Bloor Street West (Shaw Street to HIgh Park) (CC.New.IE6.11.23)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/comm/communicationfile-96112.pdf
(July 15, 2019) Submission from Rebecca Goodwin, Member, Steering Committee, Walk Toronto (CC.New.IE6.11.24)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/comm/communicationfile-96114.pdf
(July 5, 2019) Letter from Kathleen Mackey on behalf of 32 Spokes (CC.New.IE6.11.25)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/comm/communicationfile-96145.pdf
(July 16, 2019) E-mail from Mary Ann Neary (CC.New.IE6.11.26)
(July 16, 2019) Submission from Morva Rohani, Senior Public Policy Associate, Uber Canada (CC.New.IE6.11.27)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/comm/communicationfile-96149.pdf
(July 16, 2019) E-mail from David Edwards (CC.New.IE6.11.28)
(July 16, 2019) E-mail from Chantal Stepa, Market Manager, The Withrow Park Farmers' Market (CC.New.IE6.11.29)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/comm/communicationfile-96175.pdf
(July 16, 2019) Multiple Communications from 7 People from the Toronto-Danforth Community Members, Businesses and Community Groups (CC.New.IE6.11.30)

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Mayor John Tory (Carried)

City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to introduce automated bike count station technology to collect and display count data along the top ten cycling routes by volume and make the data available as an open data set.


2 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Josh Matlow (Carried)

That:


1. City Council delete Infrastructure and Environment Committee Recommendation 19.

 

Recommendation to be deleted:

 

19.  City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to develop a pilot project to allow bike traffic on sidewalks, for example where there is a high volume of car traffic and few pedestrians and report back by the fourth quarter of 2020 on the merits of allowing cyclists on designated sidewalks.  

 

2. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, to provide a budget impact assessment of completing the City portion of the cycling network as envisioned in Eglinton Connects, and report through the 2020 Budget process.

Vote (Amend Item) Jul-17-2019 3:46 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - IE6.11 - Matlow - motion 2
Total members that voted Yes: 22 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Jim Karygiannis, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 4 Members that voted No are Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Jaye Robinson
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

3 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Frances Nunziata (Carried)

That:

 

1. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to review opportunities to prioritize Weston Neighbourhood Connections cycling routes within the near-term implementation program (2020/2021), and that cycling network connections to the Weston GO and UP Express Station be included as part of this work.

 
2. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to consider including Jane Street, south of Highway 401 to Bloor Street West, as a study planned for a Major City Cycling Route as part of the next report back on the implementation progress of the Cycling Network Plan.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jul-17-2019 3:48 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - IE6.11 - Nunziata - motion 3
Total members that voted Yes: 24 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Jim Karygiannis, 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: 2 Members that voted No are Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

4 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor James Pasternak (Carried)

That: 

 

1. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to propose a design work plan on a pedestrian and cycling overpass of the Toronto-Barrie railway corridor and report back to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee by the fourth second quarter of 2019 2020 with preliminary findings on design options feasibility and high level costing.

 
2. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to include the Murray Road overpass and Downsview Lands connection to Murray Road as a future cycling route in the Cycling Network Ten Year Implementation Plan.

 
3. City Council amend review the TTC bus-only diamond lanes on Wilson Avenue between Murray Road and Cornelius Parkway to consider permitting cycling, if deemed safe to do so.

 
4. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to initiate formal discussions with both the Catholic and Public Toronto District School Boards and neighbouring landowners and to coordinate with the Toronto Transit Commission to formalize a strategy to bring forward the important cycling and pedestrian connection referenced in Parts 2 and 3 above, and report back by the end of 2019.


5 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Mike Colle (Carried)

That City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to consider the feasibility and timing of a pedestrian and cycling bridge at Bentworth Avenue over the rail line, in order to connect the Baycrest Park/Yorkdale area to North Park, and, as part of the report proposed for late 2021, to update the Infrastructure and Environment Committee on the implementation progress of the Cycling Network Plan.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jul-17-2019 3:49 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - IE6.11 - Colle - motion 5
Total members that voted Yes: 26 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, 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: 0 Members that were absent are

6 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)

City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to work with Bike Share Toronto to develop a co-ordinated plan to install Bike Share infrastructure across Toronto.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jul-17-2019 3:50 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - IE6.11 - Ainslie - motion 6
Total members that voted Yes: 24 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Jim Karygiannis, 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: 2 Members that voted No are Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

7a - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Jim Karygiannis (Lost)

That City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to examine the feasibility of engaging the cycling community in order to investigate the possibility of voluntary or mandatory insurance.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jul-17-2019 3:51 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - IE6.11 - Karygiannis - motion 7a
Total members that voted Yes: 3 Members that voted Yes are Michael Ford, Jim Karygiannis, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 23 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

7b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Jim Karygiannis (Lost)

That if motion a fails, City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to examine the feasibility of the City establishing a fund where people injured or had property damage caused by bicycles can have their claims addressed.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jul-17-2019 3:51 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - IE6.11 - Karygiannis - motion 7b
Total members that voted Yes: 3 Members that voted Yes are Paula Fletcher, Jim Karygiannis, Josh Matlow
Total members that voted No: 23 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, 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 were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jul-17-2019 3:53 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - IE6.11 - Karygiannis - motion 7b - REVOTE
Total members that voted Yes: 2 Members that voted Yes are Mark Grimes, Jim Karygiannis
Total members that voted No: 24 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, 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 were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jul-17-2019 3:59 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - IE6.11 - Karygiannis - motion 7b - 2nd REVOTE
Total members that voted Yes: 1 Members that voted Yes are Jim Karygiannis
Total members that voted No: 25 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, 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 were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

Motion to Reconsider Vote moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)

That in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, City Council reconsider the vote on motion 7b by Councillor Karygiannis.


Motion to Reconsider Vote moved by Councillor Mike Layton (Carried)

That in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, City Council again reconsider the vote on motion 7b by Councillor Karygiannis.


8 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Stephen Holyday (Lost)

That City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, to report to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee on any proposed cycling infrastructure improvements which require the permanent closure or removal of a traffic lane prior to embarking on a study, design or consultation process on the element.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jul-17-2019 3:54 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - IE6.11 - Holyday - motion 8
Total members that voted Yes: 4 Members that voted Yes are Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Denzil Minnan-Wong
Total members that voted No: 22 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

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

That:

 

1. City Council delete Infrastructure and Environment Committee Recommendation 17:

 

Recommendation to be deleted:

 

17.  City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to, similar in concept to the warrant process for traffic calming, report on the merits of a warrant system for the installation of cycling infrastructure which includes benchmarks for bike traffic volume and other metrics, reporting back in the first quarter of 2020.

 

2. City Council amend Infrastructure and Environment Committee Recommendation 18, so that it now reads as follows:

 

18. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to develop a back-end review process for evaluating the success of new cycling infrastructure that measures usage against defined metrics,  such as number of cyclists with a focus on road safety.

Vote (Amend Item) Jul-17-2019 3:47 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - IE6.11 - Layton - motion 9
Total members that voted Yes: 21 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Jim Karygiannis, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 5 Members that voted No are Gary Crawford, Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Jaye Robinson
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

10 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Jennifer McKelvie (Carried)

That City Council direct the Director, Environment and Energy to model carbon dioxide emission reduction equivalents achieved through the City's Cycling Network Plan and report back to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee as part of TransformTO reporting.


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

City Council request the General Manger, Transportation Services to develop and implement a dedicated pavement condition inspection, repair and maintenance program that is specific to bicycle lanes, in order to ensure safe pavement conditions for these vulnerable road users.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jul-17-2019 3:55 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - IE6.11 - Fletcher - motion 11
Total members that voted Yes: 21 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 5 Members that voted No are Mike Colle, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, James Pasternak
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

12 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Anthony Perruzza (Carried)

That City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to report to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee before the end of the 2019 on creating off-road cycling super highways along the rail lines that traverse Toronto, from the north to the south, and from the east to the west.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jul-17-2019 3:56 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - IE6.11 - Perruzza - motion 12
Total members that voted Yes: 24 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Denzil Minnan-Wong, James Pasternak
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Adoption of Infrastructure and Environment Committee Recommendations 8, 9, 13, 14, 16, 18 as amended and 20:

 

8.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to report back by the last quarter of 2021, regarding implementation progress of the Cycling Network Plan, including updates on outcomes such as number of km of cycling infrastructure installed, network coverage - the proportion of people in close proximity to the cycling network, and the impact on safety and cycling mode share.

  

9.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, work with the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to create a working group of city staff and local stakeholders to assess complete street options for University Avenue in conjunction with the TOCore Great Streets framework and to consider alternative streets to University Avenue for the installation of north south Bike Lanes west of Yonge Street.

 

13.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to triple the number of bike ring installations on the Danforth Avenue.

 

14.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services take measures to improve pedestrian safety, especially for seniors and to serve seniors' residences along the Danforth.

 

16.  City Council request the Toronto Police Services to consider siting the Toronto Police Services main bike collision reporting centre at the new police station at Danforth Avenue and Coxwell Avenue.

 

18. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to develop a back-end review process for evaluating the success of new cycling infrastructure that measures usage against defined metrics,  such as number of cyclists with a focus on road safety.

 

20.  City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to perform a count of cyclists using the Flemingdon Park and Thorncliffe Park bike lanes in August, 2020.

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jul-17-2019 4:01 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - IE6.11 - Adoption of Infrastructure and Environment Committee Recommendations 8, 9, 13, 14, 16, 18 as amended and 20
Total members that voted Yes: 26 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, 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: 0 Members that were absent are

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Adoption of the balance of the item as amended.

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jul-17-2019 4:02 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - IE6.11 - Adoption of the balance of the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 23 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Jim Karygiannis, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 3 Members that voted No are Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Denzil Minnan-Wong
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

Motion to Reconsider Item moved by Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Carried)

That in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, City Council reconsider Item IE6.11 only as it pertains to Infrastructure and Environment Recommendation 9.


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Adoption of Infrastructure and Environment Committee Recommendation 9 only:

 

9.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, work with the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to create a working group of city staff and local stakeholders to assess complete street options for University Avenue in conjunction with the TOCore Great Streets framework and to consider alternative streets to University Avenue for the installation of north south Bike Lanes west of Yonge Street.

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jul-17-2019 4:04 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - IE6.11 - Adoption of Infrastructure and Environment Committee Recommendation 9 only
Total members that voted Yes: 18 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 8 Members that voted No are Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Cynthia Lai, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

Point of Order by Councillor James Pasternak

Councillor Pasternak, rising on a Point of Order, advised Members of Council that he made revisions to his motion 4 and that he has asked the Clerk to recirculate the revised motion.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and thanked Councillor Pasternak.


Point of Privilege by Councillor Jim Karygiannis

Councillor Karygiannis, rising on a Point of Privilege, stated that he was told by Councillor Fletcher that he pushed her vote buttons, and that he absolutely did not touch anybody's buttons.


Point of Privilege by Councillor Paula Fletcher

Councillor Fletcher, rising on a Point of Privilege, apologized to Councillor Karygiannis, and stated that she was only teasing, but apparently she has pressed his buttons.


Point of Order by Councillor Joe Cressy

Councillor Cressy, rising on a Point of Order, stated that Council had just finished a timed Item, and he thought they would be voting on it, and inquired as to why the Speaker was moving on to the next Item.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata, accepted the Point of Order and advised that Council had completed the debate, but that Councillor Pasternak, who is the Chair of the Infrastructure and Environment Committee, would like to be present for the vote, and is on his way back from a funeral, and as a courtesy, the Speaker would hold down the vote until he gets back.

IE6.11 - Cycling Network Plan Update

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council endorse the Cycling Network Plan as outlined in this report and mapped as the proposed cycling network and near-term cycling implementation program (2019 - 2021) in Attachments 1 and 4 to the report (June 13, 2019) from the General Manger, Transportation Services as the framework for bringing forward cycling infrastructure projects for subsequent Council approval.

 

2. City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services, to undertake the feasibility analysis, detailed design, and public consultation required to deliver cycling infrastructure projects contained in the near-term implementation program (2019 - 2021).

 

3. City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services, to initiate the near-term studies of the Major City-Wide Cycling Routes as outlined in this report and mapped in Attachment 2 to the report (June 13, 2019) from the General Manger, Transportation Services, and to bring forward the findings of these studies and recommendations regarding future implementation at the appropriate time. 

 

4. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to consider, as part of the annual capital and operating budget process, the capital funding required to implement the near-term cycling implementation program (2019 - 2021) at a rate of $16 million dollars annually, as well as the operating budget required to fund the maintenance costs of newly constructed cycling infrastructure.

 

5. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, and the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to target completion of the Danforth Avenue Planning and Complete Streets Study by June 2021.  

 

6. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, to report back to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee in the second quarter of 2020, in order to inform the Danforth Avenue Planning and Complete Streets Study, on options for the following cycling infrastructure Study components:

 

a.  Detailed design of a pilot project for eastbound and westbound cycle tracks on Danforth Avenue East from Coxwell Avenue to Dawes Road;
b.  Installation of bike counters to demonstrate trends in daily cycling volumes; and,
c.  Additional consultation with local stakeholders including Councillors, BIAs, and residents’ groups.  

 

7. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to identify any additional capital or operating budget requirements to deliver recommendations 5 and 6 above through the City’s 2020 budget process if required.

 

8.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to report back by the last quarter of 2021, regarding implementation progress of the Cycling Network Plan, including updates on outcomes such as number of km of cycling infrastructure installed, network coverage - the proportion of people in close proximity to the cycling network, and the impact on safety and cycling mode share.

  

9.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, work with the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to create a working group of city staff and local stakeholders to assess complete street options for University Avenue in conjunction with the TOCore Great Streets framework and to consider alternative streets to University Avenue for the installation of north south Bike Lanes west of Yonge Street.

 

10.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, consider as part of the planned resurfacing of Harbord Street, an upgrade of the existing bike lane to a cycle track, including appropriate consultation with stakeholders.

 

11. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, to initiate planning, design and consultation for an extension of the Bloor Street West cycle tracks from Shaw Street to High Park Avenue, with implementation targeted to take place as early as summer 2020.

 

12.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, to consider as part of the Bloor Street East cycle track improvements, the feasibility of establishing a separated bike lane on Bloor Street from Avenue Road to Church street connecting the Bloor cycle track on Bloor Street East and Bloor Street West.

 

13.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to triple the number of bike ring installations on the Danforth Avenue.

 

14.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services take measures to improve pedestrian safety, especially for seniors and to serve seniors' residences along the Danforth.

 

15.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to initiate the detailed design for a pilot project with eastbound and westbound cycle tracks on Danforth Avenue from Coxwell Avenue west to Broadview Avenue which takes loading and unloading issues into account.

 

16.  City Council request the Toronto Police Services to consider siting the Toronto Police Services main bike collision reporting centre at the new police station at Danforth Avenue and Coxwell Avenue.

 

17.  City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to, similar in concept to the warrant process for traffic calming, report on the merits of a warrant system for the installation of cycling infrastructure which includes benchmarks for bike traffic volume and other metrics, reporting back in the first quarter of 2020.

 

18. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to develop a back-end review process for evaluating the success of new cycling infrastructure that measures usage against defined metrics, such as number of cyclists.  

 

19.  City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to develop a pilot project to allow bike traffic on sidewalks, for example where there is a high volume of car traffic and few pedestrians and report back by the fourth quarter of 2020 on the merits of allowing cyclists on designated sidewalks.  

 

20.  City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to perform a count of cyclists using the Flemingdon Park and Thorncliffe Park bike lanes in August, 2020.

Origin

(June 13, 2019) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services

Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide an update on the implementation progress for the City's Cycling Network Plan, establish a priority framework for Major City-Wide Cycling Routes, and share next steps for effective implementation of proposed cycling infrastructure. The Cycling Network Plan, alongside the draft Official Plan cycling policies currently under review, present a strong vision for improving cycling across the city.

 

More people are riding bicycles in Toronto than ever before, especially where new or improved cycling infrastructure has been provided. In some Toronto neighbourhoods, the cycling mode share is now over 20 percent. Demand for safe, connected cycling routes throughout the city is on the rise, and recent polls demonstrate the majority of residents support protected bike lanes.

 

This report provides information requested by City Council as part of a two year review of the Ten Year Cycling Network Plan (2016), including status, changes to project timing, and recommendations for the initiation of major studies. This updated Cycling Network Plan also reflects enhanced analyses and lessons from implementation challenges to date.

 

Moving forward, the Cycling Network Plan will consist of two components: a near-term capital implementation program for cycling infrastructure (currently 2019 to 2021), and an overall proposed network (currently 2022+).

 

The Cycling Network Plan Update maintains the originally established goals of Connect, Grow, and Renew, with newly articulated objectives and measures that correspond to each of the three overarching goals, providing additional clarity and indicators for evaluating success. The Cycling Network Plan Update also helps achieve a key proposed cycling policy objective in the City's Official Plan of bringing all Toronto residents within one kilometre (km) of a designated cycling route, as well as the TransformTO long-term goal that 75 percent of trips under 5 km are walked or cycled by 2050.

 

The review process undertaken for the Update has incorporated the City's Equity Lens Tool and demonstrates a stronger commitment to reducing inequities experienced by Toronto's vulnerable populations. The Update has also strengthened the Plan's focus on safety, with more detailed analyses of collisions, and more connections and initiatives linked to the Vision Zero Road Safety Plan.

 

As part of the work undertaken for the Update, a new map illustrating Toronto's Major City-Wide Cycling Routes has been developed to communicate the significant projects completed, underway, and proposed, which serve as the backbone of the cycling network.

 

From 2016 to 2018, over 100 km of existing cycling routes received upgrades and enhancements to improve safety, and approximately 60 km of new cycling infrastructure was installed:

 

-   15 lane km of cycle tracks
-   18 lane km of bike lanes
-   13 lane km of shared lane pavement markings
-   12 centreline km of multi-use trails
 

Over the next three years (2019 to 2021), over 120 km of new cycling infrastructure is planned, with additional upgrades to existing infrastructure through the Vision Zero Road Safety Plan. Additionally, over 70 km of routes will be studied within the near-term (2019 - 2021) for potential implementation.

Background Information

(June 13, 2019) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Cycling Network Plan Update
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134913.pdf
Attachment 1 - Map of Proposed Cycling Network by Analysis Scores
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134914.pdf
Attachment 2 - Map of Major City-Wide Cycling Routes
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134915.pdf
Attachment 3 - Map and Table of Cycling Infrastructure Completed 2016 - 2018
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134916.pdf
Attachment 4 - Maps of Near-Term Implementation Program 2019 - 2021
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134917.pdf
Attachment 5 - Stakeholder Engagement Summary
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134918.pdf
Attachment 6 - Analysis Methodology and Enhancements
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134919.pdf
Attachment 7 - Maps of Cycling Analysis Results by Category
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134920.pdf
Attachment 8 - Project Selection Process Summary
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134921.pdf
Attachment 9 - Routes Removed from Proposed Network
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134922.pdf
Attachment 10 - Project-specific Council Request Responses
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134923.pdf

Communications

(June 24, 2019) Multiple Communications from Multiple Communications from 452 Individuals Supporting Bike Lanes on Danforth Avenue and Bloor Street (IE.New.IE6.11.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/comm/communicationfile-95665.pdf
(June 24, 2019) E-mail from Robert J. A. Zaichkowski (IE.New.IE6.11.2)
(June 26, 2019) E-mail from Chantelle Campbell-Sholzberg, Culture Link (IE.New.IE6.11.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/comm/communicationfile-95733.pdf
(June 27, 2019) Letter from Deputy Mayor Ana Bail„o, Councillor Mike Layton and Councillor Gord Perks (IE.New.IE6.11.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/comm/communicationfile-95734.pdf
(June 26, 2019) E-mail from Gerry Brown (IE.New.IE6.11.5)
(June 26, 2019) Letter from Geoff Kettel, Holly Reid and Louis Fliss, Cycle Don Valley Midtown (IE.New.IE6.11.6)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/comm/communicationfile-95753.pdf
(June 26, 2019) Letter from Giselle Cordova, Assistant Curriculum Leader for ESL (IE.New.IE6.11.7)
(June 27, 2019) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (IE.New.IE6.11.8)
(June 26, 2019) Letter from Jared Kolb, Cycle Toronto (IE.New.IE6.11.9)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/comm/communicationfile-95768.pdf
(June 27, 2019) Submission from Catherine Orion (IE.New.IE6.11.10)
(June 27, 2019) Letter from Councillor Brad Bradford, Beaches-East York, Ward 19 (IE.New.IE6.11.11)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/comm/communicationfile-95760.pdf
(June 27, 2019) Letter from Albert Koehl, Bells on Bloor (IE.New.IE6.11.12)
(June 27, 2019) Letter from Nancy Lea Smith, Director, The Centre for Active Transportation, Clean Air Partnership (IE.New.IE6.11.13)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/comm/communicationfile-95773.pdf
(June 27, 2019) E-mail from Niko Casuncad, 8 80 Cities (IE.New.IE6.11.14)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/comm/communicationfile-95774.pdf
(June 26, 2019) Letter from Geoff Kettel and Cathie Macdonald, Co-Chairs, Federation of North Toronto Resident's Associations (IE.New.IE6.11.15)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/comm/communicationfile-95786.pdf

Speakers

Albert Koehl
Nancy Smith Lea, The Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT)
Claire Nelischer, Ryerson City Building Institute
Gideon Forman, The David Suzuki Foundation
Liza Lukashevsky
Hamish Wilson
Michael Polanyi
Hilda Swirsky , Ontario Nurses for the Environment
Kevin Rupasinghe, Cycle Toronto
Nathan Gomes
Jared Kolb
Councillor Brad Bradford
Councillor Frances Nunziata

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Jennifer McKelvie (Carried)

That:

 

1. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, and the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to target completion of the Danforth Avenue Planning and Complete Streets Study by June 2021.  

 

2. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, to report back to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee in the second quarter of 2020, in order to inform the Danforth Avenue Planning and Complete Streets Study, on options for the following cycling infrastructure Study components:

 

a.  Detailed design of a pilot project for eastbound and westbound cycle tracks on Danforth Avenue East from Coxwell Avenue to Dawes Road;
b.  Installation of bike counters to demonstrate trends in daily cycling volumes; and,
c.  Additional consultation with local stakeholders including Councillors, BIAs, and residents’ groups.  

 

3. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to identify any additional capital or operating budget requirements to deliver the above recommendations through the City’s 2020 budget process if required.


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

That:

 

1.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to report back by the last quarter of 2021, regarding implementation progress of the Cycling Network Plan, including updates on outcomes such as number of km of cycling infrastructure installed, network coverage - the proportion of people in close proximity to the cycling network, and the impact on safety and cycling mode share.

  

2.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, work with the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to create a working group of city staff and local stakeholders to assess complete street options for University Avenue in conjunction with the TOCore Great Streets framework.  

 

3.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, consider as part of the planned resurfacing of Harbord Street, an upgrade of the existing bike lane to a cycle track, including appropriate consultation with stakeholders.

 

4. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, to initiate planning, design and consultation for an extension of the Bloor Street West cycle tracks from Shaw Street to High Park Avenue, with implementation targeted to take place as early as summer 2020.

 

5.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, to consider as part of the Bloor Street East cycle track improvements, the feasibility of establishing a separated bike lane on Bloor Street from Avenue Road to Church street connecting the Bloor cycle track on Bloor Street East and Bloor Street West.

 

6.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to triple the number of bike ring installations on the Danforth Avenue.

 

7.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services take measures to improve pedestrian safety, especially for seniors and to serve seniors' residences along the Danforth.

 

8.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to initiate the detailed design for a pilot project with eastbound and westbound cycle tracks on Danforth Avenue from Coxwell Avenue west to Broadview Avenue which takes loading and unloading issues into account; and

 

9.  City Council request the Toronto Police Services to consider siting the Toronto Police Services main bike collision reporting centre at the new police station at Danforth Avenue and Coxwell Avenue.


3 - Motion to Amend Motion moved by Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Carried)

That Motion 2 by Councillor Layton be amended to add the following:

 

City Council consider alternative streets to University Avenue for the installation of north south Bike Lanes west of Yonge Street.


4 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Carried)

That:

 

1.  City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to, similar in concept to the warrant process for traffic calming, report on the merits of a warrant system for the installation of cycling infrastructure which includes benchmarks for bike traffic volume and other metrics, reporting back in the first quarter of 2020.

 

2. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to develop a back-end review process for evaluating the success of new cycling infrastructure that measures usage against defined metrics, such as number of cyclists.  

 

3.  City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to develop a pilot project to allow bike traffic on sidewalks, for example where there is a high volume of car traffic and few pedestrians and report back by the fourth quarter of 2020 on the merits of allowing cyclists on designated sidewalks.  

 

4.  City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to perform a count of cyclists using the Flemingdon Park and Thorncliffe Park bike lanes in August, 2020.


5 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor James Pasternak (Carried)
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