Item - 2019.IE6.12

Tracking Status

IE6.12 - Cycling Network Plan: 2019 Cycling Infrastructure Installation

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
2 - Etobicoke Centre, 5 - York South - Weston, 10 - Spadina - Fort York, 12 - Toronto - St. Paul's, 18 - Willowdale, 25 - Scarborough - Rouge Park

City Council Decision

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

 

1. City Council authorize the installation of bicycle lanes on the following sections of roadway, as described in Attachment 2 to the report (June 14, 2019) from the General Manager, Transportation Services:

 

a. Argyle Street (from Ossington Avenue to a point 20 metres east);

 

b. Blue Jays Way (from Navy Wharf Court to King Street West);

 

c. Vaughan Road (from Northcliffe Boulevard to Oakwood Avenue); and

 

d. Lawrence Avenue East (from Port Union Road to Rouge Hills Drive).

 

2. City Council authorize the installation of cycle tracks on the following sections of roadway, as described in Attachment 3 to the report (June 14, 2019) from the General Manager, Transportation Services:

 

a. Scarlett Road (from Bernice Crescent to 105 metres south of Edenbridge Drive); and

 

b. Willowdale Avenue (from Empress Avenue to Bishop Avenue).

 

3. City Council authorize the conversion of the bicycle lanes on Conlins Road, from Canmore Boulevard to Sheppard Avenue East, to cycle tracks, as described in Attachments 2 and 3 to the report (June 14, 2019) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

4. City Council adopt the traffic and parking regulations associated with Parts 1, 2 and 3 above, as described in Attachment 4 to the report (June 14, 2019) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

5. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to submit the anticipated report on the conversion of the existing pedestrian crossing at the intersection of Scarlett Road and Eileen Avenue to traffic signals to Etobicoke York Community Council at its meeting on September 16, 2019.

City Council Decision Advice and Other Information

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

Background Information (Committee)

(June 14, 2019) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Cycling Network Plan: 2019 Cycling Infrastructure Installation
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134711.pdf
Attachment 1: Proposed Cycling Network Installation Location Maps
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134712.pdf
Attachment 2: Designated Bicycle Lanes
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134713.pdf
Attachment 3: Designated Cycle Tracks
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134714.pdf
Attachment 4: Amendments to Traffic and Parking Regulations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134715.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(June 20, 2019) E-mail from Leslie MacLeod (IE.New.IE6.12.1)
(June 21, 2019) E-mail from Charles Mangion (IE.New.IE6.12.2)
(June 21, 2019) E-mail from Raymond Kennedy (IE.New.IE6.12.3)
(June 22, 2019) E-mail from Raj Bharati (IE.New.IE6.12.4)
(June 23, 2019) E-mail from Sophia Rasheed (IE.New.IE6.12.5)
(June 24, 2019) E-mail from Andrew Akman (IE.New.IE6.12.6)
(June 25, 2019) E-mail from Jessica Presotto (IE.New.IE6.12.7)
(June 25, 2019) E-mail from Dan Green (IE.New.IE6.12.8)
(June 26, 2019) E-mail from Maria Amaral, Glen Levin and Thereza Stephens (IE.New.IE6.12.9)
(June 25, 2019) E-mail from Eleanor Millman (IE.Supp.IE6.12.10)
(June 26, 2019) Letter from Larry Saunders (IE.Supp.IE6.12.11)
(June 26, 2019) E-mail from Adam Pounder (IE.Supp.IE6.12.12)
(June 25, 2019) E-mail from Janet Risovich (IE.New.IE6.12.13)
(June 26, 2019) Letter from Warren Zweig, Sutton's Garden Supplies (IE.Supp.IE6.12.14)
(June 26, 2019) E-mail from Alanna Janssen (IE.Supp.IE6.12.15)
(June 26, 2019) E-mail from Charley Morrison (IE.New.IE6.12.16)
(June 26, 2019) E-mail from Christopher Caputo (IE.New.IE6.12.17)
(June 26, 2019) Letter from Bayview Cummer Neighbourhood Association (IE.New.IE6.12.18)

Motions (City Council)

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

That City Council direct that, in order to improve the safety of the intersection of Jarvis Street, Ted Rogers Way and Mount Pleasant Road for vulnerable road users, the Jarvis Street bike lanes be reinstalled revisited as soon as possible with a report back to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee in the first quarter of 2020 on proposed design options and timing, and that City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to ensure that all costs are covered by local Section 37 funds, in consultation with the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the Ward Councillor.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jul-17-2019 4:06 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - IE6.12 - Wong-Tam - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 10 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Gord Perks, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 16 Members that voted No are Ana Bail„o, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Cynthia Lai, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Motion to Reconsider Vote moved by Councillor Stephen Holyday (Carried)

That in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, City Council reconsider the vote on IE6.12.


Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Adoption of Infrastructure and Environment Committee Recommendation 2.a. only:

 

2. 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 (June 14, 2019) from the General Manager, Transportation Services:

 

a. Scarlett Road (from Bernice Crescent to 105 metres south of Edenbridge Drive)

Vote (Adopt Item) Jul-17-2019 4:08 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - IE6.12 - Adoption of Infrastructure and Environment Committee Recommendation 2a only
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, 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: 3 Members that voted No are Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Adoption of the balance of the Item.

Vote (Adopt Item) Jul-17-2019 4:08 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - IE6.12 - Adopt the balance of the item
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

Point of Privilege by Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong

Deputy Mayor Minnan-Wong, rising on a Point of Privilege, stated that when Councillor Matlow said to him to "do his job" he was implying that he wasn't doing his job, and Deputy Mayor Minnan-Wong asked for an apology.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Privilege and asked Councillor Matlow to apologize to Deputy Mayor Minnan-Wong and to retract his comment.


Point of Privilege by Councillor Josh Matlow

Councillor Matlow, rising on a Point of Privilege, stated that he wouldn't apologize but would retract his comment.


Point of Privilege by Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong

Deputy Mayor Minnan-Wong, rising on a Point of Privilege, stated that he would like an apology.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Points of Privilege and again asked Councillor Matlow to apologize.


Point of Privilege by Councillor Josh Matlow

Councillor Matlow, rising on a Point of Privilege, stated that he didn't believe any Councillors were doing their jobs if they were suggesting that because there are fewer people walking down the sidewalks that we should turn them into City streets.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Privilege, and again asked Councillor Matlow to apologize to Deputy Mayor Minnan-Wong.


Point of Privilege by Councillor Josh Matlow

Councillor Matlow, rising on a Point of Privilege, stated it would be dishonest because he didn't believe it. Councillor Matlow further stated that would retract his statement to avoid the debate, but he actually doesn't believe the Deputy Mayor is doing his job as representative that should focus on safety.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata, accepted the Point of Privilege and ruled that Councillor Matlow is going a little too far, that she is asking him to apologize, and that she will ask him to leave if he doesn't apologize.


Point of Privilege by Councillor Josh Matlow

Councillor Matlow, rising on a Point of Privilege, said that he can't do it with sincerity and that the Speaker will have to do what she needs to do and he respects that, but he can't.

 

Councillor Matlow left the Chamber.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Later in the meeting, Speaker Nunziata advised Council that Councillor Matlow had approached her and would like to apologize to Deputy Mayor Minnan-Wong, and Speaker Nunziata invited Coucillor Matlow to speak.

Councillor Matlow stated that "would like to" was an overstatement, but that he felt that he must, in order to be able to vote on an Item he cared about. Councillor Matlow apologized to Deputy Mayor Minnan-Wong for the comment that he made earlier with regard to doing his job and anything else he may have said or thought about him today, in the past or the future.


Point of Order by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam

Councillor Wong-Tam, rising on a Point of Order, advised Members of Council that she made revisions to her motion 12.


Point of Order by Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong

Deputy Mayor Minnan-Wong, rising on a Point of Order, asked if the procedures allow for Members to stand up and amend their own motions.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Points of Order and ruled that the procedures do allow it and Members have done it a couple of times today.


Point of Order by Councillor Stephen Holyday

Councillor Holyday, rising on a Point of Order, stated that he had wished to vote on Part 2.a. of the Item separately.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and ruled that she wasn't aware that the Councillor wanted the vote to be split, and proposed that the vote on the Item be reconsidered.


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.

IE6.12 - Cycling Network Plan: 2019 Cycling Infrastructure Installation

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
2 - Etobicoke Centre, 5 - York South - Weston, 10 - Spadina - Fort York, 12 - Toronto - St. Paul's, 18 - Willowdale, 25 - Scarborough - Rouge Park

Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment 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, to the report (June 14, 2019) from the General Manager, Transportation Services:

 

a. Argyle Street (from Ossington Avenue to a point 20 metres east)

b. Blue Jays Way (from Navy Wharf Court to King Street West)

c. Vaughan Road (from Northcliffe Boulevard to Oakwood Avenue)

d. Lawrence Avenue East (from Port Union Road to Rouge Hills Drive)

 

2. 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 (June 14, 2019) from the General Manager, Transportation Services:

 

a. Scarlett Road (from Bernice Crescent to 105 metres south of Edenbridge Drive)

b. Willowdale Avenue (from Empress Avenue to Bishop Avenue)

 

3. City Council authorize the conversion of the bicycle lanes on Conlins Road, from Canmore Boulevard to Sheppard Avenue East, to cycle tracks, as described in Attachment 2 - Designated Bicycle Lanes and Attachment 3 - Designated Cycle Tracks, to the report (June 14, 2019) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

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 (June 14, 2019) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

5. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to submit the anticipated report on the conversion of the existing pedestrian crossing at the intersection of Scarlett Road and Eileen Avenue to traffic signals to Etobicoke York Community Council at its meeting on September 16, 2019.

Origin

(June 14, 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.

 

Following the completion of feasibility assessments, design and consultation with area residents, this report seeks Council authority to install the following cycling infrastructure totalling approximately 11.6 lane kilometres proposed in the Cycling Network Plan:

 

- Scarlett Road (cycle track: Wards 2 and 5, 3.1 lane km)
- Blue Jays Way (bicycle lane: Ward 10, 1.1 lane km)
- Vaughan Road (bicycle lane: Ward 12, 550 m) & 550 m of shared lanes
- Willowdale Avenue (cycle track: Ward 18, 2.8 lane km)
- Lawrence Avenue East (bicycle lane: Ward 25, 3.5 lane km)
 

This report also seeks Council authority to make improvements approximately 2.8 lane km of the existing cycling infrastructure on the following streets:

 

- Argyle Street (contra-flow bicycle lane: Ward 10, 20 m) & 180 m of shared lanes
- Conlins Road (cycle track: Ward 25, 2.6 lane km)
 

The changes proposed will improve safety and mobility options for residents by providing improved cycling connections to transit, parks, local schools, event venues, businesses and residences.  No significant impact to traffic operations, TTC, or emergency services is anticipated.

 

Transportation Services proposes to install the above cycling facilities in 2019 and 2020.

Background Information

(June 14, 2019) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Cycling Network Plan: 2019 Cycling Infrastructure Installation
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134711.pdf
Attachment 1: Proposed Cycling Network Installation Location Maps
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134712.pdf
Attachment 2: Designated Bicycle Lanes
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134713.pdf
Attachment 3: Designated Cycle Tracks
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134714.pdf
Attachment 4: Amendments to Traffic and Parking Regulations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134715.pdf

Communications

(June 20, 2019) E-mail from Leslie MacLeod (IE.New.IE6.12.1)
(June 21, 2019) E-mail from Charles Mangion (IE.New.IE6.12.2)
(June 21, 2019) E-mail from Raymond Kennedy (IE.New.IE6.12.3)
(June 22, 2019) E-mail from Raj Bharati (IE.New.IE6.12.4)
(June 23, 2019) E-mail from Sophia Rasheed (IE.New.IE6.12.5)
(June 24, 2019) E-mail from Andrew Akman (IE.New.IE6.12.6)
(June 25, 2019) E-mail from Jessica Presotto (IE.New.IE6.12.7)
(June 25, 2019) E-mail from Dan Green (IE.New.IE6.12.8)
(June 26, 2019) E-mail from Maria Amaral, Glen Levin and Thereza Stephens (IE.New.IE6.12.9)
(June 25, 2019) E-mail from Eleanor Millman (IE.Supp.IE6.12.10)
(June 26, 2019) Letter from Larry Saunders (IE.Supp.IE6.12.11)
(June 26, 2019) E-mail from Adam Pounder (IE.Supp.IE6.12.12)
(June 25, 2019) E-mail from Janet Risovich (IE.New.IE6.12.13)
(June 26, 2019) Letter from Warren Zweig, Sutton's Garden Supplies (IE.Supp.IE6.12.14)
(June 26, 2019) E-mail from Alanna Janssen (IE.Supp.IE6.12.15)
(June 26, 2019) E-mail from Charley Morrison (IE.New.IE6.12.16)
(June 26, 2019) E-mail from Christopher Caputo (IE.New.IE6.12.17)
(June 26, 2019) Letter from Bayview Cummer Neighbourhood Association (IE.New.IE6.12.18)

Speakers

Hamish Wilson
Glen Levin
Jeff Horodyski, Silverview Community Association
Nathan Gomes
Raj Dharmaraj, Bayview Cummer Neighbourhood Association

Motions

Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Lost)

That:

 

The General Manager, Transportation Services be requested to review, 18 months after the installation of the Willowdale bike lanes, the evaluation of delays in traffic use by cyclists and other community issues.

 

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jun-27-2019

Result: Lost Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 2 Members that voted Yes are Denzil Minnan-Wong, James Pasternak (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 3 Members that voted No are Mike Colle, Mike Layton, Jennifer McKelvie
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Anthony Perruzza

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

That:

 

1.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to submit the anticipated report on the conversion of the existing pedestrian crossing at the intersection of Scarlett Road and Eileen Avenue to traffic signals to Etobicoke York Community Council at its meeting on September 16, 2019.


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor James Pasternak (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council