Item - 2019.IE6.8

Tracking Status

IE6.8 - Vision Zero 2.0 - Road Safety 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 in principle the Vision Zero 2.0 plan as outlined in the report (June 13, 2019) from the General Manager, Transportation Services and the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, and direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to report back to the appropriate committee where additional authorities are required in order to implement the Vision Zero 2.0 Plan.

 

2.  City Council designate as Community Safety Zones the secondary school locations set out in Attachment 1 to the report (June 13, 2019) from the General Manager, Transportation Services and the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, subject to availability of funding in the 2020 budget.

 

3. City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services to negotiate, enter into, and execute agreements, as may be required, with Vital Strategies to receive funding of $50,000USD for the expansion of the Active and Safe Routes to School Pilot project and the continuation of the City of Toronto's involvement in the Bloomberg Philanthropies' Partnership for Healthy Cities Initiative, on such terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Transportation Services and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

4. City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services, to negotiate, enter into, and execute agreements, as may be required, with Green Communities Canada to receive funding in the amount of $60,000CAD from the Ontario Active School Travel Fund for the expansion of the Active and Safe Routes to School Pilot project, on such terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Transportation Services and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

5. City Council reduce the speed limit from 60 km/h to 50 km/h on the following road segments as part of the Speed Management Strategy outlined on page 21 in the report (June 13, 2019) from the General Manager, Transportation Services and the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services:

 

a. Albion Road from Todd Brook Drive to Silverstone Drive;

 

b. Bathurst Street from Delhi Avenue to Steeles Avenue West;

 

c. Birchmount Road from Eglinton Avenue East to Steeles Avenue East;

 

d. Brimley Road from Eglinton Avenue East to Progress Avenue;

 

e. Danforth Road from Brimley Road to McCowan Road;

 

f. Don Mills Road from a point 24 metres south of the centre line of the Don Valley Parkway to Kern Road;

 

g. Don Mills Road from Duncan Mills Road to Steeles Avenue East;

 

h. Dundas Street West from Dunbloor Road to East Mall Crescent;

 

i. Eglinton Avenue East from Brentcliffe Road to Kingston Road;

 

j. Eglinton Avenue West from Bicknell Avenue / Municipal Drive to 200 metres west of Pearen Street;

 

k. Ellesmere Road from Morningside Avenue to Victoria Park Avenue;

 

l. Finch Avenue East from Bayview Avenue to Midland Avenue;

 

m. Finch Avenue West from Albion Road to Yonge Street;

 

n. Islington Avenue from Prince George Drive/Ridgevalley Crescent to Monogram Place;

 

o. Keele Street from Greenbrook Drive to Finch Avenue West;

 

p. Lawrence Avenue East from Railside Road (west intersection) to Morningside Avenue;

 

q. Leslie Street from Eglinton Avenue East to McNicoll Avenue;

 

r. Markham Road from Kingston Road to Progress Avenue;

 

s. Martin Grove Road from Eglinton Avenue West to Dixon Road;

 

t. Martin Grove Road from Jeffcoat Drive to point 250 metres north of Mercury Road/ Westhumber Boulevard;

 

u. McCowan Road from Danforth Road to Progress Avenue;

 

v. Morningside Avenue (Scarborough) from Kingston Road to Tams Road/ Pan Am Drive;

 

w. Morningside Avenue (Scarborough) from Milner Avenue to McLevin Avenue/ Casebridge Court;

 

x. Sheppard Avenue East from Yonge Street to Meadowvale Road;

 

y. Sheppard Avenue West from Weston Road to Yonge Street;

 

z. St. Clair Avenue East from Danforth Road to Birchmount Road;

 

aa. Steeles Avenue East from Yonge Street to Warden Avenue;

 

bb. Steeles Avenue West from Fenmar Drive to Jane Street;

 

cc. Steeles Avenue West from Keele Street to Yonge Street;

 

dd. The Queensway from Ellis Avenue to Kipling Avenue;

 

ee. Victoria Park Avenue from O'Connor Drive to York Mills Road;

 

ff. Victoria Park Avenue from Consumers Road to Steeles Avenue East;

 

gg. Warden Avenue from St. Clair Avenue East to Metropolitan Road; and

 

hh. Warden Avenue from Arkona Drive to Steeles Avenue East.

 

6.  City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to prioritize the implementation of Part 5.g. above.

 

7.  City Council refer the reduction in speed limit from 60 km/h to 50 km/h on the following road segments back to the General Manager, Transportation Services for further consideration and consultation with the Ward Councillor:

 

a. Brimley Road from Sheppard Avenue East to Steeles Avenue East;

 

b.  Markham Road from Milner Avenue to Steeles Avenue East; and

 

c. McCowan Road from Milner Avenue to Steeles Avenue East.

 

8. City Council reduce the speed limit from 70 km/h to 60 km/h on the following road segments as part of the Speed Management Strategy outlined on page 21 of the report (June 13, 2019) from the General Manager, Transportation Services and the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services:

 

a. Black Creek Drive (Northbound) from Eglinton Avenue West to Weston Road; and

 

b. Black Creek Drive (Southbound) from A point 200 metres north of Weston Road to Eglinton Avenue West.

 

9. City Council reduce the speed limit from 60 km/h to 50 km/h on the following road segments for Pedestrian Safety Corridors as outlined on page 26 of the report (June 13, 2019) from the General Manager, Transportation Services and the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services:

 

a. Eglinton Avenue East from Kennedy Road to Kingston Road;

 

b. Kennedy Road from St. Clair Avenue East to Steeles Avenue East; and

 

c. Victoria Park Avenue from O'Connor Drive/Eglinton Square to Lawrence Avenue East.

 

10. City Council reduce the speed limit from 50 km/h to 40 km/h on the following road segments for Pedestrian Safety Corridors as outlined on page 26 of the report (June 13, 2019) from the General Manager, Transportation Services and the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services:

 

a. Bathurst Street from St. Clair Avenue West to Briar Hill Avenue;

 

b. Dufferin Street from Sylvan Avenue to Eglinton Avenue West;

 

c. St. Clair Avenue West from Runnymede Road to Dufferin Street;

 

d. Victoria Park Avenue from Dawes Road to O'Connor Drive/Eglinton Square; and

 

e. Yonge Street from Eglinton Avenue East/West to Broadway Avenue.

 

11.  City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to review compliance with the speed limit reductions introduced on major and minor arterials to inform recommendations about further changes to the default speed limit and to bring forward reports to the appropriate Community Council or the Infrastructure and Environment Committee to introduce recommendations for further changes to the default speed limit by the end of 2020.

 

12. City Council amend the Zebra Crosswalk Policy outlined in Attachment 17 to the report (June 13, 2019) from the General Manager, Transportation Services and the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services to include them at stop-controlled intersections that meet the following conditions:

 

a.  located within Pedestrian Safety Corridors;

 

b. located within School Safety Zones;

 

c. located within Senior Safety Zones; and

 

d. at locations where safety is, in the opinion of the General Manager, Transportation Services, an issue.

 

13. City Council:

 

a. adopt the Missing Sidewalk Installation Policy in Attachment 2 to the report (June 13, 2019) from the General Manager, Transportation Services and the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, as amended by Part 13.b. below;

 

b. delegate final decision making authority to the General Manager, Transportation Services to add sidewalks to local roads:

 

1. as part of a reconstruction;

 

2. to accommodate a request for a person with a disability; or

 

3.  in cases where a Community Council approves a new traffic-calming measure following the adoption of this Item; 

 

except that, upon written request by a Member of Council, the General Manager, Transportation Services shall report to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee on a proposed sidewalk project, and that the Missing Sidewalk Installation Policy be amended accordingly;

 

c. amend Chapter 27, Council Procedures to revoke the legislative delegation to Community Councils in respect of sidewalk proposals as set out in Section 27-18.4B.7; and

 

d. direct that sidewalk proposals not otherwise delegated to the General Manager, Transportation Services, by Part 13.b. above shall be reported on an annual basis to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee for recommendation to City Council. 

 

14.  City Council, as part of the Vision Zero 2.0, Missing Sidewalk Installation Program, consider and prioritize the construction of a sidewalk on the west side of Flint Road, along the stretch of approximately 210 metres between bus stop 117 at Supertest Road and the driveway at 1100 Flint Road.

 

15.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to identify additional funding required to accelerate the construction of new sidewalks on streets where their absence is identified as a safety hazard, especially for children walking to school, and that such funding be considered as part of the 2020 Budget process.

 

16. City Council amend Municipal Code Chapter 950, Traffic and Parking, to add motorcycles to the Designated Class of Vehicles permitted in reserved lanes on Bay Street from Front Street West to Bloor Street East.

 

17.  City Council request the City Manager to write to the Federal Minister of Transportation requesting that the Minister examine the possibility of controlling the top speed on new vehicles to be less than 150 kilometres per hour through the installation of speed governors.

 

18. City Council request the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario to review and amend road safety-related educational programs with a Vision Zero lens related to vulnerable road users including but not limited to mandatory motorcycle training program for M-class Licensing; improved cycling education in schools; enhanced vulnerable road user training requirements for all M and G Class driver education schools including improvements to the Ministry of Transportation Driver's Handbook, Knowledge and Road Tests. 

 

19. City Council request the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario and Transport Canada to explore mandatory Intelligent Speed Assistance in all new motor vehicles including private vehicles and evaluate other in-vehicle safety technologies.

 

20. City Council request the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario to change the maximum Blood Alcohol Concentration for all licensed motorcycle drivers to 0 percent.

 

21. City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to request the Toronto Police Service to review its enforcement process for traffic collisions involving cyclists, clarify reporting procedures for incidents involving motor vehicles and cyclists, and to forward any recommended actions or findings to the Toronto Police Services Board for their consideration to support the implementation of Vision Zero 2.0.

 

22.  City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services to work with the Toronto Police Service to advance the goals and expectations of Vision Zero 2.0 by establishing modernized collision reporting to accommodate pedestrian and cyclist involved accidents at one or more police facilities in central Toronto and City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services to report on the status of Council's direction to the October 17, 2019 meeting of the Infrastructure and Environment Committee.

 

23. City Council authorize the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services to implement vehicle side guards and to further the current video-based telematics technology to improve road safety by:

 

a. authorizing the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services to negotiate, and enter into, and execute any and all agreements and amending agreements necessary, subject to available funding, to implement a fleet safety and accountability program for all new and existing, in-house and contracted out vehicles, which aligns with the principles of Vision Zero and the technologies outlined in the report and Attachment 3 to the report (June 13, 2019) from the General Manager, Transportation Services and the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor;

 

b. authorizing 360 degree external and all in-cab video telematics technology to support road safety and quality service, and that City Council request the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services to incorporate the requirement of similar technologies for any future outsourcing of collection services;

 

c. requesting the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services to report back annually, through the budget process, on any fleet-related safety and accountability enhancements that have been implemented and integrate fleet safety performance as a key performance indicator moving forward;

 

d. approving funding for the capital acquisition for the safety and accountability enhancement retrofits to existing solid waste vehicles in the amount of $3,850,000 to be budgeted in the amount of $2,530,000 in 2019 and $1,320,000 in 2020 from the Waste Management Reserve Fund (XR1404); and 

 

e. approving funding for annual operating costs associated with monitoring and equipment maintenance to be budgeted in the annual Operating Budget in the amount of $55,200 in the 2019 Operating Budget with an equal offset to the contribution to the Waste Management Reserve Fund (XR1404), and directing that future costs be included in the annual Solid Waste Management Services Budget.

 

24. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to review the opportunity for a policy that all TTC stops be provided with a controlled crossing in the immediate vicinity working in consultation with the TTC to ensure that this policy does not reduce the number of TTC stops, and report to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee in third quarter of 2019.

 

25.  City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to plan and design road reconstruction projects using a complete streets approach, including safety improvements such as vehicle lane width reductions, tightening curb radii, widening sidewalks and the potential for bicycle lanes, at the outset of all road reconstruction projects, in consultation with local councillors and stakeholders.

 

26.  City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to review and update construction sites and road occupancy requirements to comply with Vision Zero objectives and ensure safe passage on sidewalks, bike lanes and roadways for vulnerable users and report back to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee in the fourth quarter of 2019 with the outcome and further recommendations.

 

27.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to engage with Waze and other wayfinding providers to explore the possibility of such providers adding school safety zone notification or indicators for motorists entering a school safety zone, and report back by the fourth quarter of 2019.

 

28.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to develop a campaign to stop impaired driving in collaboration with MADD Canada, Arrive Alive and other relevant stakeholders with the funding allocated for Vision Zero education and engagement programming.

 

29.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to offer education programs related to Vision Zero in other languages.

 

30. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to report to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee on October 17, 2019 with a recommendation for a motorcyclist lane filter pilot program at a suitable location within the City that meets all road safety rules and to advise the Ministry of Transportation of the motorcyclist lane filter pilot for their review and comment, such review to include the safety outcomes of motorcycle lane filtering in other jurisdictions, and consider if amendments to the Highway Traffic Act should be made to permit motorcycle lane filtering between stopped vehicles that are waiting at traffic control signals.

 

31.  City Council direct the Fire Chief and General Manager, Fire Services, and the Chief, Toronto Paramedic Services, in consultation with the General Manager, Fleet Services and the General Manager, Transportation Services to procure smaller service vehicles for operational use that maintain health and safety standards and meet all applicable regulatory and insurance requirements.

Public Notice Given

Background Information (Committee)

(June 13, 2019) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services and the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services on Vision Zero 2.0 - Road Safety Plan Update
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134964.pdf
Attachment 1 - Amendments to Community Safety Zones
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134985.pdf
Attachment 2 - Missing Sidewalk Installation Policy
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134986.pdf
Attachment 3 - Solid Waste Management Review of Large Vehicle Safety Technologies
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134987.pdf
Attachment 4 - Details of Financial Impacts to Operating and Capital Budget of Solid Waste Management Division
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134988.pdf
Attachment 5 - Decision History Related to Components of Vision Zero Road Safety Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134989.pdf
Attachment 6 - Vision Zero Alignment with municipal, Provincial and Federal Policies
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134990.pdf
Attachment 7 - Vision Zero Partners and Partnerships
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134991.pdf
Attachment 8 - Jurisdictional scan of Vision Zero initiatives
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134992.pdf
Attachment 9 - Killed or Serious Injury Collisions Trends by Emphasis Area
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134993.pdf
Attachment 10 - Vision Zero RSP Accomplishments by District
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134994.pdf
Attachment 11 - Killed and Serious Injury Heat Maps and Thematic Maps
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134995.pdf
Attachment 12- Proposed Major Arterial Speed Limit Reductions
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134996.pdf
Attachment 13 - Sample Local Road Reduced Speed Limit Area Gateway Signage
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134997.pdf
Attachment 14 - Missing Sidewalks - Recommended Amendment to Procedural Bylaw Chapter 27
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134998.pdf
Attachment 15 - List of Cultural Corridor Safety Reviews
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134999.pdf
Attachment 16 - Vision Zero Campaigns, Education Material and Communications
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-135000.pdf
Attachment 17 - Traffic Control Warrants Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-135001.pdf
Attachment 18 - Scarborough District Safety Action Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-135002.pdf
(June 20, 2019) Public Notice
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-135238.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(June 23, 2019) E-mail from Piotr Sepski (IE.New.IE6.8.1)
(June 25, 2019) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (IE.New.IE6.8.2)
(June 25, 2019) Letter from Carol Burtin Fripp (IE.Supp.IE6.8.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/comm/communicationfile-95745.pdf
(June 26, 2019) E-mail from Daniella Levy-Pinto, Walk Toronto (IE.Supp.IE6.8.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/comm/communicationfile-95748.pdf
(June 26, 2019) E-mail from Arlene Desjardins (IE.New.IE6.8.5)
(June 26, 2019) Submission from Hamish Wilson (IE.New.IE6.8.6)
(June 27, 2019) Letter from Nancy Smith Lea, Director, The Centre for Active Transportation, Clean Air Partnership (IE.New.IE6.8.7)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/comm/communicationfile-95769.pdf
(June 27, 2019) E-mail from Stephanie Borrelle (IE.New.IE6.8.8)

Communications (City Council)

(July 15, 2019) E-mail from Nicole Corrado (CC.New.IE6.8.9)
(July 15, 2019) Submission from Jessica Spieker, Friends and Families for Safe Streets and Daniella Levy-Pinto, Walk Toronto (CC.New.IE6.8.10)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/comm/communicationfile-96129.pdf
(July 15, 2019) Submission from Hamish Wilson (CC.New.IE6.8.11)
(July 15, 2019) Letter from Raymond Chan, Government Relations, CAA South Central Ontario (CC.New.IE6.8.12)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/comm/communicationfile-96131.pdf
(July 15, 2019) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (CC.New.IE6.8.13)
(July 16, 2019) E-mail from Nicole Corrado (CC.New.IE6.8.14)

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Brad Bradford (Carried)

That City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to request the Toronto Police Service to review its enforcement process for traffic collisions involving cyclists, clarify reporting procedures for incidents involving motor vehicles and cyclists, and to forward any recommended actions or findings to the Toronto Police Services Board for their consideration to support the implementation of Vision Zero 2.0.


2 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Shelley Carroll (Carried)

That City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to prioritize the implementation of Recommendation 5.h. in the report (June 13, 2019) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.


3 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Mark Grimes (Withdrawn)

That City Council delete Infrastructure and Environment Committee Recommendations 10.b., c. and d. and that the Missing Sidewalk Installation Policy be amended accordingly.

 

Recommendations to be deleted:

 

b. delegate final decision making authority to the General Manager, Transportation Services to add sidewalks to local roads as part of a reconstruction or to accommodate a request for a person with a disability.

 

c. amend Chapter 27, Council Procedures to revoke the legislative delegation to Community Councils in respect of sidewalk proposals as set out in Section 27-18.4B.7.

 

d. direct that sidewalk proposals not otherwise delegated to the General Manager, Transportation Services, by Recommendation 10b. above shall be reported on an annual basis to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee for recommendation to City Council. 


Motion to Withdraw a Motion moved by Councillor Mark Grimes (Carried)

That Councillor Grimes be permitted to withdraw his motion 3.


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

That City Council, as part of the Vision Zero 2.0, Missing Sidewalk Installation Program, consider and prioritize the construction of a sidewalk on the west side of Flint Road, along the stretch of approximately 210 metres between bus stop 117 at Supertest Road and the driveway at 1100 Flint Road.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jul-16-2019 5:32 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - IE6.8 - Pasternak - motion 4
Total members that voted Yes: 16 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Mike Colle, Joe Cressy, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 10 Members that voted No are Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, John Filion, Michael Ford, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

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

That City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to engage with Waze and other wayfinding providers to explore the possibility of such providers adding school safety zone notification or indicators for motorists entering a school safety zone, and report back by the fourth quarter of 2019.


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

City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to review compliance with the speed limit reductions introduced on major and minor arterials to inform recommendations about further changes to the default speed limit and to bring forward reports to the appropriate Community Council or the Infrastructure and Environment Committee to introduce recommendations for further changes to the default speed limit by the end of 2020.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jul-16-2019 5:33 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - IE6.8 - Layton - motion 6
Total members that voted Yes: 25 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, 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: 1 Members that voted No are Stephen Holyday
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

7 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor John Filion (Carried)

That City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to identify additional funding required to accelerate the construction of new sidewalks on streets where their absence is identified as a safety hazard, especially for children walking to school, and that such funding be considered as part of the 2020 Budget process.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jul-16-2019 5:34 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - IE6.8 - Filion - motion 7
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

8a - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Gord Perks (Carried)

That City Council amend Infrastructure and Environment Committee Recommendation 17 so that it now reads as follows:

 

17. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to plan and design road reconstruction projects using a complete streets approach, including safety improvements such as vehicle lane width reductions, tightening curb radii, widening sidewalks and the potential for bicycle lanes, at the outset of all road reconstruction projects, in consultation with local councillors and stakeholders.


8b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Gord Perks (Carried)

That City Council direct the Fire Chief and General Manager, Fire Services, and the Chief, Toronto Paramedic Services, in consultation with the General Manager, Fleet Services and the General Manager, Transportation Services to procure smaller service vehicles for operational use that maintain health and safety standards and meet all applicable regulatory and insurance requirements.


9a - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Cynthia Lai (Carried)

That City Council refer the following road segments listed in Recommendation 5 to the General Manager, Transportation Services for further consideration and consultation with the Ward Councillor:

 

5.e. Brimley Road from Sheppard Avenue East to Steeles Avenue East;

 

u.  Markham Road from Milner Avenue to Steeles Avenue East; and

 

y. McCowan Road from Milner Avenue to Steeles Avenue East.

Vote (Amend Item) Jul-16-2019 5:35 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - IE6.8 - Lai - motion 9a
Total members that voted Yes: 16 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Jim Karygiannis, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 10 Members that voted No are Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

9b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Cynthia Lai (Carried)

That City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to offer education programs related to Vision Zero in other languages.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jul-16-2019 5:36 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - IE6.8 - Lai - motion 9b
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

10a - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Jim Karygiannis (Carried)

That City Council:

 

1. delete Infrastructure and Environment Committee Recommendation 5.n.

 

Recommendation to be deleted:

 

5.n. Finch Avenue East from Birchmount Road to Midland Avenue.

 

2. amend Infrastructure and Environment Committee Recommendation 5.m. so it now reads as follows:

 

5.m. Finch Avenue East from Bayview Avenue to Victoria Park Avenue Midland Avenue.

Vote (Amend Item) Jul-16-2019 5:37 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - IE6.8 - Karygiannis - motion 10a
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

10b - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Jim Karygiannis (Carried)

That City Council amend Infrastructure and Environment Committee Recommendation 7.b. by amending the following road segment so that it now reads as follows:

 

7.b. Kennedy Road from St. Clair Avenue East to Steeles Avenue East Lawrence Avenue East.

Vote (Amend Item) Jul-16-2019 5:38 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - IE6.8 - Karygiannis - motion 10b
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

10c - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Jim Karygiannis (Carried)

That City Council request the City Manager to write to the Federal Minister of Transportation requesting that the Minister examine the possibility of controlling the top speed on new vehicles to be less than 150 kilometres per hour through the installation of speed governors.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jul-16-2019 5:39 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - IE6.8 - Karygiannis - motion 10c
Total members that voted Yes: 20 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Jim Karygiannis, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 6 Members that voted No are Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Anthony Perruzza
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

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

That City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to review and update construction sites and road occupancy requirements to comply with Vision Zero objectives and ensure safe passage on sidewalks, bike lanes and roadways for vulnerable users and report back to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee in the fourth quarter of 2019 with the outcome and further recommendations.


12 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Ana Bail„o (Carried)

That City Council amend Infrastructure and Environment Committee Recommendation 8.b. by amending the following road segment so that it now reads as follows:

  

8.b. Dufferin Street from Geary Sylvan Avenue to Eglinton Avenue West.

Vote (Amend Item) Jul-16-2019 5:40 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - IE6.8 - Bailao - 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, 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

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

That City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services to work with the Toronto Police Service to advance the goals and expectations of Vision Zero 2.0 by establishing modernized collision reporting to accommodate pedestrian and cyclist involved accidents at one or more police facilities in central Toronto and City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services to report on the status of Council's direction to the October 17, 2019 meeting of the Infrastructure and Environment Committee.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jul-16-2019 5:41 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - IE6.8 - Fletcher - motion 13
Total members that voted Yes: 23 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, 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 Mike Colle, Stephen Holyday, Denzil Minnan-Wong
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

14a - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Stephen Holyday (Carried)

That:

 

1. City Council amend Infrastructure and Environment Committee Recommendation 10.b., so that it now reads as follows: 

 

10. City Council:

 

b. delegate final decision making authority to the General Manager, Transportation Services to add sidewalks to local roads:

 

1. as part of a reconstruction; or

 

2. to accommodate a request for a person with a disability; or

 

3. in cases where a Community Council approves a new traffic-calming measure following the adoption of this Item.

 

2. City Council amend the Missing Sidewalk Installation Policy, included as Attachment 2 to the report (June 13, 2019) from the General Manager, Transportation Services and the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, in accordance with recommendation 1 above.


14b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Stephen Holyday (Carried)

That Toronto City Council add a new part to Infrastructure and Environment Committee Recommendation 15, so that it now reads as follows:

 

City Council authorize the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services to implement vehicle side guards and to further the current video-based telematics technology to improve road safety by:

 

authorizing 360 degree external and all in-cab video telematics technology to support road safety and quality service, and that City Council request the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services to incorporate the requirement of similar technologies for any future outsourcing of collection services.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jul-16-2019 5:42 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - IE6.8 - Holyday - motion 14b
Total members that voted Yes: 21 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, 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, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 5 Members that voted No are Shelley Carroll, Paula Fletcher, Jim Karygiannis, Josh Matlow, Gord Perks
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

14c - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Stephen Holyday (Carried)

That City Council amend Infrastructure and Environment Committee Recommendation 10.b. by adding the words "except that, upon written request by a Member of Council, the General Manager, Transportation Services shall report to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee on a proposed sidewalk project", and that the Missing Sidewalk Installation Policy be amended accordingly.

Vote (Amend Item) Jul-16-2019 5:43 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - IE6.8 - Holyday - motion 14c
Total members that voted Yes: 16 Members that voted Yes are Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Cynthia Lai, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 10 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Shelley Carroll, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Jim Karygiannis, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Gord Perks, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

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

That City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to develop a campaign to stop impaired driving in collaboration with MADD Canada, Arrive Alive and other relevant stakeholders with the funding allocated for Vision Zero education and engagement programming.


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

That City Council amend Infrastructure and Environment Committee Recommendation 18 so it now reads as follows:

 

18. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to report to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee on October 17, 2019 with a recommendation for a motorcyclist lane filter pilot program at a suitable location within the City that meets all road safety rules and advise the Ministry of Transportation of the motorcyclist lane filter pilot for their review and comment, such review to include the safety outcomes of motorcycle lane filtering in other jurisdictions, and consider if amendments to the Highway Traffic Act should be made to permit motorcycle lane filtering between stopped vehicles that are waiting at traffic control signals.

Vote (Amend Item) Jul-16-2019 5:45 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - IE6.8 - Perruzza - motion 16
Total members that voted Yes: 19 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 7 Members that voted No are Shelley Carroll, John Filion, Josh Matlow, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jul-16-2019 5:46 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - IE6.8 - Adopt the item as amended
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 Order by Councillor Jim Karygiannis

Councillor Karygiannis, rising on a Point of Order, stated that if motion 14b by Councillor Holyday called for cameras in cabs, Council had dealt with this a year before.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and ruled that Council had already voted and that the Councillor should have raised his Point of Order when the motion was first placed.


Point of Order by Councillor Jim Karygiannis

Councillor Karygiannis, rising on a Point of Order, stated that he wished to understand if Council can bring something back within a year, as he doesn't think Council can.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and ruled that Council can consider the matter as the election has taken place since.

IE6.8 - Vision Zero 2.0 - Road Safety Plan Update

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Public Notice Given

Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council endorse in principle the Vision Zero 2.0 plan as outlined in the report (June 13, 2019) from the General Manager, Transportation Services and the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, and direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to report back to the appropriate committee where additional authorities are required in order to implement the Vision Zero 2.0 Plan.

 

2.  City Council designate as Community Safety Zones the secondary school locations set out in Attachment 1 to the report (June 13, 2019) from the General Manager, Transportation Services and the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, subject to availability of funding in the 2020 budget.

 

3. City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services, to negotiate, enter into, and execute agreements, as may be required, with Vital Strategies to receive funding of $50,000USD for the expansion of the Active and Safe Routes to School Pilot project and the continuation of the City of Toronto's involvement in the Bloomberg Philanthropies' Partnership for Healthy Cities Initiative, on such terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Transportation Services and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

4. City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services, to negotiate, enter into, and execute agreements, as may be required, with Green Communities Canada to receive funding in the amount of $60,000CAD from the Ontario Active School Travel Fund for the expansion of the Active and Safe Routes to School Pilot project, on such terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Transportation Services and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

5. City Council reduce the speed limit from 60 km/h to 50 km/h on the following road segments as part of the Speed Management Strategy outlined on page 21 in the report (June 13, 2019) from the General Manager, Transportation Services and the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services:

 

a. Albion Road from Todd Brook Drive to Silverstone Drive

 

b. Bathurst Street from Delhi Avenue to Steeles Avenue West

 

c. Birchmount Road from Eglinton Avenue East to Steeles Avenue East

 

d. Brimley Road from Eglinton Avenue East to Progress Avenue

 

e. Brimley Road from Sheppard Avenue East to Steeles Avenue East

 

f. Danforth Road from Brimley Road to McCowan Road

 

g. Don Mills Road from A point 24 metres south of the centre line of the Don Valley Parkway to
Kern Road

 

h. Don Mills Road from Duncan Mills Road to Steeles Avenue East

 

i. Dundas Street West from Dunbloor Road to East Mall Crescent

 

j. Eglinton Avenue East from Brentcliffe Road to Kingston Road

 

k. Eglinton Avenue West from Bicknell Ave / Municipal Dr to 200 m west of Pearen Street

 

l. Ellesmere Road from Morningside Avenue to Victoria Park Avenue

 

m. Finch Avenue East from Bayview Avenue to Victoria Park Avenue

 

n. Finch Avenue East from Birchmount Road to Midland Avenue

 

o. Finch Avenue West from Albion Road to Yonge Street

 

p. Islington Avenue from Prince George Drive/Ridgevalley Crescent to Monogram Place

 

q. Keele Street from Greenbrook Drive to Finch Avenue West

 

r. Lawrence Avenue East from Railside Road (west intersection) to Morningside Ave

 

s. Leslie Street from Eglinton Avenue East to McNicoll Avenue

 

t. Markham Road from Kingston Road to Progress Avenue

 

u. Markham Road from Milner Avenue to Steeles Avenue East

 

v. Martin Grove Road from Eglinton Avenue West to Dixon Road

 

w. Martin Grove Road from Jeffcoat Drive to point 250 metres north of Mercury Road/ Westhumber Boulevard

 

x. McCowan Road from Danforth Road to Progress Avenue

 

y. McCowan Road from Milner Avenue to Steeles Avenue East

 

z. Morningside Avenue (Scarborough) from Kingston Road to Tams Road/ Pan Am Drive

 

aa. Morningside Avenue (Scarborough) from Milner Avenue to McLevin Avenue/ Casebridge Court

 

bb. Sheppard Avenue East from Yonge Street to Meadowvale Road

 

cc. Sheppard Avenue West from Weston Road to Yonge Street

 

dd. St. Clair Avenue East from Danforth Road to Birchmount Road

 

ee. Steeles Avenue East from Yonge Street to Warden Avenue

 

ff. Steeles Avenue West from Fenmar Drive to Jane Street

 

gg. Steeles Avenue West from Keele Street to Yonge Street

 

hh. The Queensway from Ellis Avenue to Kipling Avenue

 

ii. Victoria Park Avenue from O'Connor Drive to York Mills Road

 

jj. Victoria Park Avenue from Consumers Road to Steeles Avenue East

 

kk. Warden Avenue from St Clair Avenue East to Metropolitan Road

 

ll. Warden Avenue from Arkona Drive to Steeles Avenue East

 

6. City Council reduce the speed limit from 70 km/h to 60 km/h on the following road segments as part of the Speed Management Strategy outlined on page 21 of the report (June 13, 2019) from the General Manager, Transportation Services and the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services:

 

a. Black Creek Drive (Northbound) from Eglinton Avenue West to Weston Road; and

 

b. Black Creek Drive (Southbound) from A point 200 metres north of Weston Road to Eglinton Avenue West.

 

7. City Council reduce the speed limit from 60 km/h to 50 km/h on the following road segments for Pedestrian Safety Corridors as outlined on page 26 of the report (June 13, 2019) from the General Manager, Transportation Services and the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services:

 

a. Eglinton Avenue East from Kennedy Road to Kingston Road

 

b. Kennedy Road from St. Clair Avenue East to Lawrence Avenue East

 

c. Victoria Park Avenue from O'Connor Drive/Eglinton Square to Lawrence Avenue East.

 

8. City Council reduce the speed limit from 50 km/h to 40 km/h on the following road segments for Pedestrian Safety Corridors as outlined on page 26 of the report (June 13, 2019) from the General Manager, Transportation Services and the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services:

 

a. Bathurst Street from St. Clair Avenue West to Briar Hill Avenue

 

b. Dufferin Street from Geary Avenue to Eglinton Avenue West

 

c. St. Clair Avenue West from Runnymede Road to Dufferin Street

 

d. Victoria Park Avenue from Dawes Road to O'Connor Drive/Eglinton Square

 

e. Yonge Street from Eglinton Avenue East/West to Broadway Avenue

 

9. City Council amend the Zebra Crosswalk Policy outlined in Attachment 17 to the report (June 13, 2019) from the General Manager, Transportation Services and the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services to include them at stop-controlled intersections that meet the following conditions:

 

a.  located within Pedestrian Safety Corridors,

 

b. located within School Safety Zones,

 

c. located within Senior Safety Zones, and

 

d. at locations where safety is, in the opinion of the General Manager, Transportation Services, an issue.

 

10. City Council:

 

a. adopt the Missing Sidewalk Installation Policy in Attachment 2 to the report (June 13, 2019) from the General Manager, Transportation Services and the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services.

 

b. delegate final decision making authority to the General Manager, Transportation Services to add sidewalks to local roads as part of a reconstruction or to accommodate a request for a person with a disability.

 

c. amend Chapter 27, Council Procedures to revoke the legislative delegation to Community Councils in respect of sidewalk proposals as set out in Section 27-18.4B.7.

 

d. direct that sidewalk proposals not otherwise delegated to the General Manager, Transportation Services, by Recommendation 10b. above shall be reported on an annual basis to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee for recommendation to City Council. 

 

11. City Council amend Municipal Code Chapter 950, Traffic and Parking, to add motorcycles to the Designated Class of Vehicles permitted in reserved lanes on Bay Street from Front Street West to Bloor Street East.

 

12. City Council request the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario to review and amend road safety related educational programs with a Vision Zero lens related to vulnerable road users including but not limited to mandatory motorcycle training program for M-class Licensing; improved cycling education in schools; enhanced vulnerable road user training requirements for all M and G Class driver education schools including improvements to the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) Driver's Handbook, Knowledge and Road Tests. 

 

13. City Council request the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario and Transport Canada to explore mandatory Intelligent Speed Assistance in all new motor vehicles including private vehicles and evaluate other in-vehicle safety technologies.

 

14. City Council request the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario to change the maximum Blood Alcohol Concentration for all licensed motorcycle drivers to 0 percent.

 

15. City Council authorize the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services to implement vehicle side guards and to further the current video-based telematics technology to improve road safety by:

 

a. authorizing the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services to negotiate, and enter into, and execute any and all agreements and amending agreements necessary, subject to available funding, to implement a fleet safety and accountability program for all new and existing, in-house and contracted out vehicles, which aligns with the principles of Vision Zero and the technologies outlined in the report and Attachment 3 to the report (June 13, 2019) from the General Manager, Transportation Services and the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor;

 

b. requesting the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, to report back annually, through the budget process, on any fleet related safety and accountability enhancements that have been implemented and integrate fleet safety performance as a key performance indicator moving forward;

 

c. approving funding for the capital acquisition for the safety and accountability enhancement retrofits to existing solid waste vehicles in the amount of $3,850,000 to be budgeted in the amount of $2,530,000 in 2019 and $1,320,000 in 2020 from the Waste Management Reserve Fund (XR1404); and 

 

d. approving funding for annual operating costs associated with monitoring and equipment maintenance to be budgeted in the annual Operating Budget in the amount of $55,200 in the 2019 Operating Budget with an equal offset to the contribution to the Waste Management Reserve Fund (XR1404), and directing that future costs be included in the annual Solid Waste Management Services Budget.

 

16. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to review the opportunity for a policy that all TTC stops be provided with a controlled crossing in the immediate vicinity working in consultation with the TTC to ensure that this policy does not reduce the number of TTC stops, and report to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee in third quarter of 2019.

 

17. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to plan and design road reconstruction projects using a complete streets approach, including the potential for bicycle lanes, at the outset of all road reconstruction projects, in consultation with local councillors and stakeholders.

 

18.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to report to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee on October 17, 2019 with a recommendation for a motorcyclist lane filter pilot program at a suitable location within the City that meets all road safety rule.

Origin

(June 13, 2019) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services and the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services

Summary

With a renewed commitment to the safe systems approach, this report presents the City of Toronto's update to the Vision Zero Road Safety Plan ("RSP") (2016) - Vision Zero 2.0.While the 2016 RSP included a larger set of mostly shorter term improvements, Vision Zero 2.0 recommends a set of more extensive, more proactive and more targeted initiatives, informed by data and aimed at eliminating serious injury and fatalities on Toronto's roads.

 

While the number of serious injury collisions have remained relatively steady over the past decade, the number of fatal collisions in the past 5 years has seen a general increase compared to the previous 5 years. The upward trend is most notably seen in pedestrian fatalities.

 

Compared to 2016, the year with a ten-year record high of 78 traffic fatalities, the number of fatalities in the past two years appears to have begun to decline. However, no loss of life as a result of traffic collisions is acceptable in a Vision Zero approach, and addressing road safety continues to be a priority for residents, elected officials and staff.

 

The Vision Zero philosophy is a significant departure from the traditional approach to road safety. This transformative change will take several years to fully establish.

 

As Vision Zero solutions are planned and implemented, there are circumstances when decisions to improve road safety may result in outcomes at odds with other objectives like reducing motor vehicle delay. Vision Zero 2.0 reiterates that human life should be prioritized over all other objectives within all aspects of the transportation system. 

 

Since Council approved the Vision Zero RSP in June 2016 Transportation Services has made progress in a wide range of over 40 countermeasures.

 

Following a safe systems approach, Vision Zero 2.0 continues to draw solutions from the 5Es of engineering, enforcement, education, engagement and evaluation. The plan focuses these solutions on 6 emphasis areas of pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists, school-aged children, older adults and aggressive and distracted driving. Vision Zero 2.0 focuses on a set of the most effective actions including:

 

-  Speed management strategy: Higher speeds contribute to higher risk of serious injuries and fatalities by reducing driver reaction time, increasing the vehicle stopping distance, and inflicting more severe blunt force trauma on victims upon impact. The proposed speed management strategy is comprised of seven integrated speed reduction tools aimed at mitigating risks associated with high speeds. These include revised speed limit setting practices, road design improvements, enhanced police enforcement, proactive deployment of Watch Your Speed signs, speed limit reductions, automated speed enforcement and public education.


-  Road design improvements: Geometric modifications to the design of the road are known to be one of the most effective ways of achieving the intended target speed for the context and improving road user behaviour. There will be a greater focus on this safety countermeasure, including integration of safety improvements as a component of planned road work, implementation of shorter-term interim safety improvements and enhancing road illumination.


-  Proactively addressing high-risk mid-block crossings: Mid-block crossings are the most prevalent type of pedestrian collisions resulting in a killed or serious injury incident and account for over 50 percent of pedestrian fatalities. Wide arterials roads with several lanes of traffic, high travel speeds and long distances between signalized crossing opportunities all contribute to high-risk mid-block crossings. Going forward, recommendations in staff reports on traffic signals will be based upon a new contextual approach to traffic signal assessment and will result in the installation of new signals that may not have been previously warranted.


-  Proactively addressing turning collisions at signalized intersection: Left turn and right collisions at signalized intersections are the second most prevalent type of Killed and Serious Injury collisions involving pedestrians (24 percent) and cyclists (20 percent). Pedestrian head start signals will be proactively implemented at most signalized intersections across the city as a default safety feature. Bicycle head start signals will also be implemented where feasible. Right-turn-on-red prohibitions will be strategically deployed at intersections with known relevant collision patterns.


-  Education and engagement plan: The overarching goals of the education and engagement component of Vision Zero programming are informing and consulting with the public, building support for infrastructure improvements, and instituting a shift in social norms and road user behaviour.
 

In addition to the focus actions listed above, a number of other supporting initiatives are outlined in this report. These include:

 

-  Expansion of the red light camera program;
-  Adding safety features such as side guards to City fleet, particularly large vehicles, starting with the Solid Waste Management Division;
-  Development of District Safety Action Plans;
-  Expansion of partnerships for school travel planning programs;
-  Reviewing signal operations practices with a lens of vulnerable road user safety;
-  Advocacy to the Province for mandatory motorcycle training, improved driver training, changing the maximum Blood Alcohol Concentration for all licensed motorcycle drivers to 0 percent.
 

A key focus of Vision Zero 2.0 will be a renewed emphasis on data-driven decision making and prioritization. Efforts in this area include:

 

-  Using predictive analytics to more effectively prioritize and target our safety measures
-  Incorporating a social justice and equity lens;
-  Implementing performance monitoring and evaluation to measure the impact of our safety programs;
-  Working with partners to acquire better data.
 

It is possible that Toronto will continue to see fluctuations, and at times, increases in year-over-year number of serious injuries and fatalities in the short term until the effects of various Vision Zero initiatives are realized. Experience of other cities and countries that have adopted the Vision Zero approach suggests that meaningful change is only possible after several years of sustained and focused commitment.

 

Transportation Services is committed to implementing these actions, with adequate resources, in order to eliminate all traffic fatalities and serious injuries on Toronto's roads.

Background Information

(June 13, 2019) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services and the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services on Vision Zero 2.0 - Road Safety Plan Update
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134964.pdf
Attachment 1 - Amendments to Community Safety Zones
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134985.pdf
Attachment 2 - Missing Sidewalk Installation Policy
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134986.pdf
Attachment 3 - Solid Waste Management Review of Large Vehicle Safety Technologies
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134987.pdf
Attachment 4 - Details of Financial Impacts to Operating and Capital Budget of Solid Waste Management Division
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134988.pdf
Attachment 5 - Decision History Related to Components of Vision Zero Road Safety Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134989.pdf
Attachment 6 - Vision Zero Alignment with municipal, Provincial and Federal Policies
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134990.pdf
Attachment 7 - Vision Zero Partners and Partnerships
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134991.pdf
Attachment 8 - Jurisdictional scan of Vision Zero initiatives
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134992.pdf
Attachment 9 - Killed or Serious Injury Collisions Trends by Emphasis Area
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134993.pdf
Attachment 10 - Vision Zero RSP Accomplishments by District
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134994.pdf
Attachment 11 - Killed and Serious Injury Heat Maps and Thematic Maps
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134995.pdf
Attachment 12- Proposed Major Arterial Speed Limit Reductions
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134996.pdf
Attachment 13 - Sample Local Road Reduced Speed Limit Area Gateway Signage
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134997.pdf
Attachment 14 - Missing Sidewalks - Recommended Amendment to Procedural Bylaw Chapter 27
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134998.pdf
Attachment 15 - List of Cultural Corridor Safety Reviews
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-134999.pdf
Attachment 16 - Vision Zero Campaigns, Education Material and Communications
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-135000.pdf
Attachment 17 - Traffic Control Warrants Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-135001.pdf
Attachment 18 - Scarborough District Safety Action Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-135002.pdf
(June 20, 2019) Public Notice
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-135238.pdf

Communications

(June 23, 2019) E-mail from Piotr Sepski (IE.New.IE6.8.1)
(June 25, 2019) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (IE.New.IE6.8.2)
(June 25, 2019) Letter from Carol Burtin Fripp (IE.Supp.IE6.8.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/comm/communicationfile-95745.pdf
(June 26, 2019) E-mail from Daniella Levy-Pinto, Walk Toronto (IE.Supp.IE6.8.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/comm/communicationfile-95748.pdf
(June 26, 2019) E-mail from Arlene Desjardins (IE.New.IE6.8.5)
(June 26, 2019) Submission from Hamish Wilson (IE.New.IE6.8.6)
(June 27, 2019) Letter from Nancy Smith Lea, Director, The Centre for Active Transportation, Clean Air Partnership (IE.New.IE6.8.7)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ie/comm/communicationfile-95769.pdf
(June 27, 2019) E-mail from Stephanie Borrelle (IE.New.IE6.8.8)

Speakers

Nancy Smith Lea, The Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT)
Brenda Thompson
Niko Casuncad, 8 80 Cities
Hamish Wilson
Dylan Reid
Jess Spieker
Kevin Rupasinghe
Jared Kolb

Motions

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

That:

 

1. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to review the opportunity for a policy that all TTC stops be provided with a controlled crossing in the immediate vicinity working in consultation with the TTC to ensure that this policy does not reduce the number of TTC stops, and report to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee in third quarter of 2019.

 

2. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to plan and design road reconstruction projects using a complete streets approach, including the potential for bicycle lanes, at the outset of all road reconstruction projects, in consultation with local councillors and stakeholders.


2 - 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 on October 17, 2019 with a recommendation for a motorcyclist lane filter pilot program at a suitable location within the City that meets all road safety rule.


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