Item - 2020.IE12.8

Tracking Status

IE12.8 - Cycling Network Plan: 2020 Cycling Infrastructure Installation - First Quarter Update

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
7 - Humber River - Black Creek, 10 - Spadina - Fort York, 11 - University - Rosedale, 13 - Toronto Centre

City Council Decision

City Council on April 30, 2020, 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 (February 26, 2020) from the General Manager, Transportation Services:

 

a. Douro Street (from Shaw Street to King Street West);
b. Roxton Road (from Dewson Street north to Harbord Street); and
c. Wellington Street (from Niagara Avenue to Strachan Avenue).

 

2. City Council authorize the installation of Cycle Tracks on the following sections of roadway, as described in Attachment 3 to the report (February 26, 2020) from the General Manager, Transportation Services:

 

a. College Street (from Bellevue Avenue to Borden Street);
b. Douro Street (from Strachan Avenue to Shaw Street);
c. Lower River Street (from Trolley Crescent South to River Street);
d. Murray Ross Parkway (from Keele Street to Columbia Gate); and
e. Shuter Street (from River Street to Bond Street ).

 

3. City Council authorize the installation or adjustments of bicycle lanes on the following sections of roadway, as described in Attachment 4 to the report (February 26, 2020) from the General Manager, Transportation Services:

 

a. Borden Street (from just north of College Street to Ulster Street);
b. Brunswick Avenue (from just north of College Street to Lowther Street);
c. Dewson Street (from Roxton Road to Shaw Street);
d. Ulster Street (from Borden Street to Brunswick Avenue);
e. Roxton Road (from Dewson Street south to Dewson Street north);
f. Shaw Street (from Harbord Street to Dupont Street); and
g. Sumach Street (from Queen Street to Shuter Street).

 

4. City Council authorize the amendments to traffic and parking regulations associated with Parts 1, 2 and 3 above, as described in Attachment 5 to the report (February 26, 2020) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

5. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to consider prioritizing street sweeping for local roads with contra-flow bicycle lanes as part of the review of street sweeping level of service currently being conducted by Transportation Services, to ensure that street sweeping for local roads with contra-flow bicycle lanes will be provided at an appropriate frequency of sweeping on both sides of the street.

 

6. City Council direct the appropriate City staff to monitor complaints regarding parking enforcement, accessible pick-up/drop-off, or safety relating to the contra-flow bicycle lanes along Borden Street, Ulster Street, Shaw Street, Roxton Avenue and Brunswick Avenue and to report back to the Toronto and East York Community Council with recommendations to address concerns, if warranted.

 

7. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to explore the installation of sidewalk bollards on the south side of Ulster Street adjacent the park, while maintaining appropriate sidewalk width to meet Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act requirements in an effort to avoid cars from mounting curbs.

 

8. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to identify an appropriate area for deliveries and passenger pick-ups and drop-offs along Sumach Street between Shuter Street and Queen Street East or within the immediately adjacent streets and to report any recommendations to the Toronto and East York Community Council.

 

9. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to consider improved designs and additions to the public realm for the pre-cast concrete islands along Shuter Street including the installation of planters and soft landscaping.

 

10.  City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to report to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee on the feasibility and costing of the York Centre bike route, locally known as the Downsview Loop, by the fourth quarter of 2020 and City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to consider including the York Centre bike route in the 2021 Cycling Infrastructure Plan.

Public Notice Given

Background Information (Committee)

(February 26, 2020) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Cycling Network Plan: 2020 Cycling Infrastructure Installation - First Quarter Update
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-146678.pdf
Attachment 1 - Proposed Cycling Network Installation Location Maps
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-146679.pdf
(March 10, 2020) Revised Attachment 2 - Designated Bicycle Lanes
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-146840.pdf
Attachment 2 - Designated Bicycle Lanes
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-146680.pdf
Attachment 3 - Designated Cycle Tracks
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-146681.pdf
Attachment 4 - Designated Contra-Flow Bicycle Lanes
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-146682.pdf
Attachment 5 - Amendments to Traffic and Parking Regulations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-146683.pdf
Attachment 6 - Cycling Network Plan Near - Term Implementation Plan (2019-2021)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-146684.pdf
(March 4, 2020) Public Notice
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-146629.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(March 6, 2020) E-mail from David McLachlan (IE.New.IE12.8.1)
(March 7, 2020) E-mail from Clay McFayden (IE.New.IE12.8.2)
(March 7, 2020) Petition from Julia Rosenberg, Chris Munro, Merrill Swain and Joe Curtin titled "No Contra-Flow Bike Lane On Ulster Between Borden and Brunswick" containing the names of 36 persons (IE.New.IE12.8.3)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Abraham Blank (IE.New.IE12.8.4)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Gordon Brown (IE.New.IE12.8.5)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Dwight Friesen (IE.New.IE12.8.6)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Lauren Welsh (IE.New.IE12.8.7)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Joy Connelly (IE.New.IE12.8.8)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from David Edwards (IE.New.IE12.8.9)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Roger Morier (IE.New.IE12.8.10)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Alan Jarvis (IE.New.IE12.8.11)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Consuelo Castillo (IE.New.IE12.8.12)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Zoraida Anaya (IE.New.IE12.8.13)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Daniel Giovannini (IE.New.IE12.8.14)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Grant Carmichael (IE.New.IE12.8.15)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Lesley Thornton-Cronin (IE.New.IE12.8.16)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Ted Mann (IE.New.IE12.8.17)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Mark Pomerantz (IE.New.IE12.8.18)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Wendy Banks (IE.New.IE12.8.19)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Lori Newton (IE.New.IE12.8.20)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Ed Schatz (IE.New.IE12.8.21)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Todd Race (IE.New.IE12.8.22)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from James Rolfe (IE.New.IE12.8.23)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Catalina Rubiano (IE.New.IE12.8.24)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Marion Oliver (IE.New.IE12.8.25)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Linda Argles (IE.New.IE12.8.26)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Ricardo Caimano (IE.New.IE12.8.27)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Chris Grebeldinger (IE.New.IE12.8.28)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Kirsten Heyerdahl (IE.New.IE12.8.29)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Eric Muller (IE.New.IE12.8.30)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Timna Ben-Ari (IE.New.IE12.8.31)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Carol Schwartz (IE.New.IE12.8.32)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Marc Johnson (IE.New.IE12.8.33)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Mary Anderson (IE.New.IE12.8.34)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from John Thanganatt (IE.New.IE12.8.35)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from David Vafa (IE.New.IE12.8.36)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Debbie Buehler (IE.New.IE12.8.37)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Trevor McLeod (IE.New.IE12.8.38)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Toby Glanville (IE.New.IE12.8.39)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Vladimir Raff (IE.New.IE12.8.40)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Peter Levitt (IE.New.IE12.8.41)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Sharon Zikman (IE.New.IE12.8.42)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Connor Bays (IE.New.IE12.8.43)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Kathryn Anne Grant (IE.New.IE12.8.44)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Craig Morash (IE.New.IE12.8.45)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Robert J A Zaichkowski (IE.New.IE12.8.46)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Harry Smaller (IE.New.IE12.8.47)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Cathleen Sullivan (IE.New.IE12.8.48)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Daphne Jackson (IE.New.IE12.8.49)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Ron Hart, Chair Bike North York (IE.New.IE12.8.50)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ie/comm/communicationfile-101491.pdf
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Quinci Best (IE.New.IE12.8.51)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Nuala Doherty (IE.New.IE12.8.52)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Theresa Cooke (IE.New.IE12.8.53)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Cindy Gorenkoff (IE.New.IE12.8.54)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Paul Carter (IE.New.IE12.8.55)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Nicholas Provart, Marika Cooper, Adam and Zachary Provart (IE.New.IE12.8.56)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Arnold Smith (IE.New.IE12.8.57)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Diane Morgan (IE.New.IE12.8.58)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Anna Kostecka (IE.New.IE12.8.59)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Michael Lambek (IE.New.IE12.8.60)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Eve Wyatt (IE.New.IE12.8.61)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Kristina Stockwood (IE.New.IE12.8.62)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Seth Climans (IE.New.IE12.8.63)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Suzan Ayscough (IE.New.IE8.12.64)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Oleksii Kozachok (IE.New.IE12.8.65)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Bryan Dollack (IE.New.IE12.8.66)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Chris Lee (IE.New.IE12.8.67)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Stuart Bustard (IE.New.IE12.8.68)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Christopher Bozek (IE.New.IE12.8.69)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Shawn Smith (IE.New.IE12.8.70)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Bradley Hammond (IE.New.IE12.8.71)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Serge Cherevko (IE.New.IE12.8.72)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Sylvia Peacock (IE.New.IE12.8.73)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Tosh Weyman (IE.New.IE12.8.74)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Graham Lavender (IE.New.IE12.8.75)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Philip S. Angermeyer (IE.New.IE12.8.76)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Tyler Luyben (IE.New.IE12.8.77)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Peter Clutterbuck (IE.New.IE12.8.78)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Zoe Newman (IE.New.IE12.8.79)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Sam Hyland (IE.New.IE12.8.80)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Barry Dewitt (IE.New.IE12.8.81)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Kristen Yee (IE.New.IE12.8.82)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Ru Yap (IE.New.IE12.8.83)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Dale Yurka (IE.New.IE12.8.84)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Carey Toane (IE.New.IE12.8.85)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Tony Morris (IE.New.IE12.8.86)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Sarah Muir (IE.New.IE12.8.87)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Brandon Bratuhin (IE.New.IE12.8.88)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Janet Fryer (IE.New.IE12.8.89)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Cynthia Loch-Drake (IE.New.IE12.8.90)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Catherine Bush (IE.New.IE12.8.91)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Aharon Brodutch (IE.New.IE12.8.92)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Roland Isberto (IE.New.IE12.8.93)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Fred Mammoliti (IE.New.IE12.8.94)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Kris Langille (IE.New.IE12.8.95)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Katrin Lepik (IE.New.IE12.8.96)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Ashley Challinor (IE.New.IE12.8.97)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from John Liss (IE.New.IE12.8.98)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Sandra Gregson (IE.New.IE12.8.99)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Michael Holloway (IE.New.IE12.8.100)
(March 10, 2020) Letter from Donna Patterson, Arthur Klimowicz and Peter Rogers, Co-Captains, Toronto Centre Cyclists (IE.New.IE12.8.101)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ie/comm/communicationfile-101551.pdf
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Sam Bietenholz (IE.New.IE12.8.102)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Caroline Connell (IE.New.IE12.8.103)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Christopher Hoyle (IE.New.IE12.8.104)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Eric Mills (IE.New.IE12.8.105)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Rick Argles (IE.New.IE12.8.106)
(March 10, 2020) Letter from Michael Longfield, Interim Executive Director, Cycle Toronto (IE.New.IE12.8.107)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ie/comm/communicationfile-101571.pdf
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Richard Wu (IE.New.IE12.8.108)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Anne Fleming (IE.New.IE12.8.109)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Jim Noble (IE.New.IE12.8.110)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Jeffrey Levitt (IE.New.IE12.8.111)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Andre Martin (IE.New.IE12.8.112)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Anna Korteweg (IE.New.IE12.8.113)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Chris Peressotti (IE.New.IE12.8.114)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Peter Rogers (IE.New.IE12.8.115)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from May Friedman (IE.New.IE12.8.116)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Gail Misra (IE.New.IE12.8.117)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Fred Spek (IE.New.IE12.8.118)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Wayne Miranda (IE.New.IE12.8.119)
(March 11, 2020) Letter from Ethan Chiddicks, Chair, Cycle Toronto University Rosedale (IE.New.IE12.8.120)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ie/comm/communicationfile-101567.pdf
(March 11, 2020) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (IE.New.IE12.8.121)
(March 11, 2020) E-mail from Bernard Savage (IE.New.IE12.8.122)
(March 11, 2020) E-mail from Caroline Boone (IE.New.IE12.8.123)
(March 11, 2020) E-mail from Sara Legg (IE.New.IE12.8.124)
(March 11, 2020) E-mail from Carol Barbour (IE.New.IE12.8.125)
(March 11, 2020) E-mail from Erika James (IE.New.IE12.8.126)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Michelle van der Laak (IE.New.IE12.8.127)

Communications (City Council)

(March 15, 2020) E-mail from Renata Janiszewska Jones (CC.Main.IE12.8.128)
(March 14, 2020) E-mail from Michael Burnell (CC.Main.IE12.8.129)
(March 13, 2020) E-mail from Andrea Calver (CC.Main.IE12.8.130)
(March 12, 2020) E-mail from Henriette Terness (CC.Main.IE12.8.131)
(March 12, 2020) E-mail from Sarah Ferriera (CC.Main.IE12.8.132)
(March 11, 2020) E-mail from Barbara Leiterman (CC.Main.IE12.8.133)
(March 11, 2020) E-mail from Francois Routhier (CC.Main.IE12.8.134)
(March 11, 2020) E-mail from Samantha Hodder (CC.Main.IE12.8.135)
(March 11, 2020) E-mail from Jennifer Mackay and Ssozi Mackay Ssengo (CC.Main.IE12.8.136)
(April 28, 2020) E-mail from David Edwards and family (CC.New.IE12.8.137)
(April 29, 2020) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (CC.New.Ie12.8.138)

Motions (City Council)

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

That City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to report to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee on the feasibility and costing of the York Centre bike route, locally known as the Downsview Loop, by the fourth quarter of 2020 and request the General Manager, Transportation Services to consider including the York Centre bike route in the 2021 Cycling Infrastructure Plan.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Apr-30-2020

Result: Carried Majority Required - IE12.8 - Pasternak - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 24 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, 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, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Jaye Robinson

Motion to Adopt Item (Lost)

Adoption of Infrastructure and Environment Committee Recommendation 9 only:

 

9. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to explore the feasibility of implementing new technology including heated pavement to promote year-round cycling.

Vote (Adopt Item) Apr-30-2020

Result: Lost Majority Required - IE12.8 - Infrastructure and Environment Committee Recommendation 9 only
Total members that voted Yes: 8 Members that voted Yes are Brad Bradford, Joe Cressy, Paula Fletcher, Mike Layton, Jennifer McKelvie, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 16 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, John Filion, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Cynthia Lai, Josh Matlow, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Jaye Robinson

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Adoption of the balance of the Item as amended.

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Apr-30-2020

Result: Carried Majority Required - IE12.8 - Adoption of the balance of the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 24 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, 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, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Jaye Robinson

IE12.8 - Cycling Network Plan: 2020 Cycling Infrastructure Installation - First Quarter Update

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
7 - Humber River - Black Creek, 10 - Spadina - Fort York, 11 - University - Rosedale, 13 - Toronto Centre

Public Notice Given

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 (February 26, 2020) from the General Manager, Transportation Services:

 

a. Douro Street (from Shaw Street to King Street West);
b. Roxton Road (from Dewson Street north to Harbord Street); and
c. Wellington Street (from Niagara Avenue to Strachan Avenue).

 

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 (February 26, 2020) from the General Manager, Transportation Services:

 

a. College Street (from Bellevue Avenue to Borden Street);
b. Douro Street (from Strachan Avenue to Shaw Street);
c. Lower River Street (from Trolley Crescent South to River Street);
d. Murray Ross Parkway (from Keele Street to Columbia Gate); and
e. Shuter Street (from River Street to Bond Street ).

 

3. City Council authorize the installation or adjustments of bicycle lanes on the following sections of roadway, as described in Attachment 4 – Contra-flow Bicycle Lanes, to the report (February 26, 2020) from the General Manager, Transportation Services:

 

a. Borden Street (from just north of College Street to Ulster Street);
b. Brunswick Avenue (from just north of College Street to Lowther Street);
c. Dewson Street (from Roxton Road to Shaw Street);
d. Ulster Street (from Borden Street to Brunswick Avenue);
e. Roxton Road (from Dewson Street south to Dewson Street north);
f. Shaw Street (from Harbord Street to Dupont Street); and
g. Sumach Street (from Queen Street to Shuter Street).

 

4. City Council authorize the amendments to traffic and parking regulations associated with Recommendations 1, 2 and 3 above, as described in Attachment 5 - Amendments to Traffic and Parking Regulations, to the report (February 26, 2020) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

5. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to consider prioritizing street sweeping for local roads with contra-flow bicycle lanes as part of the review of street sweeping level of service currently being conducted by Transportation Services, to ensure that street sweeping for local roads with contra-flow bicycle lanes will be provided at an appropriate frequency of sweeping on both sides of the street.

 

6. City Council direct the appropriate city staff to monitor complaints regarding parking enforcement, accessible pick-up/drop-off, or safety relating to the contra-flow bicycle lanes along Borden Street, Ulster Street, Shaw Street, Roxton Avenue and Brunswick Avenue and report back to Toronto and East York Community Council with recommendations to address concerns, if warranted.

 

7. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to explore the installation of sidewalk bollards on the south side of Ulster Street adjacent the park, while maintaining appropriate sidewalk width to meet Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) requirements in an effort to avoid cars from mounting curbs.

 

8. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to identify an appropriate area for deliveries and passenger pick-ups and drop-offs along Sumach Street between Shuter Street and Queen Street East or within the immediately adjacent streets and report any recommendations to the Toronto and East York Community Council.

 

9. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to explore the feasibility of implementing new technology including heated pavement to promote year-round cycling.


10. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to consider improved designs and additions to the public realm for the pre-cast concrete islands along Shuter Street including the installation of planters and soft landscaping.

Origin

(February 26, 2020) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services

Summary

The Cycling Network Plan and the associated Near Term Implementation Plan (2019-2021), adopted by Council in July 2019 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.

 

This report is a first quarter update on the initial group of cycling infrastructure projects that are proposed to be installed in 2020 for which design and consultation have been completed.  Additional cycling infrastructure projects proposed for installation in 2020 will be included in upcoming reports.    

 

This report seeks Council authority to install 4.05 lane kilometres (km) of new cycling infrastructure on the following streets proposed in the Cycling Network near Term Implementation Plan (2019-2021):

- Borden Street (contra-flow bike lane, Ward 11)
- Brunswick Avenue (contra-flow bike lane, Ward 11)
- Dewson Street (contra-flow bike lane, Ward 11)
- Douro Street (bicycle lanes/cycle tracks, Ward 10)
- Murray Ross Parkway (cycle track, Ward 7)
- Roxton Street (contra-flow bike lane, Ward 11)
- Sumach Street (contra-flow bike lane, Ward 13)
- Ulster Street (contra-flow bike lane, Ward 11)
- Wellington Street (bicycle lanes/cycle tracks, Ward 10)
 

This report also seeks Council authority to make improvements to 5.35 lane km of existing cycling infrastructure on the following streets:

- Blue Jays Way (passenger loading zone along bicycle lane: Ward 10)
- College Street at Borden Street: (intersection improvement: Ward 11)
- Lower River Street (bicycle lane to cycle track: Ward 13)
- Shuter Street (bicycle lane to cycle track: Ward 13)
- Shaw Street (street mazing and traffic diversion: Ward 11)

 

A map of the projects proposed in this report is included as Attachment 1. The changes proposed would improve safety and mobility options by providing improved cycling connections to transit, parks, local schools, event venues, businesses and residences.  Pedestrian improvements have also been included in the projects, wherever feasible, including curb extensions, shortened crossing distances, new sidewalk installations and travel lane adjustments.

 

While there are varying impacts to traffic operations for motor vehicles, these impacts have been reviewed, analyzed and have been determined by Transportation Services to have acceptable impacts in order to improve safety and comfort of all road users. Minimal impacts to TTC or emergency services is anticipated.

 

All of the new and upgraded bikeways included in this report are proposed to be installed in 2020.

Background Information

(February 26, 2020) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Cycling Network Plan: 2020 Cycling Infrastructure Installation - First Quarter Update
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-146678.pdf
Attachment 1 - Proposed Cycling Network Installation Location Maps
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-146679.pdf
(March 10, 2020) Revised Attachment 2 - Designated Bicycle Lanes
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-146840.pdf
Attachment 2 - Designated Bicycle Lanes
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-146680.pdf
Attachment 3 - Designated Cycle Tracks
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-146681.pdf
Attachment 4 - Designated Contra-Flow Bicycle Lanes
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-146682.pdf
Attachment 5 - Amendments to Traffic and Parking Regulations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-146683.pdf
Attachment 6 - Cycling Network Plan Near - Term Implementation Plan (2019-2021)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-146684.pdf
(March 4, 2020) Public Notice
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-146629.pdf

Communications

(March 6, 2020) E-mail from David McLachlan (IE.New.IE12.8.1)
(March 7, 2020) E-mail from Clay McFayden (IE.New.IE12.8.2)
(March 7, 2020) Petition from Julia Rosenberg, Chris Munro, Merrill Swain and Joe Curtin titled "No Contra-Flow Bike Lane On Ulster Between Borden and Brunswick" containing the names of 36 persons (IE.New.IE12.8.3)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Abraham Blank (IE.New.IE12.8.4)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Gordon Brown (IE.New.IE12.8.5)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Dwight Friesen (IE.New.IE12.8.6)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Lauren Welsh (IE.New.IE12.8.7)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Joy Connelly (IE.New.IE12.8.8)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from David Edwards (IE.New.IE12.8.9)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Roger Morier (IE.New.IE12.8.10)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Alan Jarvis (IE.New.IE12.8.11)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Consuelo Castillo (IE.New.IE12.8.12)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Zoraida Anaya (IE.New.IE12.8.13)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Daniel Giovannini (IE.New.IE12.8.14)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Grant Carmichael (IE.New.IE12.8.15)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Lesley Thornton-Cronin (IE.New.IE12.8.16)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Ted Mann (IE.New.IE12.8.17)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Mark Pomerantz (IE.New.IE12.8.18)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Wendy Banks (IE.New.IE12.8.19)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Lori Newton (IE.New.IE12.8.20)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Ed Schatz (IE.New.IE12.8.21)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Todd Race (IE.New.IE12.8.22)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from James Rolfe (IE.New.IE12.8.23)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Catalina Rubiano (IE.New.IE12.8.24)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Marion Oliver (IE.New.IE12.8.25)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Linda Argles (IE.New.IE12.8.26)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Ricardo Caimano (IE.New.IE12.8.27)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Chris Grebeldinger (IE.New.IE12.8.28)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Kirsten Heyerdahl (IE.New.IE12.8.29)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Eric Muller (IE.New.IE12.8.30)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Timna Ben-Ari (IE.New.IE12.8.31)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Carol Schwartz (IE.New.IE12.8.32)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Marc Johnson (IE.New.IE12.8.33)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Mary Anderson (IE.New.IE12.8.34)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from John Thanganatt (IE.New.IE12.8.35)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from David Vafa (IE.New.IE12.8.36)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Debbie Buehler (IE.New.IE12.8.37)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Trevor McLeod (IE.New.IE12.8.38)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Toby Glanville (IE.New.IE12.8.39)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Vladimir Raff (IE.New.IE12.8.40)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Peter Levitt (IE.New.IE12.8.41)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Sharon Zikman (IE.New.IE12.8.42)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Connor Bays (IE.New.IE12.8.43)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Kathryn Anne Grant (IE.New.IE12.8.44)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Craig Morash (IE.New.IE12.8.45)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Robert J A Zaichkowski (IE.New.IE12.8.46)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Harry Smaller (IE.New.IE12.8.47)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Cathleen Sullivan (IE.New.IE12.8.48)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Daphne Jackson (IE.New.IE12.8.49)
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Ron Hart, Chair Bike North York (IE.New.IE12.8.50)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ie/comm/communicationfile-101491.pdf
(March 9, 2020) E-mail from Quinci Best (IE.New.IE12.8.51)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Nuala Doherty (IE.New.IE12.8.52)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Theresa Cooke (IE.New.IE12.8.53)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Cindy Gorenkoff (IE.New.IE12.8.54)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Paul Carter (IE.New.IE12.8.55)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Nicholas Provart, Marika Cooper, Adam and Zachary Provart (IE.New.IE12.8.56)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Arnold Smith (IE.New.IE12.8.57)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Diane Morgan (IE.New.IE12.8.58)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Anna Kostecka (IE.New.IE12.8.59)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Michael Lambek (IE.New.IE12.8.60)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Eve Wyatt (IE.New.IE12.8.61)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Kristina Stockwood (IE.New.IE12.8.62)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Seth Climans (IE.New.IE12.8.63)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Suzan Ayscough (IE.New.IE8.12.64)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Oleksii Kozachok (IE.New.IE12.8.65)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Bryan Dollack (IE.New.IE12.8.66)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Chris Lee (IE.New.IE12.8.67)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Stuart Bustard (IE.New.IE12.8.68)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Christopher Bozek (IE.New.IE12.8.69)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Shawn Smith (IE.New.IE12.8.70)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Bradley Hammond (IE.New.IE12.8.71)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Serge Cherevko (IE.New.IE12.8.72)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Sylvia Peacock (IE.New.IE12.8.73)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Tosh Weyman (IE.New.IE12.8.74)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Graham Lavender (IE.New.IE12.8.75)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Philip S. Angermeyer (IE.New.IE12.8.76)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Tyler Luyben (IE.New.IE12.8.77)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Peter Clutterbuck (IE.New.IE12.8.78)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Zoe Newman (IE.New.IE12.8.79)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Sam Hyland (IE.New.IE12.8.80)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Barry Dewitt (IE.New.IE12.8.81)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Kristen Yee (IE.New.IE12.8.82)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Ru Yap (IE.New.IE12.8.83)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Dale Yurka (IE.New.IE12.8.84)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Carey Toane (IE.New.IE12.8.85)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Tony Morris (IE.New.IE12.8.86)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Sarah Muir (IE.New.IE12.8.87)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Brandon Bratuhin (IE.New.IE12.8.88)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Janet Fryer (IE.New.IE12.8.89)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Cynthia Loch-Drake (IE.New.IE12.8.90)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Catherine Bush (IE.New.IE12.8.91)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Aharon Brodutch (IE.New.IE12.8.92)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Roland Isberto (IE.New.IE12.8.93)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Fred Mammoliti (IE.New.IE12.8.94)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Kris Langille (IE.New.IE12.8.95)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Katrin Lepik (IE.New.IE12.8.96)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Ashley Challinor (IE.New.IE12.8.97)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from John Liss (IE.New.IE12.8.98)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Sandra Gregson (IE.New.IE12.8.99)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Michael Holloway (IE.New.IE12.8.100)
(March 10, 2020) Letter from Donna Patterson, Arthur Klimowicz and Peter Rogers, Co-Captains, Toronto Centre Cyclists (IE.New.IE12.8.101)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ie/comm/communicationfile-101551.pdf
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Sam Bietenholz (IE.New.IE12.8.102)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Caroline Connell (IE.New.IE12.8.103)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Christopher Hoyle (IE.New.IE12.8.104)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Eric Mills (IE.New.IE12.8.105)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Rick Argles (IE.New.IE12.8.106)
(March 10, 2020) Letter from Michael Longfield, Interim Executive Director, Cycle Toronto (IE.New.IE12.8.107)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ie/comm/communicationfile-101571.pdf
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Richard Wu (IE.New.IE12.8.108)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Anne Fleming (IE.New.IE12.8.109)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Jim Noble (IE.New.IE12.8.110)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Jeffrey Levitt (IE.New.IE12.8.111)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Andre Martin (IE.New.IE12.8.112)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Anna Korteweg (IE.New.IE12.8.113)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Chris Peressotti (IE.New.IE12.8.114)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Peter Rogers (IE.New.IE12.8.115)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from May Friedman (IE.New.IE12.8.116)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Gail Misra (IE.New.IE12.8.117)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Fred Spek (IE.New.IE12.8.118)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Wayne Miranda (IE.New.IE12.8.119)
(March 11, 2020) Letter from Ethan Chiddicks, Chair, Cycle Toronto University Rosedale (IE.New.IE12.8.120)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ie/comm/communicationfile-101567.pdf
(March 11, 2020) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (IE.New.IE12.8.121)
(March 11, 2020) E-mail from Bernard Savage (IE.New.IE12.8.122)
(March 11, 2020) E-mail from Caroline Boone (IE.New.IE12.8.123)
(March 11, 2020) E-mail from Sara Legg (IE.New.IE12.8.124)
(March 11, 2020) E-mail from Carol Barbour (IE.New.IE12.8.125)
(March 11, 2020) E-mail from Erika James (IE.New.IE12.8.126)
(March 10, 2020) E-mail from Michelle van der Laak (IE.New.IE12.8.127)

Speakers

Chris Munro
Abraham Blank
Anne Fleming
Arthur Klimowicz
Donna Patterson, Toronto Centre Cyclists
Robert Hanks
Hamish Wilson
Albert Koehl
Ron Hart
Tobias Whitfield
Tamara Nahal, Cycle Toronto
Jamie Joudrey
Paul Macarico
Julia Rosenberg

Motions

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

That:

 

1. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to consider prioritizing street sweeping for local roads with contra-flow bicycle lanes as part of the review of street sweeping level of service currently being conducted by Transportation Services, to ensure that street sweeping for local roads with contra-flow bicycle lanes will be provided at an appropriate frequency of sweeping on both sides of the street.

 

2. City Council direct the appropriate city staff to monitor complaints regarding parking enforcement, accessible pick-up/drop-off, or safety relating to the contra-flow bicycle lanes along Borden Street, Ulster Street, Shaw Street, Roxton Avenue and Brunswick Avenue and report back to Toronto and East York Community Council with recommendations to address concerns, if warranted.

 

3. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to explore the installation of sidewalk bollards on the south side of Ulster Street adjacent the park, while maintaining appropriate sidewalk width to meet Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) requirements in an effort to avoid cars from mounting curbs.


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

That:


1. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to identify an appropriate area for deliveries and passenger pick-ups and drop-offs along Sumach Street between Shuter Street and Queen Street East or within the immediately adjacent streets and report any recommendations to the Toronto and East York Community Council.


2. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to explore the feasibility of implementing new technology including heated pavement to promote year-round cycling.


3. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to consider improved designs and additions to the public realm for the pre-cast concrete islands along Shuter Street including the installation of planters and soft landscaping.


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