Item - 2020.IE17.3

Tracking Status

IE17.3 - Reducing the State of Good Repair Backlog and Enhancing Cycling Lane Maintenance

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on November 25 and 26, 2020, adopted the following:

 

1. City Council identify the State of Good Repair backlog as a priority and request the General Manager, Transportation Services to develop a plan to reduce the backlog, such plan to include annual targets and a reporting schedule.

 

2.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to include options in the 2021 Budget submission to accelerate addressing the State of Good Repair backlog for roads, for consideration in the 2021 Budget process.

 

3. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to report back to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee on the critical repairs program, providing a breakdown of the number of requests, repairs and the complete road audit of road conditions per Ward in the first quarter of 2021.

 

4. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to report back to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee on the opportunities and challenges of undertaking some or all repairs to the City's roads, including resurfacing and reconstruction, by City crews.

  

5.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, to report to the January 11, 2021 meeting of the Infrastructure and Environment Committee on dedicated crews to patrol and undertake localized repairs on the 243 kilometres of bike lanes.

Background Information (Committee)

(October 22, 2020) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Reducing the State of Good Repair Backlog and Enhancing Cycling Lane Maintenance
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-157791.pdf
Attachments 1 to 3
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-157912.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(November 24, 2020) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (CC.Supp.IE17.3.1)

Motions (City Council)

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

That:

 

1.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, to include options in the 2021 Budget submission to accelerate addressing the State of Good Repair backlog for roads, for consideration in the 2021 Budget process.


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

That:

 

1.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, to report to the January 11, 2021 meeting of the Infrastructure and Environment Committee on dedicated crews to patrol and undertake localized repairs on the 243 kilometres of bike lanes.


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Adoption of Infrastructure and Environment Committee Recommendation 3 only, now Part 4 of City Council's decision:

 

3. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, to report back to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee on the opportunities and challenges of undertaking some or all repairs to the City's roads, including resurfacing and reconstruction, by City crews.

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Nov-26-2020 12:20 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - IE17.3 - Adoption of Infrastructure and Environment Committee Recommendation 3 only
Total members that voted Yes: 21 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 3 Members that voted No are Stephen Holyday, Denzil Minnan-Wong, James Pasternak
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Gary Crawford

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Nov-26-2020 12:21 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - IE17.3 - Adoption of Infrastructure and Environment Committee Recommendation 3 only - REVOTE
Total members that voted Yes: 19 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 5 Members that voted No are Stephen Holyday, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Gary Crawford

Motion to Reconsider Vote moved by Councillor Jaye Robinson (Carried)

That in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, City Council reconsider the vote on adoption of Infrastructure and Environment Committee Recommendation 3 only.


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Adoption of the balance of the Item as amended.

IE17.3 - Reducing the State of Good Repair Backlog and Enhancing Cycling Lane Maintenance

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council identify the State of Good Repair backlog as a priority, and request the General Manager, Transportation Services to develop a plan to reduce the backlog, such plan to include annual targets and a reporting schedule.

 

2. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services, to report back to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee on the critical repairs program, providing a breakdown of the number of requests, repairs, and the complete road audit of road conditions per Ward in the first quarter of 2021.

 

3. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, to report back to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee on the opportunities and challenges of undertaking some or all repairs to the City's roads, including resurfacing and reconstruction, by City crews.

Origin

(October 22, 2020) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services

Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide an update on the plan to reduce the backlog of rehabilitation needs for local, collector and arterial roads, to discuss best practices in dealing with the management and repair of potholes, and the plan for the maintenance and refresh of cycle tracks.

 

Transportation Services is responsible for the planning, maintenance and operations of 5,600 km of roads. Local, collector and arterial roads make up 5,170 km of the road network. The remainder is comprised of expressways and laneways.

 

Each year, as part of the City's budget process, updates are provided detailing the asset value and backlog of State of Good Repair needs for all roadways. Every year these values continue to increase. Increases are tied to both the increasing costs to maintain and rehabilitate an ever-growing and complex network of roads combined with the long term underfunding of network needs.

 

The implementation of more extensive cycling infrastructure, including bicycle lanes and separated bicycle lanes (cycle tracks), is adding to the complexity of the road network while improving mobility options. This report includes a plan for the maintenance and refresh of new cycle tracks including pothole repairs and other activities (i.e., flexi-bollard replacement, precast concrete curb maintenance and refresh of pavement markings).

 

As reported as part of the 2020 City Budget, one of Transportation Services' Priority Actions is to develop an updated Local and Major Roads Asset Management Strategy to drive sustainable long-term investment in State of Good Repair projects and reduce the backlog. This report provides the context and lays the groundwork for this aspect of the strategy with a more fully developed divisional asset management strategy for roads and bridges anticipated in 2021 in accordance with the City's Corporate Asset Management Policy and as required by and in accordance with Ontario Regulation 588/17: Asset Management Planning for Municipal Infrastructure.

Background Information

(October 22, 2020) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Reducing the State of Good Repair Backlog and Enhancing Cycling Lane Maintenance
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-157791.pdf
Attachments 1 to 3
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-157912.pdf

Motions

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

That Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommend that:

 

1. City Council identify the State of Good Repair backlog as a priority, and request the General Manager, Transportation Services to develop a plan to reduce the backlog, such plan to include annual targets and a reporting schedule.


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

That the Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommend that:

 

1. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services, to report back to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee on the critical repairs program, providing a breakdown of the number of requests, repairs, and the complete road audit of road conditions per Ward in the first quarter of 2021.


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

That the Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommend that:

 

1. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, to report back to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee on the opportunities and challenges of undertaking some or all repairs to the City's roads, including resurfacing and reconstruction, by city crews.

 

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Nov-05-2020

Result: Carried Majority Required - motion 3 - Layton
Total members that voted Yes: 4 Members that voted Yes are Mike Colle, Mike Layton, Jennifer McKelvie, Anthony Perruzza
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Denzil Minnan-Wong, James Pasternak (Chair)
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

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