Item - 2020.IE17.4

Tracking Status

IE17.4 - Updates on Improvements to the Bike Lanes on Dundas Street East and Other By-Law Amendments

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
4 - Parkdale - High Park, 5 - York South - Weston, 10 - Spadina - Fort York, 14 - Toronto - Danforth, 19 - Beaches - East York

City Council Decision

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

 

1. City Council authorize the installation of cycle tracks on the following sections of roadway as described in Attachment 1, Designated Cycle Tracks and Bicycle Lanes, to the report (October 22, 2020) from the General Manager, Transportation Services:

 

a.  Dundas Street East between Broadview Avenue and Kingston Road;

 

b.  Lansdowne Avenue between Shirley Street/Lansdowne Avenue and Rideau Avenue;

 

c.  Runnymede Road between Maria Street and Ryding Avenue; and

 

d.  Strachan Avenue between Wellington Street and Lake Shore Boulevard.

  

2. City Council authorize the installation of bicycle lanes on the following section of roadway as described in Attachment 1, Designated Cycle Tracks and Bicycle Lanes, to the report (October 22, 2020) from the General Manager, Transportation Services:

 

a. Dundas Street West (southerly eastbound from College Street to Lansdowne Avenue).

 

3. City Council designate the northerly eastbound lane on Dundas Street West, between College Street and a point 15 metres west, for eastbound left-turning traffic only, Toronto Transit Commission vehicles excepted.

 

4. City Council designate southbound College Street, between Lansdowne Avenue and Dundas Street West, for public transit vehicles only.

 

5. City Council authorize the amendments to traffic and parking regulations associated with Parts 1 to 4 above as described in Attachment 2, Amendments to Traffic and Parking Regulations, to the report (October 22, 2020) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

6. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to upgrade the existing bicycle lanes on Harbord Street between Ossington Avenue and St. George Street to protected bicycle lanes (cycle tracks), where it is feasible to do so, minimizing the impact to on-street parking, and to implement these changes before the end of the second quarter of 2021.

Background Information (Committee)

(October 22, 2020) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Updates on Improvements to the Bike Lanes on Dundas Street East and Other By-Law Amendments
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-157817.pdf
Attachment 1 - Designated Cycle Tracks and Bicycle Lanes
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-157812.pdf
Attachment 2 - Amendments to Traffic and Parking Regulations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-157813.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(November 3, 2020) E-mail from Gideon Forman, Climate Change and Transportation Policy Analyst, The David Suzuki Foundation (IE.Supp.IE17.4.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ie/comm/communicationfile-122742.pdf
(November 3, 2020) E-mail from David Edwards (IE.Supp.IE17.4.2)
(November 4, 2020) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (IE.Supp.IE17.4.3)
(November 4, 2020) Letter from Gerry Brown (IE.Supp.IE17.4.4)
(November 4, 2020) E-mail from Jun Nogami, on behalf of Parkdale High Park Bikes (Cycle Toronto) (IE.Supp.IE17.4.5)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ie/comm/communicationfile-122784.pdf
(November 5, 2020) E-mail from Hamish WIlson (IE.Supp.IE17.4.6)

Motions (City Council)

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

That City Council refer the following Recommendations to the General Manager, Transportation Services to conduct further public consultations for the immediately impacted residents and property owners and report to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee once the consultations have been completed:

 

Infrastructure and Environment Committee Recommendation 1a:

 

1.a.  Dundas Street East between Broadview Avenue and Kingston Road

 

Infrastructure and Environment Committee Recommendation 6:

  

6. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to upgrade the existing bicycle lanes on Harbord Street between Ossington Avenue and St. George Street to protected bicycle lanes (cycle tracks), where it is feasible to do so, minimizing the impact to on-street parking, and to implement these changes before the end of the second quarter of 2021.

Vote (Amend Item) Nov-26-2020 2:54 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - IE17.4 - Holyday - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 4 Members that voted Yes are Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Gord Perks
Total members that voted No: 21 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Adoption of Infrastructure and Environment Committee Recommendation 1a only:

 

1. City Council authorize the installation of cycle tracks on the following sections of roadway as described in Attachment 1, Designated Cycle Tracks and Bicycle Lanes, to the report (October 22, 2020) from the General Manager, Transportation Services:

 

a.  Dundas Street East between Broadview Avenue and Kingston Road;

Vote (Adopt Item) Nov-26-2020 2:56 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - IE17.4 - Adoption of Infrastructure and Environment Committee Recommendation 1a only
Total members that voted Yes: 21 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 4 Members that voted No are Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Denzil Minnan-Wong, James Pasternak
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Adoption of Infrastructure and Environment Committee Recommendation 6 only:

 

6. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to upgrade the existing bicycle lanes on Harbord Street between Ossington Avenue and St. George Street to protected bicycle lanes (cycle tracks), where it is feasible to do so, minimizing the impact to on-street parking, and to implement these changes before the end of the second quarter of 2021.

Vote (Adopt Item) Nov-26-2020 2:58 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - IE17.4 - Adoption of Infrastructure and Environment Committee Recommendation 6 only
Total members that voted Yes: 24 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, 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

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Adoption of the balance of the Item.

IE17.4 - Updates on Improvements to the Bike Lanes on Dundas Street East and Other By-Law Amendments

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
4 - Parkdale - High Park, 5 - York South - Weston, 10 - Spadina - Fort York, 14 - Toronto - Danforth, 19 - Beaches - East York

Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:  

 

1. City Council authorize the installation of cycle tracks on the following sections of roadway, as described in Attachment 1- Designated Cycle Tracks and Bicycle Lanes, to the report (October 22, 2020) from the General Manager, Transportation Services:

 

a.  Dundas Street East between Broadview Avenue and Kingston Road;

 

b.  Lansdowne Avenue between Shirley Street/Lansdowne Avenue and Rideau Avenue;

 

c.  Runnymede Road between Maria Street and Ryding Avenue; and

 

d.  Strachan Avenue between Wellington Street and Lake Shore Boulevard.

  

2. City Council authorize the installation of bicycle lanes on the following section of roadway, as described in Attachment 1 - Designated Cycle Tracks and Bicycle Lanes, to the report (October 22, 2020) from the General Manager, Transportation Services:

 

a. Dundas Street West (southerly eastbound from College Street to Lansdowne Avenue).

 

3. City Council designate the northerly eastbound lane on Dundas Street West, between College Street and a point 15 metres west, for eastbound left-turning traffic only, Toronto Transit Commission vehicles excepted.

 

4. City Council designate southbound College Street, between Lansdowne Avenue and Dundas Street West, for public transit vehicles only.

 

5. City Council authorize the amendments to traffic and parking regulations associated with Recommendations 1 to 4 above, as described in Attachment 2 - Amendments to Traffic and Parking Regulations, to the report (October 22, 2020) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

6. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to upgrade the existing bicycle lanes on Harbord Street between Ossington Avenue and St. George Street to protected bicycle lanes (cycle tracks), where it is feasible to do so, minimizing the impact to on-street parking, and to implement these changes before the end of the second quarter of 2021.

Origin

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

Summary

In July 2020, City Council directed Transportation Services to immediately implement protected bicycle lanes (cycle tracks) along Dundas Street East, between Broadview Avenue and Kingston Road, where possible. Transportation Services was also requested to report to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee on a timeline for further upgrading Dundas Street East to a cycle track, and on recommendations in Ward 14 for a suitable bikeway connection between the Danforth Avenue and the Cosburn Avenue bicycle lanes. This report is in response to that direction.

 

In addition, this report seeks Council authority to make technical amendments to the traffic and parking regulations and bicycle lane and cycle track designations for cycling infrastructure that have been previously requested by City Council.

Background Information

(October 22, 2020) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services on Updates on Improvements to the Bike Lanes on Dundas Street East and Other By-Law Amendments
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-157817.pdf
Attachment 1 - Designated Cycle Tracks and Bicycle Lanes
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-157812.pdf
Attachment 2 - Amendments to Traffic and Parking Regulations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-157813.pdf

Communications

(November 3, 2020) E-mail from Gideon Forman, Climate Change and Transportation Policy Analyst, The David Suzuki Foundation (IE.Supp.IE17.4.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ie/comm/communicationfile-122742.pdf
(November 3, 2020) E-mail from David Edwards (IE.Supp.IE17.4.2)
(November 4, 2020) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (IE.Supp.IE17.4.3)
(November 4, 2020) Letter from Gerry Brown (IE.Supp.IE17.4.4)
(November 4, 2020) E-mail from Jun Nogami, on behalf of Parkdale High Park Bikes (Cycle Toronto) (IE.Supp.IE17.4.5)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ie/comm/communicationfile-122784.pdf
(November 5, 2020) E-mail from Hamish WIlson (IE.Supp.IE17.4.6)

Speakers

Gerry Brown, Ward 14 Bikes

Motions

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

That Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommend that:

 

1. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to upgrade the existing bicycle lanes on Harbord Street between Ossington Avenue and St. George Street to protected bicycle lanes (cycle tracks), where it is feasible to do so, minimizing the impact to on-street parking, and to implement these changes before the end of the second quarter 2021.


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