Item - 2021.MM36.18

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on October 1, 2021 with amendments.

MM36.18 - Making Immediate Safety Improvements to Avenue Road - by Councillor Mike Layton, seconded by Councillor Josh Matlow

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on October 1 and 4, 2021, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to ensure the scope of work for the Avenue Road Study North of Bloor Street West evaluates the Avenue Road Safety Coalition's complete streets concept and explore options to expedite implementation, including a pilot.

 
2.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to provide an update to the December 2, 2021 meeting of Infrastructure and Environment Committee on:

 

a.  a broad based, systemic, street-by-street approach to proactively address dangerous roads (6+ lane arterial roadways with high speed limits);


b.  implementation of greater safety measures for cyclists during construction activity; and


c.  implementation of safety mandates for heavy trucks and downsizing fleets.

Background Information (City Council)

Communications (City Council)

(August 31, 2021) Letter from Geoff Kettel and Cathie Macdonald, Co-Chairs, The Federation of North Toronto Residents' Associations (FoNTRA) (MM.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/mm/comm/communicationfile-136925.pdf
(September 29, 2021) Letter from Keagan Gartz, Executive Director, Cycle Toronto (MM.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/mm/comm/communicationfile-136928.pdf
(September 29, 2021) Letter from Rachel Wang, Executive Director, Michael Longfield, Policy and Advocacy Lead, Cecily Lo, Campaign Lead, Kerri Scheer, Campaign Lead and Jonathan Gruber-Benaich, Campaign Lead, the Bike Brigade (MM.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/mm/comm/communicationfile-136896.pdf
(September 29, 2021) Letter from Friends and Families for Safe Streets (MM.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/mm/comm/communicationfile-136942.pdf

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Waive Referral (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata advised Council that the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require that Motion MM36.18 be referred to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee. A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to waive referral.


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

That City Council delete Recommendation 1

 

Recommendation to be deleted:

 

1.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to expedite the Avenue Road Safety Coalition’s requests for a complete streets pilot and intervention, and extend this approach south of Davenport Road.

 

and adopt the following new Recommendation 1:

 

1.  City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to ensure the scope of work for the Avenue Road Study North of Bloor Street West evaluates the Avenue Road Safety Coalition's complete streets concept and explore options to expedite implementation, including a pilot.

Vote (Amend Item) Oct-04-2021 9:24 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM36.18 - Layton - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 17 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Nick Mantas, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Stephen Holyday, Denzil Minnan-Wong
Total members that were Absent: 7 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, John Filion, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Oct-04-2021 9:26 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM36.18 - Adopt the Item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 17 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Nick Mantas, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Stephen Holyday, Denzil Minnan-Wong
Total members that were Absent: 7 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, John Filion, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council