Item - 2023.IE7.4

Tracking Status

IE7.4 - Updates on Vision Zero Road Safety Initiatives - New Traffic Calming Policy, Community Safety Zone Criteria, Zebra Marking Policy, Approach to Area-Based Speed Limit Reductions and Related Council Requests

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on November 8 and 9, 2023, adopted the following:

 

1. City Council adopt the updated 2023 Traffic Calming Policy as detailed in Attachment 2 to the report (October 12, 2023) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

2. City Council amend Section 27-18.4B(9), Traffic Calming, of City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 27, Council Procedures, as follows:

 

a. by deleting from Subsection (a)[3] the phrase: “Chicanes” and inserting the phrase: "Speed cushions";

 

b. by deleting from Subsection (b) the phrase: "that do not have an established Toronto Transit Commission route"; and

 

c. by deleting Subsection (c):

 

"Despite Subsection B(9)(b), the authority to waive petition and polling requirements under the City's Traffic Calming Policy for traffic calming proposals."

 

3. City Council adopt the 'Framework and Expanded Criteria for Establishing Community Safety Zones', detailed in Attachment 3 to the report (October 12, 2023) from the General Manager, Transportation Services for creating Community Safety Zones outside of School Zones.

 

4. City Council rescind the Community Safety Zone designations and/or designate the Community Safety Zones and authorize the amendments to Schedule XXXIII to City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 950, Traffic and Parking, generally as set out in Attachment 4, as amended by Infrastructure and Environment Committee, to the report (October 12, 2023) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

5. City Council designate the school locations as Community Safety Zones and authorize the amendments to Schedule XXXIII to City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 950, Traffic and Parking, generally as set out in the report (October 12, 2023) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

6. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to present the list of new priority locations for Community Safety Zones at the next meeting of Infrastructure and Environment Committee on November 30, 2023.

 

7. City Council renew the previous request to the Ontario Minister of Transportation to change the maximum Blood Alcohol Concentration for all licensed motorcycle drivers to 0 percent.

 

8. City Council request that the Ontario Minister of Transportation create a provincial Impaired-Driving Task Force to support the prevention, awareness, enforcement and treatment of impaired driving and to generate more collaboration and consensus for effective solutions to address impaired driving across Ontario.

 

9. City Council amend the Zebra Crosswalk Policy to include zebra crosswalks at mid-block school crossing guard locations with active guards.

 

10. City Council authorize the inclusion of collector roads within designated areas with a speed limit of 30 kilometre per hour under Section 950-701 of City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 950, Traffic and Parking, subject to listed exclusions.

 

11. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the necessary bills to give effect to City Council's decision and City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make any necessary clarifications, refinements, minor modifications, technical amendments, or by-law amendments as may be identified by the City Solicitor or the General Manager, Transportation Services in order to give effect to Parts 1 through 10, above.

 

12. City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board and Toronto Parking Authority in partnership with Transportation Services to improve the safety of vulnerable road users by following the lead of Calgary and Montreal and acquiring at least 10 mobile automated licence plate readers for use, as a pilot project, primarily in enforcing parking offences that adversely affect the safety of vulnerable road users, such as obstructing bike lanes and blocking visibility at intersections, and to include an evaluation of the effectiveness of this pilot project in the overall parking strategy report scheduled for 2024.

 

13. City Council direct the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer to earmark, where feasible, the revenue from the parking tickets collected through the pilot automated licence plate reader project to the pilot project, to the extent necessary to recover the cost of the project.

 

14. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to report annually on:

 

a. progress on Toronto’s air quality, climate, public health and congestion goals in relation to the Vision Zero Road Safety Plan; and

 

b. for every location on the public right of way where a vulnerable road user was killed by the driver of a motor vehicle, a summary of potential contributing factors that resulted in the fatality and recommendations for safety improvements in the area, as well as identification of trends and recommendations for system-wide improvements.

 

15. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to amend the Traffic Control Warrants used to evaluate the need for All-Way Stop Control, Pedestrian Crossovers and Traffic Control Signals so that the “Collision Hazard” warrant is satisfied if there has been at least one potentially preventable collision classified as a KSI (“Killed or Seriously Injured”).

 

16. City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to report to Infrastructure and Environment Committee on the current use of textalyzer by the Toronto Police Service.

 

17. City Council affirm the importance of safety in construction zones whereby staff:

 

a. manage construction zones with priority emphasis to emergency vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists, while also ensuring worker safety;


b. ensure safe, accessible and well-marked paths of travel for pedestrians in all construction zones; and

 

c. maintain protected cyclist infrastructure to the greatest extent possible with well-marked signage and leveraging best practices from other jurisdictions.

Background Information (Committee)

(October 12, 2023) Report from General Manager, Transportation Services on Update on Vision Zero Road Safety Initiatives
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-239909.pdf
Attachment 1 - Comparison of 2002 Traffic Calming Policy and 2023 Traffic Calming Policy
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-239910.pdf
Attachment 2 - 2023 Traffic Calming Policy
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-239912.pdf
Attachment 3 - Framework and Expanded Criteria for Establishing Community Safety Zones
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-239896.pdf
Attachment 4 - Community Safety Zone Amendments
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-239914.pdf
Attachment 5 - Community Safety Zone Designations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-239915.pdf
Attachment 6 - Report on Impaired Driving
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-239918.pdf
Attachment 7 - Taking Action on Impaired Driving
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-239897.pdf
Public Notice
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-240090.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(October 18, 2023) E-mail from Adam Rodgers (IE.Supp)
(October 19, 2023) E-mail from George Bell (IE.Supp)
(October 24, 2023) Letter from Dylan Reid, Walk Toronto (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/comm/communicationfile-173159.pdf
(October 24, 2023) E-mail from Jun Nogami (IE.Supp)
(October 24, 2023) Multiple Communications from 104 Individuals (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/comm/communicationfile-173175.pdf
(October 24, 2023) Letter from Alison Stewart, Cycle Toronto (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/comm/communicationfile-173201.pdf
(October 25, 2023) Multiple Communications from 18 Individuals (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/comm/communicationfile-173195.pdf
(October 25, 2023) Letter from Jessica Spieker, Friends and Families for Safe Streets (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/comm/communicationfile-173199.pdf
(October 25, 2023) E-mail from Michael Baudisch - McCabe (IE.Supp)
(October 25, 2023) Multiple Communications from 3 Individuals (IE.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/comm/communicationfile-173217.pdf
(October 25, 2023) Submission from George Bell (IE.New)

Communications (City Council)

(October 30, 2023) E-mail from Steve Sullivan, Chief Executive Officer, MADD Canada (CC.Main)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/cc/comm/communicationfile-173412.pdf
(October 27, 2023) E-mail from Nathalie NoŽl (CC.Supp)
(October 26, 2023) E-mail from Christine Gebel (CC.Supp)
(October 28, 2023) E-mail from Despina Melohe (CC.Supp)
(October 25, 2023) E-mail from Francesca Colussi (CC.Supp)
(October 26, 2023) E-mail from Martina Betkova (CC.Supp)
(October 25, 2023) E-mail from Megan Bontrager (CC.Supp)
(October 30, 2023) E-mail from Paul Clarke (CC.Supp)
(October 26, 2023) E-mail from Rob Howard (CC.Supp)
(October 25, 2023) E-mail from Tanya Bruce (CC.Supp)
(October 27, 2023) E-mail from Vanessa Gentile (CC.Supp)
(October 25, 2023) E-mail from Vickram Jain (CC.Supp)
(November 7, 2023) Letter from Myron Demkiw, Chief of Police, Toronto Police Service (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/cc/comm/communicationfile-173569.pdf

Motions (City Council)

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

That City Council refer Recommendations 1 and 2 of the Infrastructure and Environment Committee to the General Manager, Transportation Services and request a revised Traffic Calming Policy and report back which ensures the updated traffic calming policy and warrant criteria are more proportionate and responsive to the differences in wards across the city.

Vote (Amend Item) Nov-09-2023 5:09 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - IE7.4 - Holyday - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 3 Members that voted Yes are Stephen Holyday, Nick Mantas, Anthony Perruzza
Total members that voted No: 20 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Brad Bradford, Alejandra Bravo, Jon Burnside, Shelley Carroll, Lily Cheng, Olivia Chow, Mike Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Paula Fletcher, Ausma Malik, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Chris Moise, Amber Morley, Jamaal Myers, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Dianne Saxe
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson

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

That City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to amend the Traffic Control Warrants used to evaluate the need for All-Way Stop Control, Pedestrian Crossovers and Traffic Control Signals so that the “Collision Hazard” warrant is satisfied if there has been at least one potentially preventable collision classified as a KSI (“Killed or Seriously Injured”).

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Nov-09-2023 5:11 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - IE7.4 - Bradford - motion 2
Total members that voted Yes: 21 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Brad Bradford, Alejandra Bravo, Shelley Carroll, Lily Cheng, Olivia Chow, Mike Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Paula Fletcher, Ausma Malik, Nick Mantas, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Chris Moise, Amber Morley, Jamaal Myers, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Dianne Saxe
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Jon Burnside, Stephen Holyday
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson

3 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Dianne Saxe (Carried)

That City Council delete Infrastructure and Environment Committee Recommendation 13:

  

Recommendation to be deleted:

 

13. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to report, at least once a year, on how Toronto’s lack of safe infrastructure for vulnerable road users is affecting Toronto’s air quality, climate, public health and congestion goals.

 

and adopt instead the following new recommendation:

 

13. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to report annually on:

 

a. progress on Toronto’s air quality, climate, public health and congestion goals in relation to the Vision Zero Road Safety Plan; and

 

b. for every location on the public right of way where a vulnerable road user was killed by the driver of a motor vehicle, a summary of potential contributing factors that resulted in the fatality and recommendations for safety improvements in the area, as well as identification of trends and recommendations for system-wide improvements.


4a - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Paula Fletcher (Carried)

That City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to report to Infrastructure and Environment Committee on the current use of textalyzer by the Toronto Police Service. 


4b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Paula Fletcher (Carried)

That City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to present the list of new priority locations for community safety zones at the next meeting of Infrastructure and Environment Committee on November 30, 2023.


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Nov-09-2023 5:13 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - IE7.4 - Adopt the Item as amended - Parts 1 and 2 only
Total members that voted Yes: 22 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Brad Bradford, Alejandra Bravo, Jon Burnside, Shelley Carroll, Lily Cheng, Olivia Chow, Mike Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Paula Fletcher, Ausma Malik, Nick Mantas, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Chris Moise, Amber Morley, Jamaal Myers, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Dianne Saxe
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Stephen Holyday
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson

Point of Privilege by Councillor Stephen Holyday

Council Holyday, rising on a Point of Privilege, stated that he regrets to hear Councillor Perks mischaracterize him and state that Councillor Holyday claims that this process is political. Councillor Holyday stated that what he said was that by removing the polling and the petition it becomes a more political process for Councillors, and that he doesn't say that the policy is political. Councillor Holyday further stated that, as many of his colleagues know, he has been exceptionally academically disciplined in how he deals with traffic calming over nine years as a Councillor, so to even infer that he was treating this politically is obscene, and that he would respectfully ask Councillor Perks to take back his comment, and he hopes it was just an error in how he heard it.


Point of Privilege by Councillor Gord Perks

Councillor Perks, rising on a Point of Privilege, stated that he thinks he reflected accurately when he said that the problem Councillor Holyday is facing is that it becomes political for him and that Councillor Perks himself is trying to do it based on facts.


Point of Privilege by Councillor Stephen Holyday

Councillor Holyday, rising on a Point of Privilege, stated that is not what Councillor Perks said.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Points of Privilege and stated that Councillor Holyday has to admit that, even before Council changed this policy, he has voted against all traffic calming in her Ward.


Point of Privilege by Councillor Stephen Holyday

Councillor Holyday, rising on a Point of Privilege, stated that when he votes against traffic calming at Etobicoke York Community Council, it is not the recommendation of staff - it is when a local C ouncillor overturns the recommendations and says to heck with the warrants we are going to do whatever we want - and that’s the opposite of being political, and he finds it offensive.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Privilege and thanked Councillor Holyday.

IE7.4 - Updates on Vision Zero Road Safety Initiatives - New Traffic Calming Policy, Community Safety Zone Criteria, Zebra Marking Policy, Approach to Area-Based Speed Limit Reductions and Related Council Requests

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:  

 

1.  City Council adopt the updated 2023 Traffic Calming Policy as detailed in Attachment 2 to the report (October 12, 2023) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

2.  City Council amend §27-18.4B(9), Traffic Calming, of City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 27, Council Procedures, as follows:

 

a.  by deleting from subsection (a)[3] the phrase: “Chicanes” and inserting the phrase: "Speed cushions";

 

b.  by deleting from subsection (b) the phrase: "that do not have an established Toronto Transit Commission route"; and

 

c.  by deleting subsection (c):

"Despite Subsection B(9)(b), the authority to waive petition and polling requirements under the City's Traffic Calming Policy for traffic calming proposals."

 

3.  City Council adopt the 'Framework and Expanded Criteria for Establishing Community Safety Zones', detailed in Attachment 3 to the report (October 12, 2023) from the General Manager, Transportation Services for creating Community Safety Zones outside of School Zones.

 

4.  City Council rescind the Community Safety Zone designations and / or designate the Community Safety Zones and authorize the amendments to Schedule XXXIII to City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 950, Traffic and Parking, generally as set out in Attachment 4, as amended by Infrastructure and Environment Committee, to the report (October 12, 2023) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

5.  City Council designate the school locations as Community Safety Zones and authorize the amendments to Schedule XXXIII to City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 950, Traffic and Parking, generally as set out in the report (October 12, 2023) from the General Manager, Transportation Services.

 

6.  City Council renew the previous request to the Ontario Minister of Transportation to change the maximum Blood Alcohol Concentration for all licensed motorcycle drivers to 0 percent.

 

7.  City Council request that the Ontario Minister of Transportation create a provincial Impaired-Driving Task Force to support the prevention, awareness, enforcement and treatment of impaired driving and to generate more collaboration and consensus for effective solutions to address impaired driving across Ontario.

 

8.  City Council amend the Zebra Crosswalk Policy to include zebra crosswalks at mid-block school crossing guard locations with active guards.

 

9.  City Council authorize the inclusion of collector roads within designated areas with a speed limit of 30 kilometre per hour under Section 950-701 of City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 950, Traffic and Parking, subject to listed exclusions.

 

10.  City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the necessary bills to give effect to City Council's decision and City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make any necessary clarifications, refinements, minor modifications, technical amendments, or by-law amendments as may be identified by the City Solicitor or General Manager, Transportation Services, in order to give effect to Recommendations 1 through 9, above.

 

11. City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board and Toronto Parking Authority in partnership with Transportation Services to improve the safety of vulnerable road users by following the lead of Calgary and Montreal and acquiring at least 10 mobile automated licence plate readers for use, as a pilot project, primarily in enforcing parking offences that adversely affect the safety of vulnerable road users, such as obstructing bike lanes and blocking visibility at intersections, and to include an evaluation of the effectiveness of this pilot project in the overall parking strategy report scheduled for 2024.

 

12. City Council direct Financial Services to earmark, where feasible, the revenue from the parking tickets collected through the pilot automated licence plate reader project to the pilot project, to the extent necessary to recover the cost of the project.

 

13. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to report, at least once a year, on how Toronto’s lack of safe infrastructure for vulnerable road users is affecting Toronto’s air quality, climate, public health and congestion goals.

 

14. City Council affirm the importance of safety in construction zones whereby staff:

 

a. Manage construction zones with priority emphasis to emergency vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists, while also ensuring worker safety;


b. Ensure safe, accessible and well-marked paths of travel for pedestrians in all construction zones; and

 

c. Maintain protected cyclist infrastructure to the greatest extent possible with well-marked signage and leveraging best practices from other jurisdictions.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The General Manager, Transportation Services, and the Director, Project Design and Management, gave a presentation on Updates on Vision Zero Road Safety Initiatives - New Traffic Calming Policy, Community Safety Zone Criteria, Zebra Marking Policy, Approach to Area-Based Speed Limit Reductions and Related Council Requests.

Origin

(October 12, 2023) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services

Summary

The City Council adopted Vision Zero Road Safety Plan is a comprehensive action plan focused on eliminating traffic related fatalities and serious injuries on Toronto's streets. Since the inception of the Vision Zero Road Safety Plan in 2017, the City's investment in and delivery of the plan is making a difference - the number of fatalities and serious injuries have been on the decline. No loss of life as a result of traffic collisions is acceptable - Transportation Services is committed to working with City Council and the public in continuing to build on progress made to date, to eliminate all traffic fatalities and serious injuries on Toronto's roadways.

 

The purpose of this report is to provide an update on the Vision Zero Road Safety Plan as well as several requests made by City Council of the General Manager, Transportation Services. This report is divided into four sections, covering the following initiatives:

 

1.  Overall update on the Vision Zero Road Safety Plan

 

2.  Proposed update to the Traffic Calming Policy

 

3.  Update on Automated Enforcement and Community Safety Zones

 

-  Proposed framework guiding the creation of Community Safety Zones outside of school zones

 

-  New and revised Community Safety Zone designations within school zones to support Automated Speed Enforcement

 

-  Update on Automated Enforcement Programs

 

4.  Report back on other Vision Zero Tools and related City Council requests

 

-  Report back on impaired driving in consultation with Toronto Police Service

 

-  Minor update to the Zebra Marking Policy to add mid-block school crossing guard locations

 

-  Updates on area-based speed limit reductions

 

-  Report Back on Traffic Control Warrants and Complete and Safe Street Design Considerations

 

1. Overall update on the Vision Zero Road Safety Plan: The Vision Zero 2.0 Road Safety Plan adopted by Council in 2019 recommended a set of extensive, proactive and targeted initiatives, informed by data and aimed at eliminating serious injury and fatalities on Toronto’s roads. This report provides an update on key accomplishments to date and a summary of recent data trends on safety outcomes.

 

2. Proposed update to the Traffic Calming Policy: Requests from Council to review the existing 2002 Traffic Calming Policy provided an opportunity to propose updates to the policy in alignment with the Vision Zero Road Safety Plan with the objective of delivering more traffic calming measures (speed humps and speed cushions) because they are a cost-efficient, effective, and quick tool to improve safety of neighbourhood streets, as well as to propose  process changes to more effectively support other speed management measures like local road speed limit reductions.

 

3. Update on Automated Enforcement and Community Safety Zones: these sections all address different tools associated with Automated Enforcement as well as the establishment of Community Safety Zones

 

Proposed Framework Guiding the Creation of Community Safety Zones Outside of School Zones:  Staff was directed to develop a framework to evaluate requests for Community Safety Zone designations in order to implement Automated Speed Enforcement outside of school zones. This report seeks approval on a framework for expanding Community Safety Zones beyond school frontages to areas across the community to enable the expansion of Automated Speed Enforcement.

 

New and Revised Community Safety Zone Designations within School Zones to Support Automated Speed Enforcement: Staff is recommending updates to some existing Community Safety Zones as well as adding new ones in school zones to support Automated Speed Enforcement for particular locations.

 

Update on Automated Enforcement Programs: This report includes an update on the City's Automated Enforcement efforts including Automated Speed Enforcement evaluation and options for possible program expansion.

 

4. Report back on other Vision Zero Tools and related City Council requests: these sections all address different tools to support the continued delivery of the Vision Zero Road Safety Plan, some of which are City Council-directed

 

Report Back on Impaired Driving in Consultation with Toronto Police Service: As directed by City Council, staff have reviewed statistics related to impaired driving as well as outlining approaches taken to address this ongoing concern to road safety.

 

Minor Update to the City's Zebra Marking Policy to Add Mid-block School Crossing Guard Locations: Staff have identified that mid-block locations with active school crossing guards are currently not eligible for zebra markings and propose to add these locations to improve visibility.

 

Updates on Area-Based Speed Limit Reductions: Staff have received feedback from Councillors and residents that, as part of the ongoing 30 kilometres per hour speed limit reductions, the exclusion of 30 kilometres per hour collector roads in speed limit areas has resulted in confusion and extra signage. This change will allow the modification of the speed limit areas to reduce the number of signs.

 

Report Back on Traffic Control Warrants and Complete and Safe Street Design Considerations: These sections include a report back on updated warrants to evaluate all-way stop control, pedestrian crossovers and traffic control signals as well as a summary of efforts taken to date to ensure that Complete and Safe Street designs are considered for every major road rehabilitation project.

Background Information

(October 12, 2023) Report from General Manager, Transportation Services on Update on Vision Zero Road Safety Initiatives
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-239909.pdf
Attachment 1 - Comparison of 2002 Traffic Calming Policy and 2023 Traffic Calming Policy
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-239910.pdf
Attachment 2 - 2023 Traffic Calming Policy
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-239912.pdf
Attachment 3 - Framework and Expanded Criteria for Establishing Community Safety Zones
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-239896.pdf
Attachment 4 - Community Safety Zone Amendments
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-239914.pdf
Attachment 5 - Community Safety Zone Designations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-239915.pdf
Attachment 6 - Report on Impaired Driving
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-239918.pdf
Attachment 7 - Taking Action on Impaired Driving
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-239897.pdf
Public Notice
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-240090.pdf

Communications

(October 18, 2023) E-mail from Adam Rodgers (IE.Supp)
(October 19, 2023) E-mail from George Bell (IE.Supp)
(October 24, 2023) Letter from Dylan Reid, Walk Toronto (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/comm/communicationfile-173159.pdf
(October 24, 2023) E-mail from Jun Nogami (IE.Supp)
(October 24, 2023) Multiple Communications from 104 Individuals (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/comm/communicationfile-173175.pdf
(October 24, 2023) Letter from Alison Stewart, Cycle Toronto (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/comm/communicationfile-173201.pdf
(October 25, 2023) Multiple Communications from 18 Individuals (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/comm/communicationfile-173195.pdf
(October 25, 2023) Letter from Jessica Spieker, Friends and Families for Safe Streets (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/comm/communicationfile-173199.pdf
(October 25, 2023) E-mail from Michael Baudisch - McCabe (IE.Supp)
(October 25, 2023) Multiple Communications from 3 Individuals (IE.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/ie/comm/communicationfile-173217.pdf
(October 25, 2023) Submission from George Bell (IE.New)

Speakers

George Bell
Adam Rodgers
Alison Stewart, Cycle Toronto
Jessica Spieker, Friends and Families for Safe Streets
Adam Cohoon
Councillor Stephen Holyday

Motions

1a - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Dianne Saxe (Carried)

That the Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board and Toronto Parking Authority in partnership with Transportation Services to improve the safety of vulnerable road users by following the lead of Calgary and Montreal and acquiring at least 10 mobile automated licence plate readers for use, as a pilot project, primarily in enforcing parking offences that adversely affect the safety of vulnerable road users, such as obstructing bike lanes and blocking visibility at intersections, and to include an evaluation of the effectiveness of this pilot project in the overall parking strategy report scheduled for 2024.

 

2. City Council direct Financial Services to earmark, where feasible, the revenue from the parking tickets collected through the pilot automated licence plate reader project to the pilot project, to the extent necessary to recover the cost of the project.

 

3. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to report, at least once a year, on how Toronto’s lack of safe infrastructure for vulnerable road users is affecting Toronto’s air quality, climate, public health and congestion goals.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Oct-25-2023

Result: Carried Majority Required - Motion a Parts 1 and 2 to Amend Item (Additional) by Councillor Saxe
Total members that voted Yes: 4 Members that voted Yes are Jennifer McKelvie (Chair), Amber Morley, James Pasternak, Dianne Saxe
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Mike Colle, Anthony Perruzza
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Oct-25-2023

Result: Carried Majority Required - Motion a Part 3 to Amend Item (Additional) by Councillor Saxe
Total members that voted Yes: 4 Members that voted Yes are Mike Colle, Jennifer McKelvie (Chair), Amber Morley, Dianne Saxe
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

1b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Dianne Saxe (Carried)

That Infrastructure and Environment Committee Committee recommend that:

 

1. City Council affirm the importance of safety in construction zones whereby staff:

 

a. Manage construction zones with priority emphasis to emergency vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists, while also ensuring worker safety;


b. Ensure safe, accessible and well-marked paths of travel for pedestrians in all construction zones; and

 

c. Maintain protected cyclist infrastructure to the greatest extent possible with well-marked signage and leveraging best practices from other jurisdictions.


2 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Jennifer McKelvie (Carried)

That Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommend that:

 

1. City Council amend Attachment 4 by adding the words "(north intersection)" so that the Location of Community Safety Zone to be Designated for Dormington Drive reads as follows:

 

Highway

Side

Location

Prohibited Hours and Days

Prohibited Months

Dormington Drive

Both

Between Pegasus Trail (north intersection) Ellesmere Road

Anytime

Jan. to Dec., inclusive


Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Jennifer McKelvie (Carried)
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