TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


September 16, 2015  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina, E. Gibbons

ABSENT

D. Iveson

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

B. Anderson, B. Esslinger, A. Knack, D. Loken, M. Walters
S. Kaffo, Office of the City Clerk
T. Orbell, Office of the City Clerk

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ITEM

                                                                                                         PAGE

DECISION

 

1.          CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS                            2

1.1        Call to Order                                                                                          2

1.2        Adoption of Agenda                                                                            2

1.3        Adoption of Minutes                                                                           2

1.4        Protocol Items                                                                                      2

2.          ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS             2

2.1        Select Items for Debate                                                                      2

2.2        Requests to Speak                                                                              3

2.3        Requests for Specific Time on Agenda                                         3

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 3

4.          REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE

             MEETING/REPORTS RE-ROUTED OR POSTPONED BY AGENDA

             REVIEW COMMITTEE                                                                         3

4.1        Parking Requirement for Religous Assembly Uses

             (M. Oshry)                                                                                               3

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               3

5.1        Electrical Bus Pilot - Short-Term and Long-Term

             Implementation Strategy                                                                    3

5.2        Funding Sources for the Removal of the SW

             Staircase from Churchill Square                                                      4

5.3        Review of Roadway Rail Crossings - Cost and

             Regulation for Whistle Cessation                                                    4

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              4

6.1        Joint Road Traffic Safety Strategy - Education,

             Engineering, Enforcement, Evaluation and

             Engagement                                                                                          4

6.2        Review of 127 Street Concept Plan                                                5

6.3        Intersection Improvements 122 Street and 63

             Avenue - Cost Share Agreement                                                     5

6.4        Autonomous Vehicles  - Education and Impacts                        6

6.5        Local Improvement Process - Decorative

             Streetlights Program                                                                           6

6.6        Horse Hills Area Structure Plan Bridge Crossing

             Update                                                                                                    6

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                7

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                           7

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                   7

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                  7

 

 

 

 

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DECISION SUMMARY

ITEM

 

DECISION

1.

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

1.1

Call to Order

 

 

 

Councillor M. Oshry called the meeting to order at 9:30 a.m.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the September 16, 2015, Transportation Committee meeting agenda be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina, E. Gibbons

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That the September 2, 2015, Transportation Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina, E. Gibbons

 

1.4

Protocol Items

 

 

 

There were no protocol items.

 

2.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS

2.1

Select Items for Debate

 

 

 

The following items were selected for debate:  6.1, 6.2, 6.4 and 6.5.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That Transportation Committee hear from the following speakers, in panels when appropriate:

6.1  Joint Road Traffic Safety Strategy - Education, Engineering, Enforcement, Evaluation and Engagement

  • S. Finkelman
  • J. Cardillo
  • S. Schroeter, Belgravis Community League Transportation Committee
  • S. Sobon
  • N. Jensen
  • B. Hanson
  • D. Densmore

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina, E. Gibbons

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

 

There were no requests for any items to be dealt with at a specific time.

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

 

 

There were no Councillor Inquiries.

 

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING – NONE
REPORTS RE-ROUTED OR POSTPONED BY AGENDA REVIEW COMMITTEE

4.1

Parking Requirement for Religous Assembly Uses (M. Oshry)

 

 

 

Re-routed and postponed to:  October 6, 2015, Executive Committee meeting.

 

5.

STATUS REPORT

5.1

Electrical Bus Pilot - Short-Term and Long-Term Implementation Strategy

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of June 2016, be approved.

 

Transportation Svcs.

Due by:
Jun. 2016

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina, E. Gibbons

 

5.2

Funding Sources for the Removal of the SW Staircase from Churchill Square

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of November 9, 2015, be approved.

 

Transportation Svcs.

Due by:
Nov. 9, 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina, E. Gibbons

 

5.3

Review of Roadway Rail Crossings - Cost and Regulation for Whistle Cessation

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of October 28, 2015, be approved.

 

Transportation Svcs.

Due by:
Oct. 28, 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina, E. Gibbons

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Joint Road Traffic Safety Strategy - Education, Engineering, Enforcement, Evaluation and Engagement

 

 

 

D. Wandzura, General Manager, and G. Cebryk, Transportation Services, made a presentation.

S. Finkelman; J. Cardillo; S. Schroeter, Belgravia Community League Transportation Committee; S. Sobon; N. Jensen; B. Hanson; and D. Densmore, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

Handouts provided by S. Schroter; S. Sobon; N. Jensen; and D. Densmore were distributed to Members of the Committee and copies were filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

G. Shimko, G. Cebryk and D. Wandzura, General Manager, Transportation Services; and B. Simpson, Edmonton Police Service, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That Transportation Committee recommend to City Council:

1. That the 2016 - 2020 Road Safety Strategy, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the September 16, 2015, Transportation Services report CR_1859, be approved.

2. That Administration prepare a detailed implementation plan for the 2016 - 2020 Road Safety Strategy, including accompanying service packages and capital profiles.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina, E. Gibbons

 

6.2

Review of 127 Street Concept Plan

 

 

 

J. Mazurat, D. Wandzura, General Manager, and
R. Gibbard, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That the September 16, 2015, Transportation Services report CR_2634, be received for information.

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina, E. Gibbons

 

6.3

Intersection Improvements 122 Street and 63 Avenue - Cost Share Agreement

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That the cost sharing agreement between the City of Edmonton and the University of Alberta for the 122 Street arterial road renewal work, in an amount not to exceed $933,703.79, including GST, as outlined in the September 16, 2015, Transportation Services report CR_2854 be approved, and that the agreement be in form and content acceptable to the City Manager.

Transportation Svcs.

 

Office of the City Manager

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina, E. Gibbons

 

6.4

Autonomous Vehicles  - Education and Impacts

 

 

 

S. McCabe, Transportation Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.  D. Wandzura, General Manager, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

State of the Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Technology - Annual Report

That after the Quarter 1, 2016, report on autonomous vehicles, Administration provide an annual report in the fourth quarter of each year on the state of the autonomous and connected vehicle technology to Transportation Committee.

Transportation Svcs.

 

Due by:
4th Quarter 2016

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina, E. Gibbons

 

6.5

Local Improvement Process - Decorative Streetlights Program

 

 

 

D. Wandzura, General Manager, and J. Ward, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That the September 16, 2015, Transportation Services report CR_2618, be received for information.

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina, E. Gibbons

 

6.6

Horse Hill Area Structure Plan Bridge Crossing Update

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That the September 16, 2015, Transportation Services report CR_2112, be received for information.

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

M. Oshry, S. McKeen, T. Caterina, E. Gibbons

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES - NONE

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS - NONE

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

 

 

Councillor M. Oshry asked whether there were any Notices of Motion.  There were none.

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 11:57 a.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk