TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


October 15, 2014  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

A. Sohi, M. Walters, B. Anderson, B. Esslinger, *D. Iveson
*Mayor D. Iveson is a Committee Member pursuant to section 150(2), Procedures and Committees Bylaw 12300

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

T. Caterina, E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, A. Knack, D. Loken, S. McKeen, M. Nickel, M. Oshry
S. McKerry, Office of the City Clerk
C. Johnston, 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                                                                      3

2.2        Requests to Speak                                                                              3

2.3        Requests for Specific Time on Agenda                                         4

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 4

4.          REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING      4

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               4

5.1        Valley Line Construction Impact on the Use of

             Churchill Square                                                                                  4

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              4

6.1        Bike Routes - Assessment of Community Needs,

             Safety, and Underused Bike Lanes                                                4

6.2        106th Street Bike Route Winter/Spring Maintenance

             Pilot Project                                                                                           6

6.3        Manning Freeway Traffic Safety                                                      6

6.4        City Interchange Needs                                                                     7

6.5        Law Courts Pedway Repair Budget Adjustment and

             Sole Source Increase                                                                          7

6.6        91 Street (Ewing Trail) 25 Avenue - 41 Avenue SW

             - Increase of Funds to Contract D925939

             (Transportation Contract 1420)                                                        8

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                8

7.1        Community Traffic Management Plan - Voting

             Requirements (M. Walters/B. Esslinger)                                        8

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                           9

8.1        Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board - Request

             for Direction to Fill Vacancy - Verbal report                                  9

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                   9

9.1        Commercial Developments for Future LRT/Transit

             Infrastructure                                                                                        9

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                10

 

 

 

 

Carried

Carried

None

 

See Minutes

See Minutes

None

None

None

 

 

Carried

 

 

Action

 

Postponed

Action

Postponed

 

Carried

 

 

Carried

 

 

Action

 

 

Postponed

 

 

 

See Minutes

 

 

DECISION SUMMARY

ITEM

 

DECISION

1.

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

1.1

Call to Order

 

 

 

Councillor A. Sohi called the meeting to order at 1:31 p.m.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

That the October 15, 2014, Transportation Committee agenda be adopted with the following changes:

Addition:

7.1  Community Traffic Management Plan - Voting Requirements (M. Walters/B. Esslinger)

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, A. Sohi, M. Walters, B. Anderson, B. Esslinger

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the October 1, 2014, Transportation Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, A. Sohi, M. Walters, B. Anderson, B. Esslinger

 

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, 6.3, 6.4, 7.1 and 8.1.

S. McKerry, Office of the City Clerk; and D. Wandzura, General Manager, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

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

6.1  Bike Routes - Assessment of Community Needs,  Safety, and Underused Bike Lanes

  1. N. Steward, West End Seniors Bike Club
  2. C. Chan, Edmonton Bicycle Commuters Society
  3. J. Kusiek, QA Crossroads
  4. D. Darnell
  5. D. Williams
  6. G. Pate
  7. P. Foff
  8. D. Shepherd
  9. M. Rajotte
  10. J. Davis

6.2  106th Street Bike Route Winter/Spring Maintenance Pilot

  1. C. Chan, Edmonton Bicycle Commuters Society

6.3  Manning Freeway Traffic Safety

  1. L. Scott, Cameron Communities
  2. J. Riopel, Walton Developments
  3. L. Jimmo
  4. M. Mooney
  5. T. Molineaux
  6. P. Vaartstra

6.4  City Interchange Needs

  1. J. Riopel, Walton Developments

7.1  Community Traffic Management Plan- Voting Requirements (M. Walters/B. Esslinger)

  1. F. Slessor
  2. J. Kusiek, QA Crossroads

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, A. Sohi, M. Walters, B. Anderson, B. Esslinger

 

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

5.

STATUS REPORT

5.1

Valley Line Construction Impact on the Use of Churchill Square

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of November 13, 2014, be approved.

Transportation Svcs.

Due Date: Nov. 13, 2014

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, A. Sohi, M. Walters, B. Anderson, B. Esslinger

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Bike Routes - Assessment of Community Needs, Safety, and Underused Bike Lanes

 

 

 

D. Wandzura, General Manager and T. Golly, Transportation Services, made presentations.

J. Davis, made a presentation.  N. Steward, West End Seniors Bike Club; C. Chan, Edmonton Bicycle Commuters Society; J. Kusiek, QA Crossroads; D. Darnell; D. Williams; G. Pate; P. Foff; and D. Shepherd, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

A copy of a handout provided by J. Kusiek was distributed to Members of the Committee and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

T. Golly and D. Wandzura, General Manager, Transportation Services;  B. Patterson, Urban Systems; and S. McKerry, Office of the City Clerk, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

Performance Standards and Clear Measures - Bike Lanes

That Administration provide a report outlining the development of performance standards including clear measures and targets for existing and future bike lane ridership.

Transportation Svcs.

 

Due Date Second Quarter 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, A. Sohi, M. Walters, B. Anderson, B. Esslinger

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

Community Engagement Studies on Performance and Safety - Bike Lanes

 That Administration provide a outlining:

·         The results of community engagement studies to be conducted to seek input from affected community stakeholders, including the schools, surrounding the 106 Street and 40 Avenue and 119 Street and 40 Avenue intersections.

·         Plans to improve the performance and safety of these intersections.

 

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

 

 

 

Due Date: 
Second Quarter 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, A. Sohi, M. Walters, B. Anderson, B. Esslinger

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

Alternative Bike Lane for 95 Avenue

That Administration provide a report outlining the cost and feasibility of relocating the bike lane on 95th Avenue to the service road.

Transportation Svcs.

Due Date: Second Quarter 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, A. Sohi, M. Walters, B. Anderson, B. Esslinger

 

6.2

106th Street Bike Route Winter/Spring Maintenance Pilot Project

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the October 15, 2014, Transportation Services report CR_1422, be postponed to the October 29, 2014, Transportation Committee meeting.

Transportation Svcs.

Due Date: Oct. 29, 2014

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, A. Sohi, M. Walters, B. Anderson, B. Esslinger

 

6.3

Manning Freeway Traffic Safety

 

 

 

R. Gibbard, Transportation Services, made a presentation.

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

That Transportation Committee hear from J. Dhillon, Nanaksar Gurdwara-Gursikh Temple. 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, A. Sohi, M. Walters, B. Anderson, B. Esslinger

 

 

 

J. Riopel, Walton Developments, made a presentation. 
L. Scott, Cameron Communities; L. Jimmo; M. Mooney;
T. Molineaux; P. Vaartstra; and J. Dhillon, Nanaksar Gurdwara-Gursikh Temple, made presentations and answered the Committee’s questions.

 


 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

1.    That Administration proceed with the next steps for the 195 Avenue - Manning Drive Interchange, as follows:

a)    Determine first stage improvements for a 195 Avenue-Manning Drive at-grade intersection.

b)    Work with Developers on funding, staging and strategy.

c)    Develop a process for prioritizing interchange needs.

2.    That Administration prepare a
one- time service package for the development of a concept plan for an interchange at 195 Avenue and Manning Drive for Council’s consideration during the 2015 Operating Budget process.

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transportation Svcs./  Financial Svcs. and Utilities

Due Date:
Nov. 26, 2014

City Council
Budget

 

 

 

 

3.    That Transportation Committee recommend to City Council:

 

That the Mayor, on behalf of City Council, write a letter to the Government of Alberta, requesting support for initial at-grade operational and safety improvements, including illumination and traffic signals, for the intersection at 195 Avenue and Manning Drive.

 

D. Wandzura, General Manager, R. Gibbard and
B. Latte, Transportation Services, answered the Committee’s questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, A. Sohi, M. Walters, B. Anderson, B. Esslinger

 

 

 

 

 

6.4

City Interchange Needs

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the October 15, 2014, Transportation Services report CR_1331, be postponed to the October 29, 2014, Transportation Committee meeting.

Transportation Svcs.

Due Date: Oct. 29, 2014

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, A. Sohi, M. Walters, B. Anderson, B. Esslinger

 

6.5

Law Courts Pedway Repair Budget Adjustment and Sole Source Increase

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That Transportation Committee recommend to City Council:

1.    That the Transportation Services Capital Profile 15-66-3204, Law Courts Pedway Repair be increased by $1.5 million with funding from savings from the 23 Avenue/Gateway Boulevard Interchange (06-66-1482), as set out in Attachment 1 of the October 15, 2014, Transportation Services report CR_1692.

2.    That the Sole source agreement with Ledcor Construction Limited be increased from $1.805 million to a total amount not to exceed $3.1 million (excluding GST as outlined in the October 15, 2014, Transportation Services report CR_1692), and that the contract be in a form and content acceptable to the City Manager.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, A. Sohi, M. Walters, B. Anderson, B. Esslinger

 

6.6

91 Street (Ewing Trail) 25 Avenue - 41 Avenue SW - Increase of Funds to Contract D925939 (Transportation Contract 1420)

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That Transportation Committee recommend to City Council:

1.    That Transportation Services capital profile 12-66-1454, 91 Street: 25-41 Avenue SW (Attachment 1), be increased by $7.15 million with funding from Leduc County contributions and savings from 23 Avenue/Gateway Interchange (06-66-1482)

2.    That Agreement D925939 (Transportation Services Contract 1420) between the City and Carmacks Enterprises Ltd., be amended (as outlined in Attachment 2 of the Transportation Services report CR_1630, for an amount not exceed $30 million (including GST) and that the amendment be in a form and content acceptable to the City Manager.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, A. Sohi, M. Walters, B. Anderson, B. Esslinger

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

7.1

Community Traffic Management Plan - Voting Requirements (M. Walters/B. Esslinger)

 

 

 

A. Jones and P. Hnythka, Transportation Services, made presentations.

F. Slessor; and J. Kusiek, QA Crossroads made, presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

S. McKerry, Office of the City Clerk; and M. Bohn, Corporate Services (Law), answered the Committee's question.

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

That Transportation Committee recommend to City Council:

That a pilot program as outlined in the October 15, 2014, Transportation Services report CR_1329 and Attachment 1, be approved in the Prince Charles and Pleasantview Communities and that Administration provide a report on the results of the pilot program.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, M. Walters, B. Anderson, B. Esslinger

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Iveson

 

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS

8.1

Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board - Request for Direction to Fill Vacancy - Verbal report

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the October 15, 2014, Corporate Services verbal report Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board - Request for Direction to Fill, be postponed to the October 29, 2014, Transportation Service committee meeting and that the verbal report remain private pursuant to sections 17 and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Corporate Svcs.

 

Due Date: Oct. 29, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

9.1

Commercial Developments for Future LRT/Transit Infrastructure

 

 

 

Mayor D. Iveson stated that at the next regular meeting of Transportation Committee, he will move the following:

That Administration provide a report with information on opportunities to integrate commercial developments into future LRT/Transit infrastructure, and how businesses that benefit might help share or offset the cost of this infrastructure investment, such report to include opportunities for cost sharing of:

 

  1. Building new infrastructure that connects current LRT/Transit infrastructure to existing commercial businesses, such as pedways to existing shopping centres, etc.
  2. Creating new commercial opportunities through grade separation (under or above ground) at major intersections, including direct access points to commercial or residential developments.

Notice of Motion Given:  October 15, 2014

 

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 6:02 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk