TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


April 22, 2015  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

S. McKeen, E. Gibbons, *D. Iveson, **B. Henderson
*Mayor D. Iveson is a Committee Member pursuant to section 150(2), Procedures and Committees Bylaw 12300
**Councillor B. Henderson was named a Member of the Committee to maintain quorum, pursuant to section 151(1), Procedures and Committees Bylaw 12300

ABSENT

M. Oshry, T. Caterina

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

B. Anderson, B. Esslinger, A. Knack, D. Loken, M. Nickel, A. Sohi
G. Joseph, 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                                                                           3

1.4        Protocol Items                                                                                      3

2.          ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS             3

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                                                                               5

5.1        Business Case for Workspace Enhancements Westwood

             Garage Replacement                                                                          5

5.2        Scona Road – Traffic Safety and Speed Mitigation

             Strategies                                                                                               5

5.3        Enforcement Practices – High Traffic Areas (S. McKeen)        5

5.4        Detailed Study of Residential Parking Issues and

             Options - Central McDougall, Oliver, and Queen

             Mary Park                                                                                               6

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              6

6.1        102 Avenue Bridge Replacement Project Update -

             Follow-up Information                                                                        6

6.2        Low Income Transit Pass Pilot                                                        6

6.3        Performance Standards and Clear Measures - Bike

             Lanes                                                                                                      7

6.4        Alternative Bike Lane for 95 Avenue                                              8

6.5        West Edmonton Mall Transit Centre  - Options for

             Temporary Enhancement, Refurbishment or Renewal             9

6.6        Request for Non-Statutory Public Hearings -

             Valley Line Vehicular Access Closures                                         9

6.7        Change Order Exceeding $20,000 000 - Asphaltic

             Concrete Supply                                                                                  9

6.8        Sole Source Purchase over $500,000 - Road Paver                10

6.9        Bylaw 16929 - Replaces Bylaw 12454, Edmonton

             Transit System Advisory Board Bylaw                                        10

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                              10

7.1        Bike Lane Removal (M. Nickel)                                                      10

7.2        Bike Lanes on Utility Corridors (E. Gibbons)                             11

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                         12

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                12

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                12

 

 

 

 

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DECISION SUMMARY

ITEM

 

DECISION

1.

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

1.1

Call to Order

 

 

 

Councillor S. McKeen called the meeting to order at
9:30 a.m.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That Councillor E. Gibbons be appointed Vice-Chair for the April 22, 2015, Transportation Committee meeting.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. McKeen, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Oshry, T. Caterina

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the April 22, 2015, Transportation Committee meeting agenda be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. McKeen, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Oshry, T. Caterina

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That the March 25, 2015, Transportation Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. McKeen, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Oshry, T. Caterina

 

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, 6.9, 7.1 and 7.2.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

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

6.2   Low Income Transit Pass Pilot 

·         K. Good, Youth Empowerment and Support Services

·         J. Kolkman, Edmonton Social Planning Council

·         I. Roux, Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board

·         B. Basisty, Boyle Street Education Centre

·         B. Robertson, Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board (to answer questions only)

·         J. Vanderbeld (to answer questions only)

6.3   Performance Standards and Clear Measures - Bike Lanes

·         E. Solez

6.4   Alternative Bike Lane for 95 Avenue

·         C. Chan, Edmonton Bicycle Commuters Society

·         B. Robertson

·         E. Solez

6.9   Bylaw 16929 - Replaces Bylaw 12454, Edmonton
        Transit System Advisory Board Bylaw

·         B. Robertson

7.1   Bike Lane Removal (M. Nickel)

·         C. Chan, Edmonton Bicycle Commuters Society

·         M. Altheim

7.2   Bike Lanes on Utility Corridors (E. Gibbons)

·         E. Solez

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. McKeen, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Oshry, T. Caterina

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

 

G. Joseph, Office of the City Clerk, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the following items be made time specific:

6.2   Low Income Transit Pass Pilot
        First item of business at 9:30 a.m.

6.9   Bylaw 16929- Replaces Bylaw 15454, Edmonton
        Transit System Advisory Board Bylaw
        Second item of business at 9:30 a.m.

6.1   102 Avenue Bridge Replacement Project Update -
        Following-up Information
        Last item of business on the agenda

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. McKeen, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Oshry, T. Caterina

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

 

 

There were no Councillor Inquiries.

 

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING - NONE

5.

STATUS REPORT

5.1

Business Case for Workspace Enhancements Westwood Garage Replacement

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the revised date of May 27, 2015, be approved.

 

Transportation Svcs.

Due By:
May 27, 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. McKeen, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Oshry, T. Caterina

 

5.2

Scona Road – Traffic Safety and Speed Mitigation Strategies

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of May 27, 2015, be approved.

 

Transportation Svcs.

Due By:
May 27, 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. McKeen, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Oshry, T. Caterina

 

5.3

Enforcement Practices – High Traffic Areas (S. McKeen)

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of June 29, 2015, be approved.

 

Community Svcs.

Due By:
Jun. 29, 2015

NEW DATE:
Jun. 17, 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. McKeen, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Oshry, T. Caterina

 

5.4

Detailed Study of Residential Parking Issues and Options - Central McDougall, Oliver, and Queen Mary Park

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of May 6, 2015, be approved.

 

Transportation Svcs.

Due By:
May 6, 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. McKeen, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Oshry, T. Caterina

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

102 Avenue Bridge Replacement Project Update - Follow-up Information

 

 

 

C. Walbaum and D. Wandzura, General Manager, Transportation Services, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.  S. McCabe and
B. Belcourt, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the April 22, 2015, Transportation Services report CR_2305, be received for information

 

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. McKeen, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Oshry, T. Caterina

 

6.2

Low Income Transit Pass Pilot

 

 

 

D. Wandzura, General Manager, Transportation Services, made a presentation.

K. Good, Youth Empowerment and Support Services;
J. Kolkman, Edmonton Social Planning Council; I. Roux, Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board; and B. Basisty, Boyle Street Education Centre, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

Copies of handouts provided by K. Good; and J. Kolkman, were distributed to Members of the Committee and copies were filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

K. Koropeski, C. Stolte, J. Davidson and D. Wandzura, General Manager, Transportation Services; and R. Smyth, Community Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

Low Income Transit Pass - Options for Implementation and Distribution

That Administration provide a report on the Low Income Transit Pass, including the following: 

·         Implementation strategies for 2016, including an initial discount of 60 percent to be funded from the property tax levy.

·         Assessment of models for the sale and distribution of passes, including options to better leverage existing resources and/or a more robust business case for increasing counter sales.

Transportation Svcs.

 

Due By:
Third Quarter 2015

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. McKeen, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Oshry, T. Caterina

 

6.3

Performance Standards and Clear Measures - Bike Lanes

 

 

 

T. Golly, Transportation Services, made a presentation.

E. Solez, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

T. Golly and D. Wandzura, General Manager, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the April 22, 2015, Transportation Services report CR_1769, be received for information.

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. McKeen, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Oshry, T. Caterina

 

6.4

Alternative Bike Lane for 95 Avenue

 

 

 

T. Golly, Transportation Services, made a presentation.

C. Chan, Edmonton Bicycle Commuters Society; and
E. Solez, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

T. Golly, G. Cebryk and D. Wandzura, General Manager, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the April 22, 2015, Transportation Services report CR_1774, be received for information.

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. McKeen, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Oshry, T. Caterina

 

6.5

West Edmonton Mall Transit Centre - Options for Temporary Enhancement, Refurbishment or Renewal

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That Transportation Committee recommend to City Council:

That Capital Profile 15-66-3504 be revised in scope, as set out in Attachment 1 of the April 22, 2015, Transportation Services report CR_1978, and that the funding be reduced by $1.4 million, with funds to be made available for a future Supplementary Capital Budget Adjustment.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. McKeen, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Oshry, T. Caterina

 

6.6

Request for Non-Statutory Public Hearings - Valley Line Vehicular Access Closures

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

Valley Line Vehicle Access Closures – Non-Statutory Public Hearings

That Non-Statutory Public Hearings be held on proposed vehicle access closures related to the construction and operation of the Valley Line LRT as follows:

1.    June 17, 2015, Transportation Committee meeting at 9:30 a.m.

2.    September 2, 2015, Transportation Committee meeting at 9:30 a.m.

Transportation Svcs.

Corporate Svcs.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. McKeen, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Oshry, T. Caterina

 

6.7

Change Order Exceeding $20,000 000 - Asphaltic Concrete Supply

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That an increase to contract D923977 with Burnco Rock Products Ltd., for the supply of Asphaltic Concrete, to a value not to exceed $30 million including GST, be approved and that the agreement be in form and content acceptable to the City Manager.

Transportation Svcs.

City Manager

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. McKeen, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Oshry, T. Caterina

 

6.8

Sole Source Purchase over $500,000 - Road Paver

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That a sole source agreement between the City of Edmonton and SMS Equipment for the purchase of one Vogele Paver, in the amount of $528,000 plus GST, be approved and that the agreement be in form and content acceptable to the City Manager.

Transportation Svcs.

City Manager

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. McKeen, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Oshry, T. Caterina

 

6.9

Bylaw 16929 - Replaces Bylaw 12454, Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board Bylaw

 

 

 

B. Robertson, made a presentation.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That Transportation Committee recommend to City Council:

That Bylaw 16929 be given the appropriate readings.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. McKeen, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Oshry, T. Caterina

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

7.1

Bike Lane Removal (M. Nickel)

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the Committee hear from D. Fitzgerald.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. McKeen, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Oshry, T. Caterina

 

 

 

T. Golly, Transportation Services, made a presentation.  

D. Fitzgerald, Post Time at Fitzgeralds; M. Altheim; and
C. Chan, Edmonton Bicycle Commuters Society, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

T. Golly, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That the April 22, 2015, Transportation Services report CR_1786, be received for information.

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. McKeen, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Oshry, T. Caterina

 

7.2

Bike Lanes on Utility Corridors (E. Gibbons)

 

 

 

T. Golly, Transportation Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

E. Solez, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That the April 22, 2015, Transportation Services report CR_580, be received for information.

 

Transportation Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. McKeen, E. Gibbons, D. Iveson

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

M. Oshry, T. Caterina

 

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS - NONE

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

 

 

Councillor S. McKeen asked whether there were any Notices of Motion.  There were none.

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 4:23 p.m. 

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk