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<br />COMMUNITY &INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES COMMITTEEMINUTES <br /> <br />APRIL 3, 2017 CITY OF KITCHENER <br /> <br />The Community and Infrastructure Services Committee met this date, commencing at 10:00 a.m. <br /> <br />Present: Councillor B. Ioannidis - Chair <br />Mayor B. Vrbanovic and Councillors S. Davey, F. Etherington, Y. Fernandes, K. <br />Galloway-Sealock, J. Gazzola, Z. Janecki, S. Marsh, D. Schnider and P. Singh. <br /> <br />Staff: J. Willmer, Chief Administrative Officer <br /> D. Chapman, Deputy CAO, Finance and Corporate Services <br /> M. May, Deputy CAO, Community Services <br /> C. Fletcher, Interim Executive Director, Infrastructure Services <br /> J. Readman, Interim Executive Director, Infrastructure Services <br /> C. Bluhm, Interim Executive Director, Economic Development <br /> D. McGoldrick, Director, Operations Environmental Services <br /> H. Gross, Director, Engineering <br /> M. Hildebrand, Director, Community Programs and Services <br /> K. Carmichael, Interim Director, Transportation Services <br /> G. MacNeil, Interim Director, By-law Enforcement <br /> S. Di Donato, Manager, Arts & Creative Industries <br /> L. Palubeski, Manager, Programs & Resource Services <br /> D. Pimentel, Active Transportation Planning Project Manager <br /> C. Goodeve, Committee Administrator <br /> J. Bunn, Committee Administrator <br /> <br />Pursuant to Chapter 25 (Procedure) of the Municipal Code, a motion was brought forward by <br />Councillor S. Marsh to discuss Item 5, and Councillor F. Etherington to discuss Item 8, listed on the <br />Agenda as Consent items, which were voted on and Carried. <br /> <br />1. INS-17-003 WILSON AVENUE BIKE LANE IMPLEMENTATION <br /> <br />The Committee considered Infrastructure Services Department report INS-17-003, dated <br />March 15, 2017 regarding the installation of on-street bicycle lanes on both sides of Wilson <br />Avenue and the proposed on-street parking changes. <br /> <br />Mr. Ray Hart was in attendance to speak in opposition to the recommendation outlined in <br />Report INS-17-003, expressing concerns related to existing deterioration of the road surface <br />and high vehicle speeds on Wilson Avenue. He questioned the timing of installation of cycling <br />lanes, noting the road will be reconstructed in 2022. He suggested that alternatively the <br />recommendation be deferred until road improvements are made. <br /> <br />In response to questions regarding the quality of the road surface on Wilson Avenue, Mr. K. <br />Carmichael indicated that through coordination with Operations and Transportation Services <br />Divisions, improvements are generally made to the road surface before cycling lanes are <br />installed. He indicated that there are many examples of functional bike lanes on poor quality <br />road surfaces that are well used. He noted that staff will continue to study the area for <br />functionality and usage. <br /> <br />In response to further questions, Mr. Carmichael advised that under the current design, <br />additional space for the cyclist lane would not be possible. He noted that a rebuild of the road <br />could consider wider lanes; however, an additional cost would be associated with expanding <br />the road surface. <br /> <br />On motion by Councillor Y. Fernandes - <br />it was resolved: <br /> <br /> That on-street bicycle lanes be installed on both sides of Wilson Avenue from <br /> Kingsdale Community Centre to Traynor Avenue; and, <br /> <br /> That on-street parking be prohibited on the north side of Wilson Avenue between <br /> Kingsdale Community Centre and Traynor Avenue; and further, <br /> <br /> That the Uniform Traffic Bylaw be amended, as outlined in Infrastructure Services <br /> Department report INS-17-003. <br /> <br /> <br />