June 23, 2022 Transportation Standing Committee

Date:

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Location: Council Chambers, 3rd Floor City Hall, 1841 Argyle Street, Halifax

Agenda

1. CALL TO ORDER AND LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – May 26, 2022

3. APPROVAL OF THE ORDER OF BUSINESS AND APPROVAL OF ADDITIONS AND
DELETIONS

4. BUSINESS ARISING OUT OF THE MINUTES

5. CALL FOR DECLARATION OF CONFLICT OF INTERESTS

6. MOTIONS OF RECONSIDERATION – NONE
7. MOTIONS OF RESCISSION – NONE
8. CONSIDERATION OF DEFERRED BUSINESS – NONE
9. NOTICES OF TABLED MATTERS – NONE

10. CORRESPONDENCE, PETITIONS & DELEGATIONS
10.1 Correspondence 
10.2 Petitions
10.3 Presentations

10.3.1 Micro-Mobility and Vulnerable Road Users – Peter Zimmer [PDF]
10.3.2 Commit to Act Streets for Life Week of Action – Martyn Williams [PDF]
  
11. INFORMATION ITEMS BROUGHT FORWARD – NONE

12. REPORTS
12.1 STAFF

12.1.1 Bilingual Stop Signs on HRM Owned Streets [PDF]
Motion: 

That the Transportation Standing Committee recommends that Halifax Regional Council:

1. Endorse the letter of support template, included in Attachment 1, to be used to indicate support for communities and / or groups in HRM that wish to apply to have bilingual (English / French) stop signs installed on Provincial roads within the Municipality as part of the Provincial funding program;

2. Support Option 3, a targeted approach to replace existing stop signs with bilingual (English French) stop signs on HRM owned streets in communities, neighbourhoods or near facilities identified by the Office of Diversity & Inclusion/ANSAIO through consultation with communities, as being established Acadian / francophone communities or are of demonstrated importance to the Acadian / francophone social, linguistic, and cultural identity; and

3. Authorize the Mayor to send a letter of support, included in Attachment 3, to the Province in support of CSAP’s request to install bilingual stop signs in the vicinity of CSAP schools in HRM.

12.1.2 Crosswalk Flag Program AO – Testing Products and Governance [PDF]
Motion: 

That the Transportation Standing Committee recommends that Halifax Regional Council: 

 1. Adopt Administrative Order 2022-006-OP, the Placement of Crosswalk Flags Administrative Order, as set out in Attachment 1 of this report; and

2. Adopt By-law S-313, amending By-law S-300, the Streets By-law, as set out in Attachment 3 of this report.

12.1.3 Protected Turn Movements for Pedestrian Safety [PDF]
Motion: 

That the Transportation Standing Committee recommends that Halifax Regional Council
direct the Chief Administrative Officer to:

1.  Prioritize evaluation of protected only left turns at the signalized intersections identified in the
recommendations of the MicroTraffic report;

2. Prioritize evaluation of protected left and/or right turns at high vehicle and pedestrian volume signalized intersection locations in the next phase of the Strategic Road Safety Plan; and

3. Identify resource requirements (staffing, software, etc.) associated with implementing a protected only turn program for signalized intersections.

12.1.4 Evaluation of Updated 2008 HRM Vehicle Anti-Idling Policy [PDF]

Motion: 
That the Transportation Standing Committee recommend that Regional Council direct
the Chief Administrative Officer to:

1.   Maintain the current 2008 HRM Vehicle Anti-Idling Policy;

2.  Increase collaboration between Business Units and Corporate Fleet to identify and reduce idling; and

3.  Continue supporting HalifACT, which includes commitments for achieving net zero emissions by 2030 for municipal operations by transitioning to electric vehicles (EVs), switching to clean and reliable energy sources and reducing energy use in buildings, lighting, fleet, waste and water operations.

12.3 MEMBERS OF STANDING COMMITTEE

13. MOTIONS

14. IN CAMERA (IN PRIVATE) 
The Committee may rise and go into a private In Camera session, in accordance with Section 19 of the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter, for the purpose of dealing with the following: 

14.1 PERSONNEL MATTER – Private and Confidential Report 
A matter pertaining to an identifiable individual or group
Motion:
That the Transportation Standing Committee: 

1. Adopt the recommendations as outlined in the private and confidential staff report dated June 15, 2022; and 

2. Direct that the staff report dated June 15, 2022 be maintained as private and confidential.

15. ADDED ITEMS

16. NOTICES OF MOTION

17. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

18. DATE OF NEXT MEETING – July 28, 2022

19. ADJOURNMENT

INFORMATION ITEMS – NONE

1. Memorandum dated May 31, 2022 re: Request for Presentations to the Transportation Standing Committee [PDF]
2. Memorandum dated May 10, 2022 re: Criteria for New Marked Crosswalks [PDF]

For further information regarding this meeting, please contact Catie Campbell, Legislative Assistant, at Catherine.campbell@halifax.ca or 782-641-0796.

To submit correspondence, email clerks@halifax.ca
More information: https://www.halifax.ca/city-hall/regional-council/communicating-halifax-regional-council