The Draft Automated Vehicle Tactical Plan 2019-2021 is being developed to ensure that all divisions and agencies are following a consistent direction with respect to AVs and the City’s policies, plans, and strategies. It will allow clear communication of what the City’s priorities are as they relate to automated vehicles.

A survey is now available to collect feedback on proposals to be included in the Draft Automated Vehicles Tactical Plan. Your feedback will inform staff recommendations to City Council on how to align automated vehicles with established priorities and official policies. Responses will be grouped with others and kept confidential. Survey closes January 18th, 2019.

 

The City’s 3-Year Transportation Services Automated Vehicle (AV) Work Plan outlines the need for the Interdivisional AV Working Group to lead the creation of the City’s corporate vision and approach to AVs.

In April of 2017, the Working Group echoed this need for an automated vehicle policy position, and collaborated on the creation of a “Draft Automated Vehicle Tactical Plan 2019-2021.”

The framework of the Plan was included for information in a report to City Council in January 2018, and Council requested that staff return in early 2019 with specific recommendations and a detailed and comprehensive Plan.

The foundation of the Draft AV Tactical Plan is comprised of existing City policies, plans, and strategies. The goal of the Plan is to articulate how automated vehicles fit into Toronto’s existing City vision, as outlined in these documents. The policy background of the Plan can be identified in the following documents:

  • City Manager’s Office. City of Toronto Strategic Actions, 2013-2018.
  • City Planning. Toronto Official Plan.
  • Economic Development & Culture. Collaborating for Competitiveness: A Strategic Plan for Accelerating Economic Growth and Job Creation in Toronto.
  • Environment & Energy. TransformTO: Climate Action for a Healthy, Equitable and Prosperous Toronto.
  • Equity Diversity & Human Rights. 2015-2018 Strategic Plan.
  • Fleet Services. City of Toronto Consolidated Green Fleet Plan 2014-2018.
  • Information & Technology. City Information Technology Strategy.
  • Information & Technology. Open Data Master Plan 2018-2022.
  • Social Development, Finance & Administration. TO Prosperity: Toronto Poverty Reduction Strategy.
  • Social Development, Finance & Administration. Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020.
  • Toronto Employment & Social Services. Working as One: A Workforce Development Strategy for Toronto.
  • Toronto Public Health. Toronto Public Health Strategic Plan 2015-2019: A Healthy City for All.
  • Toronto Transit Commission. Corporate Plan 2018-2022.
  • Transportation Services. Congestion Management Plan 2016-2020.
  • Transportation Services. Curbside Management Strategy: Improving How Curbside Space Is Used.
  • Transportation Services. Vision Zero: Toronto’s Road Safety Plan, 2017-2021.

A survey is now available to collect feedback on proposals to be included in the Draft Automated Vehicles Tactical Plan.  Your feedback will inform staff recommendations to City Council on how to align automated vehicles with established priorities and official policies. Responses will be grouped with others and kept confidential. Survey closes January 18th, 2019.