Highway Traffic Act - High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes

ERO number
019-0028
Notice type
Regulation
Act
Highway Traffic Act, R.S.O. 1990
Posted by
Ministry of Transportation
Notice stage
Decision
Decision posted
Comment period
May 1, 2019 - May 31, 2019 (30 days) Closed
Last updated

This consultation was open from:
May 1, 2019
to May 31, 2019

Decision summary

Single-occupant motorcycles are now allowed in High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes.

Decision details

On July 1, 2019, the Ministry of Transportation amended the Highway Traffic Act, Ontario Regulation 620/05: High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes to permit single-occupant motorcycles in HOV lanes.

Comments received

Through the registry

150

By email

55

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0
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Effects of consultation

The vast majority, 96%, of comments received were in support of the proposed amendment, citing reasons such as the environmental benefits of promoting motorcycle use, the potential to increase safety and ease congestion, and alignment of HOV lane laws with other jurisdictions.

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Ministry of Transportation - Environmental Policy Office
Address

777 Bay Street
Suite 700
Toronto, ON
M7A 2J8
Canada

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Katerina Downard

Phone number
Office
Ministry of Transportation - Environmental Policy Office
Address

777 Bay Street
Suite 700
Toronto, ON
M7A 2J8
Canada

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Original proposal

ERO number
019-0028
Notice type
Regulation
Act
Highway Traffic Act, R.S.O. 1990
Posted by
Ministry of Transportation
Proposal posted

Comment period

May 1, 2019 - May 31, 2019 (30 days)

Proposal details

The Ministry of Transportation is proposing to make an amendment to the Highway Traffic Act, Ontario Regulation 620/05: High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes, for the purpose of permitting single-occupant motorcycles in provincial HOV lanes.

The introduction of an occupancy exemption for motorcycles as proposed is aimed at enhancing road user safety and aligning Ontario's HOV rules with other jurisdictions.

Supporting materials

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Important notice: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, viewing supporting materials in person is not available at this time.

Please reach out to the Contact listed in this notice to see if alternate arrangements can be made.

Ministry of Transportation - Environmental Policy Office
Address

777 Bay Street
Suite 700
Toronto, ON
M7A 2J8
Canada

Comment

Commenting is now closed.

This consultation was open from May 1, 2019
to May 31, 2019

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Contact

Katerina Downard

Phone number
Office
Ministry of Transportation - Environmental Policy Office
Address

777 Bay Street
Suite 700
Toronto, ON
M7A 2J8
Canada