2019-11-14 Agenda

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HUB North Shore Committee holds regular meetings at 6:30pm - 8:30pm on the second Thursday of every month. Everybody is welcome. The meetings are at the North Vancouver City Library (14th/Lonsdale) in the Don Preston Boardroom (2nd floor).

  • Agenda additions
  • Introductions


Contents

Goals & Objectives


General

  • Elections & Roles - need input
    • Chair & Vice Chair
    • Municipal Liaison teams
      • CNV ITC, DNV TTP? representatives
      • Council Monitors
    • MoTI, TransLink, BCFerries Liaison teams
    • Events Coordinators
    • Communications Team
    • Developer Liaison
    • Schools Liaison
    • Membership
    • Other??
  • Yahoo Email replacement
    • Google Groups
    • Groups.io
  • Draft Whitepaper on economic impacts of installing bike lanes.
    • Erika working on 1 page infographic slide
  • HUB State of Cycling project
    • Request for Photos of good infrastructure
    • Classification definitions v5.7 released
    • Draft of NS map verification.
  • Cards for our partners
    • Photos of 2019 improvements to be put on thank you cards for municipalities, MOTI
  • All Committee Workshop
    • Thurs, November 28, 5:30 - 8:30 pm, at HUB HQ
    • Social & Assessment Rides
    • BC Design Guide Dialog
  • Letters/Emails
    • Spirit Trail - Welsh & Capilano Rd speed bumps:
      • Paula B - just cc'ed, Vanessa replied
      • Ken T - replied to
      • Scott M - replied to
      • Alan B - replied to
      • R B - replied to
      • Paul A - replied to
      • Michael S - replied to
      • Jacob H - replied to
    • Marine Drive between Fell & Keith -
    • 2nd Narrows to Cap U - provided recommend routes

Follow-up:

    • Jill re: Jones overpass baffles (see CNV below) - Erika
    • Sacha re: secure weatherproof bike parking at schools - Who?

Events - Fred

  • Fall Bike to Work Week - Oct 21-25 2019
    • Celebration station Oct 22 at NE and of 2nd narrows 4-6:30pm


City of North Vancouver - Erika/Heather

  • Walk CNV

City's walking plan WALK CNV was adopted at Council Sept 9. It is pedestrian focused but according to Tony: "Among many many goodies is a commitment to develop a strategy for MUPs to manage safety for pedestrians as volumes increase." We need to push for separated cycling facilities as MUPs largely inappropriate for commuting and focuses too much on cycling just for recreation. See next item for potential inroad.

  • Council's 2018-2022 strategic plan

Envisions providing active and sustainable and ways for people to move around as part of the broader "healthiest small city in the world" vision. https://www.cnv.org/your-government/mayor-and-council/council-strategic-plan

  • Esplanade Protected Bike Lanes.

A new protected bike lane will be ready shortly along the Prominade development. This design has room for sidewalk, trees, bike lane, trees then car lane. there will be a textured surface separating the sidewalk and bike lane (similar to Carrall St approaching Expo Blvd in Vancouver) with the street trees between the bike lane and the curb. It will set the precedent for any new lanes.

    • A design concept for Esplanade was presented to ITC Oct 2 - HUB has asked for a copy to review.
    • Final concept will be presented to council in October - Council will approve or not. If approved the concepts will go to public consultation.
  • New Mosquito Creek Bridge there will be wide sidewalks for peds and cyclists and a pathway underneath to connect to the trail, though with the off Marine bike route, the Marine Drive bike lanes are not likely to stay. ** Marine Dr Mosquito Creek Bridge
  • Mackay MUP Parking has been removed in some segments. A wide MUP has been constructed on top of the dyke being built for flood mitigation and there will also be bike lanes on both sides with parked car buffers in places. Should be done soon. No sign yet of bike lanes and the MUP itself had not yet been finished as of this past week. Road is in poor condition next to the unpaved part of the MUP. Connection to other side of Marine remains to be seen.
  • New building at 3rd and Chesterfield now has an asphalt off-street bike path next to it but as of last Saturday had an obstacle on the path still. North side in front of 7-11 remains a constant issue.
  • Bikes Mean Business and the Lower Lonsdale BIA Central Lonsdale

Engagement and infographic forthcoming.

  • Oct 7th - Delegation to Council.
  • ""Integrated Transportation Committee"" -
    • How do we get HUB representative on this committee - appointments start 1-Feb-2020 for 2 years
    • We need a representative to attend these monthly meetings
    • Brent Hillier is currently on it.

District of North Vancouver - Jay/Giacomo/Ryan

  • 29th Street protected bike lanes (Tempe Cres to Lynn Valley Rd)
    • work is nearing completion
    • send thank you to councillors and those who sent supporting emails
  • Lynn Valley Town Centre infrastructure
    • protected bike lanes being completed through new "Town Centre Connector" extension of E29th from Lynn Valley Road to E27th
    • protected bike lanes also coming for E27th from Mountain to "Town Centre Connector" and future "Creek to Peak" bikeway. Road is currently closed to accommodate this construction
  • Targeted OCP Review
    • Public consultation underway. Make sure to add online feedback on transportation / climate emergency priorities
  • Weekly Traffic Bulletin
    • Updated every Friday on DNV website and highlights not only construction closures / work zones but the purpose of the closures (i.e. new bike lanes, sidewalks etc)
  • Feedback discussion from Council Transportation Workshop - November 4, 2019
    • Parking management and bike network priorities were the key topics
  • Last meeting with Staff- October 8, 2019
    • discussion on potential "Low Level" and "Creek to Peak" route options
    • integration with MOTI work on Lower Lynn next phases
  • Follow up to pursue gap closure options for Lions Gate Bridge to McGuire / W 15th bike route
  • Seymour Estates redevelopment (Mount Seymour Parkway and Lytton) - potential to push for better infrastructure along frontage [1]
  • Ongoing correspondence with Steve Ono regarding delineators on Riverside Drive - these are generating close passes and driver aggression - request for signage / markings so it is clear bikes may take lane
  • Issues tracker: [2]
  • 20 in 20 updates?

District of West Vancouver - Paul/Peter

  • Hugo Ray connector Completed
    • Paul as well as Mayor Booth & Bowinn Ma spoke at opening ceremony
    • Mayor Booth & Councillor S both excited by upper-levels greenway project
  • Welch Street Spirit Trail bumps are permanent per Squamish Council.
  • Need to get the mayor and council informed and excited about our top priority Dundave to Cap Rd route.

Communications & Outreach - Heather/Antje/James/Martyn

  • Channels
    • Yahoo Group -
    • Twitter - Antje sends out local news
    • FaceBook - James has offered to maintain a HUB NS account
    • HUB membership (NS)
  • Communications
    • Upcoming HUB Events & meetings
    • Current cycling news & NS Issues
    • Publicizing opportunities to provide input (Public meetings, online surveys, ...)
    • Request for support of improvements & projects
    • Annual committee update - Don
  • How to expand our reach & effectiveness
    • Other groups - Cycle clubs, NSMBA
    • Local media (NS News & Global Canadian)
    • Any other ideas
    • Presentations to Councils, business groups(BIA), schools? ...
  • Recruiting "interested but concerned" people
    • Membership coordinator?
    • Update the HUB-NS recruiting card
    • adopt-a-gap
    • reach out to people who cc us on letters/emails to governments.
  • Create a library of good/bad infrastructure on the North Shore
    • Need a volunteer(s) and a list of locations.

BC Ferries - Peter S

  • online public input form - Key points to raise:
    • Access to Ticket Booths from both Highway and Spirit Trail
    • Holding areas for Cyclists
    • Protected Bikepath from terminal to Exit 0 (Spirit Trail) and also to Highway shoulder


ANYTHING NEW this month? Translink - Fred/Antje

  • e-Bikes on Buses - Update on HUB HQ discussions with TransLink
  • Bike parking at Exchanges:
    • letter to Translink re Lonsdale Quay -pinged Rex, still no response, how to escalate??
    • Also want space for future at Phibbs (and for bike share)


MOTI - Antje/Giacomo/Jay

  • Mountain Highway Interchange
    • Interim intersection complete, pathway complete to Shavington on west side, underpass to Lynnmouth cul-de-sac paved but finishing works underway
    • We provided final input on remaining issues to project manager Jay Porter
  • Ironworkers Memorial Bridge
    • Fencing gaps have been closed. No response to our letter on this and other maintenance issues nor any changes to wayfinding.
  • Lower Lynn Interchanges next phases
    • Provided marked up comments to Jay Porter on Phases 1 through 4 signage and pavement marking plans. Key concerns are dismount locations northbound Mountain Highway at project limit and two-stage crossing of Dollarton Ramp.
  • Hwy 1 North Shore Corridor Study Lynn Valley to Horseshoe Bay
    • Contacted MOTI staff on this

Other

RCMP

  • joined us for a publicity campaign on Bike Theft & 529 at BTWW
  • were pleased to hear of Jay's success in quickly getting his stolen bike back through the 529 app

Bike to School

  • Should we have a Liaison to other groups and/or the school district?
  • we have had 2 interested parties
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