Meeting Summary: December 2, 2010

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'''Education & Outreach'''
 
'''Education & Outreach'''
 
* Recap of VACC tabling at VIMFF Speaker Series at Centennial Theatre (Heather/Bill/Antje)
 
* Recap of VACC tabling at VIMFF Speaker Series at Centennial Theatre (Heather/Bill/Antje)
** Many cyclists on Tues, less so on Wed and Thu, but good shows on all nights
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** Many cyclists on Tues, less so on Wed and Thu, but good shows all nights
 
** Most popular items from the table: cyclists are sexy sticker, Metro Vancouver bike map, Momentum magazine
 
** Most popular items from the table: cyclists are sexy sticker, Metro Vancouver bike map, Momentum magazine
 
* North Vancouver Bicycle Master Plan review (John/Antje/Bill)
 
* North Vancouver Bicycle Master Plan review (John/Antje/Bill)
 
** Antje summarized Dec 1 JBAC special meeting on master plan review. Lots of good input for master plan update.
 
** Antje summarized Dec 1 JBAC special meeting on master plan review. Lots of good input for master plan update.
** John summarized shortcomings of current master plan.
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** John summarized shortcomings of current master plan and how VACC can provide input for the review
** Municipalities will prepare to start master plan review next year (February or March).
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** Municipalities will start master plan review next year (February or March)
 
* FAQ NS cyclist resource (John)
 
* FAQ NS cyclist resource (John)
** John added lots of contacts on Google spreadsheet (see his email to Yahoo group for login).
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** John added lots of contacts on Google spreadsheet (see his email to Yahoo group for login)
** Enough information now to post on the wiki.
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** Enough information now to post on the wiki
 
* Additional useful links for wiki site (Peter & Heather):
 
* Additional useful links for wiki site (Peter & Heather):
 
** Motor Vehicle Act rules for cycles (http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/96318_05#section183)
 
** Motor Vehicle Act rules for cycles (http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/96318_05#section183)
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* Lions Gate Bridge (Peter)
 
* Lions Gate Bridge (Peter)
 
** New contact is Matt Choquette
 
** New contact is Matt Choquette
** Online map with cycling facilities still not updated, but everything discussed at Sep meeting will be built
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** Online map with cycling facilities still not updated, but everything discussed at September on-site meeting is being built
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** On Marine Drive we will lose westbound bike lane and eastbound wide paved shoulder
 
** Project to be finished by end of March
 
** Project to be finished by end of March
 
* Iron Workers Memorial Second Narrows Bridge (John)
 
* Iron Workers Memorial Second Narrows Bridge (John)
** John summarized meeting with Burnaby and Vancouver VACC committees. Lorraine moderated meeting.
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** John summarized 2nd meeting, this time with Richard and Lorraine
** John spoke with MoT about 2nd Narrows. Will focus on short-term improvements, such as rub rail on both sides of bridge sidewalk (such as on rusty bridge across Lynn Creek)
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** Richard continues to advocate for funding for major improvements such as new or wider bridge while John will pursue short-term improvements to existing bridge infrastructure
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** John spoke with MoT about 2nd Narrows. Suggestions included cyclist-friendly rub rail on bridge sidewalks.
 
* SeaBus bike facilities (Tamiko)
 
* SeaBus bike facilities (Tamiko)
** Tamiko spoke with Gavin and Translink contact about improving bike access and parking on SeaBus.
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** Tamiko spoke with Gavin and new Translink contact about improving bike access and parking on SeaBus
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** Positive conversation: discussed removing seats to increase cyclist and pedestrian capacity, loading through centre doors
 
* Hierarchy of cycle route constructs and markings (Peter)
 
* Hierarchy of cycle route constructs and markings (Peter)
 
** Peter shared prioritized list (on wiki)
 
** Peter shared prioritized list (on wiki)
* Welsh Street (Bart)
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* Welsh Street (Bart, by email)
** Bart sent email that open house with Squamish Nation will happen in the new year
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** WVD Engineering met with Squamish Nation ("SN") Council in November.  Based on SN's direction a meeting with the public is to be scheduled for January next year followed by a presentation of the final design to SN Council in February.  Note, no open house was schedule for late November.
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* West Vancouver budget for cycling network and greenway plan (Bart, by email)
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** The budget to update the Cycling Network and Greenway Plan for WVD is before Council.
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** WVD Engineering is looking at a possible new project of the creation of bicycle lanes on Marine Drive between 25th Street and Oxley Street as a project for 2011.  If this could be accomplished it would be a very symbolic advancement of biking in WVD.
  
 
'''Social'''
 
'''Social'''

Revision as of 08:21, 3 December 2010

Attendance & Agenda

  • Welcome new members and guests
  • Attendance: Peter, Bill, Antje, Jen, Dianne, Tamiko, John
  • Additional business: none
  • Review November minutes

Education & Outreach

Hot Spots & Issues

  • Lions Gate Bridge (Peter)
    • New contact is Matt Choquette
    • Online map with cycling facilities still not updated, but everything discussed at September on-site meeting is being built
    • On Marine Drive we will lose westbound bike lane and eastbound wide paved shoulder
    • Project to be finished by end of March
  • Iron Workers Memorial Second Narrows Bridge (John)
    • John summarized 2nd meeting, this time with Richard and Lorraine
    • Richard continues to advocate for funding for major improvements such as new or wider bridge while John will pursue short-term improvements to existing bridge infrastructure
    • John spoke with MoT about 2nd Narrows. Suggestions included cyclist-friendly rub rail on bridge sidewalks.
  • SeaBus bike facilities (Tamiko)
    • Tamiko spoke with Gavin and new Translink contact about improving bike access and parking on SeaBus
    • Positive conversation: discussed removing seats to increase cyclist and pedestrian capacity, loading through centre doors
  • Hierarchy of cycle route constructs and markings (Peter)
    • Peter shared prioritized list (on wiki)
  • Welsh Street (Bart, by email)
    • WVD Engineering met with Squamish Nation ("SN") Council in November. Based on SN's direction a meeting with the public is to be scheduled for January next year followed by a presentation of the final design to SN Council in February. Note, no open house was schedule for late November.
  • West Vancouver budget for cycling network and greenway plan (Bart, by email)
    • The budget to update the Cycling Network and Greenway Plan for WVD is before Council.
    • WVD Engineering is looking at a possible new project of the creation of bicycle lanes on Marine Drive between 25th Street and Oxley Street as a project for 2011. If this could be accomplished it would be a very symbolic advancement of biking in WVD.

Social

  • Festive season gathering at Cedar Grove Restaurant, Lynn Valley (John)
    • Brunch on 12 Dec

Action Items

  • Peter to follow up on Taylor Wood issues
  • Tamiko to follow up with Translink
  • Jay to email Cllr Bassam to initiate dialogue on future advocacy efforts in District
  • Jay to follow up with City and District regarding signs and driver education about green sharrow lanes
  • Group to follow progress at JBAC and District TPAC
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