Meeting Summary: December 2, 2010

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Attendance & Agenda
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'''Attendance & Agenda'''
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* Welcome new members and guests
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** Jen, VACC member and District of North Vancouver resident
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* Attendance: Peter, Bill, Antje, Jen, Dianne, Tamiko, John, Heather
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* Additional business: none
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* Reviewed November minutes
  
In attendance: John, Lorraine,  Antje, Tamiko, Carolyn, Diana, Richard, Peter,
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'''Education & Outreach'''
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* Recap of VACC tabling at Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF) Speaker Series at Centennial Theatre (Heather/Bill/Antje)
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** Many cyclists on Tues, less so on Wed and Thu, but good shows all nights
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** Most popular items from the table: cyclists are sexy sticker, Metro Vancouver bike map, Momentum magazine
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* North Vancouver Bicycle Master Plan review (John/Antje/Bill)
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** Antje summarized Dec 1 JBAC special meeting on master plan review. Lots of good input for master plan update.
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** John summarized shortcomings of current master plan and how VACC can provide input for the new plan
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** Municipalities will start master plan review next year (February or March)
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** John asked committee to ride existing bike routes and document deficiencies and all cycling-related infrastructure en route
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* FAQ NS cyclist resource (John)
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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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* Additional useful links for wiki site (Peter & Heather) which it was suggested could be placed on a "Resources" page
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** [http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/96318_05#section183 Motor Vehicle Act rules for cycles]
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** [http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/26_151_2002 Motor Vehicle Act rules for motor assisted cycles]
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** [http://xa.yimg.com/kq/groups/1510940/770663949/name/CyclingInfrastructurePartnershipsGuidelines2010.pdf Cycling Infrastructure Partnerships Guidelines]
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** [http://xa.yimg.com/kq/groups/1510940/232381897/name/TACsubmissionroadwaymarkings.pdf Shared Use Lane Pavement Markings]
  
    * Welcome new members and guests
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'''Hot Spots & Issues'''
    * Additional business
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* Lions Gate Bridge (Peter)
    * Review October minutes
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** New contact is Matt Choquette
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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
 +
* Iron Workers Memorial Second Narrows Bridge (John)
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** John summarized 2nd meeting, this time with Richard and Lorraine
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** Richard Campbell (Director on the BCCC) 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. Suggestions included cyclist-friendly rub rail on bridge sidewalks to reduce risk of falling because handlebars hit railing or current rub rail brackets, a problem MoT didn't seem to be aware of.
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* SeaBus bike facilities (Tamiko)
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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
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* Hierarchy of cycle route constructs and markings (Peter)
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** Peter shared prioritized [http://northshore.vacc.bc.ca/index.php/Issues#Hierarchy_of_Cycle_Route_Constructs_and_Markings list]
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** John mentioned that the North Vancouver Bike Master Plan has a detailed description of bike route infrastructure
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* Welsh Street (Bart, by email)
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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.
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* Hwy 1 crossing at Lynn Valley Rd (Jen)
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** Discussed safety issues when crossing Hwy 1
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** JBAC and City of North Vancouver proposed a pedestrian/cyclist overpass from Casano Drive to Loutet Park (Casano-Loutet overpass)
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** Still no action on 2009 study carried out by the City of North Vancouver
  
Education & Outreach
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'''Social'''
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* Festive season gathering
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** Brunch on 12 Dec, 11am
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** John will send out an email with the details
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'''Action Items'''
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* Peter to follow up on Taylor Wood issues
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* Tamiko to follow up with Translink
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* Jay to email Cllr Bassam to initiate dialogue on future advocacy efforts in District
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* Jay to follow up with City and District regarding signs and driver education about green sharrow lanes
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* Group to follow progress at JBAC and District TPAC
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* Everybody to document existing bike routes in North Vancouver for Bike Master Plan review

Latest revision as of 18:16, 6 January 2011

Attendance & Agenda

  • Welcome new members and guests
    • Jen, VACC member and District of North Vancouver resident
  • Attendance: Peter, Bill, Antje, Jen, Dianne, Tamiko, John, Heather
  • Additional business: none
  • Reviewed November minutes

Education & Outreach

  • Recap of VACC tabling at Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF) Speaker Series at Centennial Theatre (Heather/Bill/Antje)
    • 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
  • 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.
    • John summarized shortcomings of current master plan and how VACC can provide input for the new plan
    • Municipalities will start master plan review next year (February or March)
    • John asked committee to ride existing bike routes and document deficiencies and all cycling-related infrastructure en route
  • FAQ NS cyclist resource (John)
    • John added lots of contacts on Google spreadsheet (see his email to Yahoo group for login). Enough information now to post on the wiki.
  • Additional useful links for wiki site (Peter & Heather) which it was suggested could be placed on a "Resources" page

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 Campbell (Director on the BCCC) 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. Suggestions included cyclist-friendly rub rail on bridge sidewalks to reduce risk of falling because handlebars hit railing or current rub rail brackets, a problem MoT didn't seem to be aware of.
  • 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
    • John mentioned that the North Vancouver Bike Master Plan has a detailed description of bike route infrastructure
  • 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.
  • Hwy 1 crossing at Lynn Valley Rd (Jen)
    • Discussed safety issues when crossing Hwy 1
    • JBAC and City of North Vancouver proposed a pedestrian/cyclist overpass from Casano Drive to Loutet Park (Casano-Loutet overpass)
    • Still no action on 2009 study carried out by the City of North Vancouver

Social

  • Festive season gathering
    • Brunch on 12 Dec, 11am
    • John will send out an email with the details

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
  • Everybody to document existing bike routes in North Vancouver for Bike Master Plan review
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