Meeting Summary: December 2, 2010

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Attendance & Agenda

  • Welcome new members and guests
  • Attendance: Peter, Bill, Antje, Jen, Dianne, Tamiko, John
  • Additional business: none
  • Review 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 review
    • Municipalities will start master plan review next year (February or March)
  • 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):

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.


  • 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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