Meeting Summary: February 13, 2014

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  1. Attendance: Antje, Peter, Dianne, Dennis, Will, Trent, Sibylle
  2. Announcements
    • Low Level Road detour: complete detour signage should be set up soon
    • North Van City cycling projects update: Heather sent a list of current and upcoming projects to email list
    • Stanley Park Causeway: HUB feedback letter sent to MoT on preliminary design -Parks Board was consulted first - MoT will survey the Causeway
    • Lonsdale Quay SeaBus bike parking: HUB letter sent to TransLink requesting more sheltered and secure bike parking - Antje got a response saying TranLink have no money but the city will put up more bike racks
    • Bike lights event at 1st St/Mackay on February 11, by TravelSmart/HUB and North Van City: a rainy day so not much interest
    • Ironworkers Memorial bridge construction/west sidewalk meeting with construction supervisor: east side closed - light for cyclists at north exit now works - need to widen on ramp sidewalk sign to indicate two-way bike traffic and wayfinding signage would also be helpful
  3. DNV town & village centre planning
    • Jay Porter the project engineer should be contacted about our concerns
    • Lower Lynn Town streetscape design guidelines
      • plan is to put painted bike lanes (1.8m wide) on each side of the road beside parallel parked cars - need 40 cm for sufficient space from car doors
      • Antje will write another letter to mayor and councillors about are suggestions
      • also the same design proposed on Crown Street
      • street design has been published for Lower Lynn
      • Lower Lynn Town Centre Built Form and Design Guidelines, p. 69 onwards for street cross sections
    • Edgemont Village plan and design guidelines
      • Nothing on cycling before we responded, now there are 2 pages on cycling
      • Dianne went to the workshop and promoted for a healthy community and thought that this was a better approach than lobbying for cycling facilities
      • she asked for no 2-car parking in multi-dwellings
      • against angle parking in front of coffee shop
      • no talk of a bike lane
      • we should ask for more underground parking and reduce speed limit
      • they want bike parking on Woodbine
      • buildings are cheaper if they are built without parking spaces
      • Antje talked about the idea of shared space instead of sidewalks
      • Antje thinks that we should write another letter - remove angle parking
      • Dianne thinks that we should promote the healthy community idea and slow down traffic
      • as individuals, we should fill out the survey which is online.
      • North Shore Safe Routes Advocates - they are interested in Edgemont village
    • Lower Capilano Village design guidelines - Open House 13 Feb from 5:30pm at Grouse Inn,1633 Capilano Road
  4. HUB delegation to DNV council
    • We should give a presentation on AAA facilities to the Districts like the one Heather presented to the city
  5. Main Street bike route east of Mountain Highway to Dollarton Highway
    • New Phibbs Exchange is being planned with possibly bus bays along Main Street, Highway 1 interchanges redesign may affect area
    • We might interest Will in following up on these proposed changes
  6. Print and post HUB poster to advertise meetings
    • need to get the post file printed
  7. Upload files (past HUB letters and presentations) to wiki
    • Sibylle seemed interested in this task and was given the contact info for Heather Harvey
  8. Hub Recognition
    • Dianne said that it was well attended with recognition given to bike friendly businesses
  9. Ambleside 1300 block bike routes
    • no separated bike lanes on Bellevue, 13th and 14th Streets as we had suggested, only 4.3 m wide sharrow lanes on Bellevue
    • Peter will respond to Raymond Fung with our concerns
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