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 - Park 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 TransLink has no money but the city will put up a few 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 - need to widen on ramp sidewalk - need sign to indicate two-way bike traffic and wayfinding signage would also be helpful - new light for cyclists on Barrow St works now
  3. DNV town & village centre planning
    • 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 on Mountain Highway
      • also the same design proposed on Crown Street
      • with an additional 40cm (20cm per street side) bike lanes could probably be separated from moving traffic and door zone - planned median at south end of Mountain Highway wastes space
      • 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 in previous round of public consultation, now there are 2 pages on cycling
      • Dianne went to the workshop and promoted for a healthy community, not just for cycling facilities
      • she asked for no 2-car parking in multi-dwellings - also reduces housing cost
      • against angle parking in village centre
      • new signal proposed in front of coffee shop - more idling cars, noise and air pollution
      • no talk of a bike lane or anything else for cycling on Edgemont Blvd
      • we should support underground parking and reduced speed limit
      • Antje talked about the idea of shared space in the village centre instead of sidewalks, bike lanes, car lanes
      • Antje to draft another letter in response to new plan, including healthy community idea, slow down traffic, no angle parking
      • as individuals, we should fill out the survey which is online
    • Lower Capilano Village design guidelines - Open House 13 Feb from 5:30pm at Grouse Inn,1633 Capilano Road
  4. HUB delegation to DNV council, West Van 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
    • It was agreed to print some copies advertising our meetings and place in appropriate locations such as the library
    • Trent offered to help with the printing
  7. Upload files (past HUB letters and presentations) to wiki
    • Sibylle volunteered
  8. Hub Recognition Event
    • Dianne said that it was well attended with recognition given to bike friendly businesses
  9. Ambleside 1300 block bike routes
    • in responding to our HUB letter to the mayor and councillors, Raymond Fung said there were no plans for 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 continuing concerns, especially about having sharrow lanes on Bellevue with angle parking on the north side and parallel parking on the south side.
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