Meeting Summary: January 3, 2013

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Attendance & Agenda

  • Attendance: Antje, Peter, Bill, Nelson, Fiona, Mojdeh, Joanne, Heather, Mark, Lisa Slakov and Donna Chen (HUB Bike Friendly Business) and Mauree Matsusaka (HUB Communications)

Education & Outreach

  • Communications & outreach (Mauree)
    • focus on increasing engagement with members
    • building relationships, what are our priorities? re-connecting committees
    • updating and restructure website, and standardizing wiki
    • rebranding & redeveloping Bike to Work Week website
    • engaging politicians
    • business cards are under preparation - get template from HUB?
    • we propose to concentrate on community events with prizes (from businesses)
    • advise HUB when we are planning a community event
    • Get Translink bike rack model without push button for events and walking bike (Bill)
    • pedal pushers articles in NS News (last 21 December)
  • HUB Bike Friendly Business program (Donna, Lisa)
    • program development in 2013
    • District of West Van and north Van and West van community centre and Chamber of Commerce, Peter to give Donna contacts
    • plan for bike friendly accreditation
    • suggest most bike friendly business on NS
    • different components:
    1. five different workshops for work places
    2. bikeability assessments; $350 for workplace, $500 for building
    3. bike friendly business memberships under development - get testimonials
    4. bike friendly recognition awards to be developed
    • marketing to cyclists guide on HUB website - rename document
    • Nelson will check on Melbourne experience- want to build relationships with NS businesses and organizations
    • bike friendly business district - Long Beach California
    • Spirit Trail marketing a possibility - NS Tourism
    • need to get some money to get started with Donna - Lower Lonsdale a possibility
    • work with BCAA
    • plan for City of North Van
  • WinterBike event 7 Feb 19:00 - 01:00
    • Fiona to send out note
  • HUB delegation at DNV council meeting on 18 Feb (Antje)
    • Antje to prepare presentation and circulate
  • TravelSmart school and Exploring Ambleside maps (Helen, Fiona, Heather, Antje, Peter)
    • Peter noted that on the Exploring Ambleside TravelSmart map, the bike route on 21st Street between Bellevue and Marine Drive is missing
    • Helen, Fiona, Heather and Antje to meet another time to finalize the school maps for TravelSmart

Infrastructure

  • DNV Town and Village Centre implementation plans (Antje)
    • Lynn Valley under way, also Lower Lynn and Lower Capilano
    • need to ensure that cycling infrastructure for all ages and abilities is included
  • Ambleside Streetscape plan (Heather, Peter)
    • Peter showed a map with a separated bike lane encircling the 1300 block and he proposed in his submission to the District to include this configuration along with the STP
    • proposal for bike lanes on both sides of Marine Drive as two possibilities for improved cycling infrastructure on Marine Drive.
    • Heather drafted HUB input letter
  • West Van bike route signage (Peter)
    • It has been noted that bike route signage has been placed along the Bellevue Avenue bike route with only bike route symbols and no bike route names as seems to be standard in other municipalities including North Vancouver.
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