Meeting Summary: May 6, 2010

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Highlights

  • In attendance: David, Arno, Anita, Antje, Bill, Jay, Richard, Diane, Heather, Bart, Stefan, Peter
  • Introductions were made
  • History of activities on the North Shore were discussed
  • Communication: All discussion and highlights of the group will be posted to the VACC Yahoo mailing list
  • We brainstormed ideas on problems and opportunities re cycling on the North Shore. We ran out of time to prioritize the list (topic for next meeting)
  • The North Shore VACC is looking for a chair person, if you are interested please let yourself be known
  • We will be having a ride night on May 20th, 2010 at 6:00 pm leaving from Artigiano's on the south side of Park Royal
  • Our next meeting is June 3, 2010, 6:00 pm at the West Vancouver Library: Elizabeth Musto Room (South West Corner of the Library)

Ideas

Brainstormed ideas on problems and opportunities re cycling on the North Shore

this list has not been prioritized

  • Add Lions Bay and Bowen Island members to the NSVACC
  • Monitoring cycling
  • Greg Robinson, trail to Capilano College
  • More city biking advocates
  • Welch St. improvement
  • Encourage more cyclists
  • Encourage more city biking
  • More separate paths
  • Bike training at schools (Streetwise, etc.)
  • End of trip facilities for bikers (lockers, showers, bike racks, secure bike rooms)
  • Bayridge and Mathers, pave connector trail
  • Marine Drive (Lions Gate to Bewicke)
  • Bike lanes from Horeshoe Bay to Deep Cove
  • Spirit Trail at Mosquito Ck
  • Bridge Ambleside/Park Royal (pave it)
  • Entrance to Spirit Trail at Park Royal
  • Spirit Trail at 13th/West Van
  • 14th street at Duchess (bad sight lines)
  • Driver education
  • More bike lanes where only paint is required (low hanging fruit)
  • Etiquette signage for the Spirit Trail
  • Overpass over Hwy 1 at Lynn Valley
  • Bike paths/lanes in Lynnmour
  • Biking Marine Drive & Taylor Way and onto Lions Gate Bridge
  • New bridge Capilano River westbound (provisions for bikes c/w separators)
  • Keep track of planning /developments to make sure biking is considered
  • Bike route master plans for North Shore
  • Bike map for North Shore
  • NSVACC ride nights and others
  • Village bike loop in West Van
  • Upper Levels Capilano/Pacific entrance
  • Cleveland Dam crossing into British Properties
  • MEC grants
  • Education sessions at the NSVACC meetings
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