Meeting Summary: October 8, 2015

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#* Our goal is to come up with a common vision regarding plans for developing an AAA cycling network.
 
#* Our goal is to come up with a common vision regarding plans for developing an AAA cycling network.
 
#* We also hope to come to a mutual understanding of what constitutes a AAA bike route and describe the three types.
 
#* We also hope to come to a mutual understanding of what constitutes a AAA bike route and describe the three types.
#* it is hoped some councillors will attend along with engineering staff
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#* it is hoped some councillors will attend along with engineering staff.
 
#* As far as we know, it is planned to be held on the first Wednesday in December, the 2nd.
 
#* As far as we know, it is planned to be held on the first Wednesday in December, the 2nd.
 
#* Hopefully, in the future, we can do a similar workshop with the District of North Van
 
#* Hopefully, in the future, we can do a similar workshop with the District of North Van
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# Ironworkers Memorial Bridge remaining improvements
 
# Ironworkers Memorial Bridge remaining improvements
 
#* It is planned to install a fence on Dollarton similar to the one being planned for  the Stanley Park causeway.
 
#* It is planned to install a fence on Dollarton similar to the one being planned for  the Stanley Park causeway.
# Update group assessment ride along the Spirit Trail
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# Update on the group assessment ride along the Spirit Trail
#* Martyn, antje, Peter and Don Piercy participated ingroup ride on the spirit trail from 13th and Argyle in wes van to Bewicke Avenu in north van from  
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#* On 22 September, Martyn, Antje, Peter and Don Piercy participated in a group ride on the Spirit Trail from 13th and Argyle in West Van to Bewicke Avenue in North Van.
# Other business
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#* A number of the problem spots with regard to safety could be improved through the application of green paint at the following locations:
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#** all of the circular-designed crosswalks which could be done by infilling green paint into the designs;
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#** on the north side of the road in front of Capilano RV Park
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#** a new separate green painted bike crossing for eastbound cyclists after crossing the Wardance bridge;
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#** a new east-west green painted bike/pedestrian crossing on the south side of W 1st Street at MacKay Road; 
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#** in place of the chicane just west of Pemberton Avenue to advise vehicle drivers coming and going from the car lot that there could be cyclists on the Spirit Trail.
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#* A painted yellow centre line as on other metro Vancouver mulit-pupose path would be improve safety, especially in high traffic areas. A dashed white centre line was noted east of the railway overpass at 1st and MacKay and, since the assessment ride, a yellow centre line hasa been painted around the curve under the railway overpass by the Capilano River in West Van. There already exists a yellow centre line on the exterior multi-purpose path around the cloverleaf at the north end of the Lions Gate bridge. It was felt that this yellow-painted centre line should be consistently used along all of the Spirit Trail.
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#* in addition to green paint in the crosswalk at Capilano Road, there needs to be a separate left turn lane and signal for eastbound traffic wanting to turn north on Capilano Road (note than when the left-turn light is green the existing pedestrian crosswalk light would be red.
 
# Next meeting is planned for November 12
 
# Next meeting is planned for November 12
  

Revision as of 09:45, 17 October 2015

  1. Introduction and Attendance: Kathleen Huber (Community Events Office, North Vancouver Recreation & Culture Commission), Fiona, Greg, Martyn, Antje, Heather, Giacomo, Tony (chair), Peter
  2. Minutes Review
    • Peter briefly reviewed the notes from the last meeting and there was no suggested changes.
  3. Cycling Expo on October 18, 2015 Lynn Valley Village
    • The event is scheduled to run from 1:00-4:00pm and the goal is to highlight biking to the Lynn Valley Community, biking safety, and recreation/leisure options for Lynn Valley residents.
    • Current exhibitors include: North Shore Mountain Bike Association, MEC, North Shore Safety Council (bike rodeo and Elmer program), Restoration Health, and Lynn Valley Bikes.
    • We can bring our community engagement material and will look into the possibility of bringing the portable bus rack.
    • Kathleen is looking to some bikes for kids (balance bikes)and it was suggested Our Community Bikes (2429 Main St, Vancouver)or Obsession Bikes in North Van might be a source.
  4. BTWW Organization
    • Our bike to work week station will be at the north end of the Iron workers Memorial Bridge from 4:00 - 6:00 pm on Tuesday 27 October
    • for food it was suggested to try Cobbs bakery
    • On Wednesday, 28 October, VPG Realty will be hosting a station at Chesterfield and Esplanade.
  5. Delegation presentation for District of North Van council meeting Oct 26
    • we reviewed the slides that had been prepared for the presentation that will be used by Tony and Antje during the 5-minute presentation.
    • It was suggested to keep it simple and focus on the access to the Iron Worker's memorial bridge and the plans for the nearby Lynn Creek Village development.
    • Our presentation slides are required by Friday 16 October.
  6. AAA workshop plans for City and District of North Van
    • Our goal is to come up with a common vision regarding plans for developing an AAA cycling network.
    • We also hope to come to a mutual understanding of what constitutes a AAA bike route and describe the three types.
    • it is hoped some councillors will attend along with engineering staff.
    • As far as we know, it is planned to be held on the first Wednesday in December, the 2nd.
    • Hopefully, in the future, we can do a similar workshop with the District of North Van
  7. Municipality Engagement Strategies (CNV, DNV, DWV - Rides & Keith Road?)
    • CNV Update - Tony had a meeting with the mayor and Doug Pope where they discussed plans for bike facility on East Keith Road. The city's focus is on implementing plans for the Spirit Trail and Green Necklace. Also work is under way to install bike lanes on Chesterfield Avenue.
    • DNV Plans - Antje reminded us that she and Martyn are on the DNV Tranportation Consultation Committee.
    • DWV Plans - Peter showed a photo of the recently completed pathway that connects the wide sidewalk on the south side of Marine Drive to the Capilano Pacific Trail and all agree that it was too narrow and did not look like a path for bicycles. The new section of the Spirit Trail on the south side of Marine Drive alongside the Gleneagles School has been paved.
  8. Ironworkers Memorial Bridge remaining improvements
    • It is planned to install a fence on Dollarton similar to the one being planned for the Stanley Park causeway.
  9. Update on the group assessment ride along the Spirit Trail
    • On 22 September, Martyn, Antje, Peter and Don Piercy participated in a group ride on the Spirit Trail from 13th and Argyle in West Van to Bewicke Avenue in North Van.
    • A number of the problem spots with regard to safety could be improved through the application of green paint at the following locations:
      • all of the circular-designed crosswalks which could be done by infilling green paint into the designs;
      • on the north side of the road in front of Capilano RV Park
      • a new separate green painted bike crossing for eastbound cyclists after crossing the Wardance bridge;
      • a new east-west green painted bike/pedestrian crossing on the south side of W 1st Street at MacKay Road;
      • in place of the chicane just west of Pemberton Avenue to advise vehicle drivers coming and going from the car lot that there could be cyclists on the Spirit Trail.
    • A painted yellow centre line as on other metro Vancouver mulit-pupose path would be improve safety, especially in high traffic areas. A dashed white centre line was noted east of the railway overpass at 1st and MacKay and, since the assessment ride, a yellow centre line hasa been painted around the curve under the railway overpass by the Capilano River in West Van. There already exists a yellow centre line on the exterior multi-purpose path around the cloverleaf at the north end of the Lions Gate bridge. It was felt that this yellow-painted centre line should be consistently used along all of the Spirit Trail.
    • in addition to green paint in the crosswalk at Capilano Road, there needs to be a separate left turn lane and signal for eastbound traffic wanting to turn north on Capilano Road (note than when the left-turn light is green the existing pedestrian crosswalk light would be red.
  10. Next meeting is planned for November 12

8 Oct


1. BTWW 27 Octoberalso VPG rralty on 29 Oct 2. a8 Oct Lynn Valley bike rodeo health clinci MEC will be there Chris rutlege HUB -NS role wants balance bikes we can bring our community engagemnet materail Our community bikes mightbe interested 4. Delegation on 26 Oct to DNV Antje went through slides she will present with tony need slides to DNV by nxt Friday 16 Oct 5 minutes get brent richteer from NS news focuss on IWMB acess and Lynn Ceek village

AA workshop form a common vision - three types of AAA goal to work together on planning first wednesday of Decemberwith ITC mtg 1800 on 2 Decembershold in future do it at DNV

engagemnt

Tony met with mayor and Doug Pope eKeith Rd AAA city focus is on green necklace and spirit trail chesterfield now onder way keith up protect keith down to 4th just unprotected bike lanes open house on 20 Oct re green Necklace at East Keith Road & Grand boulevard Ridgeway elementary school lets look at their plan and then comment impotant to improve safety on Keith Road Tony will go door to door next weekto encourage local resident to go to the meet will be a follow-up open house DNV Tranportation Consultation committe with Antje and Martynon

good to get councill on a group ride

IWMB impovements plan to fences along Dollarton simialt to ones in the causeway what about advnces flahsers

list of events from Don

letter repose to Dennis about bike lanes on Cap Road in Spring 2016 raks bike lane between cars and siewl get Dennis to write add Canada bike day

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