Meeting Summary: September 5, 2013

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#*TravelSmart, DWV and WV Community Centre Fair - to encourage people to walk, bicycle or use public transit -Thursday 26 September and Saturday 28 September - HUB-NS invited to have a booth - contact Emily Willobee at 604 921-2178
 
#*TravelSmart, DWV and WV Community Centre Fair - to encourage people to walk, bicycle or use public transit -Thursday 26 September and Saturday 28 September - HUB-NS invited to have a booth - contact Emily Willobee at 604 921-2178
 
#* WV Cycling Implementation Plan phase 1 to be completed by 1 October
 
#* WV Cycling Implementation Plan phase 1 to be completed by 1 October
#* plan to improve the section of the Capilano Pacific Trail between the two bridges over the Capilano River to connect to the Spirit Trail is in a negotiation phase to get approval to proceed
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#* Plan to improve the section of the Capilano Pacific Trail between the two bridges over the Capilano River to connect to the Spirit Trail is in a negotiation phase to get approval to proceed
#* Spirit Trial west - 3 zones: 1.Seaview Walk to remain essentially unchanged; 2. trail behind Gleneagles Community Centre and in front to Gleneagles school to traffic circle; and 3. traffic circle to Horseshoe Bay village - Open house on phases 1 and 2 to be held at Gleneagles Golf Course clubhouse on September - Norm wants our input on his proposal for phase 3 to widen the sidewalk on Exit 0 down to the stairway that leads to Chatham Street and construct a switchback path beside the stairway down to Chatham Street then continue west on Chatham Street then south on Royal Avenue into Horseshoe Bay village
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#* Spirit Trial west - 3 zones: 1. Seaview Walk to remain essentially unchanged; 2. trail behind Gleneagles Community Centre and in front to Gleneagles school to traffic circle; and 3. traffic circle to Horseshoe Bay village - open house on phases 1 and 2 to be held at Gleneagles Golf Course clubhouse on September - Norm wants our input on his proposal for phase 3 to widen the sidewalk on Exit 0 down to the stairway that leads to Chatham Street and construct a switchback path beside the stairway down to Chatham Street then continue west on Chatham Street then south on Royal Avenue into Horseshoe Bay village - we suggest that the Exit 0 traffic lane (one-way traffic uphill) be used for cyclists proceeding uphill from Horseshoe Bay village to Marine Drive because it is a good grade, little traffic and plenty of width
# long range plan for Spirit Trail but need cooperation of CN Rail
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#* Long range plan for Spirit Trail - a working group has been considering options but the cooperation of CN Rail is needed and has been difficult to get - we suggest launching a major lobbying effort including support from MP and MLAs to get CN to agree to allow sections of the Spirit Trail on CN right-of-way - Norm will provide us with a contact for CN
 
# repaving Marine Drive west of 21st Street  
 
# repaving Marine Drive west of 21st Street  
 
# Low Level Road cycling closure (Heather or Antje)
 
# Low Level Road cycling closure (Heather or Antje)

Revision as of 22:04, 6 September 2013

  1. Attendance: Antje, Peter, Fiona, Nelson, Dianne, Trent, Helen, and special guest Norm Wong, transportation engineer with the District of West Van
  2. Monthly meeting location & time in 2014
    • start at 1830 on Thursdays
    • lets look at possible options - Fiona will check with the city of NV
  3. Roll and Stroll Bike/Walk Festival Edgemont Village October 5 (Mary Ellen, Erin, by email)
    • We will be participating in this event on Saturday Oct 5th. The event runs 10-2pm.
    • It is a family event with 1000-1500 people expected. HUB will be getting some sort of stamp as participants will have an event passport.
    • We will need some volunteers for the booth. Erin and most likely Mary Ellen will be volunteering, but they'd like a few more people. We can discuss shifts if people can't do the whole shift.
    • Send an email to Co-Event Coordinators Mary Ellen and Erin if you can help out on Oct 5th.
  4. Create "low hanging fruit" list for North Shore municipalities (Antje)
    • Daniel Watson asked for one e.g. curb drops
    • Annie Kim from DNV is also interested
    • Trent will try to find a list from his time with JBAC
    • Peter will review notes from the West Van Cycling Plan Technical Committee which had made a list
    • Hope to get started on a list in time for the next meeting on 3 October
    • Antje will send out a link
    • Inexpensive improvements such as paint, signage, curb drops
  5. Develop report card for North Shore municipalities (Antje)
    • Antje attempted to get financial expenditure data on cycling infrastructure from each municipality which would be one possible component to include in a report card
  6. Discussion with Norm Wong
    • Keith Road: Evelyn development section repaved with sidewalk and sharrows - DWV will continue similar upgrade west to 11th Street - 11th to 13th including Clyde Ave traffic calming project is in a planning stage with the next open house scheduled 10 October
    • TravelSmart, DWV and WV Community Centre Fair - to encourage people to walk, bicycle or use public transit -Thursday 26 September and Saturday 28 September - HUB-NS invited to have a booth - contact Emily Willobee at 604 921-2178
    • WV Cycling Implementation Plan phase 1 to be completed by 1 October
    • Plan to improve the section of the Capilano Pacific Trail between the two bridges over the Capilano River to connect to the Spirit Trail is in a negotiation phase to get approval to proceed
    • Spirit Trial west - 3 zones: 1. Seaview Walk to remain essentially unchanged; 2. trail behind Gleneagles Community Centre and in front to Gleneagles school to traffic circle; and 3. traffic circle to Horseshoe Bay village - open house on phases 1 and 2 to be held at Gleneagles Golf Course clubhouse on September - Norm wants our input on his proposal for phase 3 to widen the sidewalk on Exit 0 down to the stairway that leads to Chatham Street and construct a switchback path beside the stairway down to Chatham Street then continue west on Chatham Street then south on Royal Avenue into Horseshoe Bay village - we suggest that the Exit 0 traffic lane (one-way traffic uphill) be used for cyclists proceeding uphill from Horseshoe Bay village to Marine Drive because it is a good grade, little traffic and plenty of width
    • Long range plan for Spirit Trail - a working group has been considering options but the cooperation of CN Rail is needed and has been difficult to get - we suggest launching a major lobbying effort including support from MP and MLAs to get CN to agree to allow sections of the Spirit Trail on CN right-of-way - Norm will provide us with a contact for CN
  7. repaving Marine Drive west of 21st Street
  8. Low Level Road cycling closure (Heather or Antje)
    • see Heather's email- off 3rd Street hill - they won't put signage, Port is difficult to work with
  9. Meeting with North Van-Seymour MLA Jane Thornthwaite in July (Nelson, Antje)

Norm Wong

  1. DWV working with travelsmart to encourge walking tranist and cycling

fair at community centre 26 sep and sat 28 HUB NS

  1. keith road evelyn project to just east of 11th 4.3 lanes with sharrows will continue west to 11th

clyde-keith traffic calming project - open house on 6 June next open house on 10 Oct

  1. no speed bumps since 1988

bike implementation plan to be completed by 1 Oct

Fiona - emergency managment - went to Victoria for an exercise 40 cylists volunteered -cyclist transported items like bottles of water and 2 eggs - took 2 hours St John's Ambulance was there

    • could do a course in NV perhaps next summer - Saturday morning 0900-1200 NS emergency management
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