Talk:Meeting Summary: January 8, 2015

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  1. Attendance: Antje, Heather Drugge, Don and Leslie McPherson, Erika, Martyn, Fiona, Dennis and guest: Heather Harvey, HUB Membership Coordinator & Local Committee Liaison
  2. HUB HQ update (Heather H)
  • Concerning the upcoming plebiscite on TransLink funding (ballots will be sent out on March 16, 2015 with a voting period to until May 29) HUB will be very active providing marketing material to all committees.
  • she works part-time and her work includes membership, committee coordination and she does some cycling teaching (there are 20 instructors).
  • at the end of 2013 there were 1,431 members and 25 organization members.
  • 2/3 of HUB funding comes from TransLink and local governments – last year $15,000 in charitable donations.
  • there are major bike education programs in Surrey and New Westminister and HUB must apply for education funding to conduct programs from the cities of Vancouver and Surrey.
  1. 2015 committee projects and priorities (all – 10min)
  • Some of the ideas presented were as follows:
    • AA bike networks – West Van has not had a AAA presentation yet.
    • ungap the map project that was initiated by HUB in 2014 and a video for North shore gaps is planned.
    • safe routes to schools
    • greater presence at bike shops
    • monitor council meeting in all three north shore communities
    • monitor and provide input to major developments
  1. HUB Regional Advisory Committee (Heather H.)
  • meets once per month at HUB office from 1800-1900 and is open to members
  • works with TransLink and MoT on regional issues
  • HUB president, Alexander Clarkson is the committee chair
  1. TAC standards (Heather H.)
  • HUB office has a digital version of the Traffic Signal Guidelines for Bicycles which can be made available to membership
  1. Looking for new North Shore Events Coordinator Volunteer
  • This position is currently vacant and we need a replacement person before the spring.
  1. New Low Level Road & Spirit Trail
  • a number of problem areas were raised including the following:
    • no safe way to cross 3rd from the Spirit trail to the Low Level Road
    • access to the Low Level Road bike lane at St Andrews
  1. Finalize North Shore priority improvement list for Ministry
  • Antje distributed a printed list of priorities which she and Heather put tegether based on the discussion at the 11 December meeting ()
  1. Second Narrows bridge update (Antje)
  • the east sidewalk is still not finished but might be ready by the end of January
  • completion of the whole project is going to delayed
  1. Highway 1 proposal in West Van update (Peter)
  • the gap in the fence on the south sodie has been repaired by Main Road with no plan to open it in the future
  • John Calimente said they would begin working on the north side this year including improving the access between Keith Road and the west end of the bridge over the Capilano River
  1. Park Royal update (Peter)
  • the proposed high rise development on location the former White Spot restaurant has changed and District is planning on hosting an open house – date of the open hous will be sent to the Yahoo listserve
  • the project will include room to store 1.5 bicycles for each residential unit and additionally there plans to be another storage area to accommodate a bike valet service.
  • upgrade of Wardance Bridge to include a 2.5 m wide multi-purpose path still needs $500,000 in funding.
  1. Lions Gate Bridge wayfinding signage update (Peter)
  • John Calimente has been consulting with the District of North Van and has suggested installing a few maps showing the network of multi-purpose paths a the north end of the Lions Gate Bridge
  1. HUB participation in 2015 North Shore community events
  • Fiona informed us that Canada Bike Day will be on 25 May and suggested a similar routine to last year in North Van City Library Square
  • the library is agreeable to an event during spring break for children at the library on either 16 or 19 March at 1400 – it would last about 45 minutesDon and Erika though that they would be available to help out.
  1. Bike Squad – Fiona reported that progress is being made to use bicycles as part of emergency responses on the North Shore.
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