Tri-Cities Committee Wiki
Committee priorities in our 2020 Action Plan
- Improve our relationships with municipalities.
- Improve committee focus.
- Improve our visibility in the community.
Details here: 2020 Action Plan
HUB and the Tri-Cities + BeAn Local Committee
HUB is an organization in the Greater Vancouver area whose mission is to get more people cycling more often. HUB's main office is in Vancouver, but we do advocacy all over the GVA. HUB has volunteer Local Committees in most GVA locations.
The Tri-Cities, Belcarra and Anmore Local Committee of HUB works specifically in the Tri-Cities (Port Moody, Port Coquitlam and Coquitlam), plus the villages of Belcarra and Anmore.
The challenges of bike advocacy in the Tri-Cities
Bike advocacy in the Tri-Cities is tricky, because there are a lot of different governing bodies that make decisions about cycling infrastructure out here. Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody have separate municipal governments and engineering staffs, with different sets of priorities. The villages of Belcarra and Anmore, two very popular cycling destinations, are in the picture too. The provincial government's Ministry of Transportation Infrastructure (MOTI) manages Some of our most critical bike connections, such as the Pitt River and Port Mann bridges. Finally, Metro Vancouver plans and maintains some bike infrastructure in Metro parks, such as the Sheep Paddock Trail in Colony Farm Regional Park. Having all these different factions involved in making cycling infrastructure happen in the Tri-Cities has created a tendency for bike infrastructure that peters out as it meets the limits of the current jurisdiction.
The HUB Tri-Cities Local Committee is focused on working with all these different governing bodies in a way that creates as much integration and cohesion as possible. Very few of us spend all their cycling time in just one city, on routes that just one organization plans and maintains. We travel around the Tri-Cities and the region all the time. We need usable and connected infrastructure that goes everywhere.
Tri-Cities Committee's Top Five Map Gaps
HUB's UnGap the Map campaign focuses on fixing the worst problem areas to create a connected cycling map. Here are our committee's Top Five gaps.
- Braid Station to Port Mann Bridge, Coquitlam.
Let's extend the Central Valley Greenway all the way to the Port Mann Bridge.
- Guildford Way, Coquitlam City Hall to Port Moody City Hall.
This stretch is well served for confident grownups, but none of us is going to ride there with our kids anytime soon. It connects two Skytrain stations, many schools, two civic libraries, two city halls, multiple recreation complexes, multiple parks. It needs a separated lane on the north side, where there is a lot of room and very few cross-streets.
- Pitt River Bridge to Coquitlam Center/ Lincoln Station, PoCo/ Coquitlam.
- Clarke Road, Port Moody. Let's connect the Barnet Highway to Rocky Point Park and Moody Central Station!
- Coquitlam Central Station to Port Mann Bridge, Coquitlam. This important transportation route is dead flat. Let's create a great bike connection here!.
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- HUB Tri-Cities "Map Gaps"
- HUB Tri-Cities Meeting Minutes
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- HUB Tri-Cities Open Action Items
- HUB Tri-Cities Bike Routes
- HUB Tri-Cities Service Requests
- HUB Tri-Cities Inspection Ride Reports
- HUB Tri-Cities Successes
- HUB Tri-Cities Problem Areas
- HUB Tri-Cities Videos
- HUB Tri-Cities letters to the Tri-Cities and Parks Board and other local bodies
- HUB Tri-Cities Letters to the provincial ministry
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