2020-10-08 Agenda

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HUB North Shore Committee holds regular meetings at 6:30pm - 8:30pm on the second Thursday of every month. Everybody is welcome. Our October meeting we will be an online conference call using https://join.me/914-383-271 . You can also phone in (audio only) at +1.778.654.8779,,914-383-271 #

  • Agenda additions
  • Introductions

Goals & Objectives

  • 2020 Goals Overview - presentation
    • Implementation of 3 top priority Bikeways
      • Analysis of current state all segments of the 3 Bikeways and next steps for each
      • will be added to UnGap the Map database
    • Establish communications with community stakeholders re Bikeways.
      • Set-up meeting with West Van Chamber of Commerce & Ambleside Dundarave BIA - On Hold
      • Prepare message to share with NS Cycle clubs/organization - Heather/Don


  • Need volunteer for DNV Liaison & Vice Chair, to replace Jay

Events - Fred

  • Fall Bike2Work Week - Sep-28-Oct-2 -
    • 3 "Knowledge HUBs' instead of Celebration stations
      • Monday - Lion's Gate Bridge, N Side - 451 people on bikes went by
      • Tuesday - 1st and Welch St (CNV) - 376 cyclist went by, with 143 of those stopping at the booth
      • Thursday 1st - Ironworkers (DNV) - 244 cyclist went by, with 83 of those stopping at the booth

City of North Vancouver - Erika/Heather

  • Esplanade block from Lonsdale to Rodgers
    • Staff acknowledge this block is not working. They will remove street furniture and try planters to separate cycling path from walking path.
  • Esplanade Long Term
    • COVID and staffing capacity has pushed back consultation timeline, along with need to give leadership confidence in proceeding forward — it’s an expensive and significant project. Strong recommendation to do more legwork, which they have done and continue to do, making sure key stakeholders are included
    • After looking at other options, staff recommend that Esplanade is the most efficient, logical and connected cycling route in terms of commercial and transit access
    • Initial stakeholder engagement w/ Lower Lonsdale BIA, NV Chamber of Commerce, TransLink departments incl. Major Road Network folks, Port of Vancouver, BC Trucking Associations, CNV Ops and Fire Departments, and HUB of course. Discussed what is and isn’t working well for those groups + various tools within the Complete Street toolbox. Some agreement between them on what doesn’t work well which includes the perspective of cyclists.
    • Stakeholders preferred each user group to be separated. Drivers and cyclists often feel uncomfortable side-by-side. Truck drivers say they slow down quite considerably and feel quite stressed — lots going on there. Don’t want to create more conflicts between fast-moving cyclists and people walking.
    • Parking: Off-street parking identified by BIA, CoC as key opportunity to look at more; move more of the parking demand into those off-street lots that have a lot of availability.
    • Oct 5: Council endorsed complete street for Esplanade
    • Timeline: Fall 2020 Community engagement followed by detailed design in winter and more engagement coming winter-spring 2021; finalize design based on community feedback, in spring 2021; construction to begin in summer/fall 2021 (subject to funding and external grants — need to know they have the $ before they start construction)
  • 1st Street / 2nd Street Corridor
    • Parking protected on N side. Where no parking, concrete barries to separate bike path. Southside, concrete barriers as well. There's a number of driveways so quite a bit of green paint and other elements to highlight areas of potential conflict. Updated design on the project at https://letstalk.cnv.org/west-1st-bike-lane-upgrade
    • Will complete most of the work in off-peak hours. Have done some of the paving work already including some work on the bridge that connects 2nd to 1st (smoother entry and exits)
    • Timeline: End of Oct beginning of Nov substantially completed
    • In 2023 LEC will connect to the wastewater treatment plant and 1st will be repaved.The City should be able to keep most of what we build now and then have the opportunity to re-assess in 2 years
  • Priority Routes
    • 1st Street
    • Midtown Route to Casano Loutet bridge - 13th to Boulevard then up to 17th?
    • Upper Levels Greenway
    • Esplanade
  • Local bikeway spot improvements coming:
    • Signal coming at 4th & Lonsdale for 4th street bike route with traffic calming (diverters) planned at intersections @ Chesterfield and @ St Georges
    • Signal at 3rd & St Andrews
  • East Keith
    • Status of bike lane plan?
  • Mobility Strategy
    • Andrew Devlin, manager of transportation, presented the vision and principles of the strategy for feedback from the Climate and Environment Advisory Task Force earlier this week.
    • Public engagement opportunities coming in the spring of 2021
  • CityFix app
    • Has anybody had success using this to fix street/signal issues, other than sweeping bike lanes?

District of North Vancouver - Don/Ryan

  • 1st Avenue West
    • Parking protected bike lane once. Treatment plant construction allows. Will be coordinated with City design.
  • LV rd & E 29th
    • Reduced fast lane width on Lynn Valley Road allowed a 0.3m bike lane buffer space after repaving. Will install permanent style plastic posts this fall. This will allow passing as the cycle lane is only 1.5m
    • Plastic post should be installed in the ext month or two install on East 29th as well
    • Public consultation for Upper Lynn Valley Road bike lane postponed until at least the fall
  • DNV Priority Bike Network Engagement
    • The received over 1000 inputs to the survey. Should get results in the next couple weeks
    • Plan to present priorities to Council at Nov 9th meeting.
    • Requested a review prior to this presentation
  • Marine / Mcguire pinch point
    • DNV reviewing internally to see what can be done with the space available.
  • Lower Lynn Wayfinding signage
    • Reviewed with staff and they were most receptive. Updated version in Sep/Oct???
  • North end of Mtn Hwy overpass connection with Arbourlynn:
    • Consultant is working on options expected in Fall, hoping to build in 2021.
    • Meeting in Sept to coordinate on MoTI connections and Corridor Study.
  • Casano connector route to LV TC.
    • Public consultation on hold
  • Keith/Brooksbank intersection signal issues (Antje)
  • E Keith Rd plan status?

District of West Vancouver - Paul/Peter

  • Response to COVID-19 pandemic
    • Slow street signage along Bellevue and west to 31st is still in place and there has been some favourable comments to Council including a petition.
  • New sharrows on the Welch street bridge but wrongly placed to the side of the traffic lanes contradicting the take-the-lane signage. Hopefully they will be better placed when construction of the MUP is completed.
  • Festival street on 14th between Bellevue and Marine Drive is under construction with a much wider sidewalk on the west side, but it looks like parking on both sides so no accommodation for cyclists even though 14th Street is part of the cycling network.
  • Paul and Peter were at the the BTWW station at the north end of the Lions Gate Bridge on 28 September and counted 451 cyclist between 4-6 pm.
  • The northern most block of Royal Avenue in Horseshoe Bay is under construction as part of a streetscape project.
  • 30 km/hr speed limit now on Fulton Avenue which is on the bike network.

MOTI - Antje/Don

  • Lower Lynn - Monthly meeting
    • Potential east side connector between Main St and Mt Seymour Parkway - 2 major pinch points

asked to renaming and consider protecting part of it?

    • Construction around Main St and the Ironworkers bridgehead starts in October
      • Main south side closed for Oct - looking into widening path as well as pile driving
        • Requested a variance so the inland by the off ramp will be widened
        • Detour is not great, requested better detour signage
      • Main north side in Nov-dec?
      • Bridge west sidewalk closed all winter - asked them to shorten this closure
  • Hwy 1 North Shore Corridor Study Lynn Valley to Horseshoe Bay

Developers - Fred/Don

  • Currently active:
    • Harbourside (near King's Mill park)
      • Provided input on HUB submission for Cycling Amenities to be included in 1st phase of development.