2021-11-04 Agenda

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HUB North Shore Committee regular meetings will be held online using Zoom, on the first Thursday of every month at 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Everybody is welcome.

Online conference call at https://zoom.us/j/98976249728?pwd=NE9BM1RUTjlScUp0c0VIbWFlMG5LUT09

By phone: call 778-907-2071, Meeting ID: 989 7624 9728, Passcode: 166390
One tap mobile: +17789072071,,98976249728#,,,,*166390#


  • Agenda additions
  • Introductions
  • NXTSPP = North Shore Connects
    • Chief focus is on transit, much less on cycling
      • Report on Benefits, perhaps as 1st step to get funding & approval from Metro Van, TransLink, Prov & Feds
    • Priorities:
      • Burrard Inlet Rapid Transit (Ambleside - Central Lonsdale - 2nd Narrows then to either Metrotown or Downtown)
      • Lower Level Road (Squamish Nation & West Van)
      • Upper Levels Corridor Study (MoTI)

Annual Elections

Public Input/Consultations

  • Public input is critical when Council and Staff make trade-offs and decisions. Please make sure your voice is heard!!

Goals & Objectives

  • 2021 Goals Setting
  • Review of progress in 2021 & brainstorm ideas for 2022
    • Implementation of 3 top priority Bikeways
      • Get council's to approve prioritized, multi-year Active Transportation infrastructure plans
      • Ensure new infrastructure designs are AAA early in the design stage so it can be improved if necessary.
    • Establish communications with community stakeholders re Bikeways.

City of North Vancouver - Erika/Nadia

CNV Key Contacts & Staff Meetings

  • HUB’s primary contact: Brandon Green
  • Erika & Nadia had a meeting on October 26th with Brandon Green, Justin Hall, and Andrew Devlin

Esplanade Complete Street

  • Construction has started on 100 block East (goal is to be finished by summer 2022). They’ve come up with a plan to ensure cyclists have adequate space through construction; is it working? Report feedback/comments/concerns to ecs@cnv.org

Lime e-Bike Share

  • Thank you to everyone for sharing your feedback on the discussion board! A summary of feedback was sent to CNV staff.
  • Subscription/Pass models:
    • Currently offering Lime Prime ($7.99/month + tax, $0 unlocking fees) and Ride Passes (valid for 24 hours from purchase, unlimited rides up to 90 min)
    • Looking into additional options with Lime
  • Parking:
    • Flexible posts being installed around groves to prevent vehicles from parking in them
    • Not required to park in a grove, but it’s encouraged (looking into incentive options to encourage parking in a grove)
    • Additional groves going in across the North Shore in the next few weeks
    • To request grove locations, you can email bikeshare@cnv.org
  • Helmets:
    • Looking into putting helmets on the bikes and/or distributing at community events (would like HUB involvement on this)

Moody Avenue crosswalk at East 3rd

  • Underground installation is complete; waiting on the delivery of poles to complete the full installation.

Public consultation on new CNV strategies

Transportation Plan

  • Working on a draft of a new Transportation Plan for Council consideration (ETA: ~December); no endorsement yet.
  • Staff will let HUB know when they are going to Council so we could speak if interested.

Gardenworks Redevelopment

  • Site redevelopment has inadequate cycling infrastructure through the site.
  • Current design is for a 3.3m MUP, widening to 4m further West.
  • TransLink identified this as a key stop location for the RapidBus given density in the area, limiting the opportunity for wider cycling infrastructure. CNV was able to secure additional space that allowed for the 3.3m MUP, but anything more wouldn’t have been successful.
  • Not considered by CNV to be a major commuter route (rather, 1st street is).
  • How do we make sure AAA infrastructure is baked into planning policy so that we don't get subpar infrastructure when new developments arise?

Stay tuned: 2022

  • Upper Levels Greenway: Will be engaging with key stakeholders (incl. HUB) and the community in the new year to develop a design that will connect a few key destinations/routes (e.g. 27th, District, Jones overpass, Casano-Loutet overpass).
  • Carson Graham School Area Active Transportation Improvements: Will be engaging with key stakeholders (school, HUB, community etc.) to address infrastructure gaps at 23rd (incl. to Jones overpass). High demand location for vulnerable road users. Part of next year’s budget, pending Council approval.

ITC - Dana & Jonathan

  • All items from last night's ITC meeting were for discussion/information purposes only (i.e., no major decisions).
  • The first part focused on CNV's wellbeing strategy. Lots of good (and supportive) discussion around the '15-minute city' concept.
  • We also got an update on the Burrard Inlet Rapid Transit project. A benefits assessment was conducted on two of the five potential options (for illustrative purposes only -- all five options are still viable). Next step would be to get Mayor's Council on board and a more comprehensive analysis from TransLink. Still unclear whether other municipalities would support the project proposal. Lots of good discussion about the horrendous traffic on the north shore and the need for a solution. Demand management options, such as mobility pricing, were also discussed as an alternative (though this would also need to be decided at the regional level).

District of North Vancouver - Fred/Don

  • Meeting last week, next one in Late November
    • Nov-8: Transportation workshop for Council:
      • Slow Streets investigation proposal
      • Upper LV Rd next steps
  • Tatlow + W15th
    • Mostly completed - Asked for traffic measurement results - whole DNV report due in Jan 2022.
    • Working on design for the connection on Marine between Capilano Rd and Garden. Hope to build next spring.
  • Arborlyn Connector
    • west side design is reviewed a and look good, east side underway
    • requested schedule update

  • Capilano Rd/Highway Underpass MOTI project
    • budget request for a joint design with MoTI in 2022
    • Investigating replace the barriers in Phillips tunnel with fence at south end (on DNV roadway) to make entry to Phillips Ave safer
  • Other
    • Wayfinding signage - Lower Lynn Ph 1/2/4 designs done, Ph3 (main/dollarton) - no date yet.

District of West Vancouver - Paul/Peter/Mike

4 November meeting with DWV Engineering & Transportation staff

  • Current (2021) program progress:
    • Welch St Bridge, eastern approach crossing progress
    • Bellevue Slow Street
    • Westmount Rd/31st bike lanes
    • Marine Drive/Ambleside capital grant allocation
    • NXSTPP, 2021 survey timetable
  • Near/Medium term program
    • Marine-to Main (M2M) bikeway
      • Marine Drive, LG bridgehead to DWV/DNV municipal boundary
      • Marine Drive, 25th to 31st
      • Park Royal/Ambleside sports fields bypass to Spirit Trail
    • Slow Street program expansion
      • Bellevue deviations
      • Ambleside/Dundarave circuits
      • Ciclovia/car free day (June 2022)
  • Longer-term program
    • Capilano Pacific Trail
      • Trail stability study findings
      • 3rd St link improvement and wayfinding
      • Klee Wyck link study
    • Upper-Level Trails
      • Highway 1 – Hugo Ray Connector to Cypress Bowl Rd
      • MoTI improvements for cycling on Hwy 1 and Cypress Bowl Rd
      • Cypress Village Access
    • Taylor Way Bikepaths/MUPs
      • Mathers to Westcot
      • Marine Drive to Clyde Ave (or Duchess or Keith)
      • Adjoining Inglewood Care Home Development (with Burley Dr)
      • Marine Drive to Welch St
      • Marine Dr to Park Royal access roads

MOTI - Don/Jonathan

  • Lower Lynn Interchanges - Monthly meeting -
    • Mountain Hwy Interchange
      • Have asked for protection for Northbound on Mtn-Hwy at south intersection - MoTI looking into it.
    • Mt Seymour parkway/Keith Interchange
      • Bike Infrastructure completed - Reviewed DNV wayfinding signage, sent comments
    • Main-Dollarton interchange
      • onramp to IWMB west sidewalk closed until Nov (detour via east sidewalk)
      • new 4m MUP on south side of main-dollarton open but unfinished
      • new access ramps to existing tunnel on north side underway, complete in late Nov
    • Phibbs exchange upgrade
      • Meeting in November to review design and detours during construction
  • Hwy 1 North Shore Corridor Study: Lynn Valley to Horseshoe Bay
    • Still waiting for draft report - by end of year?
  • BC Economic Recovery funding -
    • have asked to see and share final designs, next year maybe?
  • Cycling Gaps project
    • Provided comments on draft of MoTI's Gap's list.
    • Next paste will be prioritization, no dates yet.
  • Small projects - maintenance issues
    • Meet with MoTI's Operations Mgr Oct 14th
    • Phillips ave Tunnel barriers - looking to make changes, but best option will require DNV and local resident buy in.
    • Will consider Repairs to Paths between Cap bridg , North interchange and Phillips tunnel in 2022
    • Cypress Bowl Road - MoTI are gathering information. We and others have suggested reallocation of 1 uphill lane during non-ski season.
    • HSB & Exit 0

Communications & Outreach - Heather/Antje/Giacomo/Paul


  • Communications = Paul, Antje, Giacomo, Heather
    • let us know if there is something we should communicate about - blocked bike lanes, new infrastructure, etc.
  • We are coordinating our approach to communications on groups.io, Facebook and Twitter
    • Facebook and Twitter have increased in terms of numbers of followers and numbers of original posts
    • Number of posts on FB up %169 | 200% increase in comments shares and likes.
    • Number of posts on Twitter up 104% followers up 30 for total of 1311
  • Targets:
    • double Facebook followers by Dec 2021 and add +300 to Twitter
    • Commitment to send out 2 google group emails per week
    • New North Van Rides episodes on Youtube - subscribe to Heather Drugge
  • Call for comms topix
  • Still looking for help with photos / videos

Developers - Fred, Paul & Peter

  • Currently active:
    • 405 – 485 Marie Place, Lynn Creek
      • Interesting redevelopment at Marie Place (off Crown St east of Mtn Hwy) in the Lynn Creek town Centre. DNV council allowed it to go to first reading at March 29 /2021 council meeting. Eleven single family homes to be replaced by two 6 storey apartments. Unique to the plan is to provide bicycle parking facilities on each floor of both buildings. The same developer owns a large property to the west bordering Mountain Hwy which includes the Dykoff Nursery lands for which they are hoping to get council approval. Mayor Little commented that these projects need wider support from the community for council to consider them. Those who spoke in favour tended to have a business relationship. HUB NS is aware that without large scale redevelopment Lynn Creek will not see better cycling infrastructure. A HUB member presence might make a difference. The concept of locating bike rooms in upper floors is gaining traction.
      • DNV have now scheduled a public hearing Tuesday November 9th 7pm for both Fairborn proposals - Marie Place and Crown & Mountain redevelopments. The latter is much larger as described in the October 27 NSN article starting page A25.
      • 252 bicycle spaces (exceeding the policy by providing 2 spaces per unit)
      • Bicycle storage provided on each floor for resident convenience and safety
      • Bicycle maintenance room for residents
      • 18 visitor bicycle spaces (located adjacent to the entrance)
      • Electrical charging will be available in all bicycle storages, as well as level 2 charging for all residential parking spaces.
      • There will be new bike lane at the frontage of the site along Crown St which will connect to Mountain Hwy and the district’s cycling network.

DNV Staff agrees that “the bicycle parking proposed, along with the proximity to transit service, will help to support alternate transportation options for residents and visitors to the project.”

Translink - Antje

  • Secure bike parking at Lonsdale Quay