2022-07-07 Agenda

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HUB North Shore Committee regular meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month at 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Everybody is welcome.

In-person at the North Vancouver City Library (14th/Lonsdale) in the Don Preston Boardroom (2nd floor).

Or Online, Zoom conference call: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81789523337?pwd=ZitLVHVoRmpQVFh3YjdpWi8wNVNTQT09

By phone: call 778-907-2071, Meeting ID: 81789523337, Passcode: 354518
One tap mobile: +17789072071,,81789523337#,,,,*354518#


General

  • Agenda additions
  • Introductions


Public Input/Consultations

  • Public input is critical when Council and Staff make trade-offs and decisions. Please make sure your voice is heard!!
  • The Shipyards Strategy
    • Survey is now open until August 31st 4pm (it’s quick ~ 5 minutes. 1 open ended, rest are multiple choice/checkboxes).
    • ‘What could we do better?’. A few cycling related responses:
      • More bike parking
      • Better/clearer bike routes (wayfinding signage with destinations, pavement markings)
      • Separation of walking & cycling
      • Slower car speeds in the surrounding areas
      • Bike valet at events


Goals & Objectives

  • 2022
    • Implementation of 3 top priority Bikeways
    • Establish communications with community stakeholders re Bikeways.
    • Recruit more committee members


Events

  • Lynn Valley Days - Sat 16-July, 10:00-4:00
    • Lime & DNV wil sponsor our booth.
    • Need 6 volunteers to staff the booth, 2 hr shifts


City of North Vancouver - Nadia

CNV Key Contacts & Staff Meetings

  • HUB’s primary contact: Brandon Green
  • Next meeting with staff: TBD (likely late summer)

Upper Levels Greenway

Summary of current/upcoming CNV projects - this year & beyond

  • Esplanade Complete Street (construction underway, estimated completion: Summer 2022)
  • Upper Levels Greenway (final design/route selection expected: Fall 2022)
  • Mobility Strategy (implementation of some strategies to commence this year, e.g. zoning bylaw updates re new developments and bike storage)
  • Carson Graham School - AT improvements (some sidewalk gaps to be addressed this year, most changes part of next year's budget)
  • Kings Mill (detailed park design underway, construction to begin: Spring 2023)
  • Cotton/Main St bridge (preliminary designs underway, construction is dependent on funding)
  • Casano-Loutet Overpass (construction anticipated in 2023)
  • Forbes & 3rd (long term, 2+ years away)

E-Bike Share

  • Lime is swapping out their fleet with their newest generation of e-bikes. These bikes have better power for steep hills (but have the same speed restrictions), better battery life, and their hardware will help Lime improve parking compliance in North Van. Feedback on helmets has been limited thus far. Looking to collect more feedback and data re: helmet use, user perceptions, etc. soon.

CNV Mobility Strategy

  • Strategy endorsed by Council on April 11 2022. Beyond ongoing initiatives, staff have been undertaking research and analysis on a number of new initiatives along with socializing some of this initial material with citizen committees. These initiatives include:
    • Reducing neighbourhood speed limits: Vehicle speeds are one component of developing safe streets, alongside street design, enforcement, and education. Establishing safe vehicle speeds on local streets is an important first step to addressing safety issues, and comes with limited negative impacts (i.e. a negligible difference in vehicle travel times). Staff will be looking to return to Council in early 2023 with recommended signage options for consideration for establishing safe and comfortable conditions on local streets.
    • Modernizing Transportation Requirements for New Developments: The City requires Transportation Studies and travel demand management (TDM) measures for most new multi-unit developments in the City. These requirements have some deficiencies that are leading to inconsistent outcomes. Updates are being planned for these requirements that will better align with goals from the Mobility Strategy, including how new developments will support emissions reduction, reductions in vehicle demand, and reductions in VKT. These are also anticipated to be brought forward in early 2023.
    • Updating the Resident & Visitor Parking Policy: The City has a parking policy to help reduce external parking pressure on residential streets near to commercial areas. There are several equity/access issues with RVPP given the ongoing changes to how people move around the City. An update to the RVPP to address inequities and better align with the Mobility Strategy will be brought to Council for consideration in early 2023.

Moody Ave & 3rd

  • Daytime, the traffic signal on Moody Ave at East 3rd Street operates in coordinated mode favouring eastbound-westbound transit.
  • The cycle length on East 3rd Street corridor varies between 70 and 82 seconds and out of 82 seconds during the busiest time of day total of 51 seconds are allocated to favour the transit corridor traffic, meaning that in the worst case the pedestrians and cyclists crossing East 3rd Street will have to wait up to 51 second when they have just missed the window at arrival at the intersection.

ITC - Dana & Jonathan

  • May meeting postponed to end of month (no updates)


District of North Vancouver - Fred/Don

  • Meeting with Staff - next meeting Aug?
    • Upper Lynn Valley Rd
      • Council approved building Mtn. Hwy to Peters Road (Phase 1) this summer
      • Public consultations for Peters to Dempsey (Phase 2)
    • Main St Cycling Link
      • Sent in our comments, as discussed last meeting
  • Bike parking locations in DNV - Duncan
    • Ingrid of the District asked us to give her a list of places it could/should be improved.
    • Brainstorming


District of West Vancouver - Paul/Peter/Mike

Meeting with DWVB Engineering & Transportation Division staff

  • On 6 July Peter and Paul met with the director, Jenn Moller, and new Senior Manager of Roads & Transportation, Sean O’Sullivan
  • Ongoing projects:
    • Status of updated DWV Mobility Plan.
      • community engagement after elections
    • Protected bike lane on the south side of Marine Drive from Lions Gate Bridge to Capilano Rd.
    • DWV will contribute funding but implementation by DNV lat 2022 0r early 2023
    • Implementation of Lime e-bike share in West Vancouver.
    • already implemented but more to come after a report on usage
    • Status of plans for Westmount Road and 31st and Marine Drive intersection.
      • to be implemented this year but 31st and marine next year
    • Slow Streets initiative.
      • plans for zoned traffic calming and considering possible diverters on Bellevue
    • Shared path signage on the MUPs on Welch Street Bridge and on the upper-level Mountain Path
      • will look into addressing this signage
    • E-bike subsidy project.
      • proposed implementation plan will be on 19 September Council meeting
  • Possible future projects:
    • Planning for pilot separated bike lanes on Marine Drive between 26th and 31st Streets.
    • after the survey is completed will consider separated bike lanes on each side or a two-way bike lane or painted bike lanes with a buffer or just painted bike lanes
    • Protected bikeway between Ambleside and Park Royal South
    • Protected bike route between Park Royal Gateway Residences and the Spirit Trail.
    • Bike path on the east side of Taylor Way between Marine Drive and Duchess Avenue.
    • Bike path between Hugo Ray connector and Taylor Way.
      • now planning to consult with MoTI re a bike lane on MoTI property up to Taylor Way
    • Bike paths in the latest plans for Cypress Village.
      • discussion with MoTI about possible bike lanes on Cypress Bowel Rd from Roger Cree development to the location of the planned Cypress Village
    • Plans for bike paths in Horseshoe Bay.
      • want to set up a separate meeting soon with us to discuss possibilities
    • Wayfinding signage plans.
  • Regional Initiatives

West Vancouver Vital Signs 2021-22 Report

Communications & Outreach - Antje/Paul/Heather

  • let us know if there is something we should communicate about - blocked bike lanes, new infrastructure, etc.
  • Twitter
    • Account now run by Antje and Rueben
    • Rueben is documenting Esplanade construction and has created a list of other locations for regular posting of infrastructure on Twitter


Schools - Paul Janzen

  • no updates from last month; however, it’s worth repeating the last item from May:
    • Does anyone have a connection with one or more of the following schools - Eastview, Capilano, Ross road, Carisbrooke and .or Westview elementary? We have $ for their program.



Developers - Fred, Paul & Peter

  • Currently active:
    • West Van
      • ????
    • CNV
      • ????
    • DNV
      • ????


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