2022-11-03 Summary

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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).

Attendees: Mike, Paul J, Jen, Sophia, Jasper, Demara, Peter S, Rhianion, Larry W, Ruben, Heather, Don


  • 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!!
  • TransLink Bike Parking Survey

New Municipal Councils

  • Plans to connect with new councillors
    • Template emails from HQ
    • Introduction of HUB
    • Share our priorities
    • listen to their thoughts/concerns/ideas
  • Delegations to councils in New Year
    • Book soon to get in queue
    • Key messages
      • Generate a prioritized list of Cycle routes/Infrastructure.
      • Fund them over the coming years in priority order thought the budget process
  • Bike Rides with Councils in Spring??

Goals & Objectives

  • Review 2022 Goals & Progress
    • Implementation of 3 top priority Bikeways - Annual Improvements Map
      • 2023 Improvements:
        • Esplanade, Upper LV Rd, 2 blocks of Lower Mtn Hwy,
        • Hunter St bridge, Marine Drive eastbound just west of Taylor Way.
      • Gaps still in Top priorities:
        • Bellevue, Marine at Cap(2023), Cotton & Main(2023/4)
        • Rufus(2023) - Cassano Loutte(2023/4) - Brooksbank(2023)
        • Grand Blvd to Seabus
    • Establish communications with community stakeholders re Bikeways.
    • Recruit more committee members

  • Setting 2023 Goals
    • Add Phase 2 top priority Bikeways? - current Gaps Map
      • AI: Municipal Liaisons to come up with a couple routes for each Muni
    • Communications - continue
    • Recruiting - continue
    • Ensure DWV Strategic Mobility plan has a prioritized list of Cycling infrastructure and a plan to implement it.

Annual Committee elections


  • December Meeting + Social - Dec 1st
    • Save the Date! Short meeting and then adjourn for social gathering

City of North Vancouver - Nadia/Sophia

CNV Key Contacts & Staff Meetings

  • HUB’s primary contact: Brandon Green
  • Meeting with staff on September 21st. CNV staff present: Brandon Green, Elicia Elliot (new manager of transportation planning), Kliment Kuzmanovski, Justin Hall.
  • Completed bike ride with CNV team on October 17th at 3:30 PM

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

St. Andrew’s

  • Still a hot spot for the city with some vocal residents keen to have the road return to its original state
  • main goal was slowing traffic; from this perspective it has been successful based on recent data -no data yet on bike usage; more data coming in November
  • education required for residents on how to cross pedestrians/bike lane and then enter the road -delineators will not be put in place until any changes are finalized
  • some parking creep into the bike lane is occurring but delineators will deal with this issue -comments from HUB in the NSNews article were challenging for city staff; some residents latched on to the comments as evidence that the bike lanes weren’t necessary or working


  • cycling and pedestrian infrastructure should be finished by end of year; green paint may be delayed until spring
  • some negative feedback from roadies that the bike lane slows them down too much but positive otherwise
  • still waiting for temporary push button at 3rd and Forbes


  • larger changes are intended at this intersection but dependent on discussions with the Squamish Nation
  • Nation is open to changes to reduce traffic cut through but discussions are currently slow. Any significant change would require excavation and this is the site of a former residential school, and therefore there are larger implications that need to be considered

Casano-Loutet Overpass

  • new legislation requires any project that touches provincial land to have First Nations consultation -because this goes by a river, an archeological survey is underway to assess if this is a place of importance; this should be complete by summer
  • if all goes well, construction will begin in 2023 and complete in 2023

Upper Levels Greenway

  • lots of community questions and they have been researching answers to these questions to go back to community members
  • lots of interest in the route along 25th; will need spurs to other amenities like schools
  • discussions underway with MOTI to ensure they are on board with the proposed changes
  • need to clarify how this will cross the highway on/off ramps.

4th and Chesterfield

  • in line to get a bike light but no timeline


  • planning for this will most likely start in December/January
  • connects West 1st bike lane to Casano-Loutet/route not yet decided
  • would like to hear HUB’s perspectives early in the project

Long-term north/south project -Jones and Chesterfield

ITC - Dana & Jonathan

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

District of North Vancouver - Fred/Don

  • Meeting with Staff - currently exchanging emails on various projects.
  • Upper Lynn Valley Rd
    • Mtn. Hwy to Peters Road (Phase 1) - mostly built
      • Parking in loading zone (and bike lane) near Maple Leaf Garden centre is a problem. Sent email Nov-2
    • Public consultations for Peters to Dempsey (Phase 2) - next spring?
    • Concerns about Garbage cans blocking bike lanes 1 day a week
    • Discussion on preference for using quiet streets vs bikelane on arterial routes
      • directness, vs parking/pushback, lack of alternatives.
  • Main St - Harbour Ave - Barrows
    • Initial main St design looks good, provided comments
    • Consultant working on design options for Harbour Ave & Intersections (this is an extension of the project)
  • Mtn-Hwy Arborlynn connector
    • West Side still waiting for Metro Van approval to start construction (in spring 2023?)
    • Received 2nd draft of East Side design for review Nov-3 - good except dismount to cross arbourlynn - request they change to cross walk+ cross ride. Plan spring 2023
      • Also raises issue of locations for garbage cans
      • access to crossing button on NE corner (currently not in scope)
  • Hunter Street Bridge
    • Spans are in, Ramps underway, complete by New year?
  • Kirkstone-Rufus-Brooksbank-SalopTrail
    • Raised issues with design of crossing at Kirkstone Rd
    • Trail needs a curb letdown at Whitely
    • Requested details of wayfinding signage
  • Spirit Trail, East of Seymour planning:
    • Consultant doing report on phased development (over ~10 years)
    • Delayed due to limited staff - Requested staffing in 2023 budget
  • Repaving Riverside Drive - 2023
    • They are working to see if they can widen the west side shoulder.
    • We asked that they do a road diet south of Old Dollarton Rd to add bikelanes similar to Brooksbank near Park & Tilford/MEC

District of West Vancouver - Paul/Peter/Mike

Schools - Paul Janzen

  • Here are the stats outlining the growth in HUB educational programs in primary schools within the Lower Mainland:
    • 45 Learn2Ride and 22 Ride-the-Road this Fall (2022). (30L2R, 8 RtR in 2021). Approximately 70% growth over Fall 2021. Already taught more kids in Spring this year than all of 2021! Around 75% of the way towards meeting our 2025 goal of having every student in metrovan participate.
    • Richmond, Vancouver, New West, City of North Van, Coquitlam, Port Moody, Pitt Meadows - we are in all schools every 2 years. Burnaby, District of NVan, Delta, Maple Ridge getting there.
    • We have taught at the following schools this year:
      • RTR - Westview; L2R - Cederdale (West Van), Cove Cliff, Eastview, Ross Road (North Van).

Translink - Antje

  • Smart Lockers at Lonsdale Quay
    • Standing Bike locks are operational - free for 1st 24 hours!.
      • lock frame and one wheel. Look quite sturdy.
    • Bike Boxes are still behind construction fence.
  • Phibbs Exchange upgrades - seems they have started Phase 1 this week, but no detours for Cyclist!
    • AI Don to contact MoTI.