2023-01-05 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).

Or Online, NOTE Now Google Meets: https://meet.google.com/myr-xmnd-iob

or by Phone: +1 587-977-8033‬ PIN: ‪290 663 905‬#


  • Attendees-Paul Janzen(Chair),David Liou, Alex Annejohn,Larry Wilson,Paul Stott,Rueben Schultz,Dan Mackie,Jonathan Mak (HUB Central),Peter Scholefield,Fiona Walsh,Nadia Fourik, Colin White,Duncan Wilcock 8 present,7 online
  • Agenda additions
  • Introductions
  • New Business:
    • Rueben is looking for images illustrating any and all infrastructure improvements so that they will be broadcast via social media. Please forward via email to ruebenjschulz@gmail.com
    • Fiona would like a review of the intersection at Bewicke/Keith road/Marine Drive for possible improvements. Paul J.to present images.''
    • Committee was asked if there were any issues with snow clearing after our recent storm. The general consensus was that it was well provided for throughout the 3 municipalities.
    • Duncan asked for feedback concerning the feasibility of promoting safe school travel modelled after an initiative from the Netherlands. The project can be viewed at these links:'
    • Meeting was adjourned at 7:50 p.m.

Public Input/Consultations

  • Public input is critical when Council and Staff make trade-offs and decisions. Please make sure your voice is heard!!
  • none?

New Municipal Councils

  • Liaisons to connect with new councillors
    • Introduction of HUB
    • listen to their thoughts/concerns/ideas
    • Share our priorities
  • Delegations to councils in New Year
    • Book soon to get in queue
    • Key messages?
      • 'Noted there is one new councillor at CNV-Shervin Shahriari, Incumbents-Tony Valente,Don Bell,Angela Girard,Jessica McIlroy,Holly Back. Mayor(incumbent) is Linda Buchanan.

Goals & Objectives

  • Add Phase 2 top priority Bikeways - current Gaps Map
    • Liaisons to select a one or two for their municipality
  • Communications ideas??
  • Recruiting ideas??
  • Ensure Cycling Priorities are in DWV's Transportation Strategy

  • Chair's note: It was reiterated from HUB North Shore's Wiki page that these are the top 3 infrastructure goals for 2023:
    • Get the municipalities to complete 3 Safe and attractive Bikeways as a 1st step in building a full network.
      • Maine to Marine - Dundarave to Maplewood
      • Creek to Peak - 2nd Narrows (Lynn Creek) to Lynn Valley TC (and eventually to top of Mtn Hwy)
      • Harbour to Headwaters - Lower Lonsdale to Lynn Valley TC (and eventually to Headwaters park)

3 Priority bike routes HUB NS 3 top priority bikeways

City of North Vancouver - Nadia/Sophia

CNV Key Contacts & Staff Meetings

  • Brandon Green will be presenting information regarding the Midtown Project to this committee at the February 2nd meeting.
    • Nadia notes 13th Street is a potential route for Midtown.

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

St. Andrew’s

Cotton/Main WB

  • City engineers have requested a markup of our suggestions. They believe there is insufficient space between the hydro poles and existing landscaping.


  • cycling and pedestrian infrastructure should be finished by end of year; green paint may be delayed until spring
  • still waiting for temporary push button at 3rd and Forbes

Casano-Loutet Overpass

  • new legislation requires any project that touches provincial land to have First Nations consultation
  • if all goes well, construction will begin in 2023 and complete in 2023

Upper Levels Greenway

  • 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


  • connects West 1st bike lane to Casano-Loutet/route not yet decided


  • larger changes are intended at this intersection but dependent on discussions with the Squamish Nation

Integrated Transportation Committee - 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
  • Orwell
    • They paved the muddy, gravel portion between Rupert and Crown that turns into a lake when it rains and that we have been complaining about for years!! Hurray!
  • Hunter Street Bridge
    • Finishing up the bridge and ramps, should be open early in the New Year

District of West Vancouver - Paul/Peter/Mike

19 December meeting with Mayor Sager

  • Paul and Peter met with the mayor for just over one hour.
  • The principal reason he wanted to meet with us was to update us on his pre-election proposal to develop a multi-use pathway on the CN railbed between Horseshoe Bay and Whistler.
  • He has made contact with a number of people who have supported his proposal, including a company that would like to sponsor the initiative.
  • He asked for the support of HUB and in turn said he would support our goals.
  • We suggested that because the proposal extends beyond the District's boundary, it would be good to get the support of the BC Cycling Coalition.
  • Paul had prepared a briefing note which he gave to the mayor and we used it as a basis to inform him on some of the previous plans to improve active transportation in the District. This included the 2010 West Vancouver Strategic Transporation Plan, and its follow-up Technical Implementation Committee, the 2018 OCP, TransLink's recently released Transport 2050 with its 10-Year Priorities, and the ongoing development of a District mobility plan.
  • We also informed him of our major bike infrastructure priorities for the District, including North Shore HUB's goal of a Marine to Main route and a dedicated route for cyclists between Ambleside and the Welch Street Bridge.
    • Peter notes; Mayor Mark Sager is newly elected, Councillors-Linda Watt,Scott Snider,Christine Cassidy(new this term) + Peter Lambur,Sharon Thompson,Gambiola Nora (Incumbents).

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Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure- Don/Mike

  • Phibbs Exchange
    • Phase 1 just started (complete by May-2023?)
      • Detours with signage in place. The connection between Orwell and south side of main is a long ugly detour via Mtn Highway, or ride with traffic on the off-ramp. They will try to improve this in month or so if they can widen the off-ramp once they move some utilities.
    • Phase 2 will start after Phase 1 and finish in late 2024. Detours should be much better for this phase.

Communications & Outreach - Rueben/Antje/Paul/Heather

  • let us know if there is something we should communicate about - blocked bike lanes, new infrastructure, etc.
  • Twitter
    • Rueben is documenting Esplanade construction and has created a list of other locations for regular posting of infrastructure on Twitter
  • Misc
    • Duncan has an initiative with SD44 he would like to share FYI, also any already involved. Not necessarily a HUB initiative.

Schools - Paul Janzen

  • No updates for the school programs currently. Instruction recommences mid March.