2023-02-02 Summary

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Meeting commenced 6:33 p.m. Attendees: Nadia Fourik Chris Howorth - New - Edgemont howorth.chris@gmail.com 1st meeting Erika Rathje - Jill 1st meeting Brandon Green bgreen@cnv.org Blair Barrington - 1 year old - 2nd meeting James Oborne - CNV - young daughter jamesoborne@gmail.com Martyn Schmoll David Liou - lioudave@gmail.com Paul Stott - West Van Heather Drugge Duncan Wilcock Paul Janzen - lolo. Don Piercy Sophia HD - North Van Brandon Green CNV - presenting - lives in Lynn Valley Reuben S. Stephen Lake Justin Hall - CNV jhall@cnv.org Don Piercy Derrick Engels Sheila Sister CNV

9 in person, 15 online

Public Input -upcoming DNV workshop Monday Feb. 6, 2023 5 pm. HUB has submitted a letter. Attendees may not have time to provide input.

Goals and Objectives -Increased communications. (Thanks to Rueben for social media support). - 3 infrastructure routes; Main2Marine, Harbour to headwaters, peak to creek.

Presentation -Sophia introduced Brandon Green to present a slide outline of the proposed Midtown connector. -Connector project is in it’s early stages. -Staff have provided an update on the CNV “state of cycling”. Brandon will provide a link. -Context for improvements includes asking the questions “What does AAA mean?, “Who are we serving?”. -Next priorities after Midtown connector are St. Davids and Chesterfield.

Discussion from the floor: Erika- Lonsdale would be the best used improvement. Don- Intersections need to be emphasized. Duncan- 30 km/hr zones would be the best improvement. Heather- Would an “off Broadway” approach be best. Paul Stott- Can we avoid tiny concrete islands at intersections?

DNV -HUB sent letter regarding budget deferral proposals. Published by North Shore Daily Post. - Budget workshop date moved to Feb 14/23. Looks like 4 councillors will support micro mobility funding be retained. -East 29th proposal referred to a workshop as vote on motion was 3-3 with one councillor asking for more time to study. -Infrastructure improvements coming for area at Harbourfront mall. -Hunter street bridge now open. -R2 bus service being extended east to Gladstone.

Discussion from the floor: -Stephen Lake asked for an update on Spirit Trail extension to Deep Cove:

 -There are 3 proposed routes to Deep Cove; Dollarton, Seymour Parkway, or an interior “recreational” route (Spirit Trail).
 -Best course of action was articulated as attending council meetings, polite but persistent e-mail correspondence, and the occasional         thank you message as projects are realized.

DWV -There is a proposed tax increase of 6% that could affect funding for cycling initiatives. -There are several planned routes that have “problems”. -Work is scheduled for the Westmount/31 street route. -The school district is performing an audit on safety in school zones. -A proposal for separated infrastructure on Marine Drive from 25-31 streets will be voted on in April. Hub to provide a letter to council. -Peter pointed out there is virtually no separated infrastructure in DWV. One block added on Marine in conjunction with a new development.

Meeting adjourned at 8:12 p.m.