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'''August 23, 2017 Driver with no licence injures cyclist in North Vancouver'''<Br>
A commercial driver with no valid licence has been ticketed for causing a crash with a cyclist during the Tuesday morning rush hour.
'''August 1, 2017 Driver hits and kills cyclist on Keith Road'''<Br>
A Vancouver cyclist is dead after being struck by a driver on East Keith Road Sunday evening.
'''August 31, 2016 North Shore News: Bike lanes in, hedge creature out (for now)'''
The Lynn Valley Road boulevard, home to the hedge creature, will soon be removed for major road work including new flexible barriers to separate bike and vehicle traffic.
'''August 18, 2016 Cyclist dies following West Vancouver collision'''<Br>
The 76-year-old cyclist critically injured in West Vancouver on Aug. 10 has died.
'''March 4, 2016 North Shore News: Stanley Park causeway bike and pedestrian upgrades complete'''
'''March 4, 2016 North Shore News: Stanley Park causeway bike and pedestrian upgrades complete'''
Latest revision as of 23:36, 12 November 2017
August 23, 2017 Driver with no licence injures cyclist in North Vancouver
A commercial driver with no valid licence has been ticketed for causing a crash with a cyclist during the Tuesday morning rush hour. http://www.nsnews.com/news/updated-driver-with-no-licence-injures-cyclist-in-north-vancouver-1.22118603
August 1, 2017 Driver hits and kills cyclist on Keith Road
A Vancouver cyclist is dead after being struck by a driver on East Keith Road Sunday evening. http://www.nsnews.com/news/updated-driver-hits-and-kills-cyclist-on-keith-road-1.21501858
District of North Vancouver Adopt-a-Street Newsletter Fall 2017
August 31, 2016 North Shore News: Bike lanes in, hedge creature out (for now) The Lynn Valley Road boulevard, home to the hedge creature, will soon be removed for major road work including new flexible barriers to separate bike and vehicle traffic. http://www.nsnews.com/news/bike-lanes-in-hedge-creature-out-for-now-1.2334363
August 18, 2016 Cyclist dies following West Vancouver collision
The 76-year-old cyclist critically injured in West Vancouver on Aug. 10 has died. http://www.nsnews.com/news/cyclist-dies-following-west-vancouver-collision-1.2326310
March 4, 2016 North Shore News: Stanley Park causeway bike and pedestrian upgrades complete
The $7-million safety improvement project for pedestrians and bike riders along the Stanley Park Causeway is a rousing, rolling, walking success, according to North Shore cyclist Heather Drugge. - See more at: http://www.nsnews.com/news/stanley-park-causeway-bike-and-pedestrian-upgrades-complete-1.2190376#sthash.B3RItHS3.dpuf
November 29, 2015 North Shore News: LETTER: Safe bike lanes needed on Mountain Highway
Letter to the Editor by Tony Valente, Chair HUB North Shore Committee http://www.nsnews.com/opinion/letters/letter-safe-bike-lanes-needed-on-mountain-highway-1.2122031
October 25, 2015 North Shore News: Cyclists asked to pin their hot spots
Online mapping tool for road hazards, incidents has its rollout - See more at: http://www.nsnews.com/news/cyclists-asked-to-pin-their-hot-spots-1.2094909#sthash.lreMzXzl.dpuf
October 25, 2015 North Shore News: Bike to Work Week kicking off on Monday http://www.nsnews.com/living/health-wellness/bike-to-work-week-kicking-off-on-monday-1.2094906
September 4, 2015 North Shore News: Ironworkers bridge sidewalk project complete
After months of construction and restricted access, the $20-million project to widen the sidewalks and install suicide prevention fences on the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing is finally done. - See more at: http://www.nsnews.com/news/ironworkers-bridge-sidewalk-project-complete-1.2050826#sthash.fR1dQ9if.dpuf
September 4, 2015 North Shore News: Chesterfield to get painted bike lanes
Though there’s nothing that can be done about its steep slope, cycling up the Chesterfield Avenue hill should be getting a bit easier as the province has kicked in almost $300,000 for bike lane improvements. - See more at: http://www.nsnews.com/news/chesterfield-to-get-painted-bike-lanes-1.2050252#sthash.GUBtNxqZ.dpuf
September 4, 2015 North Shore News: Banner year for bike thieves in North Vancouver
You might want to go check on your bicycle. North Vancouver RCMP say they’re disappearing in record numbers. - See more at: http://www.nsnews.com/news/banner-year-for-bike-thieves-in-north-vancouver-1.2050242#sthash.EMHuSEP8.dpuf
July 24, 2015 North Shore News: Wheels spin over North Vancouver's blocked bike lanes
Cyclists say double parking a safety issue on Esplanade - See more at: http://www.nsnews.com/news/wheels-spin-over-north-vancouver-s-blocked-bike-lanes-1.2011110#sthash.Ouafo9iA.dpuf
March 23, 2015 North Shore News: Stanley Park causeway to get $7M bike lanes
Cyclists commuting to and from the North Shore will soon be able to roll through the Stanley Park causeway more safely, after the province committed $7 million this week to an upgrade project. - See more at: http://www.nsnews.com/news/stanley-park-causeway-to-get-7m-bike-lanes-1.1801401#sthash.NqRxTCik.dpuf
February 5, 2015 North Shore News: East sidewalk opens on Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing
Widened east side welcomes users, west side closes for construction - See more at: http://www.nsnews.com/news/east-sidewalk-opens-on-ironworkers-memorial-second-narrows-crossing-1.1754414#sthash.8wUhHUM2.dpuf
December 5, 2014 North Shore News: Province reveals Stanley Park Causeway bike lane and safety fence plan Stanley Park safety plan popular with cyclists http://www.nsnews.com/news/province-reveals-stanley-park-causeway-bike-lane-and-safety-fence-plan-1.1651881
November 28, 2014 North Shore News: Province to debut park Stanley Park Causeway safety upgrades North Shore cyclists are eager to get their first look at planned safety improvements to the Stanley Park Causeway. - See more at: http://www.nsnews.com/news/province-to-debut-park-stanley-park-causeway-safety-upgrades-1.1625663#sthash.38iNH1Sy.dpuf
August 29, 2014 North Shore News: Ironworkers sidewalk work delayed over steel beams
There's a stall on the bridge and for once, it's not a semi in the centre lane. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure's $20-million project to widen the sidewalks of the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing is about two months behind schedule after engineers discovered they would need custom fabricated steel to finish the job. - See more at: http://www.nsnews.com/news/ironworkers-sidewalk-work-delayed-over-steel-beams-1.1333984#sthash.1RSXlZMw.dpuf
July 25, 2014 North Shore News: Provincial grants boost North Vancouver bike routes
Traversing some of the North Shore's busiest roads by bicycle is about to get a bit easier as the province has chipped in almost $500,000 for bike lane and multi-use path projects in the City and District of North Vancouver. - See more at: http://www.nsnews.com/news/provincial-grants-boost-north-vancouver-bike-routes-1.1261320#sthash.HTkzpQPY.dpuf
June 15, 2014 North Shore News: Third SeaBus, new B-lines, TransLink's top North Shore priorities
The long-promised third SeaBus and B-line express buses between Lynn Valley and Lonsdale Quay, Phibbs Exchange and Dundarave as well as Metrotown and Capilano University could all be coming to the North Shore if the TransLink mayors' council gets its way. - See more at: http://www.nsnews.com/news/third-seabus-new-b-lines-translink-s-top-north-shore-priorities-1.1130166#sthash.35igfi8y.dpuf
May 29, 2014 North Shore News: Students encouraged to bike to school this week
Ross Road elementary students Otis and Dahlia Trenouth, with Scout Gray of HUB cycling, gear up for Bike to School Week May 26-30. - See more at: http://www.nsnews.com/community/students-encouraged-to-bike-to-school-this-week-1.1080344#sthash.x0bEMVpe.dpuf
April 18, 2014 North Shore News: City of North Vancouver rolls out bike plan
The City of North Vancouver has adopted a new long-term vision for the city's bike lanes, which could cost in the neighbourhood of $20 million or more. - See more at: http://www.nsnews.com/news/city-of-north-vancouver-rolls-out-bike-plan-1.975673#sthash.j52PJLiW.dpuf
March 17, 2014 North Shore News: Cycling safety
TransLink TravelSmart’s Denis Agar demonstrates how to put a bike on a bus bicycle rack last month, as part of an event highlighting cycling safety for winter, held in partnership with HUB, at West First and Mackay in North Vancouver. - See more at: http://www.nsnews.com/living/cycling-safety-1.902422#sthash.T6ydo9C8.dpuf
February 19, 2014 North Shore News: Stanley Park causeway bike lane survey underway
Surveyors are set to grade the Stanley Park causeway this month, taking the first steps in a process that could result in life-saving safety improvements for pedestrians and cyclists. - See more at: http://www.nsnews.com/news/stanley-park-causeway-bike-lane-survey-underway-1.859546#sthash.eYR696QC.dpuf
October 2, 2013 North Shore Outlook: North Van municipalities ramp up cycling efforts
The city and district of North Vancouver are steadily rolling ahead with the implementation of the 2012 Bicycle Master Plan. http://www.northshoreoutlook.com/news/226207121.html
July 30, 2013 North Shore News: $20 million bridge project to start in fall
CONSTRUCTION is set to begin on a $20-million project to improve the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossings notoriously narrow sidewalks. See more at: http://www.nsnews.com/20-million-bridge-project-to-start-in-fall-1.578977#sthash.tynbBOOh.dpuf
July 28, 2013 North Shore News: Causeway safety options under review
CHANGES to make cycling the Stanley Park causeway safer for cyclists are being fast-tracked by the province after the fatal crash of a cyclist two months ago. See more at: http://www.nsnews.com/causeway-safety-options-under-review-1.579438#sthash.hNGP2yTh.dpuf
June 26, 2013 North Shore News: Cyclist group wants AAA bike plan: Separated bike lanes wanted for Marine, Esplanade, Chesterfield
THE City of North Vancouver is looking at a number of measures to make cycling around the city safer and more appealing, but advocates are calling for even bigger plans. Read more: http://www.nsnews.com/travel/Cyclist+group+wants+bike+plan/8579896/story.html
June 25, 2013 North Shore News: Possible safety barrier coming for Stanley Park bicycle commuters
CYCLING advocates have won a small victory for North Shore bicycle commuters who cross the Stanley Park Causeway. The Vancouver Park Board voted Monday night to begin looking at options for heightened safety measures on the causeway, including a potential barrier to separate the sidewalk/bike path from the busy roadway. Read more: http://www.nsnews.com/Possible+safety+barrier+coming+Stanley+Park+bicycle+commuters/8577079/story.html
June 14, 2013 North Shore News: Bike map updated
This map shows a portion of the 2013 North Shore Bike Map presented by a group called HUB. HUB is a charitable non-profit group, with a goal to "make cycling better through education, action and events," as described in a recent press release. Read more: http://www.nsnews.com/travel/Bike+updated/8525344/story.html
June 14, 2013 North Shore News: Cyclist's death drives petition
A cycling tragedy last month has prompted a petition aiming to increase bike safety on the Stanley Park Causeway. Read more: http://www.nsnews.com/news/Cyclist+death+drives+petition/8525335/story.html
October 12, 2012 North Shore News: Cyclists hope bike plan will get action
North Vancouver's bike plan is a good one, says one local cycling advocate, but needs to be backed by the political will to turn the plan into reality. Read more: http://www.nsnews.com/travel/Cyclists+hope+bike+plan+will+action/7379516/story.html
August 30, 2012 CBC Radio One: North Shore cycling petition
North Shore resident Antje Wahl recently started a petition directed at the District of North Vancouver Council, demanding they "build a safe and complete bike network." Listen to the story: http://www.cbc.ca/earlyedition/high-velocity/2012/08/30/north-shore-cycling-petition/
August 17, 2012 North Shore News: Bike crash stokes East Keith debate
A collision on East Keith Road that sent a cyclist to hospital this week has reignited the debate over a proposed bike lane, which advocates say could have prevented the crash. Read more: http://www.nsnews.com/travel/Bike+crash+stokes+East+Keith+debate/7104301/story.html
July 8, 2012 North Shore News Letter to the Editor: Lane decision a wrong turn
The recent decision by the District of North Vancouver Council to abandon the proposed lane changes on East Keith Road between Sutherland and Brooksbank Avenues is more than just a lost opportunity to reduce speeding and collisions and improve safety. Read more: http://www.nsnews.com/news/Lane+decision+wrong+turn/6901302/story.html
June 24, 2012 North Shore News: Wayfinder's guide
A free comprehensive map of North Shore bicycle routes is now available at bike stores, municipal halls, libraries and recreation centres across the North Shore. Read more: http://www.nsnews.com/travel/Wayfinder+guide/6832565/story.html#ixzz1yppTtKgm
June 19, 2012 Georgia Straight: North Vancouver cyclist miffed about “retrogressive” Low Level Road vote
Heather Drugge wasted no time laying waste to City of North Vancouver council following its 5-2 vote on Monday (June 18) to approve a foreshore redesign that includes reconfiguring the Low Level Road. Read more: http://straight.com/article-713911/vancouver/north-vancouver-cyclist-miffed-about-retrogressive-low-level-road-vote
June 13, 2012 North Shore Outlook: North Van city council stalls Low Level Road decision for one week
City council was treated to a full council chambers once again last night, the majority of visitors in attendance there for council’s expected final vote on the Low Level Road project. Read more: http://www.northshoreoutlook.com/news/158877685.html
June 13, 2012 North Shore News: City defers Low Level Road vote
The Low Level Road project hit a speedbump Monday night when City of North Vancouver council deferred their vote on the controversial project until June 18. Read more: http://www.nsnews.com/news/City+defers+Level+Road+vote/6773753/story.html#ixzz1yFXUG8Rg
March 15, 2012 Georgia Straight: North Shore is improving for cyclists in most areas
Lynn Valley resident Jay MacDonald said he’s shed more than 50 pounds and sleeps better since he started cycling seriously two or three years ago. Read more: http://www.straight.com/article-634506/vancouver/ups-and-downs-north-shore-cyclists
February 1, 2012 CBC Radio One: Putting the North Shore on the cycling map
The North Shore committee of the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition is putting together a free comprehensive map of cycling routes across the North Shore. It will include official routes as well as routes suggested by cyclists like you. Listen to the story: http://www.cbc.ca/earlyedition/high-velocity/2012/02/01/putting-north-vancouver-on-the-cycling-map/
January 22, 2012 North Shore News: Mapping the North Shore's bike routes
Cycling in the North Shore is about to become a lot easier. The North Shore committee of the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition has received a $14,026 grant from Mountain Equipment Co-op to organize and produce a regional bike map for North and West Vancouver. Read more: http://www.nsnews.com/news/Mapping+North+Shore+bike+routes/6034113/story.html#ixzz1kOSNnIFs
January 18, 2012 North Shore Outlook: Putting North Shore cycling on the map
A local cycling advocacy group is assembling its own bike-friendly roadmap of the North Shore and they’re calling on local two-wheelers to submit their favourite routes and detours. Read more: http://www.northshoreoutlook.com/news/137599358.html
December 14, 2011 North Shore News: MEC supports local bike project
Thanks to a grant from Mountain Equipment Co-op, the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition has received $14,000 to develop a pocket map of North Shore cycling routes. Read more: http://www.nsnews.com/travel/supports+local+bike+project/5858019/story.html#ixzz1id362P1B
November 9, 2011 North Shore Outlook: Unexpected lane change
Cycling advocates are accusing the District of North Vancouver of backpedalling on its transportation plan after district staff spent Bike to Work Week removing the bike lane from East Keith Road — grinding the gears of North Shore cyclists. The bike lane along East Keith Road, between Sutherland and Brooksbank avenues, replaced a second westbound car lane when the road was repaved in early October and had only been a bike lane for less than a month when it was scrapped and redrawn for cars. Read more: http://www.northshoreoutlook.com/news/133558603.html
July 13, 2011 CBC Radio One: North Shore commuting experience with cycling and transit
VACC-North Shore committee member Tamiko Suzuki submitted her commuting experience to CBC Radio One's High Velocity, a weekly piece on bicycling issues. Tamiko's email was read on air and she won a cycling book!
I live in North Vancouver above the Upper Levels Highway and work at BC Childrens Hospital in Vancouver. I have always HATED the commute—the frustration of dealing with traffic and the guilt at being a single occupant driver. Even taking the bus was a pain as it was twice as slow as by car. I came up with the solution of cycling to work—its faster than the bus, there’s never any traffic jams, it’s good for the environment and it’s good for the body—I don’t need to go to the gym!
My morning route starts with a quick zoom down the hill to the Seabus—I barely have to pedal!. On the Seabus, I relax with the newspaper and coffee or admire the scenery. Once at Waterfront station, I can either cycle to work or take the Canada Line to the King Ed Station and cycle the three blocks from there. The advantage of taking the Canada Line is I'm NOT wind blown or sweaty when I arrive.
For the ride home I can either retrace my steps to the Seabus and throw my bike on the bus to get up the steep hill in North Van or (usually) I cycle home via Lions Gate Bridge. I take the beautiful Sea Wall route if I am in a relaxed state of mind or, if I'm in a rush, the more direct but hectic route on the Dunsmuir - Georgia bike lane.
My final secret for bicycle commuting to North Van? I bought an electric assisted (BionX) bike! Now I can pick up a bottle of wine and a few groceries, charge up the hill (passing all those triathletes and Gran Fondo road racers) and get home with enough energy to start my second work shift—being a Mom and getting dinner on the table!
July 6, 2011 North Shore Outlook: City helps push the pedals
As a teenager, North Vancouver’s Jay MacDonald was an avid cyclist, partly out of necessity and partly out of desire. Read more: http://www.northshoreoutlook.com/news/125098464.html
May 4, 2011 North Shore Outlook : Cyclists propose new bike loop
A North Shore cycling group is hoping to get more bicycles on West Vancouver’s streets with a proposed new bike loop. The district is playing catch-up with other municipalities when it comes to developing bike-friendly infrastructure, said Peter Scholefield, Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition’s North Shore committee vice-chair. The majority of the municipality’s streets don’t have bicycle lanes and most are tight for space, he said. Read more: http://www.bclocalnews.com/greater_vancouver/northshoreoutlook/news/121269329.html
April 29, 2011 North Shore News : Low Level Road hearing date moved to May 25
A delegation from the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition also came to council last week, asking staff working on the project with Port Metro Vancouver to give a second-look to lessening the slopes on the new road and adding barriers to separate car and truck traffic from cyclists. Read more: http://www.nsnews.com/news/Level+Road+hearing+date+moved/4697161/story.html#ixzz1LVesNUDG
March 2, 2011 : North Shore News Letter to the Editor: Low-Level Road
The Low Level Road Re-Alignment Project is a critical piece of the Pacific Gateway Program. The Low Level Road project objectives include increasing truck access to rail and marine terminals to facilitate increased importing and exporting goods. In addition, new train tracks with more capacity and increased marine transportation are planned. While contributing to economic growth, increases in all these forms of transportation will also contribute to increased air pollution, noise and truck traffic through our community. Read more http://www.nsnews.com/business/Level+bike+route+needed/4371473/story.html#ixzz1Ff7wCYs
February 8, 2011 : North Shore News Letter to the Editor: District of North Vancouver and JBAC
The following letter was sent to the editor at the North Shore News on February 8th, 2011 regarding our concerns about the District pulling out of the Joint Bicycle Advisory Committee:
Cycling represents the fastest growing transportation mode in the City of Vancouver, where bike lanes and a coordinated cycling network promote and facilitate cycling. The three North Shore municipalities have all committed to increasing the number of trips made by bicycle to encourage healthy, livable and sustainable communities. However, the built cycling infrastructure remains patchy and does little to encourage North Shore residents to shop, commute to work, visit the library, or ride to school on a bicycle.
The letter prompted a response from DNV and the North Shore News followed up to write this story...
February 18, 2011 North Shore News: District of North Vancouver reorganizes bike committee
The District of North Vancouver is steering away from the Joint Bicycle Advisory Committee, leaving the city alone at the table and cyclist advocates questioning what this means for the Bicycle Master Plan. Instead, two members of the former JBAC will now sit on the district's Transportation Planning Advisory Committee, while staff will pick up more of the work of co-ordinating projects with the city. Read more http://www.nsnews.com/news/District+North+Vancouver+reorganizes+bike+committee/4306792/story.html#ixzz1Ff795tH2
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