Meeting Summary: December 11, 2014

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  1. Attendance: Peter, Fiona, Don M., Antje, Nelson, Heather, Devan, Don P.
  2. Announcements:
    • Antje on DNV transportation consultation committee for 2015-16; Nelson already on committee
    • Bike Day in Canada 25 May (Fiona)
  3. HUB-Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure meeting update (Antje)
    • A 1 Dec meeting at MoTI office in Coquitlam recommended improved consultation with HUB and want a priority list from each local committee
  4. North Shore priority improvement list for Ministry
    • priority criteria were discussed, decided to use safety concerns and cyclist usage (current and potential)
    • Antje to send following list to yahoo group to ask for more input
      • Ironworkers Memorial Bridge access improvements, north side such as the following:
        • Widen & fence about 10m of Main on-ramp sidewalk east of crosswalk to new path to Barrow St
        • Widen & fence Main on-ramp sidewalk to bridge
        • Barrow St extension path underneath bridge to Dollarton Hwy
      • improve eastbound approach to the Lions Gate Bridge from Marine Drive at Taylor Way, including fencing of the southbound sidewalk approach to Lions Gate Bridge, to prevent cyclists from falling into traffic
      • redesign Lillooet Rd/Mt Seymour Parkway intersection to include bike path crossings and shorten cyclist/pedestrian crossing times
      • bike lane on Fern St overpass between Keith extension and Mt Seymour Parkway
      • safety improvements for cyclists on the Sea to Sky Highway as per cycling hazards report by SFU
      • Taylor Way bike lanes
      • widen sidewalks on the Upper Levels Highway bridge over the Capilano River
      • Exit 0 in Horseshoe Bay for West Vancouver Spirit Trail
      • West Vancouver Highway 1 Capilano River to 3rd Street, changes on north side shoulder to accommodate West Vancouver bike route
      • construct a multi-purpose switch-back path from Keith Road to the south sidewalk on the Upper Levels Highway bridge over the Capilano River
      • improve bike route and wayfinding signage
      • improve eastbound off-ramp to Westview Drive
      • cyclist/pedestrian overpasses over Hwy 1 north of Mountain Highway at 14th St and at Casano-Loutet - municipal responsibility?
  5. Lower Mountain Highway update (Devan)
    • west curb at Seylynn development is temporary
    • widening on east side will be done piece by piece with redevelopment
    • bike route planned down Orwell
    • there will be a council vote on a piece by piece basis and opportunity for public input
  6. DNV OCP monitoring indicators for transportation targets (Antje)
    • need a breakdown specifically for cycling
    • some factors to consider in measuring how the goals are met are as follows:
      • mode share;
      • km of bike lanes and greenways;
      • transportation spending;
      • how many gaps have been closed
      • % of bike network completed separated, signed bike lanes and sharrow lanes
      • safe route to schools including connections to bike routes
    • counters are needed – none in DNV
    • these indicators would be good for all municipalities
    • Antje will send indicator suggestions to DNV
  7. New Mountain Highway interchange (Devan)
    • showed map of interchange with proposed bike routes in green
    • Devan and Antje met with MLA Thornthwaite who was briefed on the proposed cycling connections
    • Thornthwaite invited DNV mayor, councillors and school trustees to meeting; councillor Mathew Bond and school trustee Cyndi Gerlach attended
    • Antje will follow-up with MoTI/DNV
  8. 3rd St Highway 1 access in West Van
    • Joel got an email from Ray Fung saying that DWV had a meeting with residents and decided not to proceed
    • Peter will follow up with John Calimente
  9. Chesterfield Avenue update (Heather)
    • a letter has been sent about bike lane design at the traffic circle at Keith Road intersection
    • the City will bring a plan to us in the new year
  10. Stanley Park Causeway
    • compromise plan well received
    • this planning process should be used as a model for future infrastructure plans