Last night's TCAT workshop went well, thanks to Kevin for doing the flyer design and Eric for helping set up.
This time we're trying a new location, courtesy of Connor: The Victory Cafe's private room (snug).
6:30pm - 8:30ish
581 Markham St. (just southwest of Bloor/Bathurst)
On the Agenda (please send in or post comments to add more items!)
1) Review 2013 cycle map to suggest improvements for 2014 (city-run)
2) Consider a ward letter on West Queen West Transportation Study?
3) Consider a ward letter on Richmond-Adelaide consultation?
4) Opinions / Feedback on Shaw contraflow?
5) Engagement with Argyle contraflow campaign? (Kevin?)
6) Prioritize and pick from the preferred list of 2014 campaigns?
Top voted projects to discuss at next meeting:
7: Campaign for side street contraflow bike lanes: Howland Ave., Palmerston Ave. (NB at Bloor)
5: Truck Side Guards collaboration with Safe Trucks Canada.
- James volunteers at Foodshare, where they have secured funding to equip their delivery trucks with sideguards
- They're willing to make a bit of a media event and campaign out of the announcement.
4: Park bike infrastructure e.g. Trinity Bellwoods Routes
4: Delivery truck bike lane parking campaign
3: School bicycle campaigns: Bike-to-school Infrastructure & Programs, Riding Education for students, reducing car dropoff/pickup hazards.
3: General campaigning for safe, direct connected bicycle infrastructure (e.g. Richmond-Adelaide & extensions west)
Others not from openhouse and not (yet) voted on:
- Knowledge Base to support volunteers (similar to what Mo is doing for CT?)
- RA / BIA contact info?
- CicTOvia liason / support for their campaign for a de-motorized street festival
- Better Construction Regulations / Contracts to accomodate bicycling and stop:
- Unannounced Post-and-ring removal with bikes attached
- Barricaded lanes with no accomodation
- Un-protected ruts, cutouts
- Neglected Post-and-ring replacement
- Cross Street light timing improvement for walking / cycling
- Follow Vancouver model?
- Advantage: common pet peeve, technical enough to avoid political footballery