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<br />CYCLING AND TRAILS ADVISORY COMMITTEE MINUTES <br />CITY OF KITCHENER <br />November 12, 2019 <br /> <br />The Cycling and Trails Advisory Committee met on Tuesday November 12, 2019, at <br />4:00 pm. <br /> <br />Present: D. Brotherston, M. Clark, B. Forwell, V. Hand, T. Hannah, D. Hoshowsky, G. <br />Piccini, S. Powell, M. Rodrigues, E. Slofstra, W. Waganka, Councillor S. Marsh, G. Kirk, <br />K. Wagler. <br /> <br />Staff: D. Kropf, Active Transportation Planning Project Manager <br />L. Christensen, Multi-Use Pathways & Trails Project Manager <br /> B. Cronkite, Director, Transportation Services <br />1. Welcome new members <br />G. Kirk and K. Wagler were warmly welcomed by the chair and committee members. <br />Each member shared their favourite place to bike or their favourite trail. <br />2. Lancaster Street reconstruction <br />Peter Linn (Region of Waterloo) and Dave Weiler (Walter Fedy), introduced the scope <br />of a Lancaster Street reconstruction/repaving, from Wellington Street to General Drive. <br />The project includes replacement of existing pavement structure, dedicated cycling <br />facilities, sidewalk infill, replacement of aging stormwater, sanitary and watermain pipes, <br />upgraded existing traffic controls signals, new bus stop landings and pads and improved <br />roadway geometrics. The Region has requested the province to reduce 4 lanes across <br />the highway overpass to 2 lanes and add bike lanes, but the province has not yet stated <br />their position. Construction will take two years and is scheduled for 2021-2022. <br /> <br />Due to a constrained corridor, two options for cycling were presented to the committee: <br />1) Separated bike lanes 1.25 m wide with rollover curb and sidewalks at 1.5 m <br />2) Painted bike lanes 1.5 m wide and sidewalks at 1.8 m. <br /> <br />The committee reviewed the two options and provided the following comments: <br /> W. Waganka asked what the impact of a narrower pedestrian realm will be on the <br />neighbourhood. D. Weiler responded that the current sidewalks are 1.5 m but the <br />new AODA standard is 1.8 m. Pedestrian volumes have not been gathered. <br /> V. Hand expressed her preference is always for separated bike lanes, but current <br />design looks like a parking bay, and asked why boulevards are so wide. D. <br />Weiler responded the boulevard width varies depending on corridor widths. <br />Boulevards are needed for utility placement and snow storage. Prefer 1 m but <br />willing to accept 0.6 m. <br /> G. Kirk shared that placement of hydro poles are a risk and worth close attention <br />to, and that the type of cyclist expected will dictate the design. D. Weiler <br />responded that they expect to see both recreational and commuter cyclists on <br />Lancaster. <br /> <br /> <br />