BBACagenda2009_11_18

Proposed agenda:

BBAC

Note:

  • Mark, Brian, and Ralph have conflicts and will not be able to attend this month's meeting
  • We hope to see 3 new candidate members (Alec says he may be 30 mins late)

Agenda

  • All members (re)introduce themselves
    • type of biking (commute, rec, mtn, …)
    • bike activities (advocacy, clubs, …)
    • bike committee interests
    • special skills (certified instructor, rider leader, web/computer, …)
    • connections to town (committees, town leaders)
    • 'religion' (Forester on-road, vehicular cyclists; bike lanes/paths proponents; agnostic)
  • Outline basic differences between BBAC and Friends of MM Comm
    • Lexington comparison (Terry)
  • SRTS workshop, presentation, award, Davis enrolled: Terry
  • SRTS planning for spring and possible future events
    • celeb riders/walkers
    • Bike Safety (Massbike) class 4-5th grade
    • Bike Rodeo after school (need funding)
    • video tape
    • CRW funding (2010) Examples
      • Grants - total of $8,500 was approved for the following recipients:
      • Friends of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail ($1,000 plus a redirection of last year’s $1,000 grant for trail signage to minimize inadvertent bicyclist/pedestrian collisions),
      • CycleKids ($1,000), MA Bike Coalition ($2,000),
      • League of American Bicyclists ($1,000),
      • Boston Bikes ($2,000)
      • Bedford Farmers Market ($500 for a CRW promotional effort to encourage bicycling to the market), and
      • US Association of Blind Athletes ($1,000).
    • Apply for CRW funding (next year) for prizes, or earn a basket, lite, cycle computer, bell, bike shop merchandise certif.
    • BCAT presentation
  • Transp Comm Report (Minutes, Agenda from Brian)
  • Provide Minutes: Joel
  • Review Minutes: All
  • Accident report: Bob
  • Next meeting date
  • New (2010) Officer appointment discussion
  • New Action items
  • Adjourn BBAC

Friends of the MM

  • snow plowing options (wait and see?)
  • Review officers
  • Tri-Town Friends of MM meeting April 5, Arlington
    • holiday conflicts?
    • agenda items (nite riding and lite req's - Terry)
  • Identlfy the important issues our committees will be addressing in the next 12 months
    • Agree to identify but not debate the issues at this time!
    • Prioritize if possible
    • MM Extension options/issues
      • Full access path (see http://sites.google.com/site/minutemanextension/home)
      • Warrington proposal for limited access, slow roll, the Extension bikeway project
      • insist Town is given choice whether to pave or stone dust
      • Funding from SRTS infrastructure program
      • Public hearing
        • Comm. Preservation
        • Transp Comm
        • Bike Comm
      • Co-host a presentation for abutters
    • Sharrows for narrow roads in Bedford
    • Increase/improve interaction w/ selectmen
      • formally once/twice a year
      • yearly report
  • Case for Extension stone dust surface
    • Chris L. presentation
    • Questions for clarification/accuracy permitted, but NO arguments/debate at this time!
    • Add to MM extension webpage?
  • Global Climate Action Day www.350.org report: Joel
  • New Action items
  • Adjourn
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