BBACagenda2013-02-06

BBAC

  • RichW visit to describe MM ext status
  • review Master Plan CPC funding request
  • PB report: Jon
    • Blake Block Bike Rack recommendations
  • Transp. Comm report: Brian, Ralph
  • Loomis Devel.: Brian, Jon
  • Selectmen report: Margot
  • Sharrow Proposals For Selectmen
    • "Priority Bike Lane option"
  • MAGIC Breakfast: Margot, Terry
  • Trails Comm report: Ralph
  • New business, events
  • Assign/review any action items
  • Minutes review
  • Adjourn

Friends

  • New MM Bike Map review
  • LoAB Bicycle Friendly Community Application
  • Loomis Devel.
  • JGMS Bike Safety Classes: Dave
  • Apr 21: Bike To Service
  • General Bike News: Lexington, Arlington, LoAB, BFRT, Rails2Trails, MassBike, East Coast Greenway, CRW, Livable Streets, Boston Cyclists Union
  • Assign/review action items
  • Minutes review

Calendar

  • Feb 28, 7:30 LAC (SRTS, greenway easements)
  • Feb 11, 11:30: MCC Caf recycling tour
  • Apr 22: Earth Day
  • Apr 21: Bike To Service

Notes

  • church contacts
  • E. Arlington Mass Ave
  • Belmont trail
  • Wood St
  • Priority Sharrow
  • Paul Couvee, Chip n Farms

AIs

  • ALL: test ride 202 South Rd path; report any issues, problems
  • ALL: identify good contacts for support letters (Terry: Arlington, Lex, Bruce Freeman, Somerville, 1366 (Wiggins), Bikeway Source)
  • ALL: test ride new trails w/ bog bridges between RR Ave and Elm St. this is a new trail by Trails Comm. supporting SRTS!
  • ALL: when riding RR Ave, observe & record traffic and parking patterns in the commercial areas there
  • Ralph, Jan - checkout bike rack locations, take pictures at Blake (new, unexpected sidewalk grades created problems), and recommend types, locations to meet requirement of 17 bike spaces, 7 being covered. inverted U and post and ring are considered best rack types. Avoid wavy rack
  • Brian (w/ help from others as needed) Loomis BAC recommendations
    • general guidelines for a 'bike friendly housing development'
    • specific recommendations for Loomis, eg, public access and connectivity w/ MM and NGRT RTs
    • support in general and specifically Loomis for mixed-use zoning w/ goal to create walkable/bikeable neighborhoods that reduce need for SOV travel
  • Terry: sharrow (Loomis, RR Ave, McMahon) proposal for selectmen
  • Terry: arrange Toole Masterplan proposal for DPW, CPC, BAC, others
  • Brian: confirm adequate JGMS storage area for bikes to be used in phys ed bike safety classes being proposed
  • Dave, Terry: work out details (time, content, dates, equipment) for JGMS bike safety classes; arrange meeting w/ school to discuss when/how etc. details
  • Terry: bike to service Apr 21 coordination
  • Laurie: Bike Friendly Community application
  • Jan, Terry: consolidate map comments from Trails, DPW, BAC; send to Arl, Lex for next update review
  • Jean Hammond, Terry: design/print 'Bicyclist of the Year Award, Job Lane' certificate
  • Terry: contact Transp Comm. re: easements, LAC meeting Feb 28
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