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SBAB Agenda 2002

2002 Planning Retreat Agendas

January 9th, 2002
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Seattle Municipal Building
600 4th Avenue
2nd Floor, Room No. 221

Summary 6:00-6:15 Introduction
6:15-7:00 King County CSO Project
7:00-7:30 Bicycle Alliance of Washington Buddy Program
7:30-8:00 Work Plan

6:00 - 6:15 Introduction

Sign in, introductions, announcements, updates, next month's agenda, etc.

6:15 - 7:00 King County CSO Project

King County Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) control project involves the construction of CSO storage, treatment and conveyance facilities between South Lake Union and Elliott Bay, for the purpose of reducing the volume and frequency of untreated CSOs to Lake Union and Elliott Bay. Judy Cochran, the CSO Project Manager with King County, and Yvonne Kraus, the Community Outreach Coordinator, will give an overview of this project and discuss how it will impact cyclists in Myrtle Edwards Park and the Lake Union/Dexter Ave area.

7:00 - 7:30 Bicycle Alliance of Washington's Bike Buddy Program

Linda Schwartz from the Bicycle Alliance will talk about their Bike Buddy Program, a program that encourages bicycle commuting by matching people interested in bike commuting with experienced bike mentors.

7:30-8:00 SBAB Work Plan

Board members will have an opportunity to discuss the status of the projects each of them are working on. In particular, Adam Pomata will be presenting a draft version of the SBAB web site that he is developing. Please be prepared to discuss content and design elements you think would be appropriate for this site.

February 6th, 2002
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Seattle Municipal Building
600 4th Avenue
2nd Floor, Room No. 221

Summary 6:00 - 6:15 Introduction
6:15 - 6:45 SR-99 North Multi-Modal Corridor Study
6:45 - 8:00 SBAB Work Plan

6:00 - 6:15

Introduction

Sign in, introductions, announcements, updates, next month's agenda, etc.

6:15 - 6:45

SR-99 North Multi-Modal Corridor Study

WSDOT is conducting a study of the SR-99/Aurora Avenue North corridor between the Battery Street Tunnel and 145th Street, in partnership with the City of Seattle, the City of Shoreline and King County Metro Transit. The study will identify improvements in safety and mobility for drivers, transit riders, pedestrians and bicyclists. From the bicycle perspective, one of the most important components of this study will be its recommendations for improving the Aurora Bridge. Nytasha Sowers, the WSDOT Project Manager, will talk about this study and receive feedback from the Board.

6:45 - 8:00

SBAB Work Plan

The Bike Board will discuss and further develop their work plan:

  • 6-Steps to a Bikable Seattle - At the last retreat, the board began drafting a document describing fundamental responsibilities and actions the City needs to take to make Seattle a truly bicycle-friendly city.

  • Review the current draft of the revised Traffic Control Manual for In-Street Work. This manual specifies basic principles and standards for performing work (construction, for example) within street right of way. The current manual makes no specific references to bicycles. Rebecca has taken some pictures that illustrate many of the problems.

  • With a new city mayor, transportation committee chair, and transportation department director, the Board will discuss inviting Greg Nickels, Richard Conlin, and Grace Crunican to upcoming meetings and what the board specifically hopes to accomplish. The Board may also discuss inviting the directors of other departments, such as the Seattle Police Department and the Parks Department.

  • Board member Adam Pomata will present the latest draft of the SBAB web site.

March 6th, 2002
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Seattle Municipal Building
600 4th Avenue
2nd Floor, Room No. 221

Summary

6:00 - 6:15 Introduction
6:15 - 7:00 City of Seattle Bicycle Facilities
7:00 - 8:00 SBAB Workplan

6:00 - 6:15

Introduction

Sign in, introductions, announcements, updates, next month's agenda, etc.


6:15 - 7:00

City of Seattle Bicycle Facilities

Two major public buildings in downtown Seattle are currently under construction: the new Central Library and the new City Hall. Representatives from each of these projects will talk about each building's planned bicycle facilities. The Board should be prepared to ask questions and give feedback regarding whether lockers and showers will be provided and the quantity and quality of bike parking. Specific issues include short vs. long term parking, siting/location, security, and access. Our guests will be:

7:00 - 8:00

SBAB Workplan


The Bike Board will continue refining their document which prioritizes responsibilities and actions the City needs to take to make Seattle a truly bicycle-friendly city. This is particularly important, given Mayor Nickels' planned appearance at the Board's May meeting.

Board members will also have opportunities to report on the status of their individual work plans:

  1. Garwood Nichol: Review of the Traffic Control Manual for In-Street Work.
  2. Jim Fridley: City budget issues
  3. Tom Bertulis: Bus Ad campaign
  4. Adam Pomata: SBAB web site
  5. Dave Janis: City bridges
  6. Barbara Van de Fen: SR-99
  7. Bobby Mullins: Burke-Gilman missing link.
  8. Rebecca Slivka: I-90

April 3rd, 2002
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Seattle Municipal Building
600 4th Avenue
2nd Floor, Room #221

Summary

6:00 - 6:15 Introduction
6:15 - 7:15 South Ballard Corridor Study
7:15 - 8:00 Mayor Nickels / 5 Principles Document

6:00 - 6:15

Introduction

Sign in, introductions, announcements, updates, next month's agenda, and follow up to action items from previous meeting:

  1. Colonnade Park letter of support (Bobby Mullins)
  2. Letter to Mayor Nickels; 5 Principles to a Bikeable Seattle (Charles Smith)
  3. Letters to Monica Lake and Alexandra Harris, regarding bike parking facilities at the new City Hall and Central Library.

6:15 - 7:15

South Ballard Corridor Study

The South Ballard Transportation Corridor Study includes evaluating several options for routing bicyclists and pedestrians through south Ballard. Scott Roberts, Seattle Transportation Project Manager, will conduct an abbreviated focus group meeting with the Bicycle Board, according to the following format:

Objective (Scott Roberts)

Overview of work plan and schedule (Scott Roberts)

Presentation of route alternatives (Pete Lagerwey)

Open Discussion (All)

  1. Is this what we should be studying? Why?
  2. What safety/accessibility concerns are related to the route alternatives?
  3. How could the outcome of our study be perceived as a good outcome in your eyes?

Closing

7:15 - 8:00

Mayor Nickels / 5 Principles Document

Discuss agenda for meeting with Mayor Nickels on May 1 by identifying:

  1. What questions do we want to ask?
  2. What message(s) do we want to convey
  3. What actions would we like to see the City to take?

Finalize "5 (Principles) to a Bikeable Seattle" document.

May 1st, 2002
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Seattle Municipal Building
600 4th Avenue
2nd Floor, Room No. 221

Summary

6:00 - 6:15 Introduction
6:15 - 7:45 Mayor Nickels
7:15 - 7:30 Board Business
7:30 - 7:45 Upcoming Meeting with Grace Crunican - Dir. Seattle Transporation
7:45 - 7:50 Nomination of Board Secretary
7:50 - 8:00 Work Plan Updates

6:00 - 6:15

Introduction

Sign in, introductions, announcements, updates, next month's agenda, and follow up to last meeting's action items:

  • Letter to the King County Prosecutor in appreciation of that office taking assaults on bicyclists seriously - Rebecca Slivka. This letter was prompted by the attack on Rev. David Tinney who was pushed off his bicycle on March 25, 2002 by a teenager leaning out of a moving car.
  • Naming a trail or trail section in memory of Susie Stephens, a long-time bicycle advocate in Seattle and Washington State, who was killed March 21, 2002 - Tom Bertulis.
  • Colonnade Park letter of support - Bobby Mullins.
  • Letter to Mayor Nickels; Five Guiding Principles to a Bikeable Seattle; Questions for Mayor Nickels - Charles Smith and Rebecca Slivka.
  • Letter to Monica Lake and Alexandra Harris, regarding bike parking facilities at the new City Hall and Central Library - Rebecca Slivka.

6:15 - 7:15

Mayor Nickels

Mayor Nickels will be present to discuss his vision and perspective on the role of bicycling in Seattle. The board has asked him to respond to a series of questions and to their priorities, explained in their "Five Guiding Principles to a Bikeable Seattle" document.

7:15 - 7:30

Mayor's Visit

Board members should review their meeting with Mayor Nickels and discuss any follow up or action items.

7:30 - 7:45

Upcoming Meeting with Grace Crunican - Director Seattle Transporation

Grace Crunican, Director of Seattle Transportation, has tentatively agreed to come to the June meeting. The Board should discuss their goals for meeting with her.

7:45 - 7:50

Nomination for Board Secretary

Adam Pomata has volunteered to serve as Board Secretary. The Board will briefly discuss what the responsibilities of this position should be.

7:50 - 8:00

Work Plan Updates

Members will update the Board on the status of their individual work plans.

June 5th, 2002
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Seattle Municipal Building
600 4th Avenue
2nd Floor, Room No. 221

Summary

6:00-6:15 Introduction
6:15-6:45 Sound Transit & Bicycleing in South Seattle
6:45-7:15 Riverview Trail
7:15-7:45 Seattle Transportation Priorities/Letter to Grace Crunican
7:45-8:00 Board Business

6:00 - 6:15

Introduction

Sign in, introductions, announcements, updates, next month’s agenda, and follow up to last meeting’s action items:

  • Tom Bertulis: letter to City Council members regarding potential funding cut of “Way To Go Seattle – One Less Car Demonstration,”
  • Rebecca Slivka: Letter to the King County Prosecutor in appreciation of that office taking assaults on bicyclists seriously. This letter was prompted by the attack on Rev. David Tinney who was pushed off his bicycle on March 25, 2002 by a teenager leaning out of a moving car
  • Letter to the City Attorney’s office.

6:15 - 6:45

Sound Transit & Bicycling in South Seattle

Dick Burkhart will present his vision of using Sound Transit’s $1 million light rail mitigation money for bike lanes along MLK and constructing a bike overpass across I-5 near Boeing Access Road.

6:45 - 7:15 Riverview Trail

Jane Donald, a community activist working to implement the Riverview Trail, will talk about this proposed West Seattle trail from Riverview Playfield, through South Seattle Community College, down to the Duwamish Trail along W Marginal Way.

More information at http://www.rtrip.org

7:15 - 7:45 Seattle Transportation Priorities/Letter to Grace Crunican

The Board will review their invitation letter to Grace Crunican for the July meeting and their objectives for meeting with the director, and what their bicycle-related priorities for Seattle Transportation should be.

7:45 - 8:00

Board Business

  • 7:45 – 7:50 – Adam Pomata will pass out and discuss “Robert’s Rules of Order.”
  • 7:50 – 7:55 – Dave Janis will discuss his Car-Smart Grant involving designing and installing bike signs along the Burke-Gilman Trail in Fremont.
  • 7:55 – 8:00 – Dave Janis will discuss his work providing input to Seattle Transportation regarding bicycle-related facilities on future bridge

July 10th, 2002
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Seattle Municipal Building
600 4th Avenue

Summary

The agenda is currently being planned. Please check back 2 days prior to the meeting date for details.

August 7th, 2002
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Seattle Municipal Building
600 4th Avenue
4th Floor, RH Thomson Room

Summary

6:00-6:15 Board Business
6:15-6:35 12th Ave Bike Lanes
6:35-7:00 Regional Bike Routs
7:00-7:50 Regional Bike Stations
7:50-8:00 More Board Business

6:00 - 6:15

Board Business

6:00-6:05 - Follow up to last meeting’s action items:

6:05-6:10 - Approval of last month’s minutes.

6:10-6:15 - Sign in, introductions, quick announcements.

6:15 - 6:35

12th Ave Bike Lanes

A streetscape project along 12th Ave from Yesler to Madison, currently under design, includes curb bulbs and a proposal to remove the two-way left turn lane and to add official bike lanes. Carroll Smith, SDOT Project Manager, and Phi Nguyen, a consultant from Parsens Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, will be presenting drafts of the plans and seeking input from the board.

6:35 - 7:00

Regional Bike Routes

The Regional Bike Routes project is a cooperative effort among various bicycling organizations and individuals to identify and promote the development of the principal bike routes serving the region’s major destinations and travel corridors. Mark Keller, Advocacy Director of the Cascade Bicycle Club, will be talking about this project and seeking board feedback regarding route selection within Seattle.

7:00 - 7:50 Regional Bike Stations

Enhancements funding in federal fiscal year 1998/1999 was granted to King County Metro, in partnership with Community Transit, Everett Transit, Pierce Transit, Sound Transit, the City of Seattle, and the City of Tacoma, to determine the feasibility of and to develop design guidelines for 4 regional demonstration bike stations in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties. PLACE Architects, Pllc. was selected to develop the design guidelines and construction documents. The construction documents for Phase I and II areat 30% completion, and will be presented by Heather Johnston, Principal Architect, and Carey Dagliano, Designer. They will be seeking board input regarding the design of the structures and bike racks in terms ofvisibility, security, accessibility, usability, and functionality.

7:50 - 8:00 More Board Business

7:50 - 7:55 Discussion and follow through on action items regarding Grace’s visit.

7:55 - 8:00 Discussion and follow regarding Mayor Nickel’s visit last May.

September 4th, 2002
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Seattle Municipal Building
600 4th Avenue
2nd Floor, Room No. 221

Summary

6:00-6:15 Board Business
6:15-6:30 Steet Improvement Manual
6:30-7:00 Replacement fo Fremont Bridge Approaches
7:00-8:00 More Board Business

6:00 - 6:15

Board Business

6:00-6:05 - Follow up to last meeting’s action items:

  • Motion to respond to Dick Burkhart’s June presentation regarding the use of Sound Transit’s $1 million light rail mitigation money
  • Thank you letters to Grace Crunican and Heather Johnston

6:05-6:10 - Approval of last month’s minutes

  • Brief discussion of inviting a Port of Seattle Commissioner, Lawrence Molloy, to an upcoming SBAB meeting.

6:10-6:15 - Sign in, introductions, quick announcements.

Street Improvement Manaul

Barbara Gray, Senior Planner in SDOT’s Mobility Management Team, is currently heading the effort to update the city’s Street Improvement Manual. She will briefly talk about what this manual is, why it is being revised and its significance, particularly how it affects bicycling. She would also like to determine how the board would like to contribute during the revision process. One option includes designating on representative to participate on the technical advisory committee she is organizing.

Replacement of Fremont Bridge Approaches

The approaches to the Fremont Bridge, now 85 years old, are in a generally deteriorated condition and would not be able to withstand a major earthquake. SDOT will be replacing these approaches, including the off-ramp to North 34th Street, at an estimated cost of $20.5 million. One of the critical questions SDOT must answer is whether to close the bridge to traffic during construction or maintain one lane of traffic in each direction. The answer will greatly affect the project's cost and schedule, although preliminary estimates suggest the project can be built in approximately 8 months if the bridge is closed to traffic during construction and approximately 12 months if one lane of traffic is maintained in each direction. In the latter case, there will still be times when full closures are required. Rob Gorman, the project manager for SDOT, will talk about this project and will be seeking feedback from the board. More info at:

http://www.seattle.gov/td/fremontapproaches.asp

More Board Business

7:00 – 7:25 – Discussion and follow through on action items regarding Grace’s visit.

7:25 – 7:50 – Discussion and follow through regarding Mayor Nickel’s visit last May.

7:50 – 7:55 – Electing a new board secretary.

7:55 – 8:00 – Designating a mentor for Sunny Knot, the board’s newest Get Engaged member.

October 2nd, 2002
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Seattle Municipal Building
600 4th Avenue

Summary

6:00 - 6:05 Sign in, introductions
6:05 - 6:10 Announcements
6:10 - 6:20 Minutes / Administrative duties
6:20 - 6:30 Fremont Bridge
6:30 - 6:40 City Council Transportation Committee
6:40 - 6:55 Bike Parking at Pike Place Market
6:55 - 8:00 Board Work Plan


6:00 - 6:05

Sign in, introductions

6:05 - 6:10

Announcements
· Introduction of Sunny Knott, the Board's current Get Engaged member.
· New boardmember status

6:10 - 6:20

Minutes / Administrative duties
· Approval of last month's minutes.
· Identification of meeting minute-taker.
· Transfer of website duties to SDOT staff.

6:20 - 6:30

Fremont Bridge - Following last month's presentation regarding the Fremont Bridge Approach Replacement Project, Garwood Nichol will present his recommendations for improvements around the bridge and its approaches.

6:30 - 6:40

City Council Transportation Committee - During the Transportation Committee's September 17 meeting, Councilmember Conlin asked SDOT and a panel of bicycle advocates what the city should be doing to improve and promote bicycling. Dave Janis and Rebecca Slivka, who participated in the discussion, will inform the board as to what happened.

6:40 - 6:55

Bike Parking at Pike Place Market: Emily Allen, Bicycle Alliance of Washington Boardmember, has been developing plans for official bike parking at Pike Place Market. Emily will present her proposals and the status of her efforts.

6:55 - 8:00

Board Work Plan - Follow through, re: Grace Crunican:

During September's SBAB meeting, the board identified a variety of items to follow through on, with respect to Grace Crunican's July visit. Boardmembers will present and discuss the progress of their work:

· Route Prioritization within SDOT's pavement management system - Garwood Nichol
· Locations for "Share the Road" signs - Rebecca Slivka
· Marketing - Bobby Mullins
· City Budget - Dave Janis
· Sweeping hotline - Tracy Burrows

November 6th, 2002
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Seattle Municipal Building
600 4th Avenue

Summary

The agenda is currently being planned. Please check back 1 week prior to the meeting date for details.

December 11th, 2002
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Key Tower
700 5th Avenue

Summary

Board Business:

6:00 – 6:05 – Sign in, introduction

6:05 – 6:10 – Minutes

Approval of last month’s minutes.
Identification of meeting minute-taker.

6:10-6:15 – Quick announcements / Round Robin

6:15 – 6:35 - Interurban Trail – SDOT is currently in the process of developing the Interurban Trail, spanning a Seattle City Light right of way in north Seattle from N 110th St to 128th. Stuart Goldsmith, the project manager, will talk about the status of the trail’s funding, design, and public outreach.

Board Work Plan:

6:35 – 7:00 – Grace Crunican: Last July, Grace Crunican, SDOT Director, met with the SBAB. The board will be inviting her back for a follow-up meeting in the near future. The board will discuss their objectives and what needs to be accomplished in the mean time.

7:00 – 7:15 – Correspondence / letters:

Garwood Nichol - letter to Director Crunican regarding the Fremont Bridge
Charles Smith – letter, re: Duwamish Trail
Sunny Knott – letter to Tim Lane, re: South Park Bridge
Rebecca Slivka – letter in support of the Pike Place Bike Place

7:15-7:25 – Street Sweeping: Jodi Collins and Lisa Quinn will report on their efforts to prioritize bicycle routes in Street Maintenance’s street sweeping schedule.

7:25 – 7:35 – Chair / Vice-Chair positions: Tom Bertulis is planning a 3-6 month leave of absence from the SBAB. The board will decide who will bear the chair and vice-chair responsibilities in his absence.

7:35– 7:50 - SDOT Budget – Pete Lagerwey will update the board on the status of the budget.

7:50 – 8:00 - Burke-Gilman Extension – The board will re-visit the Burke-Gilman extension study (from 11th to the Locks) and discuss possible action items.

8:15 - ?:?? - Drinks at Fado – Join board members for drinks and/or food at Fado: 801 1st Avenue (NW corner of 1st and Columbia).

Planning Retreat 2002

January 20th, 2002
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Downtown REI
222 Yale Avenue North

Agenda

10:00 - 11:30 Break into groups of three and develop the "Six-Steps to a Bikable Seattle

11:30 - 12:00 Record noteworthy activities/actions taken by the SBAB during 2000/2001 for letter to Mayor

12:00 - 12:15 BREAK

12:15 - 12:45 Brainstorm ideas for Bus Ad/Bike Awareness Campaign

12:45 - 1:15 Review the Board members' 2002 work plan ideas and how they tie into our "Six Steps"

1:15 - 2:00 Web Site presentation by Adam

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