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SBAB Agenda 2003

January 8, 2003
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Key Tower
700 5th Avenue

Meeting Agenda

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 – 6:45 - Traffic Control Manual - The purpose of this manual is to set forth the basic principles and standards to be observed by all those who perform work in a public street so as to provide safe and effective work areas and to warn, control, protect and expedite vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Marilyn Vancil, head of the SDOT Construction/Detours/Special Events section, is currently in the process of updating this manual, last revised in 1994. The draft currently includes new language specific to bicycles. The board should review this document and be prepared to provide comments to Marilyn.

6:45 – 7:15 – Discuss / Approve SBAB letters

· Garwood Nichol - letter to Director Crunican regarding the Fremont Bridge
· Rebecca Slivka - letter in support of the Pike Place Bike Place
· Charles Smith

7:15 – 8:00 – Grace Crunican - Invitation to upcoming SBAB meeting

· Identify purpose
· Identify timeline

February 5th, 2003
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Key Tower
700 5th Avenue

Meeting Agenda

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 – 6:40 - Regional Routes - Dennis Neuzil and Mark Keller will present the latest version of the Regional Routes map and seek feedback from the board.

6:40 – 7:20 – Seattle Bicycling Guide Map - The Seattle Bicycling Guide map will be updated and re-printed this year. Pauh will collect board members' ideas on what changes should be made.

7:20 – 7:35 – SBAB workplan

· John Ryan - review and approve SBAB comments relating to the Traffic Control Manual.
· Tracy Burrow and Lisa Quinn will update the board on the status of their street maintenance efforts.
· Garwood Nichol - letter to Director Crunican regarding the Fremont Bridge

7:35 - 8:00 - Grace Crunican - Invitation to upcoming SBAB meeting

· Identify purpose
· Identify timeline

March 5th, 2003
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Key Tower
700 5th Avenue

Meeting Agenda

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 – 6:25 - Get Engaged - Jessica Levy from the YMCA will briefly discuss and request SBAB participation in a third year of the Get Engaged: City Boards and Commissions program.

6:25 – 6:35 – Burke-Gilman extension - Pete Lagerwey will brief the board regarding the status of the Burke-Gilman extension project.

6:35 – 7:30 – More Board Business

· Vice Chair - the board will discuss the appointment of an official Vice Chair.
· Work plan - board members will give updates on their individual work plans
· Grace Crunican - the board will continue planning their next invitation to Director Crunican. In particular, Dave Janis and Pete Lagerwey will speak about budget issues.

7:30 - 8:00 - Seattle Bicycling Guide Map - The Seattle Bicycling Guide map will be updated and re-printed this year. Pauh will collect a second round of board members' ideas on what changes should be made.

April 9th, 2003
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Key Tower
700 5th Avenue

Meeting Agenda

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 - TIB Grant Process - Dori Costa and/or Amy Patton from the City of Seattle will describe the 2003 TIB Grant Process and identify the projects they intend to apply for grants for this year. The Board will have until May 30th to comment on the projects.

6:35 – 6:55 – BikeStation Seattle - In federal fiscal year 1998/1999, King County Metro, the City of Tacoma, the City of Seattle, Sound Transit, and other agencies jointly applied for federal Enhancements funding to design, construct, and operate four bikestations, one in each of the following locations: Montlake, downtown Seattle (in the vicinity of King Street Station), Everett, and Tacoma. The grant application was accepted, and it provided $850,000 in federal funding with $222,500 in local match. King County, the project lead, has contracted with the BikeStation Coalition and WestStart to implement the downtown BikeStation, scheduled to be opened on April 23rd, 2003 with a grand opening celebration on May 16th (Bike To Work Day). Georgia Case, Media & Public Relations Director for the BikeStation Coalition, will give an overview of this project's operations and services.

6:35 – 8:00 – More Board Business

· Vice Chair - Discussion, nomination, and election of a Vice-Chair.
· Magnolia Bridge Replacement Project - Bobby Mullins, who attended the March 11 Magnolia Bridge Replacement Project open house, will update the board regarding this project and suggest potential action items.
· Grace Crunican Invitation - The board will be planning their next invitation to Director Crunican by clarifying the meeting purpose, the issues to be covered, and an appropriate date. Board members will bring and review their one-page summaries of the topics to be discussed.

8:00 - Drinks at Fado - Join board members for drinks/food at Fado, 801 1st Avenue.

May 7th, 2003
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Key Tower
700 5th Avenue

Meeting Agenda

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 – 7:00 - Olympic Sculpture Park - The Seattle Art Museum is currently in the process of developing the Olympic Sculpture Park, an 8.5 acre waterfront park located north of the intersection of Alaskan Way and Broad Street, next to Myrtle Edwards Park. The board should review the project to insure that the planned bicycle and pedestrian facilities are designed in a way that 1) minimizes bike/ped conflicts; 2) easily accommodates bicyclists traveling to/from the trail through Myrtle Edwards Park; and 3) provides a safe transition for bicyclists riding to/from Alaskan Way. The following people will present the details of this project to the board:

· Paula Hoff, Strategic Advisor, Seattle Parks and Recreation
· Chris Rogers, Director of Capital Projects, SAM
· Libby Parham, Capital Projects Coordinator, SAM
· Charles Anderson, Principal, Charles Anderson Landscape Architects

More information at: http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/visit/OSP/visitOSP.asp.

7:15 – 8:00 – More Board Business

Grace Crunican - The board will continue planning their June meeting with Director Crunican. Boardmembers will review each of their one page summaries and discuss the status of any other on-going workplans.

June 4th, 2003
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Key Tower
700 5th Avenue

Meeting Agenda

Summary

Board Business:

6:00 – 6:02 – Sign in, introductions, identification of minute-taker

6:02 – 6:30 – Grace Crunican - Grace Crunican, SDOT Director, accepted the board's invitation to come hear their concerns regarding street sweeping, pavement management, funding, the Seattle Monorail Project, and major trail projects such as the Burke-Gilman extension and the Interurban.

6:30 – 7:00 - Board Business:

    6:30 - 6:45 - The board will review the meeting with Grace and discuss next steps.

    6:45 - 6:50 - Approve last month's minutes

    6:50 - 7:00 - Quick announcements/Round Robin

· Charles Smith - draft I-90 letter
· Sunny Knot - education ideas
· Tracy Burrows - Monorail lead

7:00 - 7:40 – Seattle Monorail Project - Place Architects has been contracted by the Seattle Monorail Project to develop policy, guidelines, and designs for bike access to the monorail. Heather Johnston and Grace Kim, Place Architects' Principals, will discuss the scope of their work and receive input from the board.

7:40 - 8:00 - Helmet Law - The King County Board of Health is proposing to expand the county's 1994 bicycle helmet law to Seattle and all suburban cities. The proposal would also raise the penalty for getting caught without a helmet from $30 to $42. Tony Gomez, Board of Health spokesman, will discuss the proposal. The text of the proposed changes to the law can be downloaded at: http://www.metrokc.gov/health/boh/030516draft-bikereg.pdf

8:00 - Food and Drinks - location TBD

July 8, 2003
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Key Tower
700 5th Avenue

Meeting Agenda

Summary

6:00 - 6:15 - Board Business:

6:00 - 6:05 - Sign in, introductions
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 - 6:25 - Car Smart Projects - Randy Wiger, SDOT, will describe the availability of the Neighborhood Matching Fund for Car Smart-style projects which reduce neighborhood traffic while increasing mobility through biking, busing, and walking. Randy will be asking the board for leads on how to publicize the funding opportunities and for project ideas that could be implemented. Randy can be reached at 684-8550. More information, including examples of funded projects, can be found at: www.seattle.gov/waytogo/grants.htm

6:25 - 8:00 - Board Work Plan

6:25 - 6:45 - Budget: The board will discuss strategies to protect and to prioritize cuts to the bicycle program budget.

6:45 - 7:05 - Street Sweeping Schedule: The board will be refining their list of priority bike routes that need to be swept on a regular basis.

7:05 - 7:30 - Pavement Management: The board has identified an initial list of bike routes that should rate higher in the pavement management system. The board will be discussing and applying appropropriate criteria to prioritize this list.

7:30 - 8:00 - Monorail:

The board will review and edit Tracy Burrow's draft letter of recommendations to Place Architects regarding development of the Monorail.

Heather Johnston and Grace Kim from Place Architects will update the board on their work for the Seattle Monorail Project.

8:00 - Food and Drinks, location TBD

August 6, 2003
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Key Tower
700 5th Avenue

Meeting Agenda

Summary

6:00 - 6:15 Board Business:

6:00 - 6:05 - Sign in, introductions

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 - 7:00 - SDOT's Pavement Management System - Charles Bookman, SDOT Pavement Management Manager, will explain how the City's pavement management system works, as well as the process by which streets are identified and programmed for re-paving every year. Following this presentation, the SBAB will discuss and prioritize their list of bike routes needing to be re-paved.

7:00 - 7:40 - SDOT's Street Sweeping Priorities - The board has identified important bike routes which currently are not swept on a regular basis by SDOT's Street Maintenance Division. The board will be discussing and prioritizing their list according to the frequency of sweeping that would be needed for each route.

7:40 - 8:00 - SBAB Chair position - Tom Bertulis, the board's venerable chair for the past two years, will have fulfilled one and a half terms by September. Because Tom will not be seeking re-appointment, this will be his last meeting as chair and as a board member. The board, therefore, will elect a new chair.

8:00 - Food and Drinks, location TBD

September 3, 2003
6:00 - 8:00 PM

SeaPark Garage
Please meet at the NE corner of SeaPark Garage, near the Cherry Street entrance/exit. SeaPark Garage is the parking structure directly south of Key Tower.

Meeting Agenda

Summary

6:00 - 8:00

Van Tour of Seattle Bicycle Facilities - Pete Lagerwey will lead a tour of a combination of existing, planned, or funded bicycle facilities in the northern half of Seattle. Listed locations can be modified, depending on the preference of board members.

· Elliott Bay Trail

· Ship Canal Trail

· Burke-Gilman extension

· Interurban Trail

· N 117th St. / NE 116th St. bike/ped ramp

· Other?

October 1, 2003
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Key Tower
700 Fifth Avenue, 37th Floor, Room #3762 (Traffic Management Center)

Meeting Agenda

Summary

6:00 - 6:15 Welcome and Introductions

Minutes
· Approval of last month's minutes.
· Identification of meeting minute-taker.

Round Robin / News & Views

6:15 - 6:45 Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board Strategic Plan - Emily Allen, the SBAB's newest Chair, will lead a discussion regarding the board's charter, mission, vision, and goals for 2003-2004. New boardmembers should be prepared to introduce themselves and describe their interests and ideas. Members should reacquaint themselves with Resolution 25534, which created the board in 1977, and the board's Five Guiding Principles. These can be viewed on-line at:

http://www.seattle.gov/sbab/resolution25534.htm

http://www.seattle.gov/sbab/5guideprin.htm

6:45 - 7:30 Current Issues

· Seattle Monorail Project: The SMP's Draft EIS comment period ends on October 14. Board member Tracy Burrows is reviewing this document and has identified specific issues she'd like the board's input on. The DEIS can be downloaded at:

http://www.elevated.org/project/eis/toc.asp

· 2004 Proposed Budget - The SBAB will review and discuss Mayor Nickels' proposed budget, which was publicly released on September 29. It can be downloaded at:

http://www.seattle.gov/budget/04proposedbudget/
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7:30 - 8:00 Seattle Bicycling Guide Map: SDOT is currently updating the bicycling guide map. Board members will review and comment on the latest draft.

December 3, 2003
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Key Tower
700 Fifth Avenue, 37th Floor, Room #3762 (Traffic Management Center)

Meeting Agenda

Summary

6:00 - 6:30 Welcome and Introductions

Minutes
· Approval of last month's minutes.
· Identification of meeting minute-taker.

News & Views / Around the room

Board Business 6:30 - 8:00

Continue discussion regarding the board's Five Guiding Principles to a Bikeable Seattle

Update on pavement management and street sweeping projects

Discuss status of the City's 2004 budget and the SBAB's draft letter

Discuss board member's goals and potential workplan ideas

Discuss potential meeting agenda topics and inviteess for 2004

Plan and discuss goals of weekend bicycle tours for various geographic areas of Seattle (southeast, southwest, downtown, west, east, northeast, northwest)

Update regarding status of board vacancies

Discuss bicycle advisory board-exchange visits and bicycle facilities tours with Portland and Vancouver.