Watershed – Vancouver Island Water Watch Coalition
Somass River Estuary Group
Affiliated Groups (welcome to share if present)
Alberni Climate Action
Alberni Valley Nature Club
Finances – 6:50
Current State of Accounts, Grants and Contracts – Rob
New Business and Other Fun Stuff!
ADJOURN – 7:00PM
Next Regular Meeting is November 17, 2021
Minutes from September 15 Regular Meeting
Meeting convened at 6:02 p.m. Agenda approvedDan/John
Chris will provide minutes from August Fall FairSmall space, went off well. Synergy Bike Valet an assetthanks to booth staff ACA delegation to Port Alberni Sept 27 at 2:00Saanich declared Climate Emergency, stuff started happening.Pavils Hawkins Municipalities in Transition mentoring and funding to get Port Alberni on the Transition Train. Ocean FriendlyAugust 7 last clean-up. New liaison.
Watershed Protection June Ross contacted Chris. She is the principal VI Water Watch Coalition, looking for a replacement from our Region and Chris is that. They want more organizations involved AVTTS is in.
Climate Caucushttps://www.climatecaucus.ca Food Group restructuring. mentoring with ACRD Ag workers bursary, talking to other groups where Edna was involvedCycle Alberni Sept. 27 two weeks What incentives to participate. Prizes to those who register and log their kms Rob Dickinson put forward recommendations as approved by Cycle Alberni, intersection changes passed by council. Recognition by council of need for further changes. Prioritizing safety over convenience in relation to bike infrastructure. Metral Drive as an example of a complete street in a “lesser” municipality. Province seems to see Go By Bike as a successful program worthy of support. Possible expansion into funding from other sources.
Cycle Alberni has been involved in a number of initiatives during the past year including:
Spring and Fall GoByBike weeks which have been “bike and register your Kms on line” due to Covid. We hope to return to our familiar public events when health restrictions are lifted.
Registering our input in the City’s review of 2 hazardous intersections. We are happy that Council has decided to make changes to the intersections at 10th and Redford and 10th and Dunbar which are hoped to make them more cycling and pedestrian safe.
We helped to inaugurate the use of the new AVTT bike valet at this year’s Fall Fair. It worked great!
We are currently in the process of providing input to the public consultation process for the proposed Quay to Quay bike and pedestrian paths.
As governments at all levels begin to pay more attention to the need for active transportation we are hopeful that our infrastructure requirements will be met and that more people will start walking and riding.