Committee of the Whole - 12 Sep 2023


1: Welcome to the Squamish Nation Traditional Territory
2: ADOPTION OF AGENDA
3: BUSINESS
3.i: Council Bike Ride/Tour of Squamish
4: STAFF REPORTS
4.i: 2023 Downtown Parking Study
5: TERMINATION
1: Welcome to the Squamish Nation Traditional Territory
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SPEAKER_06
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good morning and welcome to this sunny Tuesday September 12th Committee of the whole meeting for the District of Squamish so first of all I'd like to welcome everybody to the Squamish Nation traditional territory please be advised that this council meeting is not being live streamed but is being recorded and will be available to the public for everybody to view on the District of Columbus website following the meeting if you have concerns please notify the corporate officers not present at the meeting there is no corporate officer present at this meeting first I will call

ADOPTION OF AGENDA
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SPEAKER_06
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an adoption of the agenda any objection any all in

SPEAKER_05
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favor yes

SPEAKER_06
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thank you all opposed none opposed adoption is it agenda is adopted

SPEAKER_04
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you want

SPEAKER_06
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to know who moved in the second thank you very much counselor French moved all right count mayor Hereford seconded thank you very much this is a very unique community in the whole well an annually unique we're meeting um for our annual bike ride so are we adjourning now and going to meet at you know we will launch now okay so

Council Bike Ride/Tour of Squamish
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The council meeting presentation was delivered by Dora, a transportation planner with the District of Squamish, along with Jesse Norwood, the capital projects manager, and Devin Kanaga, the acting manager of municipal engineering. The presentation focused on the ongoing and upcoming projects related to improving the active transportation infrastructure in the district, particularly focusing on bike routes.

The first part of the presentation discussed a project underway to establish an all ages and abilities bike route on the west side of town. The team has been working with Urban Systems to identify suitable routes for this project. The active Transportation plan adopted in 2016 recommended protected bike lanes along the entire Government Road Corridor, but this has proven challenging due to costs and the number of driveways along the route. The team is considering alternatives, including trails on their own alignment, bike paths at sidewalk level, and bike paths at street level separated by barriers. The final recommendations are yet to be finalized.

The second part of the presentation focused on the design for Depot Road, which is a short-term priority in the active Transportation plan for both cycling and pedestrian infrastructure. The primary goal of the project is to create an all-ages abilities route, particularly for kids trying to get to school. The team is considering options such as a sidewalk on the North side, a bike lane off the curb, and a barrier style on the south side. The final design is yet to be confirmed, and construction is expected to start in 2024.

The final part of the presentation discussed a planned multi-use path connection from the parking lot along the Hawk Creek Farm to the North End. The path will be completely off the road, providing a protected multi-use path. The challenge is determining how close the path can get to the trees without damaging them. The team is also working on a crosswalk study to improve safety at three crosswalk locations, and a study to review speed limits on the trail.

SPEAKER_06
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to launch the first item of business I leave it to staff door gun to present our bike tour of sponge

SPEAKER_07
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thanks thank you so much good morning mayor and Council I'm Dora again a transportation planner with the District of Squamish I'm going to be presenting at a number of the Sops on the tour also presenting today is Jesse Norwood capital projects manager and Devin kanaga acting manager of musical engineering so starting off at this spot here I wanted to talk about a project that we have underway right now it's the all ages and abilities bike route on the west side of town so we've been working with Urban systems since the beginning of the year I'm trying to think about where we can root and all ages and abilities bike routes the active Transportation plan that was adopted in 2016 um recommended a protected bike Lanes under the whole government Road Corridor so the whole way from here all the way down to downtown it's a challenging recommendation due to primarily costs but also the number of driveways along the Route and so this study takes a look at are there Alternatives or some alternatives on some parts of the route that we could use to make this more achievable so at a high level we were talking about Ollie's durability types of fighting so it's kind of three main options one of them is Trail and its own alignment so something like the four-door Trail those are amazing we did a survey everybody loves those and so when possible we love to use that type of stability now sometimes there's an alignment but it doesn't exactly go where people want to get to and so then it becomes less of a good choice because we really need our Trail to go exactly where it needs to go for people to get where they need to go so the second option is a bike path as its sidewalk level and this is something like what we see on mancram West of the highway on the North side that I knew when we built there so that's by Cleveland Sabbath level also excellent to ride the challenges with those are that they can be very expensive to install particularly where we don't have storms here so if we have dishes um then it costs a lot to install storm plus crib gutter sidewalk and the bike Lanes it becomes very expensive the other challenge to those is that if there are quite a number of driveways like there are here the bike path ends up going up and down like this so it becomes not quite such a pleasant experience for cyclists and then the third type of facility is a bike path at street level separated by some sort of barrier so that's like what we're standing on here they can be either multi-use so shared pedestrian and cyclists or they can be just for bikes they can be bi-directional or they can be unidirectional these are much less expensive to install the challenge of these is that the maintenance costs are higher so both just for sweeping at all times a year and in the winter the snow clearing is a real challenge there's nowhere for Public Works to put the snow they have to put it in here and then they have to move it again to get it out of the way essentially so that becomes expensive so through the study that we're looking at now we haven't we haven't finalized it so we don't have final recommendations yet but it is looking like we may be recommending a culmination of types of facilities so starting with more of the discovery Trail off Street Trail in the southern part of town and move into something more like this in the northern part of town and so if that does go ahead along with that we'll be coming an ask for more money for Public Works to maintain something like this and that's all for the stock questions so for the separated bike Lanes have we tried using those I don't know what they're called you know the little yellow floppy yeah has is that something we've considered because that would you know alleviate some of the stresses sure so yes we have considered that two discussions with public works it actually makes it harder for them to clear the snow interestingly because with these at least they can put the file kind of along the edge of it and run it along whereas with those they're more likely to just take them out with the file so they have to be really careful um trying to plow with the delineators so they prefer this couldn't you can you remove the delineators for winter but it's not a separated Lane at that point but that is a possibility so far we haven't found a delineator that attaches into the ground in a way that is easily removable and doesn't leave a little behind so that's something that also mess up with us yeah just because they can't even see it then because it's just a puck they would very likely just take it out yeah so it's a challenge

SPEAKER_06
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great then I think at this point we'll call a recess we'll take a three minute recess and reconvene on the other side of Depot Road thanks very much and welcome back to this community of the whole meeting the District of Squamish on September 12th we are reconvening with our bike tour

SPEAKER_07
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great thank you so here we are on Depot Road Depot is one of the short-term priorities in the active Transportation plan for both cycling and pedestrian infrastructure it's a route to school and there's speeding concerns on Depot particularly with cars coming off the highway so we're just starting into design for Depot right now the primary goal of the project is to create an all-ages abilities groups particularly for kids trying to get to school and right now we're just looking at the section between the highway and government so similar to what we were talking about at the last stop trying to build a protected bike lane on both sides that that's raised up the curb is just an extremely expensive project particularly because of how long the stretch is and so and given how many road projects we have in swamish we want to undertake anytime we can we're looking at opportunities to meet our goals but in a very cost effective way so now we haven't finalized design so at the moment we're just considering options but one option that we are considering is a sidewalk on the North side the north side because kids are trying to get to school in that direction so kids who are already on the North will have a sidewalk kids from the South Side can cross to the north to use the sidewalk there is some existing sidewalk on the North as well so and there are development projects that provide an opportunity to build some sidewalk on the North where there is no sidewalk yet we would build it with a bike lane off the curb so that takes care of oh and when there is sidewalk existing then we have a bit of a challenge trying to decide how to protect that bike lane so that's something we haven't quite sorted out yet but if possible we retain the existing sidewalk and then protect the bike lane now the south side there is an opportunity to do something again similar to what we did there on government so using more of a barrier style keeping costs low for now and then if development occurs then that could be upgraded through development so as I mentioned this is all not confirmed yet so we're still we just started the design process but this is the direction we're thinking at this point we are still aiming to move to construction on Depot for phase one which will likely be something on the North side in 2024. and that is it for me for the stop

SPEAKER_06
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and we will go into recess oh sorry thank you very much we will not be going to reach

SPEAKER_00
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that question

SPEAKER_06
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sir just a question on at our first stop there as we're sort of standing back from it the protected Lane going up government is that meant to be two-way traffic and then if so what considerations are being implemented at the intersections to ensure that the drivers are looking for bikes from both directions before if that's

SPEAKER_05
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what we're going to sort of replicate thinking that's what we're going to potentially replicate in other places in the community even people

SPEAKER_07
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so through the chair that's a great question so on Depot we were aiming for unidirectional so here that would not be as much of a situation but on government if we do go with bi-directional which is a possibility the intersection is become extremely important and so we haven't exactly designed one yet because this isn't continuous at this point but we will if we do this project if we move ahead with that thinking and it's got a lot to do with um making sure that drivers understand what's happening so installing that green paint narrowing the intersection where we can to make it a shorter Crossing distance for bikes and then just get signage as well

SPEAKER_00
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do we have any understanding of like how many years of Maintenance costs it would take to pay off the higher Capital cost for a raise so separated I think

SPEAKER_07
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to the chair we don't have that number but it's a very excellent question it's probably something that we should develop and bring to council thank you

SPEAKER_06
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yeah

SPEAKER_07
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yeah I was just wondering like we have all sorts of different types of bike Lanes throughout town and I was wondering if there was any thought put into making color demarcations so that people understand that is a bike lane like because you know some of them are green and some of them aren't at all like some of the shared use roads don't have any coloration that indicate that it's a bike lane and I was wondering if there's any kind of visual things that were add to the chair so all of the bike lanes that are like bike Lanes should be indicated with either stencils and or designers so you can see a sign up that says you just put it in once it stays there usually however the paint requires repainting so there are some cases in town where we just have a signs and we don't have the paints typically we do have both as far as the green paint goes we try to install that only where it's a high conflict Zone the green paint is quite expensive both to install and then to repaint as well as a different type of paint so we only do that in high complex zones

SPEAKER_06
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any further questions no thank you very much then we will recess and reconvene our next stop is at the Watershed Grill three to ten minutes Elvis thank you all right great and welcome back to the September of the 12th Community the whole our annual bike ride I'll pass it over to staff member door again

SPEAKER_07
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thank you very much I'm actually going to pass it over to Devin kainaga for the second right

SPEAKER_05
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yeah so what we're talking about here is a planned multi-use half connection from essentially this parking lot all the way along what is known as the Hawk Creek Farm to the very North End which eventually will tie into the being around the world property or wherever being around the world is located so the nice thing about what is proposed here is that it's actually going to be off of the road completely and so it's going to be on if you're looking up the road from Beyond the east side of the tree line between the tree and the proper tree line and the property yeah once again the nice the nice aspect of this is that it's going to be keeping it completely off of the road so it's essentially a protected multi-use path the challenge that we're facing is how close we can get to the trees because these are really nice mature trees and so that's what we're sorting out right now is how close we can get to the trees and what kind of essential essentially what kind of path that's going to look on

SPEAKER_06
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questions mayor Hereford I haven't ridden the stretcher Road we'll just say a few times the those trees put a lot of material on onto the road at different points of the year and just wandering around is there any design considerations for things like that would defuse this as an as an example tons of leaves in the fall or I

SPEAKER_05
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think they're I don't know what else they drop off you've

SPEAKER_01
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experienced this sorry yeah

SPEAKER_05
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yeah through the mirror that's a very great point it's pretty tough when you're in a town for when you're in this type of scenario where there is a lot of debris and especially when we get a lot of wind we do see a lot of degrees so it comes down to maintenance and planning accordingly to be able to maintain that stretch from a design perspective you could essentially distance because one of the challenges we have with this is that we don't want to push into private property if we don't have to so we are trying to keep it tight to the trees so it's that balancing act because the trees also in the summer give shade and so yeah definitely a challenge for

SPEAKER_00
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sure directional so travel southbound will still be on the other side of the highway oh sorry

SPEAKER_05
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through the mirror no this has only been multi-use vassal

SPEAKER_00
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bi-direction oh we expect pedestrians and bikes to continue to interact because this is also I think government's also a thoroughfare for those who are actually like commute biking and so they're going fast and so it's not often a place where you actually want pedestrians and cyclists to interact and so I was I'm assuming that we'll still maintain the painted roadways bike lane so that those who want to actually be like traveling quicker will have the option to do that on government

SPEAKER_05
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correct yeah we're not planning to change anything on the road at this time so serious cyclists who are commuting and don't want to navigate through pedestrian drop it I will have that

SPEAKER_00
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off what's like the increase of cyclists and with the encouragement of

SPEAKER_07
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active Transportation I'm just wondering if there if the municipality is putting out resources for like how to bike safely how to bike around pedestrians like using your bell following traffic signals thank you for the question to the chair so we do that two or three sets so on our cycling map for example there's a number of tips about that we do also have a series of tips which are put out in the e-newsletter on occasion so we have the start of a program we probably could do more yeah and then would there be any like bylaw enforcement for attractions like as Viking increases around the city around the municipality so typically my understanding is that if it's on the road it's um a road issue under the motor vehicle act so the RCMP would be enforcing that um now there might be opportunity for some by law enforcement on Trails we're just looking into that right now something like the corridor Trail or the discovery Trail but yeah typically roadways are a champion oh

SPEAKER_06
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yeah on that point occasionally you'll see well you'll see all sorts of different forms of vehicles right now it's Anything Electric assisted or human to design gas powered is not permitted on our multi-fashion Trails is that the lines

SPEAKER_07
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so through the terror that's an excellent question we have a study underway right now to look at this exact issue we are looking both at trails and at onto bike Lanes to understand what the legislation is and what our powers are to enforce regulate so it's a work in progress at this time but it does appear that there we will have some authority to make decisions about that the likely way we will be going is to follow the provincial guidelines so a motor assisted cycle is has to go under three kilometers an hour or so I can't have a motor pass to a certain size and I can't actually the gas powered or not may not be a feature it's more just the size and the speed so yeah we will be once the study is done we'll be implementing

SPEAKER_06
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that and I'll follow up with one on that going down that road do we have that study I assume will assess whether we have the legislative ability to limit the speed limit independent of the type question 40 kilometers an hour on a human-powered bike which might not be a sensible thing to do on a multi-use pack and we have that legislative ability

SPEAKER_07
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so that's what we're looking it's used to this study um it may be that it's based on type because the certain types themselves have limits right so but to me determined silver yep

SPEAKER_06
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all right with no more questions we will recess oh we sorry we're still continuing so

SPEAKER_07
0:18:15 (0:02:21)

we can actually stay here for the next one all right so the next thing I want to talk about is the cost blocks that we all just pop through here so there's a number of prospects around town that we hear concerns from residents about this is one of them my colleague Valentina Fazio is doing a crosswalk study right now looking at three crosswalks so this crosswalk and then two on Queensway one potential new crosswalk between Pioneer and Commercial and then another one down near resolution away near the Bottle Depot so these are all areas where we've heard requests from people they want to be able to cross they don't feel safe doing it um so yeah so she's looking at a study right now the study will consider whether the crosswalk is needed it looks at sight lines and safety considerations and then it provides recommendations on improvements so we only have draft recommendations so far but I can share those today so the recommendations from the engineer are that it should have a flashing Beacon here there are some sight line issues that have been identified and so here is recommending to eliminate about two parking saws written North End sometimes the pedestrians are tucked behind those parked cars and the drivers can't see them to add advanced warning signs so that the drivers know there's a crosswalk coming up and then they also actually recommended adding speed reader boards because they've noticed that there's typically speeding concerns along here as well and so they're trying to limit the drivers down to at least 50 so that they might have a chance to see pedestrians in the crosswalk so in addition to looking at those three crosswalk locations and the same study Engineers are also providing us with some recommendations on where we might want to install more flashing beacons so we do get requests for those quite regularly from the public and there is a national level of guidance on where those should be installed but that will that guidance it works quite well in large Urban settings it works a bit less well in a small town like Squamish typically we don't meet any of the warrants for flashing beacons but we know that we need them in some places and typically it's a low lower light condition or maybe cars are going way faster than the closest speed limit um so we have these Engineers helping us to adjust the guidelines to make them work for Squamish so we do get those requests in from the public we're going to have a really good way to decide what sites we'll get the flashing beacons and which ones hold

SPEAKER_06
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thanks very much questions

SPEAKER_00
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it's a really good segue to a parallel question around where the study is at in terms of reducing speed limits across the district because I know that this is definitely one section where there's speeding concerns but that can be said all along the north end of government up to where we started this tour and more broadly in our community and so we're our efforts in terms of lowering the speed look limits more

SPEAKER_07
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broadly thank you the question to the chair um so that's another site that's underway right now is also the question of the same study is also looking at the speed limits on the trail so it's all part of the same city so the consultant working on that study is also Urban systems they have developed some draft recommendations which we are starting to digest now once at the stop level we're happy with those there will be some public consultation and then it will come to council for discussion likely early 2024 I guess

SPEAKER_01
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a question

SPEAKER_06
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question my own so we have um obviously there's lots of spots where Community might feel unsafe and concerned being a data-driven person I think do we have incident report data that we can concretely say yes we know that this intersection is more dangerous than this intersection because there have been more incidents do we have that data

SPEAKER_07
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so we have the ICBC crash stats that's pretty much all we have and then we have the complaints and we have both those data sets we don't have so there is a thing as a near Miss camera so we do not have that we promise at this time

SPEAKER_06
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Council

SPEAKER_00
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stoner and just to clarify on that point the ICBC data is only interactions with vehicles and so it's not necessarily bike on like bike to bike interactions just fights and cars so it's still Limited in people's perception or actual experience of crashes

SPEAKER_07
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is my understanding yes it is the data is bikes with pedestrians bike the cars of cars but not bikes and bikes or yes

SPEAKER_06
0:22:55 (0:00:16)

and further clarification the ICBC data would just be when somebody files an ICPC claim that's right thank you that's great any other questions and are we moving on to the next stop are we still here we're moving on to the next stop we'll move on to the next stop

SPEAKER_07
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which is at Garibaldi way at panelists so we'll be stopping on the south side of Garibaldi way just between the North and South panelist

SPEAKER_06
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Lakes recess and reconvene in approximately 15 minutes thank you Welcome Back to December September 12th Committee of the whole meeting on our annual Bike Tour I'll pass over to Jesse moorewood for the stop here at garibald the end pendless

SPEAKER_04
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great thank you it's great to come back here after I think it was last year the year before we were here before the project started so really good to come back and see this finished product project this project originated um largely due to safety concerns this area has really grown in traffic congestion and also active Transportation users so our Focus really was to improve safety as well as Mobility one thing that we identified initially was there wasn't a lot of cycling infrastructure in this area and due to the commercial area and surrounding neighborhoods we really want to provide infrastructure that brought people in here safely and through it on that note we built a multi-use path this multi-use path connects to the corridor Trail so it provides good a good access and egress Point as well as we continue to bike path North to Diamond Head Road we installed designated bike Lanes on Tantalus North as well as a crosswalk here for additional crosswalk for it's like this ambedestrians regarding safety there really was a number of improvements that we made um we separated the cycling traffic on the multi-use path and on this on the south side of the one-way Trail so we separated cyclists from pedestrians we installed like I said the additional crosswalk and flashing light as well as we use this green paint that was discussed earlier so the green paint I'm really highlight the cyclists and pedestrians in the area um and that there's a there's a potential conflict Zone that both cyclists and vehicles need to be aware of the other major thing we did is we tried to reduce the number of conflict zones that there were and so previously there's just a lot of traffic movement and different vehicle turning movements that were happening so we reduced the number of movements that are happening first of all we removed one of the axises on the Petro Canada across the street um so this is one less place that act Transportation users have to worry about traffic we turn tantless South into a one-way traffic so this prevents cars coming out of here so again cyclists and pedestrians only have to really worry about traffic coming from one area and lastly we centralized the bus stops the bus stops were stopping there's different routes and they were stopping on two different blocks we centralized it and put all the buses at the East side of our Zone this project costs about 950 000 as always There's issues with space when we're looking at projects so we really what we had to do was shift the road over to the north and so this adds costs and complexity of the projects certainly managing traffic during the project was a challenge on the on the pro side this project really had felt like unanimous support for the community it was really recognized both that this was an issue and also the suggestions on how to fix it and issue identification was really helpful in the project that's it for me thank you questions

SPEAKER_06
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thanks very

SPEAKER_01
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much

SPEAKER_00
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you through the chair you mentioned that on the South Side here that it separated between pedestrians and cyclists although I feel like in my experience it's been difficult to know where pedestrians versus cyclists should go and sort of curious if you can talk through who should be on which side of the yellow line

SPEAKER_04
0:27:22 (0:00:12)

yeah thank you through the chair that if I said that was a mistake what I meant to say was active Transportation users were separated from traffic not cyclists

SPEAKER_00
0:27:34 (0:00:28)

um and then my other clarifying question on where people should be moving so as you're coming east on the multi-use path right before the entrance into the mall yeah there's a sign that says there's a stop sign on the multi-use path and then there's also a sign that says that the vehicle should yield to the bicycles and so I'm just curious who has the right of way at the entrance of the mall

SPEAKER_03
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if

SPEAKER_04
0:28:05 (0:00:41)

great question so great question to the chair so the stop sign is partially to bring awareness to this to cyclist that there's vehicles in the area if once investor once the cycle stops and it's safe to do so then when they're passing through the other sign on I think on the on the roadside is really to again highlight to traffic that there's that there's cyclists pedestrians in the area and they need to yield to them once they're moving through that access does that make sense well I would say both parties have let's have two care responsibility to look before proceeding through

SPEAKER_01
0:28:47 (0:00:03)

other questions

SPEAKER_06
0:28:50 (0:00:29)

I'll ask a question so we had you mentioned that there was a lot of public participation with getting this project started and people thinking about what they wanted to see here do we have a follow-up process after the fact where we reach out and ask how did it go what are the issues because we always we have we have an idea we have a design and then we implement it and then inevitably we see quirks do we have a follow-up process with the public participation

SPEAKER_04
0:29:20 (0:00:42)

that's great thank you for the question through you the chair we haven't I believe done that to this point I think we could and maybe we should um certainly when you build new projects there's always an adjustment period And there's always that improvements can be made for example we're still finding that traffic is exiting the wrong way through here they're going the wrong way to the one-way Street we've recently installed arrows to kind of help kind of bring awareness that this is a one-way Street again going back to the question we haven't done that I think that'd be great to do we certainly could do it um and then yeah

SPEAKER_06
0:30:02 (0:00:54)

okay one more question if that's okay we've got so this is a great example of a really complicated project with lots of interactions yeah with lots of different existing infrastructure and when is gun talked about the balance between building an entire piece of infrastructure and the cost involved for example doing the whole Trail along government Road and then very expensive versus the you know slightly more piecewise approach there's a balance the piecewise approach we end up with lots of little interactions between existing infrastructure and new infrastructure do we have a way to balance mitigate or plan for those little interactions to eventually be ironed out

SPEAKER_07
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I can have

SPEAKER_02
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a solid

SPEAKER_07
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broad

SPEAKER_06
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question I'm

SPEAKER_07
0:30:59 (0:00:46)

sorry there will be a capital plan which will be prioritized so that will help us to really make sure we're hitting the top priority projects with the with the big dollars and then as far as like ironing out the smaller things we do have an annual budget that can be used for some of the smaller projects It's tricky because you know we really the bigger projects the higher impact ones the higher volume areas like those are key critical ones that we definitely need to work on and it will mean that some of the smaller ones don't happen for a very long period of time as long as we're sure we're hitting the really important ones though then we're investing that can

SPEAKER_04
0:31:46 (0:00:39)

I jump in I'll maybe give a project example so we're next year we're going to start a design on Westway and so what we're going to do is we're going to look at the whole quarter from an active like the whole just Westway Road a whole quarter as an active Transportation Improvement project we don't have a budget to do the actual construction but we really understand what the whole core is going to look like how that's going to be built out so that if either we have projects and want to do a piecemeal project or developer comes along and wants to do a piecemeal project we know what we want we know that what's that going to look like and so it pulls all those pieces into one miniature we're also getting very similar on third we're gonna we're working on designer

SPEAKER_06
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great thanks very much any questions well then are we retesting we are finished and

SPEAKER_07
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recess and where do we reach the scene we're meeting at the bottom of Highlands waist out in the church parking lot

SPEAKER_06
0:32:38 (0:00:16)

yep thanks very much we will recess for about five to ten minutes welcome back to the September 12th committee the whole meeting we are now at the corner of Highlands Way South and man clam Road and I'll turn it back over to doragat

SPEAKER_07
0:32:55 (0:02:52)

great thank you very much so the primary goal of this project is to create an uphill bike lane on Highlands myself it's one of only two accesses into the highlands a substantial part of the population living out there and more and more people ride e-bikes it is the time now to create an uphill bike lane it was the number one recommendation that came out of a in-person cycling infrastructure night that was hosted in partnership with Squamish can and our swamish in 2019. so this is really a need for the Highlands the constraint for this project was that we couldn't narrow the roadway so the distance between the two curves and this is due to Public Works and their needs for snow clearing this is a critical snow peering Street due to the grades of the street so we would have liked to have widened the downhill bike lane also as part of this project because it exists you can write it it's just a little narrow but in order to do that we would have had to cut into the slope which is a significant expense so we decided not to do that at this time and focus is dead just on the uphill Lane so an overview of the project on the downhill side the downhill bike lane where it's being constructed here is going to be a bit wider than it was and there's going to be Street trees now on that side in this lower section on the uphill side starting at manukam there's going to be a multi-use path so for a brief period the bikes and the cyclists will share the street together it gets the bikes off the roadway on the corner we felt it was dangerous to have the bikes down on the roadway at that corner um and then there's a small narrow section where the bikes and the pedestrians have are going to share the sidewalk on the uphill side again this is a cost consideration we did contemplate something like others the slope drops off on either side quite steeply there right in this narrow section right where those people are standing actually up there and um so there's the only real way to widen there is to either really drastically build out the slow Boards of cantilever and either of those are quite expensive options so we decided to have the that's all constraints in the section and then the bikes come down onto the roadway again and so they then take over the whole of what will have used to have been the second uphill Lane there and so there will now only be one uphill Lane not two there will still be a pull out though near the bottom of the seat section so that will continue to be there there's obviously a trade-off there if there's a very slow moving vehicle there'll be a period of time where cars may have to travel absolutely but it's a relatively short distance and it was felt that the benefit that we the cost in that case there's also going to be a new crosswalk right near Reed actually and this will allow pedestrians to start coming from the gravity Village area to get to the sidewalk side it will have the flashing beacons there as well too the safety and construction will be finished this year on this project

SPEAKER_06
0:35:47 (0:00:02)

questions Council the French

SPEAKER_02
0:35:50 (0:00:33)

so I discovered a little bit into construction that there wasn't very much information about this project so I had residents asking me questions that I couldn't answer and when I tried to find that I could only find basic diagrams and really basic information that that's since changed there's now more publicly available information so I'm wondering if there's going to be a Communication System debrief on this project to make sure that kind of thing doesn't happen

SPEAKER_07
0:36:24 (0:00:04)

again perhaps just

SPEAKER_04
0:36:29 (0:00:10)

yeah thanks for the question through the chair yeah excuse me I appreciate that there wasn't a lot of information on the website and out for the community and I think responsibility for

SPEAKER_03
0:36:39 (0:00:02)

that so um appreciate that you identified

SPEAKER_04
0:36:42 (0:00:06)

that there has been a debrief on it we've since not only updated the project information for this

SPEAKER_03
0:36:48 (0:00:08)

project but also for other active transportation and construction projects that we're doing so I appreciate the comments and yeah thank you

SPEAKER_02
0:36:57 (0:00:00)

thanks

SPEAKER_01
0:36:57 (0:00:04)

sure yeah

SPEAKER_07
0:37:02 (0:01:02)

I had a question you mentioned snow removal and for my part that's been an issue with me for active Transportation around the municipality is that like there isn't adequate snow removal on the trail that I would like to use especially anyways but I was just wondering if there's any thought put into or any plan to increase the prioritization of solvable contrail specifically to support that transition to active chair thank you for the questions so um we do have a prioritization or Public Works has a prioritization for so removal on Trails they have two Trails machines now and so typically they focus on safe with the school as well as these really high volume areas Public Works I expect would love to do more but in order to do that they will need more more operators more money

SPEAKER_06
0:38:05 (0:00:20)

a follow-up question of my own on this project you want a clarification so will there will only be one uphill Lane for traffic and is that the other will be reserved for bikes but wood vehicles be able to pull onto that in an emergency

SPEAKER_07
0:38:26 (0:00:17)

situation can always walk from bike lane if it chooses too so yes I think particularly in this no situation I can see that can happen so let's say vehicle's trying to get up the hill it gets stuck yes it can sit in the bike lane briefly until it gets sorted out

SPEAKER_06
0:38:43 (0:00:16)

thank you that's I know that this is a this is a spot where I have seen many times lineups of cars stuck trying to get up the hill for whatever reason I just want to make sure that they're still able to do that and cars when they're ready yeah yeah great thanks okay

SPEAKER_00
0:39:00 (0:00:39)

thank you to the chair at our last stop we talked about the public engagement that went into kind of Designing the solutions for that particular area um and this guy I heard you say that this came out as a top priority from an engagement evening but was there public engagement on the options that were presented did I guess my broader question there is kind of like what is the standard for a professional buys I don't speak very loudly what is kind of our standard for public engagement on options for active Transportation Solutions in areas like

SPEAKER_07
0:39:39 (0:00:36)

this sure I can start to answer this question may ask for help so in many cases there are options and so thinking about something like Perth we did quite a lot of public consultation there um there was an option in the state of the bike lane could it become a sidewalk for this project there actually aren't a lot of options and so this project kind of Falls more at that informed level now maybe we could have done a better job of informing but yes that's

SPEAKER_01
0:40:15 (0:00:02)

any further questions

SPEAKER_06
0:40:17 (0:00:05)

great and are we done on this yep and so our next stop is

SPEAKER_07
0:40:22 (0:00:13)

our next stop is the Discovery Trail we'll be stopping just behind the affordable housing projects unless Jessie would like to stop somewhere else

SPEAKER_04
0:40:36 (0:00:04)

no that's great we'll see how it fit and then we'll talk

SPEAKER_06
0:40:40 (0:00:22)

Horizon right so we will recess for approximately 15 minutes and reconvene at the discovery trail behind the affordable housings thanks very much great welcome back to the September 12th committee the whole meeting I will pass it over to Jesse morewood for this stop at the discovery Trail behind the new affordable housing building Spirit Creek

SPEAKER_04
0:41:03 (0:02:22)

thank you so we're just um nearing the completion of this section of Discovery Trail upgrading this section of Trail like other places in Discovery Trail we're upgrading for all ages and abilities um so what this means is that we're widening the trail to three meters where it's not already three meters we're Paving it so it's smooth surfaces for all types of wheels and uses as well we're putting in lighting so it'll be lit through the Section and on the section on the other side of the spirit development we're getting completion the lights should come in the next about three weeks or so um that will be the conclusion of the project um it's been it's been a really successful project a few of the kind of issues we had to deal with was there were some Crown Land pieces that we needed permission from The Province to complete the trail on but they were very supportive we were also interacting with the spirit development which was under construction and so there's just some challenges in interacting with the connection points of both projects but there was um lots of successes with the projects one is we've connected to the new park that's that we'll pass by in a second so there's it's a very well used Park and it's a great way to kind of access that park or egress the other really benefit is we've made improvements on Carson is where the high school is there's a lot of kids interactions and elementary kids going that way to the elementary school as well so there's separated pathway there's a new crosswalk and really just kind of highlights that there's kids in the area which is really positive one note on the Align mint Discovery Trails actually changed here previously it kept going straight there however what's happening further down the trail is the Britannia Slough is migrating into the trail and the team felt that rerouting the trail was the best kind of long-term solution for the environment and then while it connected well into the spare development which built a section of the discovery trail that would pass through a second thank you any questions

SPEAKER_06
0:43:25 (0:00:20)

no questions so we will recess and reconvene at 1089 Wilson present thanks very much in about 10 minutes welcome back to our committee of the whole meeting Annual Bike Tour I've got Devin cunega staff telling us about this stop at Wilson Crescent

SPEAKER_05
0:43:46 (0:03:58)

thanks yeah so this is a really good example of that essentially working with what you have in a somewhat difficult situation that the uses are only one-way street now it's our one of two one-way streets in town which does raise challenges when you're trying to fit everything in because it's a narrower Road right away so it's not your standard 1820 or 25 meter Road right away in this case I believe it's only 10 meters that we have to work with so and this is another good example of that kind of piecemeal approach where in this case development has allowed us to build out a certain section of Frontage so one of the ways we're tackling this street or planning to tackle this street as you can see there's line markings along the road that delineates pedestrians slash cycling area and the idea is and then on the other side there's line markings for parking as well and the idea with this is to visually constrict the drive aisle which is a form of traffic calming so tightening it up hopefully causing people to slow down as they're driving in addition to that we're standing on a I believe it's a two meter wide sidewalk in this scenario this is actually on private property so this is a right-of-way along this property here so one of the ways through developments and rezonings specifically improve the ET side of things is to utilize front interested properties as we go along and another example of activation I guess would be this little parklet area so as this as this street builds out and as we see further development along this area we'll see this same format essentially carry forward and hopefully be a bit more of a continuous stretch before two you know eventually yeah so one thing I'll note too one of the things that was kind of cool about this street is that um you know it's really hard to test certain things and so one thing that was actually really neat in some of the snowfalls that we had was that it's you know there's not a lot of area for snow because there's parking as well on both sides and it's not very well it hasn't been very well delineated in the past so what you see right now is a really nicely paid Pro this was all done this past year before that anyone who had ever been down this road it was kind of a dog's breakfast in terms of where people parked the road was in rough shape that's why I got paved fully what was really neat is that in the snowfall that we had previous season in the season before it naturally constricted the lanes because the windrow where we push the snow we could only push it so far so it naturally created this really tight Lane down the road and it allowed us to essentially test what it's like to have a really much narrower Lane and you'll see at the end there's a bunch of those flexible delineators that we were talking about earlier that was that's a bit of a pilot to see if we can constrict and narrow up the exit of the road to make it safer for pedestrians and to try and not have as many people coming the wrong way on a one-way Road and so before we commit ideally we would have Curbing and something more permanent before we committed to that though we wanted to Pilot it so we're using delineators and so one of the one of the ways that we tested it not intentionally was through the snowfall because the snowfall filled in that delineator area and essentially made curves and it allowed us to see okay we are actually because we're getting passenger vehicles but we're also getting trucks and delivery vehicles and you know the vehicles that are you know the bigger vehicles that are tougher to deal with that also happened while this development was under construction so we had large semis coming through and I think we only lost one delineator so anyways it was just kind of a unique way to test traffic calming on a somewhat challenging stream like this

SPEAKER_06
0:47:44 (0:00:04)

thanks very much Devin questions

SPEAKER_01
0:47:48 (0:00:30)

here on the corner we have perhaps a visibility issue a couple of years ago the bylaw was a new bylaw was introduced I believe regulating height of Hedges near intersections I'm not sure whether we would call this an intersection there is a parking lot on the other side of an entry to it but um is there any notion of improving visibility at this corner in perhaps a question for the planning department but has it come up in your dialogue regarding these improvements

SPEAKER_05
0:48:19 (0:00:17)

yeah absolutely through looking at the design of this road we've been focusing quite a bit on that corner exact plans still underway but a lot of it will depend on if that area develops if that corner develops and what happens on the other side of the road so it's

SPEAKER_00
0:48:37 (0:00:00)

definitely on

SPEAKER_05
0:48:37 (0:00:01)

the radar but we don't have any specific

SPEAKER_03
0:48:38 (0:00:03)

plans

SPEAKER_00
0:48:42 (0:00:10)

from that particular Corner have we thought about putting any of those flexible delineators a little bit just to help improve The Pedestrian interface with the vehicles around that corner

SPEAKER_05
0:48:52 (0:00:20)

through chair yes that's been discussed as well it comes back to that Public Works maintenance aspect especially this street being so narrow getting a plow around that corner is very difficult so it kind of comes back to that winter maintenance summer you know time use so yeah it but it's something we are discussing and have discussed

SPEAKER_00
0:49:13 (0:00:26)

and then our second question as I look down this street there's still a lot of the streetscape that is basically given over to Vehicles there's a lot of parking the majority of the streetscape is still provided as a drive-through for vehicles and so I'm curious if we've talked about at all removing some of the on-street parking in order to create more space for pedestrians and bikes and slow Vehicles down a little bit more too

SPEAKER_05
0:49:40 (0:00:40)

through the chairs so at this point the design that you see is what we've landed on currently it is challenging because this is even though it's a lot of single-family homes there is quite a bit of density on the street so parking is a very big Challenge and some we hear a lot about with this road so it's that fine balance between having enough parking and being able to accommodate pedestrians the long-term goal as you see is to get people off of who are on foot completely off the road into a protected that space But as of kind of the interim solution this is what we're working with

SPEAKER_01
0:50:20 (0:00:02)

at the moment any further questions

SPEAKER_06
0:50:22 (0:00:10)

okay thanks very much we will recess we will reconvene at third and Victoria in probably 10 to 15 minutes thanks very much historical

SPEAKER_01
0:50:32 (0:00:26)

trivia before all these cars showed up this was the subdivision developed by the railway for its employees Mr Wilson being the local railway boss and right at that corner was the railway stop and there was a gas car passenger car which went down to the docks back and forth between the docks and the shops picking up and dropping off their employees right at this corner maybe that's the Future Vision again

SPEAKER_06
0:50:59 (0:00:09)

welcome back to the last stop on the council Committee of the whole tour for September 12th pass it over to jorgon

SPEAKER_07
0:51:08 (0:02:01)

great thank you so much so we've talked in Council about both Third Avenue and Victoria several times in the past but I wanted to provide a quick Professor just for anybody who might be watching the video so Third Avenue is going to be a north-south cycling route downtown with the bike Lanes raised up at sidewalk level a concept has been completed for Third Avenue and we'll be moving into detail design later this year some of third will be built by capital projects and some of it by developments Victoria will also have raised bike Lanes between third and the Waterfront Bridge detail design is currently underway for Victoria so we're anticipating applying for the bcat infrastructure grants for the Victoria projects the duty Black for that Grant application is later in October we do need a council resolution for that so we'll be coming to council actually after October because the due date for the council resolution isn't until December 1st so we'll have more information for Council when we come at that time and I just wanted to stop here today just have a look at this area to get a sense of what it might look like so you can see we have the raised bike lane we have a Boulevard Green Space and we have a sidewalk in some cases along both of these corridors the arrangement of these might be slightly different we may have the boulevard next to the parking and then the sidewalk closer to the bike lane but it'll look something like this for the length of both thirds and Victoria the Waterfront Landing Bridge timing wise is anticipated to start construction as early as this month so September it's very exciting and then their estimated completion date is mid 2024. for the Victoria project we are anticipating going into Construction in 2024 we don't have a completion date quite yet but if possible it will be completed in 2024 as well

SPEAKER_06
0:53:09 (0:00:02)

thank you very much questions

SPEAKER_07
0:53:16 (0:00:44)

the transition to cycling and I frequently but I often have difficulty finding parking for my bike especially for the larger bikes where you have to use like a bike rack you know and I was wondering if bike parking is part of our plans if there's be going to an increase in bike parking and where the professor thanks for the question so yes we would like and we don't have yet we would like to have an inventory of all the bike racks downtown it's a bit of a challenge because some of them are on private property and some of them are on public so some are ours and some aren't ours and the ones that are on private property can change at any moment so it would be to have a good inventory we'd have to keep inventory and kind of someone regularly so it's been it's been a project that's been on the horizon to do but it's not something that has happened

SPEAKER_06
0:54:01 (0:00:28)

yet proposals it seems to be usually secure a number of bike parking spots it does not does that not typically include on private but you know they are obligated to keep spots and so we can count those ones in certainty or and so what you're talking about is the third one that wasn't part of those sorts of agreements

SPEAKER_07
0:54:29 (0:00:23)

to share yes so that is you're correct if with new development they are required to have on-street bike parking or bike parking for either the residents or the commercial units so that's true it's more retrofitting any of the existing properties so some put bike racks off sometimes and then to stick down so yeah

SPEAKER_06
0:54:52 (0:00:11)

any further questions great since this is the last stop on our tour I will be looking for a motion to terminate Committee of the hole oh

SPEAKER_02
0:55:04 (0:00:01)

don't we have a more item in Committee

SPEAKER_06
0:55:06 (0:00:25)

in the whole really thank you very much then we will be recessing thank you John for that thank you counselor French for that catch we will be reconvening at I'm looking for the time that we will be reconvening we will reconvene at 12 30. correct yeah we will reconvene at 12 30. thank you very much


1: Welcome to the Squamish Nation Traditional Territory
2: ADOPTION OF AGENDA
3: BUSINESS
3.i: Council Bike Ride/Tour of Squamish
4: STAFF REPORTS
4.i: 2023 Downtown Parking Study
5: TERMINATION
1: Welcome to the Squamish Nation Traditional Territory
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Andrew Hamilton
0:03:11 (0:00:25)

foreign thank you very much and welcome back to September Tuesday September 12th Committee of the whole meeting with the District of Squamish I'm Andrew Hamilton acting mayor for the month of September following a rainy bike ride tour of Squamish we are back in council chambers for a staff report on the 2023

2023 Downtown Parking Study
0:03:36 (1:10:22)

The extract from the District of Squamish council meeting revolves around a presentation and subsequent discussion on the 2023 Downtown Parking Study. The presentation was given by Dave Marrow, the Director of Major Projects at the District of Squamish, and Andres Baez, a Senior Transportation Planning Engineer from Morrison Hirschfield. However, the extract does not provide specific details about the content of the presentation itself.

The subsequent discussion reveals that the study focused on the current state and future projections of parking in the downtown area of Squamish. The council members raised questions about various aspects of the study, including the consideration of reduced supply concepts, seasonal parking restrictions, the use of laneways for parking, and the potential loss of parking on private property. The discussion also touched on the impact of new regulations and potential changes to zoning regulations regarding parking.

The council members also discussed the potential implementation of paid parking, with considerations around accessibility, equity, and the potential for revenue generation. They also discussed the need for a robust public engagement process as part of the project. However, without the actual content of the presentation, it is difficult to provide a comprehensive summary of what was presented to the council.

Andrew Hamilton
0:03:36 (0:00:09)

Downtown parking study I'll pass over to Dave Moreau and the consultant from the study thanks very much

SPEAKER_06
0:03:46 (0:00:26)

thank you mayor good afternoon mayor and Council my name is Dave marrow director of major projects at the District of Squamish and I have with me today Andres Baez a senior Transportation Planning Engineer from Morrison hirschfield and as you mentioned we're here to discuss the scope findings and recommendations of the 2023 Downtown parking study and with that I'll turn it over to Andres to go through the presentation

SPEAKER_04
0:04:12 (0:20:32)

foreign all right thank you Dave thank you everyone good afternoon my name is Andres Baez I'm with Morrison hirschfield I've been senior transportation engineering with the company for about 12 years so Maurice and Hershey was retained by the district to conduct a Downtown parking study update following up on a similar study conducted in 2017. and our study essentially included an assessment of the occurring capacity and utilization conditions at the downtown parking area forecasting potential Park in demand over the next five years reviewing best practices in parking Management in similar jurisdictions and recommending parking demand management strategies for future consideration let's go next so in terms of the study goals the study well the study area actually included the residential and Commercial core area in the downtown and he was intended to achieve the following main goals essentially to assess the current and anticipated future parking needs to develop about parking management strategy for a sustainable and integrated downtown transportation system that supports other District goals including economic Road and Foster healthy and active living and to develop a framework and a plan for the potential introduction of paid parking in the downtown core so I just like to highlight a few key trends that we discover in the investigation Squamish downtown obviously has been growing steadily over the past decade and is suspected to continue experience in Rapid growth and a significant portion of this girl is will come in the form of commercial space and residential units being added to the downtown area as well as the anticipated residential and Commercial growth in the Squamish Ocean Front Development Area so there are numerous building permits that have been approved and a number of development applications that are currently under review obviously another key trend is the increase in tourist visitations and so they post pandemic Trends in terms of influencing housing demand and travel patterns as many people can now work remotely and enjoy the outer so and there are also time you know we wanted to understand if some of these post-pandemic Trends have also influenced the Peak parking demand periods as people you know working schedules have changed and are becoming more flexible so that was part of the investigation and the data collection task some other parking issues and concerns have been raised historically in the downtown core specifically and so there appear to be more issues about occupancy that have been raised to Administration and by some of the residents historically So based on the data collected and compared to the 2017 Baseline we found that there is a steady increase of between 12 to 19 in the parking occupancy in the commercial downtown core during the last five years which although is still below sort of the 85 percent occupancy which is considered in the industry as um as a threshold for capacity conditions it shows that should this trend continues the downtown core would definitely experience on Street Peak parking over capacity conditions specifically in the downtown core within the next five years based on the development that is happening right now the residential area as a general finding we although it has also grown it should still be well under capacity over the next five years you can see on the screen the table underneath it highlights the parking data collection that we did on a weekday and on a typical weekday in May and on a typical weekend on in June um so there is a comparison between the situation in 2017 and the situation in 2022 when the when the surveys was conducted so it's just a quick overview of the study approach and the methodology we essentially started with the data collection and a very detailed inventory of all the on-street parking spaces then we follow an assessment of the existing utilization and occupancy of one street parking Supply block by block and in the downtown core we also measure the turnover conditions then the third step was forecasting the on-street parking demand over the next five years based on information provided by Administration as to developments that are in line happening unexpected over the next five years um and then we follow with the analysis of future supply and demand imbalances and try to identify street blocks or areas of concern and um and then once we identify issues and opportunities we look at we review best practices to manage parking demand and similar jurisdictions and finally we recommend a framework and a plan for a potential parking management strategy in the downtown just going quickly through the first step the data collection like I mentioned we conducted a detailed inventory of every on-street parking space in the downtown area including all the parallel parking stalls diagonal stores or angle parking stalls 90 degrees stalls on Street accessible parking stalls and electric vehicles equipped stalls so we have all that detailed information for the like I mentioned for that detail weekend and detail sorry a weekend in May and a weekday in June in total the inventory showed that the district has or the downtown area has 1463 parking stalls that were counted here is a sort of a high overview of the existing parking demand and Supply that we discover the comparative graphic shows how parking utilization in the downtown is shared by various land uses and so it shows the actual occupancy over time so some of the key takeaways here is that on weekdays Peak occupancy happens between roughly noon to 2 PM launch time roughly mainly driven by overlapping of retail offices and restaurant activity and after 6 PM retail and office parking demand obviously ends whereas residential demand starts increasing overall the Peak parking occupancy on Wednesdays on sorry on weekdays is less than 50 percent of the existing Supply as you can see on the screen right now and for weekends the Peak parking aggregated demand increases sharply approximately by 11 30. mostly due to starting retail and restaurant activity and stayed consistently until the evening where you know restaurants or activity starts so declining after nine pm um overall the aggregated Peak parking demand on weekends is slightly over the 50 percent of the existing Supply combined in downtown residential and Commercial again like I mentioned we part of the detail inventory we were able to also measure existing capacity block by block so the maps that you see on the screen that are also included in the report categorized capacity demand existing capacity Man by in terms of low moderate high demand and AD capacity or over capacity blocks and generally as you can see on the right hand side on weekends that's where the downtown core Cleveland Avenue Main Street Victoria and Winnipeg the old sort of experience over capacity conditions during the peak times and that's where all the Reds on each block that you can see the residential area again like I mentioned before is generally under Park with a few exceptional blocks that just continue to have cars park all day so the turnaround is not that big but it's just like the in some of these residential blocks are just completely full during the day but if there are a few cases like that but generally the residential area is under capacity so the like I mentioned based on the information provided by the district regarding anticipated five-year development currently in stream in stream meaning applications approved or in review within the study area so we forecasted the additional on-street parking demand as expected during the typical Peak periods and so the table on the top is essentially the aggregated of all the development by land use that is expected in stream over the next five years and then the table below it's our estimation of the on-street parking demand generated but by such development so now we basically added the Baseline model we added the anticipated on-street parking demand over the next five years and those are the two Graphics that you see on a typical week weekday and on a typical weekend so yeah essentially the peak occupancy within the next five years May reach over 60 percent on weekdays which is the left graphic and about 70 percent on weekends it may be expected we also included the lower dotted line in conversations with the administration they point out that some of the existing angle parking it may be reconfigured as some of these blogs actually redevelop so we actually consider a potential reduction in the existing Supply and that's the lower dotted line that you see on the screen but it still generally they are the takeaway here is that the there is a steel capacity but you know again like I mentioned if the trends keep following like you could really expect over capacity conditions especially in the downtown core over the next five years so once again like once the demand was forecasted and allocated a block by block the report identifies also Futures trees that may experience over capacity issues so the administration can keep a closer look at those over the next five years and like I mentioned before I think clearly on the right hand side you can see the five-year projection for weekends and clearly most of the downtown core Street would experience those high demand intensity Peak periods and as I resold some nearby Street residential streets may be impacted because people start finding trying to find spots on nearby residential streets foreign so in terms of the principles I guess to coming up with our guiding recommendations and so we review best practices in the industry and some of the other jurisdictions that I mentioned before mainly I think the main concept here for our recommendation is something that in the industry it's known as a park ones and walk District which you can see the illustration on the right hand side which basically means that the supply of parking on a district like downtown Squamish should be shared by all users so that people can park once and then you know run multiple errands by walking or cycling when I walk in Friendly environment so the key idea is that the existing parking Supply can be efficiently used as a district and not caring too much about individual land uses demands which is generally well documented in the industry that leads to over Supply or parking conditions the other key concept here was the also something emerging in the industry a terminal term called like 50 minute walkable City or the 50-minute district which event essentially revolves around the idea of having opportunities and services for people residents visitors to be accessible by walking distance of up to 50 minutes or less so in our opinion downtown Squamish is the perfect context for that idea and it's been a very compact Urban fabric having a great system Road and then some of the other programs that you have been working on to make it the downtown more bicycle and pedestrian friendly like I mentioned we also look at parking management strategies in similar and similar contexts and size jurisdictions including Banff Khan Marine Alberta pentington and Whistler so there is a whole summary of our findings in the report as well that you can take a look so all in all I think on the screen you have our recommendation for managing future parking demand in a downtown core um it's it's explained and further discussing the report in Greater detail but here's just a quick overview we provided two different options for a paid parking management strategy in the downtown core including having a differential fee based on demand periods and capacity that's what it's called in the industry as perform performance-based paid parking schemes essentially you charge more during the peak periods and that your scheme is flexible to be modified as based on the demand or the option b just having a flat free