Present: Nigel, Nathaniel, Graeme, Alan, Robert, Darryl (Part time).
NPDC Ground Floor meeting room, meeting started at 5.30pm:
Apologies: Stuart, Quinn.
- Great to catch up again!
- No minutes from last year's last meeting.
- Darry Gaudin from the Taranaki Trails and Tracks Trust described what their trust is about. Principally about facilitating a shared path around the mountain but also aiming to be similar to the Rotorua Trails Trust in being a holder of what good trails practice is about. We gave him some background as to how NTCA came about and what we as a group do = occassional interactions with NPDC/NZTA and the most of the group run the Bike Kitchen.
- NPDC have sent us their proposal for upgrading the section of Mangorei Road from SH3 up to the Awanui St intersection.
- General impression is that the upgrade looks to be a significant improvement.
- Consider a protected bike lane from Awanui Street to Northgate.
- For the raised crossing at NPGHS, consider push button activated LEDs to further highlight that someone whether on a bike or not, is wanting to cross.
- The Awanui St/Mangorei Road intersection has always been a problem especially for those coming down Mangorei Rd towards NP Girls HS. Suggest to NPDC that the Give Way on Awanui St be changed to a Compulsory Stop.
- The other main issue discussed was more down on the SH3/Mangorei Rd lights, so out of the NPDC project most likely. This was to do with the lack of signal activating loops that pick up bikes for bikes turning right into Mangorei Rd and for those heading south from the lower portion of Mangorei Rd.
- Graeme to send Stuart Skene at NPDC our feedback by next Monday.
- Graeme reported that Liz Beck had received the Cycle Infrastructure Review report from Via Strada/Abley but only last Friday and had not reviewed it or asked us for any feedback as yet.
- Graeme to circulate a summary of his discussions with Liz Beck back in June on what NPDC were planning.
- The Bike Kitchen is now an Incorporated Society and Alan and Stuart have transferred the BK money out of the NTCA TSB Bank account into a separate account.
- A general discussion ensued about how to make the BK more visible to the general public:
- Boosting their FaceBook page.
- Midweek has been a problem and not consistently put into the whats going on pages. Nathaniel to approach them??
- More permanent sign in/on the Bus Station.
- SH43 review by NZTA was not discussed.
- Next meeting date not set.