A representative from the Westmount Walking and Cycling Association said that the association had submitted to the city some proposed Guiding Principles for the Master Traffic plan, some draft terms of reference for the cycling component of the Plan and some sketch maps of potential new walking and cycling infrastructure to encourage less driving and more active transport. The city had told the WWCA that they would receive a copy of the terms of reference for the Plan and that they could meet with the person responsible for the Plan, once this person had been nominated. The following questions were asked:
Has the city reviewed our proposals?
What is the status of the Master Traffic Plan?
When can we expect to receive the terms of reference?
When can we meet with the City representative to give our ideas?
The Director General said that the city has not finalized the terms of reference for the Master Traffic Plan. It was presented to general committee in council 2 to 3 weeks ago, it should be finalized in another week and will be brought back to council for final review. Council would like to see it before it goes to public tender. Will give WWCA a copy once they have seen it.
A questioner from the Westmount Walking and Cycling Association stated that the association thinks that the cost announced for Bixi to be installed in Westmount might not be so high if averaged over 20 years and the services offered by Bixi were considered. The questioner asked if city had been able to obtain more details of the Bixi proposal and if negotiations had progressed any further since the last meeting.
The Mayor said that the city has sent a letter to Roger Plamendon to ask for more details about the 609,000 dollar cost and for information on ancillary costs. The Director General said that the city had not heard back from M. Plamendon. The Mayor suggested calling him.