City of Wheaton Bicycle Advisory Commission met May 15.
Here is the minutes provided by the commission:
I. Call to Order
Dan Dlhy called the meeting to order at 6:57pm
Attendees: Dan Dlhy, Nancy Allured, Michelle Dunlap, Bill Nieman, Rita Nathanson, Therese Kushman, Elizabeth Bishop, Doug Jones
Approval of Minutes: Nancy Allured approved the minutes and Michelle Dunlap seconded
Public Comment: None
II. Chair Report
Chair Election – discussed the election of a new chair but appointment will remain the same moving forward for the rest of 2019.
III. Ongoing Business:
Bicycle Festival – 2019 – The next sub-committee meeting will be held on May 28th, 2019 at the Downtown Wheaton Association office. Notes from the previous sub-committee meeting are on the Google Drive along with a vendor check-list.
Bike/Walk to School – Spring Event – May 8th. Recap of the event, no numbers received from the schools on the number of students that participated. Discussion ensued with how to try and get better data from the schools but that might not be an easy task without Commission members being present any every school.
Group Rides – High School Ride Recap – Six students participated in the group ride along with six Commission members. The only drawback was that some of the students did not wear /bring bicycle helmets with them. After the ride, Kimmer’s provided discounts on ice cream for the riders.
Bike Valet / Taste of Wheaton – Discussed the final plans for the event, such as the schedule for which Commission members will be covering which shifts, signage that will be provided by the Park District and what we need to do when setting up in the park. The post for the feather / leaf sign will be purchased and picked up before the event so that we can have it displayed.
History Ride – 2019 – Brief discussion on this event since it’s further in the future but wanted to discuss the legalities of using a waiver if we use the Event Brite online service to encourage residents to sign up. Speak with the Assistant City Manager (John Duguay) about this issue.
IV. Other Topics / New Business:
May – Bike Month – Library Display – Brief discussion about the display at the library and we are looking to have that set up for the month of July. Dan Dlhy mentioned a nice glass case that the History Commission had at the library and wanted to see if we are able to use that for our display.
T-Shirts for Sale – Rita Nathanson stated that they are working on the design for the t-shirts and will need to get some cost estimates. Dan Dlhy want to make sure that the city will be alright with us selling t-shirts at our events for cost.
Bicycle Route Map of Wheaton – discussed voted on paying for the printing of more map for this year’s events. The Commission voted to pay to have more Bike Route Maps printed up and Laurel Salvador will be working on this project with AlphaGraphics.
Future Road Projects & Downtown Wheaton Phase 3 & 4 – Discussion held about the upcoming road projects in the city that will affect bicyclists and Nancy Allured spoke with Paul Redmond. The Prairie Path is currently on the property owned by the railroad. Gary Avenue, there is talk about putting infrastructure in place for bicycle lanes and a light at the Sportsplex. Roosevelt Road, talk about putting bicycle lanes to Winfield Road but this could be five years out.
Wednesday July 17th, 2019 Wednesday August 21st, 2019
The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 pm