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Our next meeting will be June 5, 2021 at 1:30 pm via Zoom. (shifting later to allow market participants to join us)

Niall Parker is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: MAP monthly meeting
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MAP has recently received the report we commissioned to help design the multi-use trail from the ball park to the school. This project will provide a valuable alternative route for students and others but is still at very early development, we welcome all input !

 

Pender Earth and MAP collaborated with the Galiano Conservancy Society to do a transportation footprint for the islands. Data from this survey will be used to advocate for public and active transportation options on Pender.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the survey and congratulations to Larry C. who won our draw prize of $100 TruValue card ! Stay tuned for next year when we will check in again.

AGM 2020

December 8, 2020

We held our Annual General Meeting on Dec. 5 via Zoom.

A special thanks to our guest speaker Louisa Hadley of the Galiano Conservancy, her presentation on ecological footprints is included in the minutes posted here.

Electric Vehicles on Pender

September 6, 2020

Interested in electric vehicles ? Checkout this !

Lots of interesting discussion both online and raised at our Aug. 29 event at the hall. Comments in full

We have decided that it is impractical to run the community bus this year, given the requirements for physical distancing to minimize CoVID transmission as well as limited funds and drivers. We shall revisit the idea in the future, in the meantime if anyone is interested in charters please contact us as usual via charters@penderbus.org

A survey to confirm the property boundaries along the south side of Schooner Way between the ball diamond and the market at Medicine Beach was completed in February. Results are available here (overview, pages 1,2,3)

We thank the CRD for their support in this work. A community discussion will be planned for the future (indeterminate delays due to COVID-19 concerns). Comments always welcome !

Thank you to everyone who participated in our community survey in January, results have been summarized here.

It is interesting to note that while the majority of respondents felt the bus was a worthwhile amenity, it didn’t actually translate into them using the bus themselves. The level of support for tax support was surprisingly high, though review of the comments makes it clear that those opposed hold their position strongly.

Whether you missed the survey or just have more to add, please feel free to comment below or join us at a meeting or two !

Dear Pender Community Bus (Bussanova) supporters.

Moving Around Pender has been operating the Community Bus for the last 2 ½ years as a pilot project. The pilot project terminates at the end of this month (Dec 31st, 2018) and the MAP Bus Team has decided to stop the regularly scheduled bus service at least for a few months. The Bus will still be available for charters.

To find details on the pilot project you can access the detailed final report here.

The main reasons behind the decision are the lack of a sustainable financial model to run the bus and volunteer fatigue. The Bus was purchased with funds from CRD but the operations have been based largely on volunteer drivers and organizers and small grants and donations from community organizations, businesses and individuals. The Bus Team will now take a much deserved rest to thoroughly evaluate the statistics and seek feedback from the users and residents of Pender.

While the outcome hasn’t been fully determined at this time, we hope to resume limited service in the Spring with the potential to ramp up to 3 or 4 days/wk during the summer months as we have done for the last 2 years. However this resumption will be dependent on successful applications for funding currently being submitted and ultimately a more sustainable model of service delivery.

We would like to thank everyone that has supported the bus to date (there are too many to list here) and we hope that many of you will participate in our survey so that we can take those responses into account. Details about the survey will be available in the January Pender Post.

The Map Bus Team

AGM 2018

November 12, 2018

The MAP AGM was held Nov. 10, 2018. Please welcome our new board for 2019:

  • Chair – Barry
  • Deputy/Secretary – Paul
  • Treasurer – Dave H.
  • Membership/GINPR – Niall
  • Bus subcommittee – Peter P.
  • Liaison/Marketing – Dean
  • Trail Maintenance – Garth
  • Member at Large – Peter E.

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