Surrey Transportation Plan: Big Vision, Bold Moves

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City of Surrey is creating an innovative transportation plan that improves safety, tackles the climate crisis, and better connects people and places for the Surrey of the future.

We’ve created a draft vision and identified four bold moves that respond to the community values and current Surrey transportation experience that our citizens shared with us in the first phase of public consultation.

We are seeking community input on the proposed draft vision, and Bold Moves including potential trade-offs, to help us prioritize key transportation investments over the next 10 years.

Please watch the project overview video, visit the four bold moves pages below, and take the survey.


Project Overview Video



Draft Vision Statement and Four Bold Moves


Draft Vision

Connecting a million people and places with convenient and green transportation choices for all.


Put Safety First

Value human life above all else in the transportation network by building streets that prioritize safety over the movement of vehicles.


Support 15-Minute Neighbourhoods

Complete the walk and bike networks for all Surrey residents that live within an easy walk or roll of their daily needs.


Connect Communities with Rapid Transit

Build a Rapid Transit Network that supports and connects all of Surrey’s communities.


Invest in Green Transportation Choices

Strengthen the multi-modal grid by prioritizing walking, cycling and transit before personal vehicles.



City of Surrey is creating an innovative transportation plan that improves safety, tackles the climate crisis, and better connects people and places for the Surrey of the future.

We’ve created a draft vision and identified four bold moves that respond to the community values and current Surrey transportation experience that our citizens shared with us in the first phase of public consultation.

We are seeking community input on the proposed draft vision, and Bold Moves including potential trade-offs, to help us prioritize key transportation investments over the next 10 years.

Please watch the project overview video, visit the four bold moves pages below, and take the survey.


Project Overview Video



Draft Vision Statement and Four Bold Moves


Draft Vision

Connecting a million people and places with convenient and green transportation choices for all.


Put Safety First

Value human life above all else in the transportation network by building streets that prioritize safety over the movement of vehicles.


Support 15-Minute Neighbourhoods

Complete the walk and bike networks for all Surrey residents that live within an easy walk or roll of their daily needs.


Connect Communities with Rapid Transit

Build a Rapid Transit Network that supports and connects all of Surrey’s communities.


Invest in Green Transportation Choices

Strengthen the multi-modal grid by prioritizing walking, cycling and transit before personal vehicles.



Questions

Do you have a question about the transportation plan? We would be happy to respond to your question and will get back to you within a week.

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    Do you have a plan to fix unlevel sidewalks in the city

    Char asked 22 days ago

    The City routinely inspects potential defect conditions of Surrey’s existing sidewalk. Due to the significant number of sidewalks in Surrey and limited resources the City prioritizes remediation where the need is the greatest. If you have a specific location that you are concerned with, please feel free to submit a request at https://www.surrey.ca/services-payments/report-a-problem-or-submit-a-request 

     

    Moving forward the plan is proposing four Bold Moves in response to the Fall 2020 Community Values Survey. One of the Bold Moves is to Invest in Green Transportation Choices, which will increase the funding available to fix unlevel sidewalks and build more sidewalks.

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    How will it shorten distances for pedestrians and and the safety for them.

    Urvashi Sharma asked 21 days ago

    One of the Five Pillars of the Plan approved by Mayor and Council is to prioritize Vision Zero Surrey, which aims to value human life above all else in the transportation network. The Vision Zero Plan recognizes pedestrians are vulnerable road users and commits to taking equitable, data-driven, and evidence-based actions to ensure that City resources are spent where they will have the greatest impact on creating safer streets. More on Vision Zero Surrey can be found at https://www.surrey.ca/services-payments/parking-streets-transportation/vision-zero-surrey

     

    We have heard from the public that safety and lack of access to daily needs are barriers in our transportation network. In response to public feedback in the Fall 2020 Community Values Survey we have created a Big Vision and four Bold Moves, including Support 15-Minute Communities. This Bold Moves aims to complete the walk and bike networks for all Surrey residents including shortening the walking distance to their daily needs. We will be developing actions to be brought forward for consideration in the next phase that will deliver on the Vision and Bold Moves.

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    Specifically where are the stations along the whole router.

    Snow asked 20 days ago

    All the information on the Surrey Langley SkyTrain project can be found at https://www.surreylangleyskytrain.ca/

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    I for one don’t feel safe cycling , hence use the other modes of transportation, I feel it is very important to have more and better demarcated cycling space for the cyclists

    GB asked 20 days ago

    One of the Five Pillars of the Plan approved by Mayor and Council is to prioritize Vision Zero Surrey, which aims to value human life above all else in the transportation network. The Vision Zero Plan recognizes cyclists are vulnerable road users and commits to taking equitable, data-driven, and evidence-based actions to ensure that City resources are spent where they will have the greatest impact on creating safer streets. More on Vision Zero Surrey can be found at https://www.surrey.ca/services-payments/parking-streets-transportation/vision-zero-surrey

    We heard in Phase 2 engagement in Fall 2020 that safety is the number one barrier to people walking, taking transit, and cycling more.  In response we developed a Big Vision and four Bold Moves, including Put Safety First and Invest in Green Transportation Choices. We will be developing actions to be brought forward for consideration in the next phase that will deliver on the Bold Moves and Vision Zero Surrey.

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    Does Surrey get to set its own transit policies, or will Translink continue to take money from Surrey and provide first rate service to Vancouver and lesser service to the SECOND largest city? I still can’t get a bus home after 10pm, and I live in “downtown” Surrey. Meanwhile, buses in Vancouver run well into the night .

    Doreen asked 14 days ago

    We appreciate that many areas of Surery are underserved by transit, and the City has long advocated for increased frequency and hours of service.  TransLink has the authority to provide transit service in Metro Vancouver, and a number of projects are underway that will improve transit in Surrey including the Surrey Langley SkyTrain extension and Scott Road Rapid Bus. Unfortunately, the pandemic has impacted TransLink's financial resources which limits their ability to increase transit service.

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    Conectar lugares como Chilliwack o Langley con una Linea de tren

    Manuel asked 13 days ago

    The Surrey Transportation Plan is focused on developing a vision for the City of Surrey. We have developed a Big Vision and four Bold Moves, one of which is connecting all of Surrey's Town Centres with rapid transit. The City is working with TransLink to incorporate Surreys vision into the regional Transport 2050 Plan, which includes connections between Metro municipalities and into the Fraser Valley.  More information can be found at https://www.transport2050.ca/.  The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is also initiating a multi-modal transportation and development study for the Fraser Valley.  https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/transportation/transportation-reports-and-reference/reports-studies/lower-mainland/fraser-valley-transportation-study

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    Hello I would like to Make a follow up regarding a bus route to the East Fraser Heights. There was a survey a year ago regarding a new route in our area, 179 Street 99 Ave. I am asking now anoutvthe route east of Highway 17 residential areas because I have students thatvwill take abus this coming fall. Our nearest busstop is at 96 Ave -190 St. Its a 40 minute walk. Not safe to walk at night especially when its raining.

    Carmels asked about 1 month ago

    Thank you for your question regarding transit service in East Fraser Heights.  We recognize your neighborhood is underserved by transit – the nearest bus stop is outside a reasonable walking distance.  The lack of transit service in your neighbourhood is a longstanding issue which Surrey has raised with TransLink in the past.  TransLink did have a plan to add community shuttle service in East Fraser Heights.  The implementation of this new service was planned for September 2020. 

     

    Unfortunately, the global pandemic has significantly impacted TransLink’s ridership.  At the height of the pandemic, when lockdowns were in full effect, TransLink ridership was down to 60%.  TransLink generates revenue from ridership so, when ridership was impacted, TransLink’s revenue was proportionately impacted.  As a result, TransLink has deferred all service expansion until ridership, and revenue from ridership, reaches pre-pandemic levels. 

     

    The good news is that transit ridership is recovering in Surrey faster than other cities in Metro Vancouver.  The bad news it that a full recovery could take a few years so we ask for your patience as the region recovers from COVID-19 and TransLink is again in a financial position to expand transit service.  When this happens, adding service to East Fraser Heights will be one of the top priorities for Surrey and TransLink.

     

    Apologies.  We understand this news is likely not what you were hoping to hear.  Please let us know if you have any other questions or suggestions.

     

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    Would Surrey consider taxing luxury vehicles like Vancouver is considering?

    Jules asked about 2 months ago

    The City of Vancouver has an expansive frequent transit network that serves all areas of the city and excellent walking and cycling facilities. Surrey does not yet have these transportation choices available to everyone. The plan is focusing on providing increased choices rather than implementing a city-wide parking tax. 

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    why are Surrey bike lanes so unsafe or non-existent?

    kg asked about 2 months ago

    Council has approved five pillars that are guiding the plan:

    1. Grow the Transportation Network

    2. Prioritize Vision Zero Surrey

    3. Tackle the Climate Crisis

    4. Innovate through Technology and New Mobility

    5. Balance Equity

     

    We have heard from the public that safety is the biggest barrier to people walking and cycling. In response the plan proposes four bold moves including Putting Safety First and Invest in Green Transportation Choices.

    In the past road standards included painted bike lanes. We recognize that these bike lanes are not suitable to the majority of people who are interested in cycling. Going forward, the City will be building protected bike lanes as part of our capital projects and exploring opportunities to increase funding for cycling and walking.

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    when is the sky train going to built

    rod asked about 2 months ago

    The SkyTrain project is being led by TransLink and the Province and timeline questions should be referred to them https://www.surreylangleyskytrain.ca/.  The City is undertaking early works in support of the project, which will begin this year.