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 and visit the four bold moves pages below.


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 and visit the four bold moves pages below.


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

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    Is there a plan to widen 192nd street to four lanes with an interchange connecting to Highway 1. That would help ease traffic in the area and facilitate the movement of goods. Also it would help with increased vehicle traffic coming to and from the new Skytrain extension in Clayton.

    Shiv asked 15 days ago

    A new interchange was identified on Highway 1 at 192 Street to improve access to the Port Kells industrial area and service the planned Anniedale Tynehead Neighbourhood Concept Plan (“NCP”) and future North Clayton NCP areas.  The new interchange would provide full movement access between 192 Street and Highway 1, replacing the existing Harvie Road interchange.  The project is part of previous commitments made by the Province’s Transportation Investment Corporation as part of the Highway 1 widening project.  Surrey’s contribution is expected to come from Anniedale Tynehead area-specific Development Cost Charges.  Timing for implementation is considered longer term - dependant on future development in the area and the City identifying improvements on 192 Street north of 74 Avenue to the interchange.  These improvements would come as part of a future edition of the 10-Year Servicing Plan.

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    Just moved here from Vancouver where I biked everywhere. Of course Surrey is a bit different but I'm wondering if more biking could be encouraged on main streets where bike lanes are already but traffic whizzes by very close? Vancouver had concrete dividers or separation curbs on some busy streets and that made folks feel a lot safer to bike instead of drive (and less biked on sidewalks like I've noticed here).

    Frank asked 9 days 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, implementing tactical interventions to improve safety on existing streets, and exploring opportunities to increase funding for cycling and walking.

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    It would be nice if there can be bus stops picking up passengers near the King George skytrain station area having bus stops going towards 100th Avenue and 138th Street.

    Lillian asked 13 days ago

    Thanks for your question.  We recognize that many areas of Surrey are underserved by transit, including the intersection of 100 Avenue and 138 Street. 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. 

    We understand this news is likely not what you were hoping to hear and we continue to advocate for better transit service in Surrey.  Please let us know if you have any other questions or suggestions.

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    Will they extend the sky train to Langley?

    Daniel asked 25 days ago

    Good news! SkyTrain is being constructed all the way to Langley. The SkyTrain project is being led by 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.

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    When is there going to be bus service to Summerfield

    Tracey asked 3 months ago

    At the time and development of the Douglas NCP plan, and due to the size of the community and its location the road geometry was not designed with transit service in mind and there were no bus stops constructed. The Douglas Transportation Strategy did not anticipate transit service being provided; it is located on the City’s website listed under the Douglas NCP: http://www.surrey.ca/city-services/1327.aspx with an excerpt below from page 5.

     2.4 Transit

    There is currently no transit service in the general area. In fact, there is currently no transit service on the east side of Highway 99 anywhere in South Surrey. Transit service is therefore not a consideration in this study.

    In a 1999 report undertaken on behalf of the City, it was indicated that transit service was not expected to be provided to service the Douglas NCP area within the build-out horizon since TransLink had concluded that the total population will remain below levels that would support direct bus service. Furthermore, because of the relatively isolated nature of the Douglas area from the rest of the City, buses will have to travel across extensive ALR or non-developed lands with little potential for ridership and revenues. The closest transit services are therefore those in White Rock, all of which are linked to the South Surrey Park-n-Ride facility in the vicinity of the Highway 99/King George Highway interchange.

    We appreciate that it can be challenging to live in an area with limited transportation options. Unfortunately at this time we don’t anticipate and extension of transit to Douglas. This will be assessed again as part of an update to the South East Area Transit Plan, anticipated to be completed before the delivery of Surrey Langley SkyTrain line.

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    Translink took away our direct bus line to Bridgeport Stn. for anyone living between White Rock Center and Crescent Beach (population 77000). Give us back our bus!!! If I need to go to town (anywhere away from the Canada Line) I will be using three busses and the train. I think I will stay in my car!

    Mike asked 3 months ago

    Thank you for your comments regarding the loss of direct bus service from Crescent Beach to Bridgeport Station.  TransLink separated the previous direct service - the 351 - into two separate bus routes in response to Crescent Beach residents who were concerned about the volume of buses circulating around the Crescent Beach neighbourhood (in particular in the early morning and late evening).  Splitting the 351 into two routes allows TransLink to adjust service frequencies to better balance ridership demands on the two separate route segments.  TransLink was aware this would mean fewer buses to Crescent Beach and a transfer for those going to Bridgeport Station and adjusted the location of bus stops at White Rock Centre to minimize the impact the transfer between the two services would have on customers.  At this time, we are not aware of any TransLink plans to re-introduce direct bus service between Crescent Beach and Bridgeport Station but we will forward your concerns to them for their consideration.  

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    I hope parks like Bear Creek Park, will not become victims of this plan.

    Umar asked 2 months ago

    The plan is looking at City-wide strategies and not specific projects. The City has a webpage dedicated to the 84 Avenue project if you have further questions or comments.  https://www.surrey.ca/engineering-infrastructure/capital-construction-program/84-avenue-corridor

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    Hey there, I was wondering if there is a transportation plan for the Douglas neighbourhood in South Surrey. There are lots of people (young and old) who live there and rely solely on car transportation. The closest bus route to the neighbourhood is the 375 route, and the nearest bus stop is a 40 minute walk down high-speed roads with no sidewalks, shoulders, or street lights, which is extremely dangerous for pedestrians. A bus route to Douglas would provide safe and environmentally-friendly transportation for youth, elderly, and adult residents of Douglas.

    Bobby G asked 2 months ago

    At the time and development of the Douglas NCP plan, and due to the size of the community and its location the road geometry was not designed with transit service in mind and there were no bus stops constructed. The Douglas Transportation Strategy did not anticipate transit service being provided; it is located on the City’s website listed under the Douglas NCP: http://www.surrey.ca/city-services/1327.aspx with an excerpt below from page 5.

     2.4 Transit

    There is currently no transit service in the general area. In fact, there is currently no transit service on the east side of Highway 99 anywhere in South Surrey. Transit service is therefore not a consideration in this study.

     In a 1999 report undertaken on behalf of the City, it was indicated that transit service was not expected to be provided to service the Douglas NCP area within the build-out horizon since TransLink had concluded that the total population will remain below levels that would support direct bus service. Furthermore, because of the relatively isolated nature of the Douglas area from the rest of the City, buses will have to travel across extensive ALR or non-developed lands with little potential for ridership and revenues. The closest transit services are therefore those in White Rock, all of which are linked to the South Surrey Park-n-Ride facility in the vicinity of the Highway 99/King George Highway interchange.

    We appreciate that it can be challenging to live in an area with limited transportation options. Unfortunately at this time we don’t anticipate and extension of transit to Douglas. This will be assessed again as part of an update to the South East Area Transit Plan, anticipated to be completed before the delivery of Surrey Langley SkyTrain line.

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    Are there any discussions of creating trail systems that connect different neighborhoods and avoiding roads.

    Matt asked about 2 months ago

    The City has a Greenways Plan for off-street trails and pathways which can be found at https://www.surrey.ca/vision-goals/parks-recreation-culture-plans/greensways-master-plan 

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    When can finish the Surrey Transportation Plan: ?

    Hamed83 asked about 2 months ago

    We will be reporting back on the summer of 2021 Big Vision, Bold Moves Phase 3 public consultation in the fall of 2021. A draft plan will follow that in early 2022. 

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