THE City of Surrey launched the third phase of public engagement on Tuesday for the new Surrey transportation plan which will outline a long-range vision for a Surrey of a million residents, articulate a decision-making framework, and identify transportation priorities for the next 10 years.
“Surrey is one of the most dynamic and fastest growing major cities in Canada,” said Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. “Feedback from residents and stakeholders is vital to the development of a shared vision on how we approach transportation investments over the next decade. The new transportation plan will improve safety, address climate change, and better connect people and places for the Surrey of the future.”
Between June 15 and July 30, the City is asking citizens to participate in a survey to provide feedback on a draft vision statement, and potential impacts and trade-offs related to four primary indicators the City is proposing to address the 10 key themes that emerged from the fall 2020 public consultation.
The draft vision is: Connecting a million people and places with convenient and green transportation choices for all. The four primary indicators are:
- 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.
The new plan will replace the current transportation strategic plan developed in 2008 and focus on growing the transportation network, tackling the climate crisis, prioritizing safety, balancing equity and leveraging new technology. To learn more and take the survey, visit surrey.ca/transportationplan.