Over the next 30 years, Surrey will welcome 300,000 new residents and surpass Vancouver as the most populous city in BC. As the city grows so do its transportation needs.
A Vision for the Region
To meet the needs of our growing region, and to reduce overcrowding on our transit system and congestion on our roads, the Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation has developed the 10-Year Vision for Metro Vancouver Transportation.
TransLink and the City of Surrey identified LRT as the preferred transit system along these corridors to support the community’s growth: a way to increase transportation choices in the city’s centres, and improve connections on major routes like King George Boulevard, 72 Avenue, 88 Avenue, 96 Avenue, and 104 Avenue.
Street-oriented LRT will transform Surrey into connected, complete and livable communities, making the city and the region more vibrant, accessible, competitive, and sustainable.
The future is coming, and for Surrey, that looks like more people and greater density. With LRT, it means growth that leads to a great place to live and work. LRT means reduced commute times, added beauty and convenience to our surroundings. It means transit considered in context: alongside road networks, in harmony with business and resident needs.