LRT for Fleetwood

The City of Surrey is growing rapidly. Projections from Metro Vancouver’s Regional Growth Strategy show the population of the City of Surrey will exceed the City of Vancouver by 2041.

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WHY LRT IS RIGHT FOR FLEETWOOD

LRT - Why is it taking so long?

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*The above renderings illustrate the difference between LRT and Skytrain transportation.
These are not official designs.

RAPID TRANSIT KEY PRINCIPLES

  • Provide connections to all communities in the City of Surrey and the rest of the Metro Vancouver region;
  • Serve existing development and shape future development;
  • Encourage continuous development along key corridors and at connection points;
  • Accommodate existing transit users and encourage long-term transit ridership growth;

 

  • Provide access to transit service for the majority of the City of Surrey’s residents and jobs;
  • Enable freedom of movement for a diverse range of people and trips; and
  • Ensure the system is simple to use, easy to understand, safe and accessible for all people.
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BUILT FOR THE FUTURE

  • The LRT network proposed for The City of Surrey will be efficient, productive and versatile in enabling freedom of movement for a diverse range of people and trips;
  • A grid-based system is the most efficient and effective network type;
  • Grid systems are simple, direct, easy to understand;
  • A grid system works best in growing cities that have many places of origin and destination;
  • Long range target 140-150 kilometre rapid transit network in Surrey;
  • Will better shape the city serving the needs of its citizens.

LRT PROVEN TRACK RECORD

  • The success of LRT Rapid transit has been reviewed in a number of peer cities across North America, Australia and Europe;
  • Cities of similar size see expansion as a viable option. Calgary plans to expand their 60 kilometre LRT to 150 kilometre;
  • In general cities similar to Surrey (with projected population around 800,000 to 1,000,000) have between 100-200 kilometer of rapid transit (not including heavy commuter rail or bus rapid transit).
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