Cycling from South Surrey and White Rock to elsewhere in Surrey, Delta, and Langley is one of the most difficult areas in all of Metro Vancouver.
The combined population of South Surrey and White Rock is about 110,000. If this region were its own municipality in Metro Vancouver it would be the 7th largest. Larger than Delta or the District of North Vancouver. Yet the region is the one of the most underserved from a cycling point of view.
The main issue is the farmland between the Serpentine and Nicomekl rivers. This is a part of the Agricultural Land Reserve. This is a vital resource to our province’s food security. But the City of Surrey has a policy of developing cycling infrastructure in conjunction with property redevelopment. However, these farms will not be turned into industrial parks and housing subdivisions.
So how do you make better cycling infrastructure to connect the Semiahmoo Peninsula?
As co-chair of HUB Cycling’s Surrey-White Rock Committee, I saw the need to bring this issue to the forefront of the City of Surrey’s attention.
Since February 2017 the project has gradual gaining momentum and now has the buy-in with the City of Surrey staff.
This page will document as things move forward or not. To see the latest on this project come back here on a regular basis.
January 18th, 2018 — Presentation to HUB Cycling’s Regional Advocacy Committee
December 18th, 2017 — HUB Surrey-White Rock co-chairs met with City of Surrey staff
August 24th, 2017 — Presentation to the HUB Surrey-White Rock