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Voice Your Opposition: Guildford & 104 Ave Corridor Consultation

May 11, 2018 – Surrey, BC

The City of Surrey has launched a public consultation process asking for input on the Guilfdord Town Centre and 104 Avenue Corridor Plan. The plan is centered around the $1.65 billion Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT line running on 104th Avenue.

This is your opportunity to tell the City of Surrey that you don’t support the Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT, Surrey’s LRT vision, and plans to reduce roadway capacity on 104th Avenue for LRT.

Remember: last year in November, the City of Surrey admitted in their own report that the proposed SNG LRT line will create massive congestion on city streets throughout Guildford.

There are several ways to participate in this process:

1. Online Survey (CitySpeaks)

An online survey is available on Surrey’s CitySpeaks survey platform and it is open to the public:

It is absolutely imperative that everyone participate this survey and make the City of Surrey aware of the opposition to LRT and the 104 Ave plan!

Survey Completion Guide

The survey opens with an introduction page. Press Next page to proceed to the survey.

Complete the survey. For optimal results in expressing your opposition, we recommend selecting “Strongly Dislike” on ALL of the pages and provide your reasons in the blank boxes.

Sample comments for your “Please explain” box:

  • The plan for LRT and 104 Ave results in extreme congestion throughout Guildford with the reduction in roadway capacity.
  • The plan for LRT and 104 Ave has several community consequences such as the destruction of schools and parks.
  • I do not believe that LRT will reduce congestion in Guildford.
  • The LRT does not improve travel times and offers few net benefits to those in the community.

Sample comments for the “Comments” box:

  • Surrey should consider replacing the Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT project with a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system which will offer the same benefits at a fraction of the cost. This system can also be run in current 104 Ave traffic lanes with traffic signal priority to keep rapid buses moving, until the space is acquired to 104 Avenue to accommodate 4 lanes + 2 dedicated bus lanes.
  • By centering the corridor plan on a fundamentally flawed LRT proposal that does not deliver on its objectives, the corridor plan itself is fundamentally flawed and as a result I strongly dislike all of the alternatives and proposals.

2. Attend the Workshop and Open House

Stakeholders are being encouraged to participate at workshops and open houess being held in the Guildford area. Use this opportunity to voice your opposition and more importantly, show your opposition. The two events are below:

Mon May 285:30-7:30PM104 Ave Plan WorkshopGuildford Recreation Centre, 15105 105 Ave
Tues May 295:30-8:30PM104 Ave Plan Open HouseGuildford Recreation Centre, 15105 105 Ave

Please stay in touch as SkyTrain for Surrey will have further updates regarding these events.

About SkyTrain for Surrey

SkyTrain for Surrey is the community organization that advocated for the Surrey-Langley SkyTrain extension, and continues to push for high-quality rapid transit projects in Surrey and Langley. We began as a petition calling for the scrapping of a street-level LRT proposal, which eventually amassed more than 6,000 signatures, and later contributed to making SkyTrain an election issue as a registered third-party advertiser. SkyTrain for Surrey continues to call for high-quality projects that offer a positive return-on-investment and recognize the rapidly increasing demand for transit.

Media Contact:

Daryl Dela Cruz ​– Founder, SkyTrain for Surrey
Phone: +1 604 329 3529, [email protected]

Voice Your Opposition: Guildford & 104 Ave Corridor Consultation