Surrey has the highest automobile use growth rate in the lower mainland.
With half of residents not within a 15 minute bus of rapid transit corridors, travel time savings are extremely important. Even with anticipated transportation demand management (TDM), Light Rail is expected to do little to increase transit mode-share.
- Only 5-8% of South-of-Fraser residents will use the LRT regularly
- Most residents will continue to drive as LRT is not a competitive alternative
- Fails 50% regional goal for sustainable mode-share (transit/walking/cycling)
Data from the Surrey Rapid Transit Study – accessible [HERE].
Doesn’t address growth in automobile use