SkyTrain for Surrey, not LRT!

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)

LRT mode share fail       LRT population chart
Data from the Surrey Rapid Transit Study – accessible [HERE].

Doesn’t address growth in automobile use