Building Light Rail through Green Timbers Urban Forest means hundreds of trees will have to give way.
The City is planning a widened, 40m Fraser Highway to accommodate 4 traffic lanes, greenway, and 2 more lanes for LRT. This is…
- Significantly wider than the Green Timbers Urban Advisory Committee’s 2008 endorsement for a 27m roadway
- Significantly wider than a SkyTrain extension (which would fit with 4 lanes within 27m – see below)
Currently proposed LRT right-of-way (R.O.W.) through Green Timbers:
The original Surrey Rapid Transit Study assumed a ~27m R.O.W. for SkyTrain on Fraser:
With more adjustments (i.e. move the multi-use path under the guideway), the R.O.W. can be reduced to 24m:
SkyTrain uses space above the roadway, meaning less trees would need to be cut down.
Wreaks havoc on Green Timbers Urban Forest trees