Surrey-area opponents of the city’s proposal to extend 84th Avenue have created a video to make their case why the project shouldn’t happen.
City hall is pitching a plan to connect 84th Avenue between King George Boulevard and 140th Street in Newton, on the south end of Bear Creek Park and along a hydro right-of-way.
In opposition, a 10-minute “Save Bear Creek Park/PSA video” was posted to the VIMEO platform on Sunday (April 25), with drone footage and interviews with several people, including park users and environmentalists.
The “Friends of Bear Creek Park” group has launched a petition on friendsofbearcreekpark-forceofnature.nationbuilder.com.
A corporate report about the project is expected to be brought before council in late May or June to determine the next steps for the project.
According to the city, the 84th Avenue project aims to relieve “over-saturated” traffic on 88th and 72nd Avenues and ultimately, to connect Scott Road to Fraser Highway via 84th, once this project is completed and a stretch of 84th between 124th and 128th Streets is also connected.
with files from Tom Zytaruk