Safe Surrey Coalition releases transportation plan

SURREY – The Safe Surrey Coalition, led by former mayor Doug McCallum, has released a transportation platform, including ideas for public transit, drivers and cyclists alike.


The plan promises to achieve "mixed-source" commitments for a Light Rail Transit system (LRT) within a year, and for construction to begin within two years. As well, the team commits to bringing in more community shuttle buses to the city through TransLink’s optimization program.


The commitment includes improvements to shelters, lighting and security at major transit hubs and bus stops.


Safe Surrey also promises to implement measures to ease traffic congestion, accelerate the city’s cycling plan and increase cycling funding to five per cent of the transportation budget.