No common sense on 104 Avenue

It seems that the decision makers think that the only car traffic on 104 Avenue is from King George Boulevard to Guildford Town Centre.

Re: Daryl Dela Cruz’s letter from the Progressive Surrey Transit Coalition.

I fully agree with him. As per 104 Avenue is an extremely busy road leading from Central City to the highway, and servicing two major bridges, the present congestion on 104 Avenue is never ending. I know, I live on 103A Avenue and have to listen to the trucks using their engine brakes 24/7.

I have written to TransLink, as well as Surrey engineering, and they both tell me that the future plans for 104 Avenue is to use the centre of the road two lanes wide for a transit system, and the balance of the road will have only one lane in each direction for vehicle traffic.

Can you believe that? It seems that the decision makers think that the only car traffic on 104 Avenue is from King George Boulevard to Guildford Town Centre.

The city tells me they plan to divert some traffic from 104 to 100 and 105 Avenues. How dumb is that? At present, 100 Avenue is jammed from about 140 Street to 148 Street in rush hour, because the lights at 148 Street and 100 Avenue are much too short on green to move traffic along.

It is difficult to know just what these engineers are smoking, but certainly they are not using any common sense at all. They have also installed a traffic light at 104 Avenue and 142 Street, which is only two blocks long. It is a timed light and not on demand, and so now we have a lot of extra traffic jammed up on 104 Avenue waiting for a red light that is hardly ever used.

Derek Coughtrey


Surrey North Delta Leader

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