Surrey, British Columbia is a large suburban community that is part of the Metro Vancouver regional district. It is the second most populous city in BC, after Vancouver.
Surrey’s Cycling Plan 2012 refers to Complete Streets as follows:
“Promote complete streets by introducing 1.7-1.8 m wide bike lanes on all arterial and collector roads when widened to their ultimate cross-section, following the City of Surrey Design Criteria Manual and Standard Drawings.”
The Newton Town Centre Plan was first developed in 1990, but its most recent iteration was adopted by council in July 2020. The plan represents “a clear strategy to integrate land use and sustainable transportation systems, while addressing concerns around the supply of housing, support of local businesses and employment, and planning for community amenities and school capacity.” (p.1).
Complete Streets is specifically mentioned once within the Cycling and Pedestrian Network section stating that all roads within this plan are planned as Complete Streets. This approach “will both encourage active transportation trips within the town centre and improve comfort and safety for vulnerable road users which is a key safe systems principle of Vision Zero Surrey.” (p.8).
On July 23, 2018, Surrey city council approved the Congestion Relief Strategy 2019-2023. This strategy will deliver “approximately $360 million in planned and advanced transportation projects within the City’s 10-Year Servicing Plan.” Highlighted in this strategy is the implementation of Complete Streets designs into all road building initiatives in order to “deliver on [the strategy’s] goal of providing a balanced approach to increase trip reliability and predictability no matter how Surrey residents choose to get around.”
As of September 2020 this strategy is not yet available online.