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About Paul Hillsdon

Paul Hillsdon

Paul Hillsdon

Paul Hillsdon is the Founder and Editor of Civic Surrey. He lives in Surrey and is proud urbanist championing light rail, separated bike lanes, mid-rise walk-ups, and third places. He tweets @paulhillsdon

Posts By Paul Hillsdon

First look at the new North Surrey Arenas replacement project

November 11, 2016 |

Long-term plans for the City Centre have always imagined the re-development of the North Surrey Recreation Centre site, which currently separates the new City Hall, Library, and plaza from Central City to the south. The first step to re-development is … Read More

TransLink begins final consultations for Pattullo bridge replacement

October 4, 2016 |

After almost a decade of study, TransLink is nearing the finish line on the Pattullo Bridge replacement project. Now scheduled to open in 2023, the four-lane (expandable to six) bridge will resolve long standing safety and integrity issues with the … Read More

Developer plans to reshape major downtown corner

September 28, 2016 |

Following a surge of re-development surrounding the SkyTrain hubs in the downtown, a new developer is placing its bet on jumpstarting densification along the suburban strip malls at the heart of King George Boulevard.

Anthem Properties purchased a 10 acre site … Read More

Pop Up Gallery brings new life to Newton

May 18, 2016 |

Newton is a community on the rise, all thanks to the hard work of its engaged and dedicated locals. Building on the success of The Grove, a dark and derelict forest that has been reclaimed as a creative public space, … Read More

City builds safe cycling route across Fraser Heights

May 18, 2016 |

 

The City and TransLink will be cost-sharing a $1.2 million investment in safe cycling infrastructure to build the Fraser Heights Greenway. With recent construction of pathways near the Port Mann Bridge and near the Tynehead Pedestrian Overpass, this new funding … Read More

Phototour: Newton Reservoir Park

December 1, 2015 |

As we reported several months back, the City has built a new park in the heart of Newton. The design is meant to help regulate flows into Hyland Creek and act as a stormwater detention pond. The City has built … Read More

Phototour: Downtown Surrey’s separated bike lane

November 26, 2015 |

As we reported back in the summer, the City has been building its first physically-separated, on-street bike lane on 105A Ave in the Downtown. While the project appears to still need some finishing touches, the majority of the construction is … Read More

City building first separated bike lane downtown

July 13, 2015 |

The first on-street separated bike lane in Downtown Surrey will be arriving this Fall, thanks to $210,000 in cost-shared funding from the provincial government.

Along 105A Ave, between University Drive and Whalley Boulevard, this new east-west cycling connection will also … Read More