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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

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

New development adds to growing Innovation Boulevard

June 16, 2015 |

WestStone Properties, the company behind the master-planned Urban Village development west of City Hall, is expanding south with a new development proposal for the growing medical district known as Innovation Boulevard.

Located near the southwest corner of 96 Ave and … Read More

Fraser Hwy widening set to expand Green Timbers

May 27, 2015 |

Over the past decade, the City and TransLink have invested tens of millions in the four-laning of Fraser Highway from Downtown Surrey to Langley, yet one final choke point remains through Green Timbers. While expansion of Fraser Highway through the … Read More

New City initiatives announced by Mayor

May 20, 2015 |

Mayor Linda Hepner held her inaugural State of the City address this afternoon at the Sheraton Guildford. Reading off a professional and well-written speech, she characterized Surrey as one of North America’s leading cities, far removed from its suburban ambitions … Read More