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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

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

City shining new light for safety, environment

May 11, 2015 |

To address concerns of public safety, and meet the City’s long term energy and environmental goals, new and replacement LED street lighting will be installed in critical areas of both the downtown and Newton.

Feds, province say Yes to transit. Will we?

April 24, 2015 |

With the federal budget released, Ottawa has announced a new, dedicated fund of $1 billion per year for public transit in Canada’s big cities. According to finance officials, this new fund is expected to cover the one-third federal contribution to … Read More