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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┬ápurchased a 10 acre site … Read More

Doing the math on fair tolling

June 10, 2013 |

Mayor Watts has often suggested that the region move to a fair tolling system, replacing the high $3 tolls on the Port Mann and Golden Ears with lower, 75 cent or $1 tolls, on all major crossings. Last week, New … Read More

New Pattullo review looks at six options for improvement

June 3, 2013 |

After pushback from New Westminster over the conclusion that the Pattullo should be replaced, TransLink has gone back to the drawing board and started a whole new consultation process over the crossing’s future. This time, with the cities of New … Read More

From San Francisco to Surrey, Lessons on Light Rail

May 27, 2013 |

I visited San Francisco a few weeks ago, ensuring to make some key observations on a city beloved by many. It’s not hard to see why, with its bountiful diversity, culture of individuality, and unique architecture. What stood out the … Read More

Celebrate Earth Day with Party for the Planet

April 24, 2013 |

Surrey’s second annual Party for the Planet Earth Day festival will be held Saturday, April 27 from 10am-9pm at the Central City Plaza. The festival will feature headliner performances by Lights and Hey Ocean on the Main Stage. The City … Read More

‘Rising Sun’ brings innovative social housing model to Surrey

April 23, 2013 |

The Phoenix Centre Society is proposing an innovative social housing project on the edges of Downtown Surrey. Located at the northwest corner of 140 St and 100 Ave, the proposal will replace three single-family homes.

The six-storey building will include … Read More

Visualizing TransLink funding options [infographic]

April 22, 2013 |

There’s often a perception that funding rapid transit expansion is simply too cost prohibitive for the taxpayer. We say a vehicle fee or increase in the property tax will break the bank, but without actual numbers to debate! Citizens have … Read More