The Surrey Board of Trade believes that transportation is one of the key economic foundations of building our city. Representing the interests of our members, we advocate in support of transportation infrastructure improvements for the safe and efficient movement of people and commercial traffic throughout Surrey. To do this, we need to continually assess areas in Surrey that may be impediments for our businesses and industry. This survey is your opportunity to tell us where the challenges are for your business.

The City of Surrey's Road Improvements Planning Process

The City's large network of over 4,500 lane kilometres of road is seeing increasing population of commuter and commercial usage. The 10-Year Servicing Plan (YSP) establishes the Engineering Department's capital expenditure program including road improvement projects. While the 10-YSP is not a commitment to construct all the identified projects, it identifies projects that will be constructed on a year-to-year basis as funding becomes available. Priorities are evaluated annually; and major projects take approximately 3 years from planning to completion.

Surrey Board of Trade Input

Since last year's survey, the City has completed three of the road corridor projects SBOT members identified as top priorities. These include 100 Avenue between King George Blvd to 140 St, 128 Street between 64 Ave and 68 Ave, and 104 Avenue between Whalley Blvd to 148 St. Five more are planned to be completed in the next 1-3 years. These include 160 Street between 26 Ave and 32 Ave, 128 Street between 108 Ave and King George Blvd, Whalley Boulevard between 96 Ave and Fraser Hwy, Fraser Highway between Whalley Blvd and 148 St, and the 192 Street Diversion from Fraser Hwy to 68 Ave.

The questions below include a number of intersection and road corridor projects which the City of Surrey is particularly interested in finding out your opinion. Projects recommended to city staff from last year's respondents, but not yet in construction, are included in the list of priorities for the 2018 survey. Results of this survey will be provided to the City to help prioritize future road improvement projects.

Thank you for sharing your time and experience with Surrey Board of Trade as we work on behalf of our members.
Company Profile

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* 1. Are you:

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* 2. How many individuals (including FT, PT, casual, temporary/term, and regular contractors) are employed by your company?

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* 3. Which category would best describe your company? (NAICS based choices)

Travel and Transit

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* 4. How you get to and from work is as much a part of your workday as your business needs. However, the choices below focus on Surrey. Do you:

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* 5. How do you usually get to work?

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* 6. Do you usually travel during your workday as part of your job? E.g., sales calls, goods deliveries, customer services, etc.

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* 7. Not including your commute to work, roughly how many hours do you travel a day as part of your business?

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* 8. Roughly what percentage of your company's workforce travel as part of their workday?

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* 9. Not including commuting time, roughly how many hours per day does the average employee in your company spend travelling for business?

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* 10. If you drive for business purposes, where do you do most of your driving?

City Roads and You

For this section, a number of intersections and projects are listed for your consideration. However, your responses are not limited to these. If there is a particular area, road, or intersection that you believe is impeding Surrey's business community, please let us know either in the boxes below or by emailing anne@businessinsurrey.com.

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* 11. Indicate which of the following Road Corridors would be your  top 3 priorities for improvement — please choose only 3.

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* 12. The City is considering plans for new road connections to improve connectivity and mobility and complete network gaps. Indicate which of the following would be your top 3 priorities for improvement — please choose only 3.

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* 13. Indicate which of the following Road Intersections would be your  top 3 priorities for improvement — please choose only 3.

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* 14. Please rate the following transit improvement options.

  Not really necessary Somewhat necessary Would be good to have Should have Definitely need it N/A
Rapid Transit between Guildford, City Centre and Newton on King George Blvd & 104 Ave
Rapid Transit on Fraser Highway between City Centre and Langley
New B-Line bus service on Scott Road and 72 Ave
New B-Line bus service to South Surrey/White Rock
More frequent service on existing bus routes
New bus service to neighbourhoods not served by transit
Later bus service on select routes
Enhanced bus stops, shelters, benches, and sidewalk access improvements

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* 15. The City of Surrey will soon launch Surrey Vision Zero: Safe Mobility Plan. Rank your level of agreement with the following Vision Zero principles to make Surrey roads safe.

  Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree
No loss of life is acceptable on Surrey roads. Zero is the only target worth aiming for.
Traffic fatalities and serious injuries are preventable.
Eliminating fatalities and serious injuries is a shared responsibility between road users and those who design and maintain our roads.
Safety work should focus on systems-level changes (i.e., shaping policies systems, and Surrey's built environment) more than influencing individual behaviour (i.e., the traditional education approach).
Speeding in my community is a high concern.

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* 16. Research shows that high speed is the key factor in the survival rate of traffic collisions. Some municipalities are working to reduce the speed limit on some roads. Do you think lower speed limits would help reduce collisions in Surrey?

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* 17. On what types of roads would lower speeds be acceptable to you? Check your top 3 priorities.

Regional Infrastructure

While this survey is focused primarily on the streets of Surrey, if one of the regional crossings is compromised, then the impacts are felt throughout wide areas of Surrey. Let us know what you think about the following crossings.

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* 18. Do you use the Pattullo Bridge while travelling for business?

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* 19. Plans to replace the Pattullo Bridge are well underway. However, the new bridge will be a 4 lane crossing when opened. Should it be a 6 lane crossing on opening day?

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* 20. Any other thoughts on the Pattullo crossing?

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* 21. Do you use the Massey Tunnel while travelling for business?

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* 22. The City of Delta has advocated strongly for a 10 lane bridge to replace the Massey Tunnel. The bridge as planned will have dedicated transit lanes, dedicated HOV lanes, and includes the potential for a rapid transit line. The current provincial government has stopped the project for further review. What is your opinion? Please choose one of the following:

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* 23. Regarding other regional transit routes, e.g., the Alex Fraser Bridge or Port Mann Bridge, do you have any concerns or comments for us to consider?

Last Thoughts

Surrey Board of Trade has a very active Transportation Team that reviews government changes to transit & transportation infrastructure and goods movement. If you are interested in participating, contact our Policy Coordinator, Jasroop, to find out more.

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* 24. Do you have any further comments or suggestions that you would like to share with us?

Thank you!

Your input on this survey will help us advocate for the road improvements that will move Surrey's economy. If you have any questions or further comments, please email Anne Peterson, Policy & Research Manager at anne@businessinsurrey.com.

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