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New Traffic Signals and Crosswalks Will Increase Pedestrian Safety in Surrey

Mayor Watts walking with a group of young students through a Surrey crosswalk.

June 11, 2014

Surrey, BC – The City continues to expand and improve pedestrian safety and in particular safety for children around our schools with the addition of traffic signals, intersection improvements and pedestrian signal crossings at 17 new locations in Surrey.

“With more and more children walking and cycling to school, it has been a priority for Council to ensure our children have safe routes to travel on,” says Mayor Dianne Watts. “This year alone the City is investing over $4 million to improve safety for children around our schools. These new improvements will also create healthier communities by encouraging physical activity and providing an alternative to automobile use.”

“I am pleased that seven of the locations are for pedestrian signals as part of our City’s Safe and Active Schools program,” says Councillor Tom Gill, Chair of the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee. “This significant investment will complete all of the short term improvements identified in our comprehensive study of every school in Surrey.”

The locations for the crosswalk improvements are as follows:

60 Ave / 128 St  Traffic Signal
Fraser Hwy / 144 St Traffic Signal
80 Ave / 192 St Traffic Signal
68 Ave / 126 St Traffic Signal
64 Ave / 13300 blk Pedestrian Signal
72 Ave / 125 St Pedestrian Signal
64 Ave / 125 St Pedestrian Signal
101 Ave / Whalley Blvd Pedestrian Signal
132 St / 105 Ave Pedestrian Signal
152 St / 17A Ave Pedestrian Signal
Bridgeview Dr / 115 Ave Traffic Signal
88 Ave / 158 St Pedestrian Signal
University Dr / 10200 blk Pedestrian Signal
122 St / 96 Ave Pedestrian Signal
124 St / 70A Ave Pedestrian Signal
124 St / 69A Ave Pedestrian Signal
24 Ave & 150 St Pedestrian Signal

Since 2010, the City’s Safe and Active Schools program has completed more than 330 projects to improve pedestrian safety at or near schools in Surrey.

For more information, please visit: http://www.surrey.ca/bylawsandcouncillibrary/CR_2014-R094.pdf

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For interview requests:

Oliver Lum
Communications Manager, Office of the Mayor
City of Surrey
604.591.4519

For program information:

Jamie Boan
Manager,
Transportation, Engineering Department
City of Surrey
604.591.4514