South Surrey Park and Ride Expanded to Meet Demand
August 09, 2011
Surrey – Renovations have begun on the South Surrey Park and Ride in order to add 61 new stalls, which will increase capacity and improve the efficiency of the lot.
TransLink will be reconfiguring the existing parking layout by re-striping the parking stalls as well as removing and relocating many of the traffic islands. The current parking demand is impacting the operation and safety of the facility because of the number of cars parking illegally by blocking isles and emergency access routes. The reconfiguration will increase the number of available stalls to 486 without expanding the existing footprint of the lot.
“We are very pleased that so many drivers are getting out of their cars and using the South Surrey Park and Ride in order to access the bus routes that are served by the facility. The additional stalls will make it more convenient for people to use transit,” says Acting Mayor Judy Villeneuve. “As part of the City of Surrey’s transportation plan, we are always looking at ways to improve our transit infrastructure and encourage ridership. These renovations are a good first step in addressing the increased demands in South Surrey.”
The South Surrey Park and Ride, which was constructed in 2006, is located at King George Boulevard and Highway 99 and includes a six-bay bus loop. The renovations are expected to be completed by Labour Day weekend and are an interim measure to address overcrowding.
Moving forward, TransLink may consider additional solutions to accommodate parking demand, including the possibility of expanding the facility to include a new lot on the west side of King George Boulevard.
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Senior Communications Specialist
Office of the Mayor