Surrey Residents: Get Your Votes In By December 31 For New Subway


SURREY –The city is on the verge of passing Vancouver as BC’s largest city, but when it comes to transportation, at least, Vancouver’s needs seem to come first.

First, the new rapid bus service over the new Port Mann Bridge bypassed Surrey, and now, Vancouver wants to build a $3 billion subway under Broadway out to UBC.. Somehow, Surrey has to make itself heard above the competing bids for attention.

Fortunately, there is one way: The Urban Future Survey. When this legendary survey was first conducted in 1973, it helped set greater Vancouver on its path toward environmental protection, planning, protection of open space and a transit-oriented transportation system.

Now in 2012, transportation is a major challenge, and the current survey will reflect the real attitudes of Metro Vancouver residents to transit versus the auto.

That is, if they participate. And time is running out. They only have until December 31st, the cut-off date for the 2012 edition.

The 2012 survey is being conducted online through PlaceSpeak, a new online public consultation platform developed in BC, and includes all Metro municipalities, from Surrey to Coquitlam.

To take the survey, Metro Vancouver residents must first verify their home address by registering with PlaceSpeak. The survey takes approximately 22 minutes to complete and can be found at

The Urban Futures Survey is being conducted with the sponsorship of Lambda Alpha International, Vancouver Chapter and the support of the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia, the City of Vancouver, the City of Surrey, the City of North Vancouver, Translink, and Vancity Credit Union.