Transit users board a bus at the South Surrey Park and Ride.

Transit users board a bus at the South Surrey Park and Ride.

South Surrey Park and Ride to get boost

Renovations have begun on the South Surrey Park and Ride in order to add 61 new stalls.

  • Aug. 11, 2011 8:00 p.m.

Renovations have begun on the South Surrey Park and Ride in order to add 61 new stalls.

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 work will increase capacity and improve the efficiency of the lot, according to the City of Surrey.

“The current parking demand is impacting the operation and safety of the facility because of the number of cars parking illegally by blocking aisles and emergency access routes,” a release states. “The reconfiguration is to increase the number of available stalls to 486 without expanding the existing footprint of the lot.”

The additional stalls will make it more convenient for people to use transit, Acting Mayor Judy Villeneuve said in a prepared statement.

“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,” she said. “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, the release states.

Moving forward, TransLink may consider additional solutions to accommodate parking demand, including the possibility of expanding the facility to include a new lot of the west side of King George Boulevard.

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