Originally Posted by xd_1771
Nah, traffic problems are everywhere, any time, and absolutely horrendous in Surrey.
Have a look at google maps again. It is 10:25PM. 10...25...PM... and I am seeing red lines on the entire stretch of 104th in between Whalley and Guildford in the eastbound direction.
If neither BC MOT or the City of Surrey/Mayor Diane Watts is not to blame for letting these problems happen then I don't know what is. And the BC MOT is only making it worse with the construction, it's bad enough already. At this point I'm ready to believe this is a hate crime on the City of Surrey. They're letting us have it worse than everywhere else in all directions. Terrible existing roads (104th, sections of 152nd, 120th, KGH in some locations), terrible road plans... wait, what road plans, THEY AREN'T EVEN DOING MUCH... terrible existing transit (Whalley-Guildford), terrible transit plans (Still under-capacity Whalley-Guildford... and then Highway 1 narrowing at 104th!? Purposeful weaving everywhere on the new 1!?!!?!?), terrible traffic management (new 104th EB merge), terrible attention to people (they never really listen to any of us... I've e-mailed and expressed concern and nothing's changing), terrible everything. It's disgusting, and something needs to be done about it immediately. It's not just the City Either, MOT (incl. Gateway Program planning) is contributing greatly to this.
Way more traffic gets moved through streets in Vancouver or Burnaby which are way more dense and crowded than here in huge, spread out Surrey. Even Knight Street/Clark Dr. which is a 3-lane road with no left turn lanes in most places that is the major truck route between Deltaport & Port of Vancouver probably moves better than 104th.
It's so terrible that I think it's about time we take a major course of action... just have to figure out how to do that
Have you emailed the City? do they know your concerns? You can comment or complain all you want on here, but you won't get anywhere with that. Surrey has a website you can check out and you can file complaints or comments.
Transit again is not Surrey's responsibility. And I know the Mayor constantly is not happy with current transit service anywhere. She even announced yesterday that they're looking into a light rail route to possibly connect Guildford and City Centre.... And unfortunately, traffic moving freely through rush hour - that's not something that is possible in any major city.
Don't travel up there at rush-hour, but there's 100 Avenue that goes to 160 Street you can take as an alternative if you would like.