Friday, February 25, 2011

More on roads

Last Friday, I posted about how many people consider car insurance a user-fee like tolling and I pointed out that this was not the case. Anyway, I said that “provincial highways are a drop in the bucket when you consider that in Metro Vancouver you can count the provincial roads on one hand”. I found the 10 Year Servicing Plan from Surrey’s Engineering Department which really drives the point that while the province can build mega-road projects, it won’t help most people at the end of the day. In Surrey, 85km or 4% of roads are within provincial jurisdiction while 1972km of roads are under local jurisdiction.

On Wednesday, I talked about how cities need to embrace non-auto transportation simply because there is no more room for roads as population growth continues to explode. The following map shows the road expansion plans for Surrey out to 2019.

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