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[EVENT] Beyond the Politics: The Benefits of Moving in a Livable Region – #SurreyBC

King George Boulevard
(Photo: waferboard/Flickr)

Are you frustrated with the politics around our region’s transportation network? Are the mixed messages on transit and upcoming referendum leading you astray? Did you even know that there is a transportation referendum coming up?

Transportation is important, it has an oversized impact on the region’s economy, energy use, emissions, and livability. By 2041 Metro Vancouver is projected to have a million new people, 600,000 more jobs, and 700,000 more vehicles on the road; the costs of congestion in our region have been pegged as high as $1.5 billion per year by Transport Canada.

With Surrey being one of the major drivers behind Metro Vancouver’s explosive job and population growth, real solutions are needed to allow for the movement of goods and people throughout the region. Surrey’s population will be growing by nearly 50% over the next two decades, from 500,000 to 750,000 people. But how will all those extra people move around? How will Surrey’s transportation system cope with the added economic activity?

The decisions that govern, plan, and pay for our transit, roads, cycling, and walking networks are incredibly complex and require good public engagement. However, citizens and stakeholders are being inundated with contradictory information around the current state and future direction of our transportation system.

Join us as we host a public dialogue on transportation and launch Moving in a Livable Region, a new initiative of the SFU Centre for Dialogue that seeks to engage and educate Metro Vancouver citizens and stakeholders on transportation issues. Our panelists will discuss transportation, the economy, and what is needed to ensure high livability in the region. We will also discuss the upcoming transportation referendum, which will play a major role in shaping the future of the region.

When: Tuesday, April 8, 1:00 – 2:15 PM
Where: SFU Surrey Campus, 250-13450 102 Avenue, Surrey, Room 3310, The Now Newspaper Theatre
Registration: Please reserve your free seat here…
Inquiries: info@movinginalivableregion.ca
Twitter: @MLR_BC
Facebook: facebook.com/movinginalivableregion.ca

Daman Beatty
The creator of Surrey604.com, Daman Beatty (AKA 'Beatler') is originally from Sackville, New Brunswick. A longtime media producer, visual designer, marketing and communications specialist, Daman loves travel, technology and being a Daddy.