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The electronic translation service on the City of Surrey’s web site is hosted by Google Translate. The quality of the translation may vary in some of the languages offered by Google. The goal of the basic translation is to capture the general intention of the original English material.

Google Translate is a free service and currently offers translation in over 50 languages. Unfortunately, not all the languages spoken in the City of Surrey are translated. Punjabi is one of the languages not currently offered, and to remedy the situation, the City has been in contact with Google and they have committed to making Punjabi available in the future.

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The City of Surrey offers interpretation services at all its facilities. If you have a question about the material you read on our web site, we encourage you to stop by a City facilities to discuss it. You can also contact the City at (604) 591-4011 to receive interpretation support.

The City is committed to enhancing the accessibility of its web site to all its citizens, and appreciates any feedback that it receives.

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What is traffic calming?

Traffic calmed neighbourhood sign''Traffic Calming is the combination of mainly physical measures that reduce the negative effects of motor vehicle use, alter driver behaviour, and improve conditions for non-motorized street users."

- Institute of Transportation Engineers

Traffic calming involves a “toolkit” of different methods that influence and manage speed. It is a traffic management strategy that combines traffic law enforcement, driver education and training and engineering. These traffic calming elements are promoted individually or collectively to achieve safe driving speeds on local streets.

We know that some drivers are driving at inappropriate speeds in some areas and we coordinate with the RCMP and ICBC to collectively reduce speeds in the City.

Objectives of traffic calming:

  • Encouraging safe vehicle speeds
  • Reducing collision frequency and severity
  • Incorporating the preferences and requirements of the public
  • Increasing the quality of life
  • Increasing the safety and the perception of safety for non-motorized users
  • Reducing the need for police enforcement
  • Enhancing the street environment
  • Increasing access for all modes of transportation