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Translation – Explanation and Caution

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.

The City of Surrey cannot guarantee the quality, accuracy, or completeness of any translated information. Before you act on translated information, the City encourages you to confirm any facts that are important to you and the decisions you make.

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.

Chinese, Korean, Punjabi, Tagalog, Hindi

Surrey's Traffic Calming Program

Photo of a speed humpTraffic calming alters drivers' behaviour and driving patterns on neighbourhood streets by changing street alignment or width. 

The City’s traffic calming program is designed to allow vehicles to travel at speeds that are appropriate based on the speed limit on local roads.

Read about speed humps in back lanes.

Road classification

The City’s road network is organized in a hierarchy, according to their intended functions. Find the classification of your street, in Surrey's Road Classification Map (PDF. New window.).

  • Highways and arterial roads are intended primarily for through and intra-regional traffic, and carry some of the higher traffic flows within the City.
  • Collector roads typically allow circulation within town centres and large neighbourhood communities, and distribute traffic between local and arterial roads.
  • Local roads provide connections within neighbourhood communities and access to local properties.

The main intent of arterial and collector roads is to provide efficient flow within Surrey’s transportation system and as such, they are often operated at higher speeds. Therefore, our traffic calming program only applies to local roads.

No engineering traffic calming measures on arterial and collector roads

Key reasons why traffic calming is not considered on arterial or collector roads:

  • Increase in shortcutting vehicles – The inconvenience and discomfort of the traffic calming features on arterial and collector roads may encourage drivers to use alternatives and displace traffic to neighbouring local roads.
  • Delay in emergency services response times – Arterial and collector roads are important routes for emergency services. Each measure increases emergency services response times and makes it difficult to achieve the response times required of them.
  • Impact on transit services – Transit vehicles may travel on the same route many times a day. If a transit route has been traffic-calmed using vertical deflection devices, traversing these measures continually will cause increased wear to the transit vehicles and discomfort to the driver on a recurring basis. Also, passengers may feel discomfort and have an increased risk of falling.

Due to the increased presence of young children, we will consider traffic calming on collector roads fronting elementary schools.