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SFU & City of Surrey's Transportation Talks

2016 Update

Thank you to the 100+ graduates of our City of Surrey & SFU Transportation Lecture Program. To encourage greater resident participation, and foster more opportunities for City staff to learn from residents, we have redesigned and rebranded our program as the “City of Surrey and & SFU Transportation Talks Program.”

Our new program will offer the same learning opportunity and access to senior City staff, but include an optional new class project structure, designed to engage the creativity and knowledge of our amazing participants! 

About the Program

Learn more about transportation with Surrey's Transportation Talks Program. The City of Surrey Engineering Department and Simon Fraser University City Program are offering this unique learning opportunity for residents to:

  1. Learn about the transportation system from senior City staff, and staff from other agencies, and;
  2. improve the City of Surrey with class projects designed to indentify local problems, and develop local soultions.

You'll hear from senior practitioners from: 

The course also includes an interactive tour of Surrey to observe practical examples of planning decisions and their outcomes, trade-offs, challenges and lessons learned.

Transportation Talks Program offers a forum to:

  • Discuss important local and regional transportation issues
  • Talk about the role that the City plays in terms of our local and regional transportation system
  • Engage with transportation experts and other stakeholders on a range of topics
  • Meet other people with a passion for transportation
  • Work together to improve components of the transportation system in your neighbourhood

People who should take the Transportation Talks Program:

  • Residents with an interest in transportation, or anyone who's identified a transportation-related problem
  • Community association members or residents who want to engage in their community
  • Transportation professionals and advocates, or anyone who is interested in transportation

Program details

10 classes starting September 6 and going until November 8 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at City Hall (13450 104 Avenue) near Surrey Central SkyTrain Station.

Metro Vancouver featured the 2015 Lecture Series in its Close Up video series. The segment features interviews with Councillor Vera LeFranc and Transportation Planning Manager Philip Bellefontaine. Watch it here.

Check out the 2016 program overview

Projects

Participants will be able to choose between two different project structures: 

  1. identify a transportation-related problem in your neighbourhood, develop a solution, and share in-class, or;
  2. conduct research on an transportation-related issue and share in-class. 

Cost

Surrey residents pay $20 (including GST), plus a $100 cheque deposit (payable to the City of Surrey). The cheque will be destroyed if at least 8 of the 10 of sessions are attended.

  • NOTE: a limited-number of scholarships for Surrey residents are available based on need. Contact jordan.magtoto@surrey.ca or call 604-590-4041 to learn more.

Non-Surrey residents pay $100 (including GST), plus a $100 cheque deposit (payable to the City of Surrey). The cheque will be destroyed if at least 8 of the 10 sessions are attended.

Professional participants pay $200 (including GST), plus a $100 cheque deposit (payable to the City of Surrey). The cheque will be destroyed if at least 8 of the 10 sessions are attended.

Registering for the program

Find this course on Surrey's Online Registration by searching the Course ID: 4500722.

Register now

Contact jordan.magtoto@surrey.ca or call 604-591-4041 for questions about the Surrey Transportation Talks Program.