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Moving Forward with the Task Force on Truck Parking

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February 28, 2019

Surrey, BC – The Task Force on Trucking Parking was formed last December with a one-year mandate to develop creative options and implement equitable and sustainable solutions for authorized commercial truck parking within Surrey. With Councillor Mandeep Nagra as Chair, work to understand and address the issues is underway.

“If there is an industry many of us generally take for granted, it is trucking,” said Councillor Mandeep Nagra. “Yet, every citizen and business rely on trucks to bring us inputs for our businesses or our final products. The movement of goods, and our hard-working truckers, are vital to driving our economy forward.” 

Truck parking has been a long-standing dilemma in Surrey, as in other Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley communities.

“Where semi-trailer trucks and other heavy-goods vehicles park involves multiple issues including land use, environmental and public concerns, and potential bylaw infractions,” said Councillor Nagra. “Shaping possible solutions is work that requires the efforts of many to address.”

To generate practical and effective options by fall 2019, getting the input of a wide range of local truckers and stakeholders from the start is key. Understanding their concerns, priorities and ideas for possible solutions is the focus of the first phase of work by the Task Force.

City staff are hosting an Open House on Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at Surrey City Hall, Atrium.

Learn more at www.surrey.ca/truckparking.

 

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Oliver Lum                                                                         
Communications Manager                                          
Office of the Mayor                                                        
City of Surrey                                                                    
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City of Surrey
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