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Truck Parking Task Force

The Mayor’s Task Force on Truck Parking was established to evaluate and recommend options to Council to increase the supply of authorized truck parking facilities within the City and to better meet the needs of Surrey truck operators by developing creative options for effective, equitable and sustainable solutions. The Surrey Truck Parking Strategy, released on December 17, 2019, highlights the findings of the Task Force and sets out potential options to increase Surrey’s truck parking supply.

Surrey Truck Parking Strategy: A Report by the Mayor’s Task Force on Truck Parking  - Full Report

As the majority of the recommended initiatives are focussed on encouraging industry-led solutions, the City’s role will primarily involve the establishment of and improvements to the policies, bylaws, and processes necessary to encourage and support these opportunities.  It is anticipated these initiatives can be implemented throughout 2020, with the majority of funding recovered from industry. As the initiatives are implemented, the City will monitor their effectiveness and consider other new opportunities that may arise.

Summary of Recommended Initiatives

 

INITIATIVE

POTENTIAL ADDITIONAL SPACES

 

NEXT STEPS

 

TIMEFRAME

 

 

 

On-street truck parking permit program

 

 

 

200

Engage with fronting business owners on roads identified for a pilot of an on-street permit program.

Spring 2020

Implement pilot program for approximately eight to twelve weeks.

Spring 2020

Gather feedback from users of pilot program and fronting business owners.

 

Summer 2020

Consider expansion of on-street permit program to additional roads.

Fall 2020

 

Parking in low-density residential areas

 

 

100

Establish guidelines for truck parking business licence.

Summer 2020

Pilot truck parking on residential acreages through Temporary Use Permit with business licence.

 

Fall 2020

 

 

Reduce costs of truck parking development

 

 

500

Amend the Zoning Bylaw to waive the paving requirement for truck parking facilities in any zone permitting transportation industry uses.

 

Fall 2020

Amend the Business Licensing renewal process for truck parking facilities to ensure monitoring and inspections.

Fall 2020

 

Parking app

 

200

Develop detailed criteria to guide requirements for parking app.

Spring 2020

Solicit proponent to develop app.

Summer 2020

 

Increase parking provision of trucking companies

 

 

500

Encourage owner-operators and trucking associations to initiate discussions with companies for increased parking provisions.

 

Spring 2020

Amend business licensing application for trucking companies to include acknowledgement of sufficient parking provisions.

 

Summer 2020

 

Local Area Service Program to facilitate truck parking development

 

 

200

Continue to work towards a pilot Local Area Service initiative in South Westminster.

Throughout 2020

Evaluate the pilot post-implementation and establish process guidelines for future initiatives.

 

TBD


Learn more about the Final Truck Parking Strategy Report in the December 2019 News Release.

Learn more about the launch of Mayor's Task Force on Truck Parking in the February 2019 News Release.

Learn more about truck parking regulations, current parking locations and efforts underway to increase the supply of authorized truck parking facilities in the city by visiting the Truck Parking page.

Planning Process

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  • Step 1: Getting Started expand
  • On December 3, 2018, Council established the Truck Parking Task Force for a period of 1 year and appointed Councillor Nagra as Chair, supported by Councillor Hundial (view the Corporate Report). The purpose of the Task Force is to implement viable solutions for truck parking operations within the City.

  • Step 2: Discovery expand
  • In March 2019, staff introduced the project to a wide range of truck operators and stakeholders through an initial open house and online survey. More than 165 people attended the first public open house where City staff engaged members of the local trucking community and the interested public in an initial discussion to hear about their needs, concerns and ideas to help shape possible truck parking solutions. Additionally, more than 900 individuals shared their feedback through an online survey.

    The Discovery phase:

    • introduced the project to a wide range of truckers and stakeholders
    • shared information on the current state of parking facilities
    • gathered information and assess preferences from attendees
    • collected location, amenity and cost feedback
    • provided a forum for attendees to suggest possible solutions

    View the Information Sheet and Presentation Boards shared at the meeting.

    Read the Community Engagement Summary for more information.

    Read Corporate Report R083: Truck Parking Task Force Status Update considered by Council on May 13, 2019.

  • Step 3: Developing Options expand
  • Based on understanding of issues and priorities developed through Discovery (Step 2), staff undertook a technical review in order to develop a number of options for possible solutions. Meetings with the Province and other external stakeholders to explore opportunities also took place. Key findings were presented to the Task Force and implications of potential recommendations were assessed.

  • Step 4: Presenting Options expand
  • Staff drafted recommendations for comment based on their understanding of issues, priorities, opportunities and constraints developed through Steps 2 and 3. A second round of public engagement began on September 28, 2019. View the presentation boards and information sheet that were delivered at the event. An online survey was also available until October 21, 2019 for those who could not attend the Open House.

  • Step 5: Refining and Presenting Recommendations expand
  • Following engagement, the Task Force reviewed feedback on the draft recommendations and made further refinements. Based on the overall engagement process, results from the technical review and analysis shaped final recommendations.

    Learn more about the Final Truck Parking Strategy Report in the December 2019 News Release.

    Read the Surrey Truck Parking Strategy: A Report by the Mayor’s Task Force on Truck Parking.

Background Information

Contact

Have a question about the implementation of the Truck Parking Task Force's work or want to receive updates on the recommended initiatives? Subscribe to the Truck Parking Task Force News & Updates below, or contact us at truckparking@surrey.ca or 604-291-4853.