This Task Force aims to implement viable solutions for truck parking operations within the City.

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. Read the Surrey Truck Parking Strategy: A Report by the Mayor’s Task Force on Truck Parking  - Full Report for full details.

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.

Planning Process

  • Completed
  • Started
  • Pending

Step 1: Getting Started

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

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

      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

      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

      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.

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