On June 17, 2021, the City of Surrey launched the Surrey Slow Streets: Residential Speed Limit Reduction Pilot on local roads in six residential neighbourhoods in Surrey. Speed limits are now reduced to 30 km/h in three select neighbourhoods and 40 km/h in three others.
The purpose of the Surrey Slow Streets pilot project is to study how lower speed limits affect driver behaviour, and ultimately the safety on our roads and to compare the impacts that 30 km/h verses 40 km/h speed limits have in neighbourhoods. Following the lowering of speed limits in the pilot project areas, City of Surrey will monitor vehicle speeds, crashes and perceptions of safety among residents.
Pilot Zone Locations with Reduced Speed Limits to 30KM
- Blue Zone
The area between 96 & 100 Ave including 100 Avenue from 123A St to 127A St, and between 128 Street to just west of 123A St.
View Blue Zone Map
- Orange Zone
The area between 104 Ave and 108 Ave, and between 128 St and 132 St
View Orange Zone Map
- Red Zone
Approximately the area between Rosemary Heights Crescent and 40 Ave, and between just west of 153 St/152B St and just east of 156B St
View Red Zone Map
Pilot Zone Locations with Reduced Speed Limits to 40KM
- Yellow Zone
The area between 56 Ave (Hwy 10) and 60 Ave, and between 180 St and 184 St
View Yellow Zone Map
- Purple Zone
The area between 100 Ave and 104 Ave, and between 140 St and 144 St
View Purple Zone Map
- Green Zone
The area between 75 Ave and 80 Ave, and between 120A St and 124 St
View Green Zone Map
Reducing speeds in these neighbourhoods for a specific timeframe will help to understand how reduced speed limits impact neighbourhoods. The pilot will run until December 2022.
Municipalities across Canada are reducing residential speed limits in their community to 30km/h and 40km/h, respectively. Surrey’s pilot is unique in that it will test both speed limits to see which works best for Surrey community.
City of Surrey are conducting this pilot project in response to residents’ concerns about safety on Surrey roads and in their neighbourhoods. This is a starting point to determine the differences that lower speed limits can make on our roads, taking into consideration Surrey’s unique characteristics and needs.
For more information about the pilot, see the December 2020 Corporate Report.