Plans for Surrey parking area parked

by Today's Trucking Staff

SURREY, BC – Developers have abandoned plans to create a new parking facility at 192 Street and 16 Avenue in Surrey, British Columbia.

A member of the city’s planning department confirmed for Today’s Trucking that the developer, GG Metro, has asked for the application to be closed.

It will hardly be good news for truck drivers looking for a place to stop. Municipal staff estimate that about 1,300 trucks routinely park illegally in the community.

Other issues related to noise and air pollution that would come with increased truck traffic.

“While GG Metro’s engineers and environmental peer reviewed studies strongly show that the truck parking facility would be constructed in an environmentally sustainable fashion, it became clear that although Surrey residents involved in the trucking industry were very supportive, the Hazelmere community immediately adjacent to the property was opposed to the foundation of the application,” the company has told media in a statement.

The province’s 10-year transportation plan calls for at least two new truck parking facilities in the region.

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