SFU and City of Surrey Transportation Talks Program

This course is a comprehensive introduction to transportation in the Lower Mainland with a particular focus on Surrey. You will learn about the transportation system from senior City staff and staff from other agencies, and improve the City of Surrey with class projects designed to identify local problems, and develop local solutions.

We offer this unique course in partnership with the City of Surrey Engineering Department. It gives citizens, professionals and other stakeholders an opportunity to learn more about transportation.

You willl hear and discuss transportation issues with senior staff from TransLink, Metro Vancouver, the City of Surrey, SFU, and others.

This program is co-sponsored by the City of Surrey.


Schedule Eight Tuesdays
September 8–November 3, 2015
6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
One Saturday bus tour on October 3, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Venue Meeting Room 2E 20.08 Community Room B, Surrey City Hall, 13450 104 Ave, Surrey, B.C.
Fee Surrey residents pay $20 (including GST), plus a $100 cheque deposit (payable to the City of Surrey). The cheque will be returned if you attend seven of the nine classes.

Non-Surrey residents pay $105 (including GST), plus a $100 cheque deposit (payable to the City of Surrey). The cheque will be returned if you attend seven of the nine classes.

What will you learn?

By the end of this course, you will be able to do the following:

  • Describe how transportation is funded regionally and locally
  • Understand who is responsible for different types of transportation
  • Identify ways to plan new transportation systems and networks
  • Describe how Surrey operates and manages roads
  • Explain the relationship between transportation and land use in a growing city like Surrey
  • Analyze issues related to regional transportation planning
  • Discuss the outcomes of planning decisions
  • Show practical examples of constraints, tradeoffs, challenges, and the lessons you have learned

A detailed course outline is available on City of Surrey's website. Please direct questions about course content to or 604-591-4853.

How will you learn?

  • Lectures
  • Case studies
  • Small group discussions
  • Field trips

Who should take this course?

  • Surrey residents and other stakeholders who want to learn more about transportation issues in their communities
  • Elected officials
  • Transportation professionals
  • Staff of non-profit organizations
  • Planners, architects and landscape architects
  • Engineers, developers, builders and real-estate professionals
  • Environmental professionals
  • Local, provincial and federal government administrators and project managers
  • Lawyers, financiers and community advocates

Textbooks and learning materials

We will provide custom course materials.

Professional development credits

AIBC CES participants, PIBC members and BCSLA members may self-report for continuing education learning unit consideration.

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