The City of Surrey’s floral-themed food street design will debut along Highway 99 in February 2019. Each of the 16 trail sections will have four roadways, and features produce sourced from the City of Surrey’s extensive produce garden. Surrey citizens can look forward to seasonally inspired food stops along this trail featuring high-quality, locally sourced foods.
The multi-year smart-growth vision concept is supported by Sustainable Surrey, a partnership between Surrey Regional District and the City of Surrey, which will provide support in design, funding, and implementation of the Fraser Valley Walking and Cycling Trail Master Plan.
Empowering a place to breathe
“This is a journey of smart growth for our future generations of Surrey residents,” said Executive Mayor Linda Hepner, “It will not only give Surreyites access to a larger network of sidewalks and trails, but also serve as an enduring catalyst for a more walkable, sustainable, and sustainable city.”
Also known as the Heritage Trail, Surrey’s most well-known street will begin from:
• The City’s new Brookside Horticultural Conservatory
• The Trailhead of the new William Ritchie Recreation Centre
• The Quadrant of the Armadillo Building, formerly occupied by the Surrey Centre for the Performing Arts
• The Surrey Armadillo Studio
• John’s Flowers
• Southam House
• Tulipus Gallery
• The Hallmark Gallery
• River Valley Open Space
• Surrey City Hall
• Westminster City Hall
• Surrey Regional Museum
• Thompson Park
• Old Riverside Park
• Cape Whalley Island, 120 kilometres upstream
• Howe Sound Park
• South Fraser Performing Arts Centre
• Railway Harbour Heritage Park
The Heritage Trail will be a new economic opportunity for all participants, from visitors to industry and businesses.
Big economic initiatives, big benefits
“Smarter Growth” is a vision statement developed to catalyze investments in local infrastructure and make Surrey more efficient. Green-print initiatives support Smart Growth through sustainable development that minimizes environmental impacts through reduced use of land and building materials, improved energy efficiency and sustainable water management. These objectives will be measured through “full life cycle” metrics, a ratio of total life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions compared to development value. Surrey’s National Green and Greenest City City branding is partnered with these smart growth objectives, and encourages greater sustainability throughout the city.
Smarter Growth meets the need to expand demand for the City’s natural resources, as according to the B.C. Green Energy Statistics the City of Surrey presently has 800 MW of wind energy potential, which is enough to supply 80 per cent of its power needs. Additional pathways to generate more local sustainable energy will offer much-needed economic opportunity and help to meet increasing demand.
“This will allow us to further support job creation and promote economic growth for Surrey,” Hepner said. “A visitor to the Heritage Trail in Surrey can expect to see a variety of activities, from travelling on the trail to enjoy food and refreshments along the way, to shopping at local businesses along the way. Along with Surrey’s Craft Beer Trail, all of these initiatives are part of our dynamic local economic landscape that is in part funded by the provincial government through our Smart Growth Initiative.”
For more information on Surrey’s strategy for Smart Growth and Smarter Growth initiatives, including the Heritage Trail, click here.