This is astonishing:
South of Fraser Transit Plan
A comprehensive strategy for transit south of the Fraser, costed out, well presented and persuasive.  At first glance, it looks to be the kind of thing that keeps teams of consultants gainfully employed and well funded.
It was written by one Grade 12 student. 

Paul Hillsdon has put together his vision of a South of the Fraser transit vision for 2011. …. He is a Grade 12 student in Surrey and his proposal is far smarter than anything coming out of the Ministry of Transportation or TransLink.
He takes into consideration where growth is expected to occur, and proposes various kinds of public transit that run through these high-growth areas. He proposes a combination of heavy rail, light rail and BRT. All-in-all a very thorough report.
– Andrew Eisenberg, Livable Region Coalition

You can download the 30-meg pdf file here.  And read about it here.


  1. 🙂 Thanks for the kind words Gord. Means a lot! There’s plenty more where this came from by the way.
    It’s great to hear the wonderful reception to the plan, not just from the blogging community at large, but people who understand urban planning. If the City of Surrey planning staff, the LRC, Stephen Rees, and now you support my plan over the official one by TransLink, obviously something is terribly wrong with the system.

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