SURREY (NEWS1130) – People living near a busy stretch of road in south Surrey want semi-trucks out of their neighbourhood and they’re protesting today to make their point.
David Deane with the 32nd Avenue Alliance says one of the main problems is diesel fumes. “It’s safety, you can hear them, and it’s the pollution. People who live in some of the places that are extremely close to there, they cannot open their bedroom windows anymore.”
“Diesel particulate, just recently, has been declared a number one carcinogen by the World Health Organization,” adds Deane.
His group is calling on TransLink to get rid of the truck route on 32nd avenue between 152nd and 176th streets. “[When] I first moved out here, 32nd end was like a country road, there was no industrial area out of the east side it was nothing,” recalls Deane. “People have tried to sell and leave but now their houses have lost value, of course.”
That’s where you’ll see him and several others holding signs to get your support. The transit authority is expected to make a decision on this sometime next month.