Everyone needs access to services and amenities, such as schools, health centres and grocery stores. Having services and amenities located nearby encourages residents to walk, cycle, and take public transit instead of driving. Active transportation helps residents get more daily exercise, save money on gas and car maintenance, and reduce their environmental impact. The proximity of residential units to amenities is a measure of how liveable Surrey's neighbourhoods are. The City aims to see an increasing percentage of homes in close proximity to amenities over time.