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Improve Goods Movement

Area of Focus: Thriving

Outcome: Reduce congestion on high volume truck routes at peak hours

Measurement:

  1. Average congestion levels
  2. Average travel times in high congestion areas

i) Reduced Average Congestion Levels

Source: Transportation Division, Public Works, Region of Peel

ii) Reduced Average Travel Time in High Congestion Areas

Source: Transportation Division, Public Works, Region of Peel

Importance

While the goods movement industry is vital to Peel’s economy, it is a contributing factor to traffic congestion on the roads, which is a key priority of Peel citizens. With a growing population, the demand on Peel’s road network will continue to rise. For example, the Regional road network is expected to accommodate a population of two million by 2041 and the number of truck trips in Peel is expected to increase from 494,000 currently to approximately 650,000 by 2031.

While the issue of traffic congestion is complex and will not be solved by any one strategy or our organization alone, the Region of Peel is taking proactive and innovative steps this Term of Council to contribute to reducing congestion and travel time on high volume truck routes during peak hours in order to benefit both residents and the goods movement industry.

2016 Progress