Sustainable and integrated transportation
There will be significant pressures on the transportation network in the future.
Peel consists of some of the most diverse and fastest-growing communities in Canada.
Key factors contributing to Peel's diversity and growth include direct access to:
- the 400-series network of highways
- GO and intermodal rail
- public transit services; and
- Pearson International Airport
These factors have helped shape Peel as a destination of choice for business and for the thousands of newcomers every year who choose to make Canada their home. This diversity continues to be a strength for the Region, however, growth does not come without its challenges.
Current travel trends show that Peel is expected to see more than 300,000 new trips during the morning peak by 2041. This will have significant pressures on the transportation network. Gridlock and lost productivity threaten to stall this momentum without ongoing investments in more sustainable and integrated transportation by the provincial and federal governments.Goods Movement
The efficient movement of goods continues to play a significant part in Peel's economic success. An estimated $2 billion worth of goods travels to and from and through Peel every day. The industry is a significant job creator, accounting for 43 per cent of jobs in Peel and contributes billions to the province's and the country's gross domestic product.Vision Zero
The Region Vision Zero Road Safety Strategic Plan aims to have zero fatal and injury collisions for all road users. The key emphasis in the Plan is to improve safety in the following areas:
- Aggressive driving
- Distracted driving
- Impaired driving
- Pedestrians and cyclists
Actions we're taking
To address these pressures, there is a need to adopt a balanced approach that maintains the level of service through shifting travel modes and greater emphasis on sustainable infrastructure investments. The key recommendation of the Long Range Transportation Plan is a 50-per-cent sustainable mode share target, which includes walking, cycling, transit and carpooling.