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Improve Goods Movement

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

Measurement: Average travel time on high priority goods movement routes

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 concern of Peel citizens. With a growing population, the demand on Peel's road network will continue to rise. Currently, there are 698,000 trips daily in the morning peak period. With an increase in population to 2 million by 2041, the Regional road network is expecting 1,001,000 trips in the morning peak period each day. To manage the increase in trips in a more sustainable way, the Region of Peel is working towards a goal of half of these trips being reduced through sustainable modes by 2041.

While the issue of traffic congestion is complex and will not be solved by any one strategy or by 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.

In 2017, we:

* Analysis demonstrated that the Queen Street corridor (from Airport to Hwy 50) was already operating at peak efficiency.