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The Edmonton Goods Movement Strategy was presented to City Council’s Transportation Committee meeting on June 18, 2014 along with the Goods Movement Policy.

Edmonton Goods Movement Strategy

Goods Movement Policy

The Policy was adopted by City Council on June 25, 2014. The purpose of the policy is to guide transportation, funding and land use decisions to enhance the efficiency and safety of goods movement in the City of Edmonton within a regional context.

About the Strategy

The Way We Move, Edmonton’s Transportation Master Plan, identifies the City’s commitment to support safe, efficient and effective goods movement in order to support economic development and the competitiveness of businesses within the Capital Region. The transportation of commodities throughout the city is largely carried out by trucks and is critical for an efficient and productive economy.

The Edmonton Goods Movement Strategy is intended to guide transportation, funding and land use decisions to enhance the efficiency and safety of goods movement in the City of Edmonton within a regional context. The strategy supports the City of Edmonton’s Corporate Outcomes, aids in achieving corporate strategic targets and is one piece in the implementation of The Way We Move.

The strategy identifies new ideas to improve goods movement and builds
 on the strengths of our existing initiatives and transportation network. The strategy also updates what we know about
 goods movement in Edmonton in light of the many transportation infrastructure changes and growth that have taken place over the years.

The last complete review of trucks and dangerous goods routes was carried out in 1996 and produced the 1997 City-Wide Truck Route Study. Another study in 2001 reviewed goods movement in the city and the region.

Strategy Development and Consultation

Project Lifecycle Strategy

During the development of the strategy, the City aimed to gather the perspectives and experiences from a broad range of stakeholders on how to best improve goods movement in Edmonton. A variety of methods were used to gather input including scoping interviews, the 2012 Edmonton Roadside Truck Survey, truck ride-alongs, and consultation workshops. The consultation workshops were held with stakeholders from industry, the public and municipalities.

The development of the strategy considered and weighed:

  • Input from a broad range of people with different backgrounds and perspectives
  • The City’s overall policy direction through The Way We Move and other strategic documents
  • Technical feasibility

Workshop consultation meetings included:

April 10 Industry Consultation Workshop

May 2 Community Consultation Workshop

June 10 Industry and Community Consultation Workshop

For More Information

Urban Transportation

6th Floor, Edmonton Tower
10111 - 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
T5J 0J4

Telephone 311
Email 311@edmonton.ca

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