A motion by Brampton Regional Councillor Gurpreet Singh Dhillon to increase Brampton’s truck parking supply was unanimously passed by City Council his week.
The motion directs Council and city staff to work with private landowners, the peel Goods Movement Task Force, the trucking industry to inform of locations desirable for parking and/or storage of trucks and the approvals required for establishing such facilities.
Further, staff is asked to report back to council on this matter regarding the development of applications for truck parking and storage and the ongoing Municipal Parking Strategy.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the important role the trucking industry plays in serving the day-to-day needs of the residents and businesses of the City of Brampton,” Dhillon’s motion states.
Brampton is home to 24,000 businesses classified as transportation and warehousing, which alone contribute about 11 percent of the city’s GDP.