City of Hamilton Proposes Alternatives for Truck Route Master Plan Review

The City of Hamilton has proposed five alternative truck route master plan designs for consideration by industry stakeholders and the public, as city staff begin preparations to present their final proposal for approval by council in late March.

A copy of the city’s presentation of the alternative draft networks can be found here: Truck Advisory Group Meeting_public

The new draft alternatives include proposals to limit downtown access to larger trucks by the number of axles, and a “ring road” concept providing greater autonomy for local delivery drivers throughout the network.

The original draft proposal presented to City Council, is also included as a potential alternative for further consideration. The Hamilton City Council declined to endorse this original proposal in November 2021.

The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA), which has been involved with this process for the last few years, noted that the original proposal would lead to a significant increase in travel time and cost for fleets, amongst other concerns highlighted in its delegation.

City officials have stressed that the alternative networks presented are for discussion only and are subject to change based on feedback received from stakeholders and the city’s truck route sub-committee later this month.

Members with questions or who would like to submit feedback can send their comments to lak.shoan@ontruck.org.

Feedback can also be sent directly to the City of Hamilton to by no later than March 11 to transportation@hamilton.ca.

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