ABOUT THE PROJECT
Goods movement is important to the economic vitality of our community. Within the Calgary region up to 134,000 jobs are supported by the goods movement industry. This includes jobs in warehousing, logistics, wholesale trade and transportation.
We are connected to local, national and international markets in several ways. Major railways, interprovincial and international highways and a large international airport all help products travel to businesses in Calgary and all over the world.
The Goods Movement Strategy will help us support the goods movement industry, Calgary’s economy and our communities into the future. The strategy will result in a list of actions and transportation infrastructure investments that consider the social and economic impacts on our communities. These will help support the economic development and quality of life in Calgary over the next 30 years.
Through engagement we gathered feedback from residents in five categories related to goods movement in Calgary:
- delivery vehicle parking
- truck routes
- travelling to industrial areas
- emerging technologies
We were looking for feedback on when and how people would like to receive the goods they purchase online. We also wanted to know how we can more efficiently move truck traffic around Calgary, how employees travel to and from industrial areas in Calgary and what Calgarians know about emerging technology changes related to goods movement.
Public input will be reviewed along with best practices and common solutions from other cities. Administration will prepare a draft Goods Movement Strategy in Spring/Summer 2018 which will be presented to Council for approval in Fall 2018.