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.


YOUR INPUT

Through engagement we gathered feedback from residents in five categories related to goods movement in Calgary:

  • shopping
  • 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.

The feedback forms are now closed. To see the questions that were asked you can click on each tab below.

Shopping

Shopping for the things that we need for our daily lives impacts the amount and type of goods that are brought into Calgary every day. Our groceries, clothing, electronics, household appliances and vehicles are transported to Calgary by train, plane or truck.

As online shopping has grown in popularity, more of the things that we buy are delivered to our doors or community mailboxes. This has created new challenges for the goods movement industry. Some of the challenges created by this change in shopping habits includes more trucks on the road, more deliveries in residential areas and a lack of secure places to store packages if no one is available to accept the delivery.


Rank in order of preference by clicking and dragging options from the left box to the right box. Arrange from top (most preferred) to bottom (least preferred). You can re-arrange your preferences once they are in the box on the right by clicking and dragging the choice you would like to move.

    1. Direct to my door by van/truck
    2. Direct to my door by drone
    3. I will pick it up at a Canada Post community mailbox
    4. I will pick it up at a community mailbox (couriers other than Canada Post)
    5. I will pick it up at a designated community pick-up location
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    Rank in order of preference by clicking and dragging options from the left box to the right box. Arrange from top (most preferred) to bottom (least preferred). You can re-arrange your preferences once they are in the box on the right by clicking and dragging the choice you would like to move.

      1. Daytime (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
      2. Early evening (5:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
      3. Overnight (8:00 p.m. - 5:00 a.m.)
      4. Early morning (5:00 - 8:00 a.m.)

      Rank in order of preference by clicking and dragging options from the left box to the right box. Arrange from top (most preferred) to bottom (least preferred). You can re-arrange your preferences once they are in the box on the right by clicking and dragging the choice you would like to move.

        1. Daytime (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
        2. Early evening (5:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
        3. Overnight (8:00 p.m. - 5:00 a.m.)
        4. Early morning (5:00 - 8:00 a.m.)

        The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.

        Delivery Vehicle Parking

        When deliveries are made to businesses it can be challenging for delivery drivers to find appropriate parking. Drivers typically park in on-street loading zones, loading docks or back alleys to make deliveries.


        When deliveries are made to stores, offices, restaurants or condominiums, what type of loading spaces would you like delivery vehicles to have access to?

        Check all that apply.

        In some cases, there are no loading spaces or docks available and delivery drivers must park in an on-street parking stall to make a delivery.

        When delivery drivers need to use an on-street parking space, that is not a loading zone, what restrictions would you support restrictions like these?

        Check all that apply.

        The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.

        Truck Routes

        As part of the Goods Movement Strategy we are reviewing infrastructure improvements that could help improve the flow of goods through Calgary. Through our research, and with input from representatives in the goods movement industry, we have identified some infrastructure improvements that could help trucks move more efficiently through our city.

        Below are some of the solutions that we have identified. We would like to know what improvements you support. If you are unfamiliar with where truck routes are located in Calgary, please see our truck route map before answering the questions below.

        To help improve the flow of goods through Calgary, which of the following would you support? (check all that apply)

        Road closures impact all road users. When planning road closures for road work, The City has the ability to completely or partially close the stretch of road under construction.

        A complete road closure means that a road is closed to all users for a set period of time. A complete road closure allows the work to be done quickly. Users are detoured around the construction zone, using nearby roads, so that people still have access to area businesses and homes.

        A partial road closure means that a section of the road is blocked off, but users still have access to a portion of the road during construction. Construction on a road with a partial road closure typically takes longer. Detours are setup on one side of the road, allowing people to drive on the section of road that is not under construction.

        Would you rather have a complete road closure or a partial road closure for road work on a truck route?

        Choose one.

        The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.

        Travelling to Industrial Areas

        It is important for us to understand how people travel to and from Calgary’s industrial areas, especially those who work there. This will help us identify how The City can help people get to work more easily in these areas.

        If you work in an industrial park inside Calgary, how do you currently get to work?

        Please select the type of transportation that you use for the majority of your trip.

        If you work in an industrial park inside Calgary, how would you like to get to work?

        Please select the type of transportation that you would like to use for the majority of your trip.

        The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.

        Emerging Technologies

        The goods movement industry is looking for new ways to deliver goods to their destinations more quickly and efficiently. Technological advancements have made it possible that we could see deliveries being made by electric or automated trucks, or drones in the future.

        It is also possible that we may see trucks platooning on our highways one day. Platooning is when a number of trucks are grouped so that they can be driven closely together to increase road capacity, using a combination of drivers and technology.

        What emerging technologies related to goods movement are you currently aware of?
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        Anything else?


        The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.


        NEXT STEPS

        Public input will be reviewed along with best practices and common solutions from other cities. A What We Heard Report will be shared here summarizing public input. Administration will prepare a draft Goods Movement Strategy in Spring/Summer 2018 which will be presented to Council for approval in Fall 2018.