Hamilton Truck Route Master Plan Review

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The Hamilton Truck Route Master Plan (TRMP) is a comprehensive review and update of the 2010 TRMP and current truck route network. The Study will recognize and minimize the impact of truck traffic over the interests of the greater community while supporting Hamilton’s economic prosperity through developing an efficient and reliable network for goods movement. The Study will develop, evaluate and recommend alternative truck route networks, as well as supporting policies and tools that the City can consider to mitigate current challenges and help manage potential challenges in the future.

Project Background

The City of Hamilton is recognized as a

The Hamilton Truck Route Master Plan (TRMP) is a comprehensive review and update of the 2010 TRMP and current truck route network. The Study will recognize and minimize the impact of truck traffic over the interests of the greater community while supporting Hamilton’s economic prosperity through developing an efficient and reliable network for goods movement. The Study will develop, evaluate and recommend alternative truck route networks, as well as supporting policies and tools that the City can consider to mitigate current challenges and help manage potential challenges in the future.

Project Background

The City of Hamilton is recognized as a goods movement gateway between Southern Ontario and international markets as a result of the goods movement corridors (rail lines, highways) and intermodal freight facilities (airport, port, rail yards) that exist in Hamilton. Trucks also support the quality of life for residents and the economic vitality of local businesses by transporting goods - such as consumer items, industry components and products, construction equipment and materials - to, from and within Hamilton. Trucks also remove waste products and support services that enhance neighbourhood livability. However, because of their increased size and weight and potential safety and environmental impacts, the movement of trucks needs special consideration. A truck route network is one tool to help manage the movement of trucks in Hamilton.

The most recent review of the truck route network was completed as part of the Truck Route Master Plan, which was approved by City Council in 2010. Issues with the 2010 truck route network, and new policy influences have emerged, that are leading to challenges with the truck route network, including:

  • The environment and Hamilton’s climate emergency declaration
  • Public health, social equity, and roadway safety (Vision Zero)
  • Network connectivity and area-specific issues
  • Growth in new employment areas (e.g. Airport Employment Growth District, Red Hill Business Park) and encroachment on rural area
  • Emerging truck technologies and policies.

The current Truck Route Master Plan review and refinement will be based on alignment with:

  • The City’s strategic plan vision, objectives and desired outcomes
  • Health and well-being of the community
  • Feedback, needs and lived experiences of stakeholders and the public
  • Emerging technologies and goods movement policies
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Map your Comments

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 Full Time Truck Route

 Part Time Truck Route

 Business Improvement Areas

 Industrial/Business Parks

 Child Care Services

 Long Term Care Facilities

 Residential Care Facilities


The City of Hamilton wants you to provide location-specific comments. Your comments will help us identify the issues, challenges and opportunities with the existing truck route network.

Tell us what you think of the truck route network

  • What parts work well?
  • What parts could be improved?
  • Which are your main concerns regarding trucks (ie. speed, size, emissions, vibration, etc.)

Please submit one comment for each location. You can submit multiple comments.

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