City of New Westminster presents recommended truck route network to TransLink Board
New Westminster, BC – Earlier today, the City of New Westminster presented a submission on recommended changes to the City’s truck route network to TransLink’s Board of Directors. The City’s intent is to bring the truck route network into alignment with its Official Community Plan and support New Westminster’s role as a Regional City Centre in the Regional Growth Strategy.
The presentation to TransLink follows resident and stakeholder consultation on truck route designations in February to gather feedback from the community. The recommended changes are designed to establish a balance between community livability, local business needs and the City’s role in regional goods movement. The recommended changes will have minimal impact on local businesses, as trucks delivering to, or picking up from, local residences and businesses will still be permitted to travel using the closest and most direct street route within the City.
“The increase of traffic on our road network, especially heavy truck traffic, is of great concern to Council and is unacceptable to our community,” said Councillor Jaimie McEvoy, co-chair of the City’s Master Transportation Plan committee. “These recommended changes are designed to reduce community impacts while providing appropriate alternatives for regional goods movement through New Westminster.”
The City’s submission is currently under review by TransLink staff, who will be preparing a report for consideration at TransLink’s July board meeting.
For more information on the recommended changes to the truck route network, and to access the City’s submission to TransLink, named ‘Updating New Westminster’s Truck Route Network: Balancing Community Livability and the Economy’ , click here.