Vancouver container trucks re-routed off Nanaimo St.
July 27, 2011
VANCOUVER, B.C. -- Port Metro Vancouver has announced a new truck traffic pilot program that will force container trucks onto Major Road Network (MRN) routes, reducing truck traffic in residential areas including Nanaimo St.
VANCOUVER, B.C. — Port Metro Vancouver has announced a new truck traffic pilot program that will force container trucks onto Major Road Network (MRN) routes, reducing truck traffic in residential areas including Nanaimo St.
“The City of Vancouver is committed to addressing the concerns of residents impacted by container truck traffic on Nanaimo Street,” said Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson. “This issue is a priority and by working with the port on mitigation strategies, we will be able to better manage truck traffic on authorized truck routes in a way that balances local community needs with efficient port operations.”
“As an important economic generator for Vancouver and the region, Port Metro Vancouver understands the need to work with communities that may be impacted by port operations,” added Chris Badger, COO, Port Metro Vancouver. “Together with the City, and with the cooperation of the trucking community, we are confident this pilot program will have a positive effect and reduce the impact of container truck operations on residents of Vancouver.”
The 90-day pilot begins Aug. 25, giving the port 30 days to first notify truckers of the change. Container trucks will be directed to use MRN routes, as laid out by Translink.
For instance, trucks travelling via the Knight Street Corridor from Richmond/Delta will have to use the following route to access the McGill/Commissioner Street entrance to the Port: Clark Drive to Hastings Street; Hastings Street to Cassiar Street/Highway 1; Cassiar Street/Highway 1 to Bridgeway Street; Bridgeway Street to McGill Street.
Port and city officials will be monitoring Nanaimo St., to ensure truckers comply. Officials say they’ll continue to monitor the situation and evaluate the effectiveness of the program.
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