“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 authorised truck routes in a way that balances local community needs with efficient port operations.”
The 90-day pilot program will begin on August 25, 2011 following a 30-day notification period for container truck companies and drivers. Port Metro Vancouver will direct container trucks travelling via the Knight Street Corridor from Richmond/Delta to use a specified MRN route to access the McGill/Commissioner Street entrance to the port.
During the 90-day pilot period, Nanaimo Street will be monitored jointly by the city and the port authority. The city will carry out truck counts in mid-September to monitor the effectiveness of the trial programme and both the city and Port Metro Vancouver will continue to meet regularly and evaluate the change.