The most obvious of all the issues on King Edward Avenue has been the volume and size of trucks. While the avenue is a residential street, it continues to be the main truck route between Ottawa and Gatineau carrying 2,500-3,000 trucks per day.
Safety, noise, and pollution have been the main areas of concern affecting the community. In three of four cases, trucks have been involved in fatal accidents. At least one incident included an elderly man who was crushed to death. Large trucks make loud noise. Large trucks are also responsible for high levels of particulate matter in the air on the avenue.
- Interim Options for Removing Trucks from Downtown Policy Paper, May 2012
- 2007 Interprovincial Roadside Truck Survey - Summary Results, February 2011
- Total trucks on King Edward versus Canada's biggest border crossings
- Interprovincial Bridge Study, 2007-2013
- Removing the Truck Route, Transportation Master Plan (excerpt)
- Removing the Truck Route, Ottawa Official Plan (Section 2.3.1, Policy 47)
- Motion Supporting Trucks on King Edward, City of Gatineau, January 2009
- Urban Truck Route Map, City of Ottawa, January 2008
- Mayor's Task Force on Transportation Report, 2007
- Traffic Analysis, King Edward Avenue Renewal, 2001
- Night-Time Truck Ban Proposal, 1998-2001
- OMB Ruling, 1999 - Full Version
- OMB Ruling, 1999 - Short Version