The City of Ottawa is reviewing its Idling Control By-law to improve our air quality and limit greenhouse gas emissions. Ecology Ottawa has analyzed the bylaw and proposed a series of recommendations for amendments to the bylaw. Please consider incorporating these recommendations into your feedback in the City’s survey. Fill out the survey at the link below.

Recommendations include:

  • reduce permissible idling time to 1 min
  • review exemptions to the bylaw
  • prohibit idling outright in school areas
  • direct enforcement revenues to initiatives that promote sustainable transportation
  • improve signage and other educational efforts