Nanaimo needs a no-idle bilaw

Nanaimo needs a no-idle bilaw

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July 14, 2022
Signatures: 46Next Goal: 50
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Why this petition matters

Started by Rachel Deines

Did you know that car pollution has been well studied and linked to hundreds of thousands of premature deaths every year, worldwide? 
check out this:

https://theicct.org/new-study-quantifies-the-global-health-impacts-of-vehicle-exhaust/

Not only is idling in a car wasteful of fuel, it is loud in our increasingly dense urban areas, and totally unnecessary in our temperate climate. And vehicle exhaust stinks! We are so car dependent, the last thing we should be doing is running our engines when our cars are PARKED. 
And yet, I see this every single day. 
Outside of businesses, homes, randomly on the street. It’s bizarre. There are no circumstances where idling is actually necessary, and since it is contributing to harm, we need to stop doing it! 
If Nanaimo adopted a no-idling bylaw, like many other communities have, it would allow for enforcement, and just alert people to perhaps rethink their habits. 

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Signatures: 46Next Goal: 50
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