November 9, 2015 8:09 am
Updated: November 9, 2015 8:10 am

Breakfast Buzz: Would an idle free bylaw work in Saskatoon?

The Saskatoon Environmental Society is recommending to the city that Saskatoon adopt an idle free bylaw. Do you think this would work in the Bridge City?

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SASKATOON – On Monday, the Saskatchewan Environmental Society will be presenting recommendations to a city committee on how to curb greenhouse gas emissions in Saskatoon. One of the proposals: an idle free bylaw.

Essentially, motorists would face a fine for letting their vehicle run while not in use for more than three minutes during spring, summer and fall.

The argument is that letting your vehicle idle for more than a couple minutes wastes fuel, and produces unnecessary emissions. Idle free bylaws have been adopted in other municipalities in Canada, such as Edmonton and Vancouver, however this would be a first in Saskatchewan.

What do you think, would an idle free bylaw work in Saskatoon?

Be sure to comment with your thoughts and watch Global Saskatoon Morning News at 7:55 a.m. CT to see if we pull up your comment.


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