What is the City of Hamilton doing?
 
The City of Hamilton is committed to becoming a leader in improving air quality and public health. To help achieve this goal the City is developing an anti-idling campaign. The aim of the campaign is to discourage idling in vehicles in order to:
  
  • Improve local air quality and reduce health impacts.


  • Retard climate change.


  • Save money spent on fuel.


  • Reduce vehicle maintenance costs.
The campaign consists of two parts: an internal campaign directed at City-owned fleets and City employees; and an external campaign, directed at the community. Much of the work for the internal campaign has been completed:
 
  • Anti-idling traffic signs have been designed and produced and will be installed at 18 sites on City-owned property.


  • Brochures have been prepared and will be distributed to City employees.


  • Training will be provided to employees who operate City-owned vehicles.
 
City-wide Campaign
 
The City is working with Green Venture and Clean Air Hamilton in launching a broader idling awareness campaign Idling Stinks Hamilton that is directed at the community.
 
The campaign is focused on three pillars:
 
  • Raising awareness of the negative impacts of idling in the general public.


  • Raising awareness and reducing idling behaviour at schools.


  • Working with fleet operators to realize that anti-idling saves money and helps the environment.
 
The goal of the campaign is to make Hamilton a healthier and cleaner place to live, play and grow up. More information on the campaign is available through Green Venture.


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