Invermere plans to become an idling-free zone
The District of Invermere is planning on following Revelstoke’s footsteps by becoming an idling-free zone.
Council Nov. 27 unanimously approved a motion to support a district application for a Union of British Columbia Municipalities’ Community Health Promotion Fund grant to establish an anti-idling project, as well as a walking school bus program.
“The goal of the recommendation is to improve community health by promoting Invermere as a walking community, while at the same time attempting to remove vehicles from district roads to decrease congestion and the emission of greenhouse gases (GHG),” reported chief administrative officer Chris Prosser.
Two key objectives are outlined in the proposal, including increasing the number of students walking to school and reducing the number of students being driven to school and cutting down of idling time for vehicles at schools in 2008.
The City of Revelstoke established an anti-idling policy earlier this year and intends to enshrine it as a bylaw in 2008.
Times Review Staff