Idling Reduction

As we put a plan in action for Regina to become a renewable, net-zero city by 2050, reducing harmful greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is crucial to slowing the effects of climate change.

Preliminary local emissions data* indicates that 24 per cent of energy-related GHG emissions in Regina stems from transportation. The exhaust from light-duty vehicles, which include cars, vans, and smaller trucks is responsible for almost half of that total.

Each litre of gasoline used produces about 2.3 kg of CO2 that is emitted into the environment. These emissions, like all GHG emissions, stay in the atmosphere and continue to accumulate.

If every Regina driver could reduce their vehicle idling by one minute per day, it could potentially reduce local GHG emissions by 6,000 tonnes per year. This is the equivalent of removing about 1,500 cars from the road.

The City is exploring options to reduce vehicle idling in Regina, including a potential community-wide program. We want to hear whether you support such a program and what other initiatives might be effective in decreasing local emissions.

*Sustainability Solutions Group, 2021

As we put a plan in action for Regina to become a renewable, net-zero city by 2050, reducing harmful greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is crucial to slowing the effects of climate change.

Preliminary local emissions data* indicates that 24 per cent of energy-related GHG emissions in Regina stems from transportation. The exhaust from light-duty vehicles, which include cars, vans, and smaller trucks is responsible for almost half of that total.

Each litre of gasoline used produces about 2.3 kg of CO2 that is emitted into the environment. These emissions, like all GHG emissions, stay in the atmosphere and continue to accumulate.

If every Regina driver could reduce their vehicle idling by one minute per day, it could potentially reduce local GHG emissions by 6,000 tonnes per year. This is the equivalent of removing about 1,500 cars from the road.

The City is exploring options to reduce vehicle idling in Regina, including a potential community-wide program. We want to hear whether you support such a program and what other initiatives might be effective in decreasing local emissions.

*Sustainability Solutions Group, 2021

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    We want to hear how supportive you are of changes to your vehicle idling habits that could reduce our local carbon footprint.

    Share your thoughts on reducing idle emissions before August 31.

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