Electric Bus Petition

This is a joint petition between Ecology Ottawa, Healthy Transportation Coaltion and Electric Vehicle Council of Ottawa

    

 

 

OC Transpo’s bus fleet is responsible for about 45% of the City of Ottawa’s corporate emissions - meaning emissions produced by the corporation of the City of Ottawa. This means about 125,000 tonnes of CO2 are emitted every year, along with other polluting gases.

A simple policy change can reduce this by 95% over 15 years. Electric buses reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality and reduce noise. Light Rail Transit (LRT) will reduce the intensity of transit emissions in Ottawa, but LRT success will lead to overall growth in bus transit in Ottawa as feeder bus routes grow to match the capacity of the LRT. Electric buses are much cheaper to operate, so more transit can be provided for the same operational budget.

We the undersigned, petition Ottawa City Council to:

In the 2019-2022 Term-of-Council Priorities, commit to a planning process to electrify the bus fleet, with a clear commitment to the following targets:

  • Run an electric bus pilot in 2020;
  • Introduce electric buses on regular service by 2021;
  • Purchase only electric buses starting in 2024; and
  • Move to a 100% electric bus fleet by 2035.

Who's signing

Erwin Dreessen
Roman Bina
Margaret Hatton
Rachel Balderson
Alexandra Hopley
Eugene Beuthien
Carolyn McMillan
Dinah Robinson
Angus Argyle
Kenneth McRitchie
Christina Zeigler
Liz Wylie
Clara Ekman
Stephen Andrew Kai Tai Lo
Lauranne Jacob
James Macphee
Kate Mogg
Aaron Thornell
Larry Rochette
Lena Krten
Chloe Rourke
Dana Jorgensen
Megan Bowers
Paul Martin
Gillian Walker
Josh Lalonde
Alex Lomax
Maren Oddie
48 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Erwin Dreessen
    signed 2019-03-16 21:32:27 -0400
  • Roman Bina
    signed 2019-03-16 15:29:56 -0400
  • Margaret Hatton
    signed 2019-03-16 14:09:16 -0400
  • Rachel Balderson
    signed 2019-03-15 13:40:00 -0400
  • Alexandra Hopley
    signed 2019-03-15 10:28:40 -0400
  • Eugene Beuthien
    signed via 2019-03-15 10:21:40 -0400
  • Carolyn McMillan
    signed 2019-03-15 09:41:16 -0400
  • Dinah Robinson
    signed 2019-03-15 08:46:49 -0400
    Dinah Robinson
  • Angus Argyle
    signed 2019-03-15 01:49:03 -0400
  • Kenneth McRitchie
    signed 2019-03-14 23:35:38 -0400
  • Christina Zeigler
    signed 2019-03-14 22:21:58 -0400
    Time to evolve!
  • Liz Wylie
    signed 2019-03-14 20:28:00 -0400
  • Clara Ekman
    signed 2019-03-14 14:46:42 -0400
  • Stephen Andrew Kai Tai Lo
    signed 2019-03-14 14:24:37 -0400
  • Lauranne Jacob
    signed 2019-03-14 13:31:20 -0400
  • James Macphee
    signed 2019-03-14 13:25:19 -0400
    time is short, please implement electric busses as soon as possible!
  • Kate Mogg
    signed 2019-03-14 12:51:57 -0400
  • CoEnergy
    @coenergy_coop tweeted link to this page. 2019-03-14 12:24:24 -0400
  • Aaron Thornell
    signed 2019-03-14 12:20:36 -0400
  • Larry Rochette
    signed 2019-03-14 12:10:18 -0400
  • Lena Krten
    signed 2019-03-14 12:04:39 -0400
  • Chloe Rourke
    signed 2019-03-14 12:03:49 -0400
  • Dana Jorgensen
    signed 2019-03-14 12:03:46 -0400
    Dana Jorgensen
  • Megan Bowers
    signed 2019-03-14 11:57:35 -0400
  • Paul Martin
    signed 2019-03-14 11:52:18 -0400
  • Gillian Walker
    @GillyWalk tweeted link to this page. 2019-03-14 11:49:38 -0400
  • Gillian Walker
    signed 2019-03-14 11:49:20 -0400
    Yes!! Great initiative.
  • Josh Lalonde
    signed 2019-03-14 11:48:33 -0400
  • Alex Lomax
    signed 2019-03-14 11:36:24 -0400
  • Maren Oddie
    signed 2019-03-14 11:22:25 -0400
    Maren Oddie