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

Brian Muir
Meredith Rodger
Joan Line
Hilary Belleville
David Biggs
Steve Dulmage
Molly Ensom
Gerry Holt
Rachel Smith-Young
Janet Morris
jo saunders
Pat Balcom
Alexander Hill
Kate Smith
Gilles Mongeau
Jane Keeler
Jamie Goodfellow
Lucie Tsai
Leslie Creelman
Alexandria Hodgson
Philippe Belisle
Margaret Cain
Janet Darlington
Matthew Ladd
Coralie Sheehan
France Girard
Caroline da Silva
Seungyeon Hong
Martin Thornell
Earl Heneke
730 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Brian Muir
    signed 2019-07-14 20:04:47 -0400
    Brian Muir
  • Meredith Rodger
    signed 2019-07-13 13:27:19 -0400
  • Joan Line
    signed 2019-07-13 12:40:12 -0400
  • Hilary Belleville
    signed 2019-07-11 08:16:47 -0400
  • David Biggs
    signed 2019-07-10 17:27:59 -0400
  • Steve Dulmage
    signed 2019-07-09 11:28:22 -0400
  • Molly Ensom
    signed 2019-07-08 11:27:50 -0400
  • Gerry Holt
    signed 2019-07-06 17:57:45 -0400
    Gerry Holt
  • Rachel Smith-Young
    signed 2019-07-06 15:35:24 -0400
  • Janet Morris
    signed 2019-07-05 11:46:05 -0400
  • jo saunders
    signed 2019-07-04 18:18:20 -0400
    the only way to go
  • Pat Balcom
    signed 2019-07-04 16:15:18 -0400
    If certain bus routes were divided into two (or more) routes, it would be possible to use more electric buses. For example, 61 and 62 could be broken up: St. Laurent – Hurdman and Hurdman – Kanata, This would also be true of the 7 and 10. The main idea is to get people to and from downtown.
  • Alexander Hill
    signed 2019-07-04 15:54:11 -0400
  • Kate Smith
    signed 2019-07-04 13:02:15 -0400
    If our planet is uninhabitable nothing else matters. It is the City’s duty to protect our environment for future generations.
  • Gilles Mongeau
    signed 2019-07-04 11:17:10 -0400
  • Jane Keeler
    signed 2019-07-04 11:16:13 -0400
  • Jamie Goodfellow
    signed 2019-07-03 22:19:16 -0400
  • Lucie Tsai
    signed 2019-07-03 11:29:08 -0400
  • Leslie Creelman
    signed 2019-07-03 10:18:51 -0400
  • Alexandria Hodgson
    signed 2019-07-03 09:16:18 -0400
  • Philippe Belisle
    signed 2019-07-03 09:01:25 -0400
  • Margaret Cain
    signed 2019-07-03 06:23:07 -0400
    As the capital of our nation, Ottawa must demonstrate timely climate action leadership.
  • Janet Darlington
    signed 2019-07-02 22:36:47 -0400
  • Matthew Ladd
    signed 2019-07-02 18:43:39 -0400
  • Coralie Sheehan
    signed 2019-07-02 17:29:09 -0400
  • France Girard
    signed 2019-07-02 16:30:31 -0400
  • Caroline da Silva
    signed 2019-07-02 14:17:13 -0400
  • Seungyeon Hong
    signed 2019-07-02 13:39:02 -0400
  • Martin Thornell
    signed 2019-07-02 11:07:23 -0400
    Martin Thornell
  • Earl Heneke
    signed 2019-07-02 10:11:38 -0400