The City of Toronto is moving to cut the ‘idling limit’ for vehicles from 3 minutes down to 1 minute.
The justification for the new limit is, as usual, ecotarded micro-management of ordinary lives:
“”While we’re trying to shift people out of cars, into bikes and other forms of more active transportation, the one thing that should be easy to do is not use our cars when we don’t need to,” said Dr. David McKeown, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health.”
McKeown might have forgotten that Toronto is in Canada, where bicycles aren’t a realistic transportation option for 4-6 months each year, where it gets darned cold in the winter and uncomfortably hot in the summer. Suck it up Toronto, your rulers want you back in the stone age, and fast.
Remember that as Toronto makes life even more unpleasant for its citizens, it is merrily spewing thousands of tons of ‘carbon pollution’ to haul its garbage away.
Meanwhile, as city councillors ponder the newest feel-good triviality, real citizens are being slaughtered on the city’s streets, tax rates are soaring and city businesses drown in red tape and tax. Dystopia, Toronto is thy name.
For Canadians fortunate enough to live outside Toronto, the idling bylaw is one more good reason not to visit the city. If you need other reasons, the bed-bug plague or the 5c tax on shopping bags might be good reasons to take your shopping or tourist dollars elsewhere.
For Americans considering a visit to the toxic town, you’re simply not welcome.