Anti Idling By Law

Objective A5: Implement and Educate Residents on the City of Windsor’s Anti-Idling By-Law

The following actions are needed to complete this objective:

  • Develop and implement a city-wide Idling Awareness Campaign to educate residents and businesses on the economic and environmental impacts of idling vehicles.
  • Work with school boards and individual schools to educate students, staff and parents about the effects of idling at schools.
  • Develop and implement a targeted enforcement plan at idling hot spots.

These indicators show the progress the City is making to achieve this objective:

  • Idling Awareness Campaign

Anti-Idling Resources

Did you know that if every driver in Windsor avoided idling for three minutes a day, there would be a reduction of 13,000 tonnes of CO2? For every litre of gasoline burned, 2.3 kg of CO2 is emitted (or 2.7 kg for diesel). To capture that amount of carbon, we would need to plant 336,910 trees or a forest 20 times the size of the Ojibway Nature Complex. View informative poster on anti-idling.

Anti-Idling By-Law #233-2001 to Prohibit Excessive Idling of Vehicles and Boats (see By-laws Online) was passed on June 18, 2001 and amended on February 6, 2017 (By-law 19-2017). According to this by-law, any person who causes or permits a vehicle or boat to idle more than three continuous minutes is guilty of an offence.

For more information on environmental initiatives:

Phone: For general information, call 311. For detailed inquiries, call 519-255-6100 ext. 6127.