Funding for Climate Emergency Actions

Pending Council approval, revenue from this program would be used to fund initiatives outlined in the Climate Emergency Action Plan, e.g.:

  • Improving green, low-cost transportation options like walking, cycling, and transit
  • Expanding the electric vehicle charging network
  • Helping buildings switch to renewable energy

Future budget consultations would provide the public an opportunity to inform more detailed spending. The package of items in the list below provides a sense of what could be funded with $60M:

  • Develop 20 km of bus priority projects to improve transit speed and reliability
  • Construct street improvements around two transit stations to facilitate safer, easier, and more pleasant transfers and movement
  • Install 25 new pedestrian signals to provide safer crossing opportunities and encourage walking
  • Infill 100 missing curb ramps to improve accessibility and the walking experience for all
  • Plant over 1,000 street trees in underserved neighbourhoods to provide tree canopy for improved air quality and temperature regulation
  • Construct 4km of green rainwater infrastructure to reduce flooding, clean rainwater, and prevent pollutants from getting into our waterways
  • Install 15 fast charging stations to provide easy public charging opportunities for hybrid and electric vehicles
  • Install 500 Level II charging stations with an emphasis on rental buildings

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