Nelson may ban idling

Nelson city council is examining an idle-free policy for its corporate vehicles, as the city looks for ways to cut its greenhouse gas emissions.

Nelson city council is examining an idle-free policy for its corporate vehicles, as the city looks for ways to cut its greenhouse gas emissions.

Corporate climate action coordinator Fiona Galbraith says the policy would “set the example” for the rest of the community, and could be widened to include the rest of the city at some point in the future.

If adopted, the policy would limit the time a vehicle can idle, with exemptions for emergency vehicles, vehicles powering emergency lighting and to de-fog windows.