City of Kamloops adopts Electric Vehicle and Electric Bike Strategy

Earlier this year the City of Kamloops in British Columbia launched an online survey to get input from local residents to help build their roadmap to transition to electric-powered transportation.

The survey, along with other public engagement activities and research revealed residents of Kamloops were fully supportive of the strategy. Particular items that resonated with the public included expanding EV charging access at home and the workplace, as well as in public spaces. Residents were also interested in accelerating the build-out of cycling infrastructure.

Known as the Electric Vehicle (EV) and Electric Bike (E-Bike) Strategy, Kamloops City Council hoped to have it adopted by March 30.

After some delays, council finally authorized the adoption of the strategy at a meeting on August 25, according to a City of Kamloops press release published Thursday.

As more residents and organizations make the shift to low-carbon and active transportation, our community greenhouse gas emissions will decrease,” said Glen Cheetham, the City’s Sustainability Services Supervisor. “Taking action to reduce transportation emissions is a key priority as they represent 66% of our community’s total emissions.

Though its not all good news, as council only approved action items from the strategy that had no cost associated to them. For the others, they “will be revisited as funding becomes available.”

You can read more about the strategy here.


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