Will present and discuss municipal levers and opportunities for supporting the transition to lower emission vehicles at the corporate as well as community level.
Low Emission Transportation Workshop
Wednesday November 21st
10 am till 3 pm
Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre
1126 Finch Avenue West (just west of Dufferin) in Toronto.
This workshop will bring together municipal, NGO and academic partners to share efforts to advance low emission transportation strategies. An initial focus will be placed on the Greater Golden Horseshoe/Southern Ontario to explore regional approach opportunities but the workshop will also explore municipal fleet and employee low emission vehicle strategies, and economic development and equity considerations.
10:00 am Introduction and Workshop Goals
10:15 Daniel Hoornweg, University of Ontario Institute of Technology: Improved Transportation in the Toronto Region
10:45 Aaron Hoskin, NRCan (tbc) and Steve McCauley, Pollution Probe: Low Emission Transportation Opportunities
11:15 Partners in Project Green: Municipal Levers for Advancing LEV Transportation Opportunities
11:45 Tyler Seed, Ontario Power Generation (OPG), OPG EV Strategy
1:00 Ian Neville, City of Vancouver and Brendan McEwen, McEwen Climate & Energy: BC Municipal EV Strategy Case Studies
1:30 Gabriella Kalapos, Clean Air Partnership: Municipal Fleet Business Case Development Approach
1:40 Small Group Discussions (see below for questions)
2:25 Report back from small groups
2:45 Wrap Up and Next Steps
Small Group Discussion Questions
- Can you share what types of low emission transportation initiatives are taking place at your municipality? (including transit, active transportation, fleet conversion, and/or supporting electrification of personal vehicles, employee policies, etc..)
- What policy levers do you think are available to municipalities to accelerate EV adoption of personal vehicles? Or What question do you have about some of the municipal levers that were highlighted during the presentations? (e.g. planning tools, investment in charging infrastructure, etc.). If there are additional ideas for what policy levers should be made available to municipalities please share that as well.
- What supports do municipalities need in order to be able to act on possible policy levers?
- What economic development or equity considerations should be taken into account when implementing policies related to low emission vehicles?