Charge Your Ride!
The City is adding more EV (electric vehicle) charging stations to support electric mobility in our community. With funding support from TAF (The Atmospheric Fund), we are installing eight more charging stations each with two charging plugs at:
- Appleby Ice Centre (2 stations)
- Haber Community Centre/Norton Park
- Mainway Ice Centre
- Mountainside Community Centre
- Nelson Recreation Centre
- Tansley Woods Community Centre (2 stations)
The TAF funding is helping us to expand our existing inventory of 22 publicly available charging stations that are primarily located in the downtown core, many of which were also supported through funding programs, to other areas of the city.
So far in 2022, we have installed three stations located at:
- Central Arena (two stations with one located by an accessible parking stall)
- Elgin Street Promenade (parking lot 1)
Stay tuned for more announcements as we pursue other funding sources.
Connection to climate change and other plans and programs
The transportation sector is the largest single source of emissions in our community.
Electric mobility was identified in the community-based Climate Action Plan approved by City Council in 2020 as a key program area to help meet the target to become a net carbon neutral community by 2050. The City is partnering with BurlingtonGreen to develop an Electric Mobility Strategy as a community road map to support future investments in this area.
The City is also working on an Integrated Mobility Plan with a focus on moving people via sustainable options such as active (walking, cycling, etc.) and public transit.