Letter to Editor – Curtail drive-throughs on heavy smog days

Letter to Editor

UNLESS otherwise noted, these letters are to be considered unedited. The opinions expressed in the letters and comments are those of the writers and not of The London Free Press.


Curtail drive-throughs on heavy smog days.

In light of the known environmental and health impacts of car exhaust, I am writing on behalf of the London West NDP riding association executive council to express support for a moratorium on further drive-through construction and operation within the city of London. The more than 150 in operation is enough.

Given the advances in long-range weather forecasting and air-quality monitoring, we believe drive-through operations at food and coffee establishments should be restricted from operating on smog-advisory days, as well as on the two days preceding a smog advisory alert day predicted to occur with 60 per cent probability.

Finally, clear signage posted at the drive-through establishments should indicate idling is restricted to one minute, citing the appropriate city bylaw and the fine for infractions.

POSTED BY: Peter Ferguson, President London West NDP Riding Association, London
POSTED ON: May 28, 2008

EDITORS NOTE: As published in The London Free Press on May 28, 2008.


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