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Bylaws related to idling and reduction signs

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OurCommunity Standards Bylaw prohibits trucks in residential areas from idling for longer than 20 minutes when the truck is stationary or within 150 metres of a residential development.

To help reduce idling, we have developed a sign that can be posted in problem areas. You may download, print, and use this PDF file:

Idle Free Zone Sign

Green plastic idling signs (maximum number of two per customer) are available at no charge and white metal idling signs are available for purchase at:

Traffic Permits Counter
Main Floor Building E, Manchester Centre
2808 Spiller Road SE, Calgary
Fax: 403-268-5850
Open: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Please note: signs must not be installed on City right-of-way.

Request signage

To request more information on idling signage, please call 3-1-1 (from within Calgary) or 403-268-CITY (2489) (from outside Calgary).​