Many Canadian cities and towns have agreed to be test sites for the "15 Minute City". Are You Ready for 15 Minute Cities? Neither are we! Let's take action NOW. It's time to start the discussion and hold folks accountable so we can end this before it begins.
A 15-minute city is a residential urban concept in which most daily necessities can be accomplished by either walking or cycling from residents' homes, ultimately limiting a resident's travel anywhere outside their assigned sectors. Resistance is steadily mounting in test cities such as Oxford (England), as well as parts of Paris and Barcelona; but not yet in our communities.
While many are claiming the point of these “15-minute Cities” is not to prevent travel outside of the 15-minute zone, when you dig deeper one can easily see there is more to this then we are being told…
From the Oxford city council site as of March 3, 2023:
"The traffic filters are not physical barriers of any kind and will not be physical road closures. They are simply traffic cameras that can read number plates.
If a vehicle passes through the filter at certain times of the day, the camera will read the number plate and (if you do not have an exemption or a residents’ permit) you will receive a fine in the post.
Oxford residents (and residents of some surrounding villages) will be able to apply for a permit to drive through the filters on up to 100 days a year. Residents living in the rest of Oxfordshire will be able to apply for a permit to drive through the filter on up to 25 days a year."
1. Contact your mayor and your city councillor
2. Share this information with family, friends, and neighbours
3. Build community networks to push back at town meetings and to take action against mayors/councillors who are pushing this initiative (PS. Mayors are considered peace officers in the Criminal Code – BILL OF RIGHTS!)
4. Take legal action against councillors and/or mayors who are infringing on your rights
1. Are they aware of the 15 Minute City initiative?
2. Are there any plans for this initiative? If yes, will there be consultation with the public on this initiative?
3. If no plans for consultation with the public, what authority do they have to create policies without public consultation and buy-in?
4. Will there be, or has there already been, a vote with the councillors on this matter?
5. If there are plans for this initiative in Oshawa, what is the current status of the initiative and what's next?
6. Is this initiated, funded, sponsored, etc by a foreign entity?
7. Is there any involvement of the World Economic Forum in developing or implementing the 15-Minute City?
8. Are you aware of the proposed travel restrictions in the city of Oxford?
https://www.c40.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/2270_C40_CBE_MainReport_250719.original.pdf - note the consumption table on page 20