What is Idle Free Linn?

Idle Free Linn is an initiative led by Linn County Public Health dedicated to reducing vehicle idling in Linn County, Iowa. Idle Free Linn encourages Linn County residents to follow the 10 Second Rule: Turn off your engine if you will be waiting for more than ten seconds.


Idling vehicles emit air pollution, which in turn impacts the health of Linn County residents. Fine particles and air toxics from idling can irritate lungs and may lead to heart problems later on. For more information on the health issues associated with air pollution click here. Additionally, idling is a waste of gas and money. 




Everyone can help to reduce idling in Linn County. Turn off your vehicle when waiting more than 10 seconds. This initiative focuses on four main categories. Click on the links below to learn more.