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Personal Vehicles Versus Public Transit & The Environmental Case for Public Transit

Personal Vehicles Versus Public Transit At What Cost? Car drivers are only paying the direct costs of operating their vehicles, but we’re all paying the rest of the price: congestion, pollution, and road maintenance.  One busload of passengers is responsible for 40 fewer vehicles on the road during rush hours, saves 70,000 litres of fuel, […]

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Summary of Jarrett Walker’s book “Human Transit: How Clearer Thinking About Public Transit Can Enrich Our Communities and Our Lives”

The following is a great summary from the Manitoba Eco-Network of the key points of Jarret Walker’s book “Human Transit: How Clearer Thinking About Public Transit Can Enrich Our Communities and Our Lives” Source website material can be found here. I have written further articles on many of these topics which can all be found at […]

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What is Bus stop balancing and how it can help Guelph buses move faster

This is a continuation of my articles on Transit: Part 1: A guide to a frequent, affordable, and accessible transit system in Guelph Part 2: Essential Elements of Good Transit Part 3: Coverage vs Frequency: What is it and how can we make it work in Guelph Information reposted from TransitCenter http://transitcenter.org/2017/10/30/bus-stop-balancing/ Read more about the Basics: The […]

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Overview of the upcoming Guelph Transit Service Review

Guelph Transit provides transportation services to an average of seven million boardings annually. This service was chosen to undergo a business service review in late 2017, however, due to a delay with another review, the start of the Transit review was delayed until Spring 2018. This Transit Business Service Review will be conducted utilizing the Council approved […]

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Help create a Transit Advocacy Group for Guelph!

Help Build a Transit Advocacy Group for Guelph! A Transit Advocacy Group is the ideal way to represent community transit interests, influence key policymakers, attract media attention and have an impact on funding decisions. Working together, we can better advocate for a city where public transit is easy to use, is a viable transportation choice for all […]

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Public transit resources for Transit Users of Guelph

Help create a Transit Advocacy Group http://stevenpetric.com/transitadvocacyguelph/ Public transit resources for Transit Users of Guelph Looking for public transit-related resources? You’ll find them below. City of Guelph reports, blogs with frequent public transit related items, and even public transit-related research to inform and educate. Will be updated with more links throughout the week. System Map and […]

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Coverage vs Frequency: What is it and how can we make it work in Guelph

Good transit planning is always about understanding and accepting that there are trade-offs. With limited resources, there are only so many people and only so many places can be served effectively and efficiently by public transit. Before discussing which route goes where what we first should be focusing on is how much of the limited […]

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Essential Elements of Good Transit

“Essential Elements of Good Transit” information (and edited with Guelph specific content) is courtesy of “It’s more than buses: Advocates for Better Transit in Halifax” Fast Fast transit service can reduce travel time, making transit a better choice for more travellers. Faster service also helps encourage more drivers to use transit. We advocate three main […]

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A guide to a frequent, affordable, and accessible transit system in Guelph

“Transit works best where there are many destinations along something that feels like a straight line.” – Jarrett Walker, Human Transit Note: The following article contains research from a report prepared by “Functional Transit Winnipeg” called “MAKING TRANSIT FUNCTIONAL: A guide to a frequent, affordable, and accessible system in Winnipeg” I have modified and edited parts […]

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Public Transit is worth the investment

Public transportation is indeed a lifeline in Guelph. Nationally, millions of Canadians do not drive because they are elderly, too young, afflicted with a disability or simply cannot afford a car. These individuals rely solely on public transportation to stay connected to their jobs, schools, libraries, families or get to their doctor, the grocery store, […]