Transit

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 […]

Transit

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 […]

Transit

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 […]

Newswire

Safe Semester returns to Downtown Guelph this September

News Release Guelph, Ont., September 1, 2016 – On September 9, the annual Safe Semester project kicks off to create a safe and enjoyable downtown environment for students and patrons. The project involves the coordination of road closures and additional amenities in the city’s core to improve road safety, and decrease instances of littering, public […]

Newswire Transit

Moving Guelph Forward: The future of Transit in the Royal City

Summary Below courtesy of Robert Mackenzie – Transit Toronto Guelph is one of several medium and smaller municipalities in the Greater Golden Horseshoe area that have made major changes to their transit systems over the past few years. (For the record, the others are Barrie, Burlington, Niagara Falls, Oakville and Peterborough.) Some of these network reviews have […]

Transit

Proposed Changes to Harvard Road Guelph Transit Service

Guelph Transit is proposing changes to a couple Bus routes that serve a large number of University of Guelph students. A presentation from a delegation of residents, entitled ‘Transit Buses on Harvard Road’ requested the reduction and removal of buses from Harvard Road, suggesting that the buses use arterial roads rather than Harvard Road. The City […]

Transit

What’s the Best Place for a Bus Stop?

In a recent article for Citylab, Aarian Marshall reports on McGill University doctoral candidate Ehab Diab and the transportation planner and associate professor Ahmed El-Geneidy study that suggests there’s a best—and cheapest corner for passenger pickups. The ideal bus stop placement has been a matter of debate for many. Some believe the best place to […]

Photo by Steven Petric
Newswire Transit

Guelph Central Station Building to be Renovated

After much delay, the City of Guelph released a tender for a general contractor to start renovation work this spring at Guelph Central Train Station. In 2013, a tender was released however a contractor was not found that would stay within the $925,000 budget approved by council. The new budget is now $2.1 million which was  approved by Council […]

Transit

Shouldn’t Transit Managers Actually Ride Transit?

In a recent article for Citylab.com, Eric Jaffe lays out the case for why individuals in charge of transit systems should ride transit, and what problems stem from them not doing so right now. “There are way too many people working on transit who don’t actually ride transit,” Christof Spieler says. “If you’re going to be making decisions […]