Transit

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 […]

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 […]

Transit

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 […]

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 […]

Events Transit

Take the bus to Guelph Canada Day Celebrations

Guelph Transit will be operating buses on Canada Day on the statutory holiday hourly schedule.  Buses will depart from Guelph Central Station and the University Centre every 60 minutes, from 9:15 a.m. to 8:15 p.m. and 11:15 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. A direct Fireworks Shuttle Service will operate between Guelph Central Station and Riverside Park at 8:45 […]

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Derrick Thomson will be Guelph’s new CAO

The city has hired Derrick Thomson as its new Chief Administrative Officer. City council ratified the decision at a special in-camera meeting Monday night. A formal official announcement will be made at an upcoming Council meeting “When we received the news of Ann’s impending departure, Council moved quickly to begin a competitive internal recruitment process,” said […]

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 […]

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 […]

opinion Past Articles

Youth Strategy will be good for Guelph

As Guelph continues to grow, our most valuable asset as a community, our youth, are being increasingly marginalized. Negative stereotypes still prevail. Further challenges may affect youth who are marginalized due to factors such as colour, sexual orientation, ability and ethnicity, and even the basic needs of many, like a safe, supportive environment, is also […]