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Think “Outside the Box” with Art

See below my presentation I sent to Guelph City Council, select City Staff and Local Groups. A “Outside the Box” program would provide an opportunity for local artists to create works of art on traffic signal boxes across Downtown Guelph and potentially be expanded to the entire city pending funding. A quick side note: “For […]

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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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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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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, […]