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Map of Barrie with 'Your Input Needed' on it.

Barrie Transit is conducting a review of the City’s bus system and is looking for public feedback. As Barrie land use and travel patterns change, so does the demand for transit. For this reason, the City is starting to explore what a future transit system could look like in Barrie.

Barrie Transit implemented a new transit route system in 2013. In the past 6 years Barrie has grown and changed. With upcoming opportunities such as the new Barrie Transit Mobility Hub, the implementation of two-way all day GO service, the Barrie Transportation Master Plan Update, and the growth in

Barrie Transit is conducting a review of the City’s bus system and is looking for public feedback. As Barrie land use and travel patterns change, so does the demand for transit. For this reason, the City is starting to explore what a future transit system could look like in Barrie.

Barrie Transit implemented a new transit route system in 2013. In the past 6 years Barrie has grown and changed. With upcoming opportunities such as the new Barrie Transit Mobility Hub, the implementation of two-way all day GO service, the Barrie Transportation Master Plan Update, and the growth in the south end, it's time for a system review.

Goals

Maximize ridership:

  • Providing more and/or better service where there is already high ridership or overcrowding.
  • Providing service where there is anticipated to be high ridership, typically where there is some mix of:
    • higher residential or commercial density;
    • major activity centres;
    • pedestrian networks that make walking easy and pleasant; or,
    • measures that discourage driving, such as limited or expensive parking.
  • Improving the way people make transit connections so they can reach more destinations in less time.

Encourage Long-term Ridership Growth

  • Providing transit service to major new development areas where we expect strong growth in ridership.
  • Providing frequent, all-day service along key corridors to encourage development of communities whose design makes good use of transit resources.
  • Limiting service expansion in areas where transit services are unlikely to be efficient or productive, such as remote or hard to serve areas, or where population is unlikely to grow.

Provide Access to Transit Service Across the City of Barrie

  • Providing basic, low-frequency transit service in areas of lower density where feasible.
  • Ensuring our services are fully accessible to people of all ages and abilities.


  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Please share information on your current Barrie Transit use. Your feedback will help refine the transit service principles which guide the route structures. Through determining existing service patterns, Barrie Transit will be better able to provide transportation services throughout the city as a whole.

    This survey is open until Thursday, February 21, 2019.

    Consultation has concluded
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