Barrie's Transit Vision

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Phase one of engagement is complete. View the phase one results.

Guiding Barrie's transit network as we grow

The City of Barrie is building a blueprint for growing our existing transit system to best meet the needs and goals of today’s city, while developing a long-term plan for a future network.

The Principles (seen right) will guide route network development through:

  • Foundation: recognizing, and working to achieve, the 7 demands of useful transit.
  • Pillars: shaping the transit network design.
  • Service Promises: influencing the longevity, financial feasibility, and experience of the transit network.

What will Transit Vision achieve?

Building on previous work that laid the foundation for the Transportation Master Plan (specifically for Transit), Transit Vision focuses on creating:

  1. A 2022 Network Plan in coordination with the new Allandale Mobility Hub;
  2. Future Network Phases to ensure a long-term transit outlook; and,
  3. A Bus Stop Infrastructure Plan to place stop amenities when and where they are needed.

Previous engagement

In early 2021, the City invited residents to share their vision for the future of Barrie's transit network through Barrie’s Transit Vision. Phase one of consultation focused on understanding transit habits, collecting feedback on network preferences, and receiving comments on Barrie Transit's guiding principles. View the phase one results.

Ongoing engagement

While phase one consultation has concluded, you can still share your ideas for Barrie's transit network using the ideas tool.

Future engagement

Transit Vision is anticipated to include one more public feedback session, which will provide a recommendation for the future network and allow for further public comment.


Phase one of engagement is complete. View the phase one results.

Guiding Barrie's transit network as we grow

The City of Barrie is building a blueprint for growing our existing transit system to best meet the needs and goals of today’s city, while developing a long-term plan for a future network.

The Principles (seen right) will guide route network development through:

  • Foundation: recognizing, and working to achieve, the 7 demands of useful transit.
  • Pillars: shaping the transit network design.
  • Service Promises: influencing the longevity, financial feasibility, and experience of the transit network.

What will Transit Vision achieve?

Building on previous work that laid the foundation for the Transportation Master Plan (specifically for Transit), Transit Vision focuses on creating:

  1. A 2022 Network Plan in coordination with the new Allandale Mobility Hub;
  2. Future Network Phases to ensure a long-term transit outlook; and,
  3. A Bus Stop Infrastructure Plan to place stop amenities when and where they are needed.

Previous engagement

In early 2021, the City invited residents to share their vision for the future of Barrie's transit network through Barrie’s Transit Vision. Phase one of consultation focused on understanding transit habits, collecting feedback on network preferences, and receiving comments on Barrie Transit's guiding principles. View the phase one results.

Ongoing engagement

While phase one consultation has concluded, you can still share your ideas for Barrie's transit network using the ideas tool.

Future engagement

Transit Vision is anticipated to include one more public feedback session, which will provide a recommendation for the future network and allow for further public comment.

Page last updated: 27 July 2021, 16:55