Transit Open House – Thurs April 28th

Here’s what Barrie’s new transit system could look like:

The routes are not actually mapped onto streets, they are just conceptual.  But the idea is that there would be multiple hubs around the city, served by local routes (dashed lines), with express service on major roads every 15 minutes or better, between the hubs (thicker solid lines).  No more having to go downtown to get where you need to go. 

This is one idea, there are others; we want to hear from you.  For example, the map above doesn’t show express service connecting the south end hubs – I think we need this (basically a Mapleview bus).

Overhauling the transit system has been a priority since I was elected – please come tell us what you think – Downtown Transit Terminal – 4:00pm to 7:00pm, Thursday April 28.

About jefflehman
Jeff Lehman is the 46th Mayor of the City of Barrie. The Ward 2 Councillor for the City of Barrie from 2006 to 2010, he was the Chairman of the Finance Committee of Council, chaired the City’s Growth Management Working Group, and created the Historic Neighbourhoods project, a new initiative to protect and revitalize Barrie’s oldest neighbourhoods. Jeff has lived in Barrie for most of his life, having grown up in Allandale and attended Barrie Central Collegiate. Jeff holds a B.A. from Queen’s University, and a Master’s Degree with first class honours from the UK’s prestigious London School of Economics. He was hired to teach at the LSE following his graduation, and lived and worked in London for two years as an academic. Since that time, as an economist, he has worked with cities across Canada to manage redevelopment and invest in their urban infrastructure. In 2005, he established the Growing By Degrees Task Force to assist in expanding university education opportunities in Barrie, and has volunteered his time with many organizations in the City. Jeff lives near Downtown Barrie with his wife, Jennifer, a part-time professor of political science, and their young daughter Cassie, who is already smarter than her father.

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3 Responses to “Transit Open House – Thurs April 28th”
  1. Steve D says:

    Mayor Lehman, your rough new transit system for Barrie looks fantastic! Yes, it will need to tweaked a little here and there but from what you have presented is impressive and much needed! With Barrie growing so fast, local residents need a better transit system to get to where they need to go. You, sir, have presented a brilliant solution to the problem with the current system. Bravo, sir!

  2. Pat says:

    Amazing idea! I live near Georgian Mall and will certainly have some ideas for that area after I’ve have time to sit on the idea.

    I could see how making numerous route crossing points (stops shared by 2 or more routes, which acts like a transfer point) at various local plazas could be beneficial. People could grab something at the store while waiting for the next bus, or in certain cases, the buses could be timed to meet up for a couple minutes and exchange passengers directly

  3. Good evening… I’d phone but the number isn’t up on the screen.
    Yes, indeed, Peter is correct. We seniors are paying for all kinds of services that we do not use at all. We don’t skate, or play hockey or have kids in school etc etc. but we are subsidizing the schools,rinks and swimming pools etc. It certainly wouldn’t hurt my feelings to see the bus rates eliminated for seniors. Maybe it’s time for the folks who are using all the amenities this city offers, to subsidize the bus rates for us.
    Thank you Peter Silvera
    Ward 5 taxpayer…. Mary-florence Bartley

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