First the City of Guelph has to be bold in making transit easier to use
Our local communities are facing the challenge of making our transportation systems more sustainable. We must work harder in finding a better balance among our social, economic and environmental objectives by shifting demand to more efficient modes of travel.
Shifting urban passenger travel from the automobile to public transit — along with a sustainable transportation policy — would allow us to increase economic efficiency and safety, while reducing pollution, congestion, noise and land consumption.
Municipalities control or influence nearly 50 per cent of Canada’s Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions through direct measures such as providing municipal services, operating municipal buildings, fleets and facilities, and indirectly through land use planning, zoning and development, building codes and public transit access.