Article by Andrew Donovan

In Mayor Cam Guthrie’s State of the City address for 2020, he put forward the idea that in the (near) future, he’d like to see free transit for 18 and under in Guelph.

While I’d consider myself a supporter of that vision, I did have questions about how the city would fund such an initiative.

Today, the Transit Action Alliance of Guelph (TAAG) hosted a chat over coffees at Planet Bean at Carden St. and Wyndham St.

The mayor, along with members of the Guelph Coalition for Active Transportation (GCAT), were in attendance. Ideas were shared about the ways in which it could be funded with the least burden on the taxpayer as possible.

I’m going to share some of the ideas that were discussed but please be aware that this was nothing more than an elaborate brainstorming session. This isn’t policy and it may never be. They’re just ideas.

4 Pretty Darn Good Ideas

1. Paid On-Street Parking

If Guelph brought back paid on-street parking in the downtown, it could generate roughly $500,000-$1 million in revenue to the city.

Preliminary costs for this program……Continue reading “4 Ways To Pay For Free Public Transit For Teens In Guelph” by clicking here.

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