In 2020, we will make London, Ontario the first Fare Free Transit city in Canada.

Fare Free Transit is a growing worldwide movement to eliminate user fees for public transit in order to combat the climate crisis, address affordability and mobility challenges, increase urban intensification and quality of life, and reduce congestion and the need for expensive and never ending road construction. For decades, London has significantly underfunded our public transit system. Now, it is time for London to lead.

We, the undersigned, call on our City Council, London Transit Commission, and other stakeholders, to work with us to make London, Ontario the first Fare Free Transit city in Canada.

SIGNATURES SO FAR: 306

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Red Laws from Crysler 2019-10-16 18:45:38 -0400
im poor

Tyler Nash from London 2019-10-16 16:46:40 -0400

Cara Brass from London 2019-10-16 12:54:20 -0400
This will; lower traffic, raise employment, increase mobility for the lower income disabled, and provide a greater localized GDP due to more areas becoming available to those working on a transfer. Having access to other cities as well is very hopeful for minimizing emissions

Meghan Mann from London 2019-10-16 12:15:22 -0400
Because poverty is expensive and isolating. Because if transit was free I could afford to go to work without worry, I could afford to get groceries by bus, I could afford to explore the city and see people. Because we need to radically change things in order to save the planet and cut down on emissions. Because I don’t have a car and likely will never be able to afford a car.

Chris McCreery from London 2019-10-16 11:36:46 -0400
Chris McCreery

Eleanor Adams 2019-10-16 11:00:49 -0400

Nathan Krumholtz from Alvinston 2019-10-16 10:49:41 -0400

Brandon Leite from London 2019-10-16 09:57:18 -0400

Robert McNeil 2019-10-16 09:48:20 -0400
We have to reduce fossil fuel usage

Darryl Milner from London 2019-10-16 08:08:07 -0400

Jaime Potter 2019-10-16 07:24:48 -0400

Nathan Gardiner 2019-10-16 03:51:10 -0400

andrea bernard from London 2019-10-16 02:39:42 -0400
andrea bernard

Trevor Garner from London 2019-10-16 02:28:13 -0400
I find it hard to get to jobs it costs me more money in transit then it does to take a cab to work. We spend more money getting to work then we can afford but someone has to pay the bills.

Sonit Nangia 2019-10-15 22:04:52 -0400

Danielle Carter from London 2019-10-15 20:44:13 -0400

Tanya Ullyatt 2019-10-15 16:42:42 -0400

Laura Robinson 2019-10-15 16:26:37 -0400

Sheldon Daly from London 2019-10-15 14:38:47 -0400
As someone on odsp who has to spend extra money already for natural health food I am living check to check unable to save money many times need to borrow extra just to get by & end up spending at least 50 dollars on public transit.

Too espionage happens people launder money and dont spend it for the community those whom corrupt the systems so why should we pay taxes to support their bad habits when we could have things like free municipalities as should be electricity hydro transportation. We have limitless renewable energy sources rather than the nuclear factories which wreck havoc to our ozone and protective layers of natural reserves underground that literally block debris from turning into molten lava as hastily.

PEACE on Earth wont ever be optimal until these factors are embraced and we out an end to corrupt industries.

brian fox from london 2019-10-15 14:18:20 -0400
I own a car, and honestly I would use public transit if it was free.

Alex Leonard 2019-10-15 13:50:01 -0400

jessica ruiz from London 2019-10-15 13:49:29 -0400

M Dillon from London 2019-10-15 13:16:16 -0400
Money saved by the users of public transit can be spent at the various restaurants, grocery stores, and other businesses and attractions that would otherwise be inaccessible or unaffordable for the regular bus riders. The reduction of cars would reduce congestion and eliminate the need for more street widening projects and the associated problems with landowners, and allow for more protected, dedicated bike lanes. This would in turn reduce the need for road maintenance, which is a major cost in our city. This could really help our downtown core, which has suffered massively under the recent construction projects and could use the boost that freer access to the area would provide. This would also make our city even more appealing to students and would mark us internationally as leaders in action against poverty and climate change. We have so many people homeless or nearly homeless, so many addicts and mentally ill people in need of help, so many people with no other way except the bus to access the existing social services. Many Londoners have have very few choices, and where they put their money matters. People have to choose now between food, shelter, and heat, especially with winter coming on. Putting the money spent on access to basic services back into the pockets of the poor benefits everyone.

Aimee O'Beirn 2019-10-15 11:37:55 -0400

Laura McIntosh from London 2019-10-15 10:56:39 -0400
Because everyone deserves the right to have accessability of their city.

Jodie from London 2019-10-15 10:20:43 -0400
1)why can’t we go further back in time on this site on the comments? There were a lot of good real-life comments & ideas.
2)Look at it this way: produce/fruits/veg have increased 18% & so will the cost of ltc. Which will you choose? As another wrote, it costs to get to the food bank & yes, that 9.50 for 5 tickets is a lot. London is suffering all around for jobs, poverty, rents, basic cost of living.
3)city hall & ltc employees need to give up their cars & take transit for 1 month test. LTC has made a great deal of improvements in the last 2-3 years vs the past 30 yrs of doing nothing. Use it!!
4) city council & ltc was given 400 million for transit & sat & talked in circles about it for 3 years. Could have used it to lower the rates already. Even a nominal $2.00 or $5.00 pass would work. You have to scan your card in order to track the ridership.

Ericha Westman from London 2019-10-15 09:04:46 -0400
It’s an option that will allow us to cut carbon emissions by getting drivers off the road and using transit under our climate emergency.

Cherrelle Sea from London 2019-10-15 08:31:35 -0400

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