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: 330

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Dianne Dickson from Upper 2019-11-09 21:10:59 -0500

India Taylor 2019-11-02 09:55:22 -0400
The model of a tax rebate for people using public transit has not worked and it does not solve the problem for people who cannot afford a bus ticket in the moment. Even if a full fare-free transit doesn’t happen, transit should be free for people on ODSP, CPP disability and OW. London’s transit system is a bit small, but people still need to use it for their daily lives.

Jayme Collier from london 2019-10-30 17:46:56 -0400
Out of all the cities I’ve lived in in canada, london has lowest ridership and by far the worst transit system. Mostly due to infrequent schedules, buses never running on time and the fact that most often, one can bike or even walk somewhere faster than one can bus. The best way to resolve this and get more cars off the road is to increase ridership. This is increasingly important in a city where amenities keep getting pushed to the far edges of the city further away from populated areas.
Also most large cities at the very least offer decreased fares for people in low income brackets.

Jasmine Dewolfe 2019-10-28 15:43:02 -0400
It’s important to me because I’ve been riding the bus for years and I think it’s time for a change and I could get to school without having to figure if I lost my bus pass or not I’m always loosing mine :/

Suzanne Robinson from London 2019-10-27 20:33:54 -0400
Free transit is especially important to have for students and families.

Paula Velez from London 2019-10-26 11:13:11 -0400

Tim Hartley from London 2019-10-25 22:38:41 -0400

Shannon Gaudon 2019-10-25 21:28:54 -0400
It will encourage kids and young adults to take the bus. Just hope the routes get better. Losing the 26 going downtown is a big fail

Teresa Rutten from London 2019-10-25 03:42:01 -0400
If moves everyone towards greater economic, social interconnectedness and climatic resiliency!

Phil Squire 2019-10-24 10:25:36 -0400

Unknown from London 2019-10-23 20:58:53 -0400
LTC better make busses free considering Hydro is raising 1.8 percent Nov1st no wonder why so many ppl in the world are homeless

douglas richardson from toronto 2019-10-21 18:11:01 -0400

Jaclyn Carbone from London 2019-10-21 10:17:56 -0400
To make it accessible for all to get to where they need to go.
To get cars off the road.
To increase community.

Alex Harkins from London 2019-10-21 06:53:01 -0400
To reduce emissions

Sylvia Pozeg from London 2019-10-19 03:38:50 -0400

Brandon Germaney from London 2019-10-18 23:32:31 -0400
This is a huge expense for hard working Canadians. A little relief would be extremely helpful!

Corinne Marshall from London 2019-10-17 20:32:36 -0400
We can break the vicious cycle that discourages people from taking transit and the resulting low ridership that results in poor service.

Kasper Boorman from London 2019-10-17 19:14:51 -0400
I would like to see this happen, as i have appointments, and dont always have money to make it to very important meetings, this could benefit alot of people, im On Ontario Works, and being able to purchase a bus pass, is very expensive,

Angeline from London 2019-10-17 19:11:47 -0400

Angeline Gaigneur from London 2019-10-17 19:10:50 -0400
I am on Ontario Works, and just cannot afford the bus pass, even if the rides werent free, i would like to see the price of bus passes lowered for Ontario Works …More affordable, i only recieve under 350.00 a mth, not enough to live on a mth…

Annelies Haussler from London 2019-10-17 10:46:37 -0400
Often, the people who cannot afford a vehicle also cannot afford public transit. We have a social obligation to make it possible for people to reach employment, medical services, public services and whatever other obligations the self-same society places on them. Were we further south in the world, a bicycle or even walking might be one answer but in a city besieged by winter for at least a third of the year, that’s simply not feasible.

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

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