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: 346

Will you sign?

Who's signing?

Adam Orsini 2020-05-14 21:28:25 -0400

Alan Cameron from London 2020-01-01 12:18:01 -0500
I’ll save money.

Lyndsay Saphire from London 2019-12-23 22:44:10 -0500
For too long, hemorrhoid surgery has costed way too much. We need this simply operation to be subsidized.

John Gilmore from London 2019-12-23 22:42:13 -0500
I signed this just so I could say that this is a dumb idea, muh tax dollars, grumbling, etc.

Harold Crack from London 2019-12-23 22:40:32 -0500
make buses great again

Catherine Londsal from London 2019-12-23 22:39:10 -0500
Cars make the air smell like doody, and also, they killed the Koalas.

Tim Winkers from London 2019-12-23 22:37:07 -0500
i’m poor as hell

Alec Tunks from London 2019-12-23 20:35:02 -0500
I can JUST afford my rent and bare minimum basics. Since it’s hard for me to get around, it’s hard for me to get to enough places within a given time to apply for work. I find applying in person to have a higher possibility of success than applying online. Also, there are a lot of resources at stake here. I would hope that this would bring us one step closer to a resource based economy.

Cheryl Hassard from London 2019-12-14 19:38:33 -0500
We are in a climate crisis. To cut emissions, we need to get people out of cars and into electrified rapid transit. Free transit will help, but we also need to implement the full rapid transit program as envisioned by London’s previous city council.

I spent a few decades in Toronto. I took the streetcar to work in the morning and came home by subway and I could move around the city faster than any car driver. Many of my co-workers from outlying regions rode to work on the Go train. My boss caught the earliest subway to work from north Toronto to avoid the massive traffic jams on the Don Valley Parkway and the high fees charged by downtown parking garages. He only used his car when he had out-of-town appointments.

Here in London, we need vastly improved municipal and regional mass transit and we need to quit building highways and suburban sprawl over some of the richest farmland and most beautiful natural areas in the world.

Wake up, London!

Peter Janes from Newmarket 2019-12-09 00:04:51 -0500

Linda Lightfoot from London 2019-12-08 17:42:00 -0500

Laura Wall from London 2019-12-08 17:12:15 -0500
I don’t need to ride transit very much but appreciate it’s available and I think if we really could build ridership and good routes + timing that would help climate and society generally – I bike and walk and limited use of car but would consider less/no car with better transit

Dominika Grzelak from London 2019-11-22 16:36:54 -0500
I’d get rid of my car

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!

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