Category Archives: Getting Around

City of Guelph restoring services during COVID-19

August 5, 2020

Based on the advice from Guelph’s Medical Officer of Health to slow the spread of COVID-19, the City of Guelph has declared an emergency, closed City buildings to the public and cancelled programs and events. Continue reading City of Guelph restoring services during COVID-19


Guelph testing traffic data cameras for better traffic management

July 31, 2020

The City of Guelph is testing the effectiveness of two different traffic data collection cameras starting mid-August. Continue reading Guelph testing traffic data cameras for better traffic management


New payment terminals coming to Baker Street lot

July 30, 2020

A new payment system is coming to the Baker Street parking lot. Starting Wednesday, August 5, get into the lot by tapping your parking permit, credit or debit card at the gate, or taking a ticket. Continue reading New payment terminals coming to Baker Street lot


Construction notice: West Parkade repairs start August 4

July 27, 2020

The City is making structural repairs to levels 2 through 6 in the West Parkade. Continue reading Construction notice: West Parkade repairs start August 4


Guelph advances COVID-19 response

July 15, 2020

Senior City staff present the fiscal, economic, community and organizational impacts of the COVID-19, and the City’s ongoing plans to address them. Continue reading Guelph advances COVID-19 response


Notice of virtual open house: Norwich Street Pedestrian Bridge reconstruction and rehabilitation

July 15, 2020

Member of the public can submit comments and questions about the Norwich Street pedestrian bridge reconstruction project until July 28, 2020. Continue reading Notice of virtual open house: Norwich Street Pedestrian Bridge reconstruction and rehabilitation


New strategy aims to improve safety of people walking, cycling and driving in Guelph

July 9, 2020

A new Community Road Safety Strategy and Traffic Calming Policy are being presented to City Council for approval on July 20. Continue reading New strategy aims to improve safety of people walking, cycling and driving in Guelph


Parts of Wyndham and Macdonell streets closed until early September for downtown dining district

July 8, 2020

Parts of Wyndham and Macdonell streets will close for two months starting Friday, July 10 to maximize the economic recovery efforts of the Downtown Guelph Business Association’s dining district. Continue reading Parts of Wyndham and Macdonell streets closed until early September for downtown dining district


New Guelph Transit summer pass for post-secondary students available July 2

June 30, 2020

Guelph Transit is launching a July and August pass for post-secondary students. The pass can be added to your OnYourWay fare card for $68 per month starting July 2. Continue reading New Guelph Transit summer pass for post-secondary students available July 2


Guelph sees decrease in injury-related collisions

June 26, 2020

Guelph’s 2015-2019 collision report shows an overall decline in injury-related collisions and the number of cyclists involved in collisions. Continue reading Guelph sees decrease in injury-related collisions


We’re hiring! Crossing guards

June 24, 2020

Continue reading We’re hiring! Crossing guards


City gets $8.35 million from Investing in Canada to make more transit and cycling accessibility improvements

June 23, 2020

The City is getting $8.35 million from the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan for two projects that include active transportation and accessibility improvements to help people get around Guelph. Continue reading City gets $8.35 million from Investing in Canada to make more transit and cycling accessibility improvements


Buy your bus pass starting June 23

June 22, 2020

Starting June 23, you can buy a Guelph Transit bus pass at select City locations and retailers. Continue reading Buy your bus pass starting June 23


City gets $100,000 from Government of Canada to add 20 public electric vehicle charging stations

June 18, 2020

Continue reading City gets $100,000 from Government of Canada to add 20 public electric vehicle charging stations


Guelph’s COVID-19 recovery efforts well underway

June 17, 2020

Guelph City Council approves downtown dining district, increasing support for local non-profit organizations and reinstating parking fees, transit fares Continue reading Guelph’s COVID-19 recovery efforts well underway


Guelph Transit changing service to slow the spread of coronavirus

June 17, 2020

Guelph Transit is making additional service changes as part of the City’s response to coronavirus (COVID-19). Continue reading Guelph Transit changing service to slow the spread of coronavirus


Mask or face covering now required for Guelph Transit riders

June 16, 2020

Based on updated advice from Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health, people using Guelph Transit must wear a mask or face covering to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Continue reading Mask or face covering now required for Guelph Transit riders


City preparing to restart some services

June 12, 2020

Work is underway to prepare City buildings, restart services, and ensure processes are in place to keep our community and employees safe. Continue reading City preparing to restart some services


Guelph making room for temporary patios and curbside pickup

June 11, 2020

The City of Guelph is planning to allow businesses to expand temporary outdoor seating areas starting this weekend. Continue reading Guelph making room for temporary patios and curbside pickup


Guelph temporary seasonal patio program

June 11, 2020

Guelph’s temporary seasonal patio program allows restaurants, and other businesses, throughout the city, to expand outdoor seating and dining areas in order to meet COVID-19 guidelines from Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health. Continue reading Guelph temporary seasonal patio program


Construction notice: West Parkade repair work begins June 22

June 11, 2020

Heritage Restoration will complete concrete repair work to the West Parkade starting June 22 on levels 3 through 5. Continue reading Construction notice: West Parkade repair work begins June 22


Guelph Transit asks riders to wear masks as more people are permitted on buses

June 5, 2020

Guelph Transit will allow more than 10 people to ride each bus and ask all riders to wear a non-medical mask or face covering. Continue reading Guelph Transit asks riders to wear masks as more people are permitted on buses


Guelph making temporary sidewalk and road changes so people can be active outdoors and remain 2 metres apart

May 28, 2020

Guelph is making temporary road and sidewalk changes at seven locations so people walking and cycling can stay 2 metres apart. Continue reading Guelph making temporary sidewalk and road changes so people can be active outdoors and remain 2 metres apart


What will Guelph’s new normal look like?

May 8, 2020

Some pretty great things are already happening, thanks to some pretty amazing community leaders. Here are just a few highlights and we will keep sharing our progress in the coming weeks. Continue reading What will Guelph’s new normal look like?


City Council approves fiscal relief measures for Guelph residents and businesses in wake of COVID-19

March 23, 2020

At its emergency meeting tonight, Guelph City Council unanimously approved fiscal relief measures to help residents and businesses manage the impacts of COVID-19. Continue reading City Council approves fiscal relief measures for Guelph residents and businesses in wake of COVID-19


Postponed: March 23 open house shows Urban Design Master Plan for Baker District

March 15, 2020

Open houses (March 23 and April 2) are postponed. You’re invited to attend one of two open houses as we show how the community’s feedback over the past 18 months has influenced the Urban Design Master Plan for the Baker District redevelopment project. Continue reading Postponed: March 23 open house shows Urban Design Master Plan for Baker District


Safety regulations spur plans to close Dublin Street at railway crossing

February 28, 2020

The railway crossing at Dublin Street no longer meets updated Transport Canada regulations. The closure of Dublin at the rail crossing is needed to make sure that people walking and driving through this area stay safe.
Continue reading Safety regulations spur plans to close Dublin Street at railway crossing


Guelph residents to benefit from improved green public transit infrastructure

January 17, 2020

Guelph Residents to Benefit from Improved Green Public Transit Infrastructure Continue reading Guelph residents to benefit from improved green public transit infrastructure


Minor changes to Guelph Transit routes 16 and 17

December 23, 2019

We’re expanding service along route 16 and making some minor schedule adjustments to routes 16 and 17, starting January 5, 2020. Continue reading Minor changes to Guelph Transit routes 16 and 17


Get on your way with Guelph Transit’s tap and go card

December 10, 2019

Get OnYourWay with the reloadable tap and go Guelph Transit card starting January 17, 2020—a new, faster and more secure way to pay for bus fares in Guelph. Continue reading Get on your way with Guelph Transit’s tap and go card


Guelph City Council approves 2020 budget

December 3, 2019

Guelph City Council approved the tax-supported operating budget and the local boards and shared services budget today, bringing the tax levy increase in at 3.91 per cent Continue reading Guelph City Council approves 2020 budget


Metrolinx public meeting for Kitchener Corridor Expansion Program, November 20

November 15, 2019

Starting in November 2019, Metrolinx will be hosting a number of public meetings to share information and seek your feedback on the Guelph Subdivision Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP). Continue reading Metrolinx public meeting for Kitchener Corridor Expansion Program, November 20


Booking a ride on a mobility bus just got easier

November 15, 2019

We’re making it easier and more convenient for you to book a trip on our mobility buses. Now, in addition to calling us, you can schedule a pickup online with the new app. Continue reading Booking a ride on a mobility bus just got easier


Council approves 2020 capital budget and non-tax supported operating budget

November 13, 2019

City Council approved the 2020 capital budget and the non-tax supported operating budget, and received the 2021–2029 capital forecast. Continue reading Council approves 2020 capital budget and non-tax supported operating budget


Market Parkade and Wilson Street improvements completed within budget and with sustainability in mind

October 9, 2019

This month, the City will celebrate the long-awaited completion of the Wilson Street road improvements and the grand opening of the new Market Parkade. The new Norfolk Street pedestrian bridge will also open, and the Wilson Street public art project will be unveiled along with four new murals created as part of the Main Street Mural Project. All work was completed within planned budgets. Continue reading Market Parkade and Wilson Street improvements completed within budget and with sustainability in mind


Niska bridge and road reopens for travel, includes multi-use path

October 3, 2019

The City of Guelph has finished construction of the new bridge on Niska Road, and the roadway has reopened for travel to people driving, biking and walking. Continue reading Niska bridge and road reopens for travel, includes multi-use path


City looking for feedback on proposed smoking and alcohol regulations

September 30, 2019

The City is looking for input on proposed smoking and alcohol regulations through two online surveys running from September 30 to October 13. Continue reading City looking for feedback on proposed smoking and alcohol regulations


Guelph Transit survey asks how you would use a reloadable fare card

September 18, 2019

Continue reading Guelph Transit survey asks how you would use a reloadable fare card


Temporary protected bike lane coming to Woolwich Street, September 13-20

September 11, 2019

Try out the temporary two-way protected bike lane on Woolwich Street from September 13-20 and share your feedback to help guide the Transportation Master Plan. Complete the survey at haveyoursay.guelph.ca/transportation Continue reading Temporary protected bike lane coming to Woolwich Street, September 13-20


Temporary trail closure: Downtown Trail/TransCanada Trail alongside Goldie Mill Park

August 27, 2019

Part of the Downtown Trail/TransCanada Trail that runs past Goldie Mill Park will be closed for restoration work starting August 27 until further notice. Continue reading Temporary trail closure: Downtown Trail/TransCanada Trail alongside Goldie Mill Park


Guelph Transit introduces 59 U Gordon Express, makes minor changes to system

August 16, 2019

We’re making some minor changes to the transit system, starting September 1, as part of our ongoing effort to improve the service for riders. Continue reading Guelph Transit introduces 59 U Gordon Express, makes minor changes to system


Active Transportation Update Report

August 9, 2019

Learn about Guelph’s progress implementing its cycling master plan and active transportation network. Continue reading Active Transportation Update Report


Moving Guelph forward with your input

August 6, 2019

Tell us how the current transportation system is working and what improvements you want to see in the future. Get involved at haveyoursay.guelph.ca/transportation Continue reading Moving Guelph forward with your input


Learn how to use Guelph Transit’s bike racks

July 19, 2019

This summer, Guelph Transit is hosting demonstration sessions to show cyclists how to properly use the bike rack on the front of its conventional buses.  Continue reading Learn how to use Guelph Transit’s bike racks


Baker District archaeological and environmental investigations start mid-July

July 9, 2019

Continue reading Baker District archaeological and environmental investigations start mid-July


Railway crossing safety tips

June 24, 2019

Continue reading Railway crossing safety tips


Open house: York Road Environmental Design Study

April 24, 2019

Open house for York Road Environmental Design Study on May 9, 2019 at Guelph City Hall. Continue reading Open house: York Road Environmental Design Study


New traffic signals and system upgrades will improve travel in Guelph

February 22, 2019

Continue reading New traffic signals and system upgrades will improve travel in Guelph


Council endorses recommendations to improve transit service in Guelph

January 31, 2019

At Tuesday night’s meeting, Council unanimously endorsed 12 recommendations outlined in the final report for the Guelph Transit business service review. Continue reading Council endorses recommendations to improve transit service in Guelph


City shares Guelph Transit business service review final report

January 17, 2019

The final report for the Guelph Transit business service review will be presented to Council on Tuesday, January 29 at 6 p.m. Continue reading City shares Guelph Transit business service review final report