Category Archives: Getting Around

City of Guelph restoring services during COVID-19

October 30, 2020

The City is restoring municipal programs and services with COVID-19 guidelines in place. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter using #COVID19Guelph for updates. Continue reading City of Guelph restoring services during COVID-19


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

October 20, 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


Advanced walk signals will give pedestrians a five-second head start at seven Guelph intersections

October 14, 2020

Drivers should pay extra attention to traffic signals and watch for pedestrians with changes coming to seven intersections across the city starting October 19. Continue reading Advanced walk signals will give pedestrians a five-second head start at seven Guelph intersections


Construction notice: Norwich Pedestrian Bridge construction starts October 19

October 13, 2020

The City is reconstructing the Norwich Street Pedestrian Bridge in two phases starting October 19, 2020. Continue reading Construction notice: Norwich Pedestrian Bridge construction starts October 19


Glow Guelph: Light up your life at the covered bridge starting October 9

October 8, 2020

On October 9, Glow Guelph will transform the covered bridge between Royal City Park and York Road Park with colourful lights every night from dusk until 11 p.m. Continue reading Glow Guelph: Light up your life at the covered bridge starting October 9


UPDATED: Covered Bridge and parking lot entrance closed for periods between October 5-9

October 7, 2020

The covered bridge will be closed periodically between October 3-9. Continue reading UPDATED: Covered Bridge and parking lot entrance closed for periods between October 5-9


What did you think of the slow streets pilot?

October 1, 2020

Take the survey by November 1. How have these slow streets worked for you? Did you walk, bike, rollerblade or drive on any of these streets? Continue reading What did you think of the slow streets pilot?


Still using paper tickets as bus fare? October 31 is the last day to use them

September 30, 2020

As of November 1, 2020, you can no longer use paper tickets as valid trip fare to ride on Guelph Transit. Continue reading Still using paper tickets as bus fare? October 31 is the last day to use them


Morris Street On-Street Parking Survey

September 30, 2020

The City’s Transportation Engineering department has received a public request to review on-street parking on Morris Street between York Road and Beverley Street. Continue reading Morris Street On-Street Parking Survey


Notice of study completion: Municipal Class Environment Assessment Emma Street to Earl Street Bridge over the Speed River

September 30, 2020

Have your say about the proposed pedestrian bridge connecting Emma to Earl Street over the Speed River. Read the Environmental Assessment report and provide comments by October 23. Continue reading Notice of study completion: Municipal Class Environment Assessment Emma Street to Earl Street Bridge over the Speed River


City launches Digital Culture Hub for Culture Days

September 28, 2020

The City is hosting a Digital Culture Hub for the eleventh annual Culture Days celebration, taking place until October 25.  Continue reading City launches Digital Culture Hub for Culture Days


City launches Traverse: Transit shelter artist showcase and self-guided ward tours

September 23, 2020

Traverse is the City’s latest tourism and culture initiative, showcasing original local artists’ work  in Guelph Transit shelters across the city. Continue reading City launches Traverse: Transit shelter artist showcase and self-guided ward tours


Guelph’s downtown dining district to continue to November 30

September 21, 2020

Continue reading Guelph’s downtown dining district to continue to November 30


Notice of study completion: Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Schedule ‘B’ Gordon Street improvements

September 17, 2020

To improve the safety and mobility for all road users, City of Guelph is proposing a continuous two-way left-turn lane on Gordon Street between Edinburgh Road and Lowes Road with off-street multi-use paths for pedestrians and cyclists. Continue reading Notice of study completion: Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Schedule ‘B’ Gordon Street improvements


Construction notice: West Parkade construction starts September 21

September 15, 2020

Starting September 21, the City is replacing lighting on all levels of the West Parkade with high-efficiency LED lights. Continue reading Construction notice: West Parkade construction starts September 21


Emergency water main repairs on Silvercreek Parkway to continue through the weekend

September 4, 2020

Guelph crews are responding to a water main break on Silvercreek Parkway North. The City expects to repair the water main over the weekend, and road repairs will continue through next week. Continue reading Emergency water main repairs on Silvercreek Parkway to continue through the weekend


Choose safety over convenience this school year

September 3, 2020

If you’re not walking or biking to school, there are a few places where it’s safe to park near schools to get kids where they need to be. Continue reading Choose safety over convenience this school year


Have a “wheelie” good Bike Month this September

September 1, 2020

We’re celebrating our third annual Bike Month this September! Get on your bike for Ride Your Bike Day on September 19 and take part in virtual challenges for a chance to win great prizes. Continue reading Have a “wheelie” good Bike Month this September


Tree removals at Goldie Mill start September 1

August 31, 2020

Tree removals at Goldie Mill start September 1 Continue reading Tree removals at Goldie Mill start September 1


Earl to Emma street bridge will improve connections to downtown for people walking and biking

August 27, 2020

On September 8, City Council will discuss a proposed pedestrian bridge connecting Emma and Earl Streets over the Speed River. Continue reading Earl to Emma street bridge will improve connections to downtown for people walking and biking


Construction notice: York Road closed to through traffic starting early September

August 27, 2020

York Road will be closed from Ontario Street to Stevenson Street to through traffic starting the week of September 8 until about June 2021. Continue reading Construction notice: York Road closed to through traffic starting early September


Slow streets pilot project aims to improve safety on residential roads

August 25, 2020

Guelph trying out slow streets on six residential roads. This pilot is part of Guelph’s COVID-19 recovery efforts and run September 1 to October 31. Continue reading Slow streets pilot project aims to improve safety on residential roads


Construction notice: Norfolk Street lane reductions starting August 27

August 19, 2020

Norfolk Street lane reductions expected to start on or about Thursday, August 27 and take about one day to complete, weather permitting. Continue reading Construction notice: Norfolk Street lane reductions starting August 27


Guelph Transit reduces service this fall due to COVID-19

August 18, 2020

This September, Guelph Transit’s current schedules will become permanent, and all extra/express routes serving the University of Guelph will be cancelled, nine full-time and eight part-time operators will be laid off, and 14 positions will remain vacant. Continue reading Guelph Transit reduces service this fall due to COVID-19


City leaders make fiscal support a focus with Ontario Ministers at AMO conference

August 17, 2020

City leaders make fiscal support a focus with Ontario Ministers at AMO conference Continue reading City leaders make fiscal support a focus with Ontario Ministers at AMO conference


Recommended improvements on Gordon Street would improve traffic flows

August 13, 2020

Guelph City Council to discuss recommended changes for Gordon Street between Edinburgh Road and Lowes Road Continue reading Recommended improvements on Gordon Street would improve traffic flows


Guelph to receive $12 million Provincial and Federal emergency funds

August 12, 2020

Guelph will receive $6,911,100 in emergency operating funds and another $5,096,534 in funding for transit as part of the Safe Restart agreement between the Provincial and federal governments Continue reading Guelph to receive $12 million Provincial and Federal emergency funds


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


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 the end of November 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 the end of November 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


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