City Invites You to Ride the Bus for Free on Wednesday

The City of Guelph will be marking the annual Clean Air Day this coming Wednesday June 5. If you’re interested in doing your part to help clean the local air, the City is allowing everyone to ride Guelph Transit for free all-day.

For the entirety of Guelph Transit’s operating day on Wednesday, from 5:45 am to 12:15 am, Guelphites are invited to ride any where and everywhere on Guelph Transit for free. The City of Guelph is also encouraging people to choose other environmentally-friendly options of travel like cycling, walking and carpooling.

Per Environment and Climate Change Canada, taking the bus instead of your own private automobile reduces greenhouse gas emissions by two-thirds, while one full bus can take as many as 40 cars off the road and save 70,000 litres of fuel and take 168 tonnes of pollution out of the atmosphere each year.

In addition to the free bus ride, the City is also inviting you to take part in a discussion panel, The Future of Transportation in Guelph. The event will explore “how disruptive technologies, urban development and climate change are shaping how we’ll move tomorrow. Share your thoughts on the future of transportation in Guelph.”

Moderated by Jesse Hirsh, the panel includes Sidewalk Labs’ Andrew Miller, University of Waterloo prof Jeff Casello, Nancy Smith-Lea of the Centre for Active Transportation, Jamie Stuckless of Share the Road, and Dewan Karim of Dillon Consulting. The panel starts at 6:30 pm at the Delta Hotel and Conference Centre.

You can free tickets to the panel discussion by clicking here.

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