Elgin County Transportation Master Plan

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The County of Elgin is developing a Transportation Master Plan (TMP). The TMP is the first comprehensive master planning exercise for the County’s transportation network and will be coordinated with the County’s ongoing Official Plan update. This Plan will be designed to look at "the big picture", identifying challenges, alternatives, steps and actions to take the County of Elgin from where we are today, to the multi-modal transportation network and landscape we envision for our future.

The Plan will span 30 years and will focus on the development of an integrated vehicular transportation network, the enhancement of active transportation amenities (cycling), and will explore transit options for Elgin's communities.

Watch this video to learn more!


Get Involved!

We need your help to shape the future of transportation in Elgin County! Public engagement will be a key part of this process. Your feedback will help to inform a document that is action-oriented and intended for a broad audience.

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The County of Elgin is developing a Transportation Master Plan (TMP). The TMP is the first comprehensive master planning exercise for the County’s transportation network and will be coordinated with the County’s ongoing Official Plan update. This Plan will be designed to look at "the big picture", identifying challenges, alternatives, steps and actions to take the County of Elgin from where we are today, to the multi-modal transportation network and landscape we envision for our future.

The Plan will span 30 years and will focus on the development of an integrated vehicular transportation network, the enhancement of active transportation amenities (cycling), and will explore transit options for Elgin's communities.

Watch this video to learn more!


Get Involved!

We need your help to shape the future of transportation in Elgin County! Public engagement will be a key part of this process. Your feedback will help to inform a document that is action-oriented and intended for a broad audience.

Subscribe to updates from this page and register to participate in a variety of engagement tools below.



What would encourage you to use a public passenger transportation service?

If a public passenger transportation service were to be provided in Elgin County that could take you where you need to go (i.e. a bus route or on-demand service), what would be the most important factors to encourage you to use the service?


Share your answers in the comments!



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We need a service that runs from Aylmer to St. Thomas and then another that connects to London.
Many of us drive this route several times a day. Many of us transport our children to school this route as we are unable to get them on a bus. I estimate my home travels these routes in excess of 700km a week.

LTill 6 months ago

Four times a day from Port Stanley & Bruce via ST Thomas with stops in the East & West ends of London. Also feasible routing from other parts of the County of Elgin.
ParaTransit On-Demand for Medical Appointments.

M1956 6 months ago

What would encourage me to take transit between and in the largest three towns of Elgin-Oxford, St. Thomas, Aylmer and Tillsonburg (in Oxford) is high frequency, even if it's a smaller bus since that would be cheaper to run. People need to be able to depend on a bus every 10-15 minutes at their stop.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FPXZfySAZw

Take a look at the Netherlands rural bus connections. They even connect to small towns to bring them to another small town or a train station. Rural places in the Netherlands expect a bus every 30-40 minutes. It may be a lot at first but it's a chicken and egg argument. Someone has to make the first step to improve public transit and/or by committing to protected bike lanes.
https://www.google.ca/maps/dir/Zelhem/Arnhem,+Netherlands/@52.0269726,6.3050149,15.25z/am=t/data=!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x47c7b06f6671a407:0x7e6ed1009ffb6ac5!2m2!1d6.3495613!2d52.0059816!1m5!1m1!1s0x47c7ba91ce9b2273:0x161c5ae0f973cad7!2m2!1d5.8987296!2d51.9851034!3e3

Also, check out this article for ideas.
https://www.expatica.com/nl/living/transportation/guide-to-public-transport-in-the-netherlands-100594/#bus

Pat B 6 months ago

Frequency, cost, reliability, pickup and drop off locations would need to be considered. It would be great to link smaller communities to St. Thomas and London to go to health appointments, travel, visiting, etc.

Helen Z 6 months ago

If it could connect to public transportation from West Lorne to London or St Thomas or the airport.

Heather Bell 6 months ago

cost and hours of operation,drop off and pick-up spots

Terry burgess 6 months ago

Frequency, cost and drop off/pick up locations

Elaine Boyce 6 months ago

We need committed bus service from Port Stanley thru St. Thomas to London at regular times for work and school opportunities.

Cheryl S 6 months ago

Reliable, regular service ie twice a day to St.Thomas from Port Stanley.OK if it was only twice a week to start.Same as a bus to London to White Oaks Mall,twice a week, so you could then connect to London's bus system

FEN 6 months ago

Sheltered destinations in Port aside from the busiest spots with passenger car pick up spot (Thinking Francis Street, Sycamore St and Water tower in Port) That way mom can visit Port more often and I can pick her up locally without stalling traffic to do so.

John 6 months ago

There are many elderly in Port Stanley that do not drive because of age or lack the use of cars. We need daily trips to St. Thomas (once a day at least) and a once a week trip to London. Even moving around Port Stanley can be a challenge if walking is limited.

Mary Eccles 6 months ago

It would be an excellent idea to provide a transit system that supported elderly or people with disabilities living in smaller communities of their choice. Not to mention saving the environment from excess car use. We would definitely use it.

Julia Pigache. 6 months ago

We would love this! Our son is unable to drive and relies on others to take him to work and other activities. It would need to be reliable, affordable, and connect with transit stops in London.

WSibley 6 months ago

We would welcome the opportunity to use this service when driving is no longer an option or not a preferred option. We would use the service if it is reliable, well organized (can get to stores and home to our community with reasonable time frames) and accessible.

Al Gardiner 6 months ago

FAST- Frequent, Affordable, Safe, Timely.

face 6 months ago

as someone who is looking to stay at home (in Port Bruce) for as long as I can a dedicated form of transportation available on a weekly basis would be invaluable. This would allow those who are no longer able to drive or are uncomfortable driving, to have a day to do grocery shopping, retail shopping, a restaurant outing for lunch, visit friends in town, take advantage of senior community events (cards etc), visit a fitness arena (YM/WCA). thank you for your time

April 6 months ago

Would be nice to transport stroller/wagon for children. If going shopping with children this is a necessary tool. Or maybe the ability to transport bike so you can access trails in other cities or just a means to continue transportation after departing bus.

CORourke 6 months ago

I know that in a few years my hubby wont be driving anymore; so we would use transit to get to the shopping stores and possible up to London to the train station.
But I think a transit system from Lynhurst to St Thomas would be nice for the kids here that want jobs there without bothering people for rides.

Jane 6 months ago

Lots of great side roads to cycle in Elgin, getting to them can be difficult /dangerous though if you live on a busy main artery. I live on Talbot Line west of Talbotville, traffic volume is quite high and moves quickly and given that there is no road allowance for cyclists it makes for dangerous conditions. Perhaps an improved bike lane could be added going west of Talbotville for a couple kms at least to make it safer to link up with side roads, especially considering that the population of Talbotville will increase dramatically in the next few years.

gerald.ooms077 8 months ago

Gray Line, start to finish. Side trips to Marina.

Eagle1 10 months ago
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