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Congratulations Bike Month Ontario Winner!   Updated 1 week ago

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Bike Month Ontario campaign! During the month of June, participants from 31 municipalities and 24 workplaces and campuses logged over 1,900 cycling trips on the Active Switch online tool! Great job Ontario!

Here’s the impact of 1,900 + cycling trips:

  • Over 31,000 km cycled and logged.
  • Preventing over 4,000 kg of harmful greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere.
  • Cost savings of over $17,500.
  • Reducing over 31,000 km of vehicle travel.

Congratulations to Nathan Pray from the City of Brantford, winner of the $500 Sport Chek Gift Card!

For full details, visit



Carpool Ontario    -
  Updated 2 weeks ago

Carpool Ontario is a state-of-the art ride‐matching software that allows users to find carpool partners based on a customized search criteria.

Whether you wish to drive a carpool or share a ride, Carpool Ontario is here to help! Save money, time and fuel and minimize your carbon footprint!

Click here to register a free account today!

Not sure? Click on the links below for step-by-step instructions on how to register an account and find a carpool match!
Carpool Ontario Flyer
Carpool Ontario Guide

Active Switch Program    -
  Updated 4 weeks ago

Don’t miss out on the health benefits associated with physical activity! Get moving with the Active Switch Workplace Program by choosing active travel modes for your commute and other daily trips.

The Active Switch workplace online tool allows users to set goals, track and monitor progress and converts the distance travelled to illustrate the amount of calories you have burned and greenhouse gas emissions you have saved.

Track all your active trips on for a chance to win monthly prizes!

Note: When creating an account on Active Switch, please select the City/Town your workplace is loacted in and "City of Barrie - Staff" as your workplace.

Not sure how to register? Click here to download the Active Switch Flyer for instructions on how to register an account

Emergency Ride Home Program    -  
  Updated 1 month ago

emergency ride home program taxi iconAs an employee at a participating Commute Ontario workplace, you are eligible for the Emergency Ride Home (ERH) program.

If you have an unforeseen emergency on any day you use a sustainable method to commute to work, you can request a reimbursement of up to $75 for your emergency transportation costs. 

To submit an ERH claim, kindly click on the "Submit ERH Claim" link on the left navigation bar and complete the form.

Click here for program Terms & Conditions
Click here for Frequently Asked Questions



Join Barrie's E-Newsletter!    -
  Updated 1 month ago

Want to stay connected and be better informed? Access Barrie commits to sending monthly digests that highlight current City issues important to Barrie residents.

Click here to sign-up for our e-newsletter today! 

Barrie Transit    -
  Updated 10 months ago

Explore your Barrie Transit services. Barrie Transit operates a total of 10 two-directional routes with service to and from Angus-Base Borden with five main transit hubs across the city.

Click here to view Schedules & Maps and find out everything you need to know to plan your route.

Barrie Rec Guide    -
  Updated 10 months ago

Barrie's Recreation Guide is now available!

Click here to view the guide online or click here to search activities online!

Barrie Trails    -
  Updated 10 months ago

Enjoy over 88 kilometres of public trails, 300 hectares of scenic park space and a beautiful waterfront at the heart of the city.

Click here to explore more!


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Transit Month Updated 4 months ago
Starts: Sep 1, 2019
Ends: Sep 30, 2019

September is Transit Month!

Whether you are a regular rider or trying transit for the first time, Transit Month is a time to celebrate and reward transit riders.
Pledge to take transit in September for a chance to WIN a fantastic prize.

Stay tuned for more Transit Month details.

Walktober Updated 1 month ago
Starts: Oct 1, 2019
Ends: Oct 31, 2019

October is Walktober!  

Aim to walk at least 10,000 steps per day during Walktober and move towards a healthier lifestyle. Log your walking trips online at for a chance to WIN GREAT PRIZES.

Stay tuned for more Walktober details.



Barrie Transit Bike & Ride   Updated 10 months ago

Bike racks are available on all Barrie Transit buses. They're free, easy to use and have instruction labels to help.

Click here to downloand Barrie Transit Bike Rack Instruction Manual to help get you started today.


Winter Cycling Guide   Updated 10 months ago

With a little planning and preparation you can bike all year-round!  Download your free Winter Cycling Guide and get great cycling tips and tricks on how to stay safe.