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Carpool Ontario    -   https://barrie.carpoolontario.ca
  Updated 1 month 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
Carpool Ontario Guide Video

Active Switch Program    -   https://activeswitch.ca/workplace
  Updated 5 months 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 activeswitch.ca/workplace 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 6 months 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

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Commute Ontario    -   https://commuteontario.ca/
  Updated 3 months ago

Commute Ontario is a program of SustainMobility, designed to encourage commuters in the province of Ontario to adopt healthy and sustainable transportation options. 


website iconcommuteontario.ca
facebook iconCommute Ontario
twitter icon@commuteontario

Join Barrie's E-Newsletter!    -   https://www.barrie.ca/Info/Pages/enews.aspx
  Updated 6 months 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! 

Commute Cost Calculation    -   https://carpoolontario.ca/en/my/commutecost
  Updated 2 weeks ago

Are you looking to split the cost of your commute with your carpool group but don't know where to start?

Click here to see an example on how to calculate your approximate commute cost.

Barrie Transit    -   https://www.barrie.ca/Living/Getting%20Around/BarrieTransit/Pages/Information.aspx
  Updated 1 year 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.

Ontario’s Guide to Safe Cycling    -   http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/pdfs/cycling-skills.pdf
  Updated 1 week ago

Ontario's Guide to Safe Cycling provides important information, tips and techniques to help make you a safe, confident cyclist whether you are a new or experienced rider. 

Click here to view the guide. 

Barrie Rec Guide    -   https://www.barrie.ca/assets/flip/recguide/default.html
  Updated 1 year ago

Barrie's Recreation Guide is now available!

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

Barrie Trails    -   https://www.barrie.ca/Living/ParksTrails/Trails/Pages/default.aspx
  Updated 1 year 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!

 

Ontario Carpool Parking Lots    -   https://511on.ca/list/carpoollots
  Updated 2 weeks ago

Looking for a place to meet up with your carpool partner before entering the highway system? Take advantage of free Ministry of Transportation (MTO) carpool parking lots today.

Click here to find a carpool parking lot near you.

Carpool lots are restricted to a maximum of 120 consecutive hours. Selected lots are also served by public transit.

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Carpool Month Updated 2 months ago
Starts: Feb 1, 2020
Ends: Feb 29, 2020

Cut the costs of driving alone by carpooling. Enter to WIN $500 towards your gas purchase by logging in or creating an account on Carpool Ontario at www.carpoolontario.ca

But Wait! There's More!

Earn an additional entry into the prize draw for each successful registration on Carpool Ontario. New registrants will be asked to provide the referring person's email address.

Stay tuned for more details!

 

Bike Month Ontario Updated 2 months ago
Starts: Jun 1, 2020
Ends: Jun 30, 2020

Track your cycling trips on the Active Switch online tool at activeswitch.ca/workplace for a chance to WIN!

Stay tuned for campaign details.

 

Transit Month Ontario Updated 1 month ago
Starts: Sep 1, 2020
Ends: Sep 30, 2020

September is Transit Month!

Whether you are a regular rider or trying transit for the first time, Transit Month Ontario is a time to celebrate and reward transit riders.
Pledge to take transit in September for a chance to WIN a $500 Apple gift card!

Visit transitmonthontario.ca for full details.

Walktober Month Updated 1 month ago
Starts: Oct 1, 2020
Ends: Oct 31, 2020

walk iconTake steps to a healthier lifestyle and challenge yourself to step-it-up during Walktober Month. Whether you walk to work or just for fun, don’t forget to log your steps at activeswitch.ca/workplace for a chance to WIN great prizes!

Visit walktobermonth.ca for full contest details

 

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Commute Ontario Information Package   Updated 4 months ago

City of Barrie has teamed up with Commute Ontario to offer its employees FREE sustainable commuting programs for an easier, healthier, and more enjoyable commute. Click here to download an information package to learn more. 

Carpool Ontario Flyer - 4 x 6 inch   Updated 3 months ago

4 x 6 inch Carpool Ontario flyer for City of Barrie. 

Barrie Transit Bike & Ride   Updated 3 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 3 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.