Community Mandate 2022:


Activate Transit Windsor Essex (ATWE) is a grassroots movement advocating for the use and advancement of public transit in Windsor Essex.


In the fall of 2021, we engaged the community in an online survey to learn more about how people use public transit, what gaps and challenges they face with getting around the city, and what ideas they have for the future. 620 people, transit riders and non-transit riders alike from a broad diversity of backgrounds, participated in this survey. The results are summarized in an online dynamic report created by Ravel Insights that can be accessed here. We look forward to the community drawing their own conclusions from these results. We present ours here.

What we heard

Our survey results are summarized in an online interactive report created by Ravel Insights. The first pages of the interactive report summarize the demographic profile of our survey sample, which included representation across age groups, genders, and location.

Our main findings

For the future of the public transit system in Windsor, we are putting forward these points for a call to action to create a public transit system to serve Windsor-Essex that improves mobility, quality of life, and economic inclusion for all:

Transit and automobility do not have to be mutually exclusive. We should be accommodating for the diversity of ways in which people get around.

Our process

Our survey was available online between November and December 2021. To gather results, we conducted outreach in person at bus terminals and engaged community partners in promoting participation in the communities they serve, including the student community. We summarized the results and engaged several community-oriented stakeholders in designing a community mandate based on the results in early 2022.