Transit Week Challenge

This February, from February 17-21, we challenged our city councillors to exclusively use transit. With over 100 Edmontonians taking on the challenge, including 4 city councillors and 14 community partners, the challenge was a huge success! We also had 108 survey responses, emphasizing YOUR experience on transit. Coming out of this week, we know transit has the ability to connect people to where they need to go, and that the current system in Edmonton falls short in reliability and connectivity. This is why we are pushing for transit that can be both free AND good!

Sad that #TransitWeekYEG has come to a close? Transit Week Challenge may be over, but there are still so many ways to push for a more accessible and livable city with us! Keep your eyes on social media for an upcoming announcement on our Free Transit Town Hall on March 24, and stay tuned for next year’s transit challenge!

Media Round-Up

Our Press Release: https://freetransitedmonton.ca/news/free-transit-edmonton-announces-transit-week-challenge/

'More connected and more just': Coalition launches campaign for free transit in Edmonton
MOIRA WYTON: February 18, 2020

'Open and accepting of all': Coalition calls for free transit in Edmonton
CBC NEWS: February 17, 2020

‘Free transit for all’ PROGRESS ALBERTA: February 10, 2020

‘Local group challenging Edmontonians to take transit’ RYAN JESPERSON SHOW: February 12, 2020

‘One year fighting security theatre in Winnipeg's public library | Millennium for All’
RANK & FILE RADIO PRAIRIE EDITION: February


This challenge was endorsed by Amalgamated Transit Union Local 569, Climate Justice Edmonton, Friends of Medicare, the Seniors' Action & Liaison Team, Geography and Planning Students' Society, Alberta Public Interest Research Group, ERUPT, HealthyYEG, YEGarden Suites, Progress Alberta, Public Interest Alberta, and The Self-Advocacy Federation.