Update on LTC Proposed Change and Date for Meeting on the Development

LTC

We have some additional information about the LTC proposal to modify bus service in the neighborhood, including materials from the open house held in November, and ridership data for the current Monday to Saturday until 6 pm service (#31).

It is important to note that the LTC is actively soliciting your comments on the proposed change. They have not yet determined whether or how service will change. It is possible the current service could remain the same, could be removed entirely, could be replaced with the proposal shown in the attachment (7 days a week until midnight), or could be modified in some other way. Consider commenting by Friday to the LTC as to the service (or absence of service) you would like to see. The e-mail for commenting is: ltcserviceplan@gmail.com

Also of note is that the proposed #9A route goes to downtown, not to campus.

We also have some information on the impact on winter maintenance if there was no bus service. Here is question asked and the answer from the City’s Division Manager in charge of winter maintenance.

Subject: question about snow level of service from Sandy Levin

Hi John, hope all is well. LTC is looking at service changes in my area of the city. If the secondary collector (Lawson Road east of Wonderland to Wychwood Park south to Sarnia) were no longer to have bus service, would that change the level of service for snow removal ? Let me know this week if you can.

Regards
Sandy Levin


If the Bus moves off the route it would no longer require priority services like salting. Adjustments would be made for next season.

John Parsons
Division Manager
Road Operations and Forestry

Date for Public Meeting on the Sherwood Forest School Site Development

The site plan for the new development is scheduled for a public participation meeting on January 7th at City Hall, at a time starting no earlier than 5 pm. Anyone can attend and speak. If you would like comments to appear on the public agenda, address them to the Chair and Members of the Planning and Environment Committee. Send comments to the Planning and Environment Committee secretary at Hlysynsk@london.ca and reference, Site Plan for 7 Annadale. The staff report should be available right after New Year’s and can be viewed at: http://www.london.ca/city-hall/meetings/Pages/default.aspx

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Open House for Proposed LTC Service Changes and Cinderella

Open House for Proposed LTC Service Changes

LTC is proposing service changes in our area including running buses along Lawson Road during evenings and weekends. LTC is seeking input on this change.

There will be an open house at the Sherwood Branch library on Tuesday, November 27th between 2 and 4 pm and between 6 and 8 pm. The change in our area would be to the #9 and #31 route. See http://www.londontransit.ca/news-service-updates/north-end-changes-route-9-14-25-31-32-34-and-40/

There is also an on line survey at https://londontransit.formstack.com/forms/2019_draft_service_plan_survey

You can also e-mail comments to ltcserviceplan@gmail.com

The London Transit Commission will be making a final decision on this and other route changes at an open public meeting sometime in January.

Cinderella at Banting

Banting S.S. Presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Production of Cinderella, Enchanted Edition.

This amazing musical for the entire family is taking place at Banting’s Auditorium, December 6th-8th.

Adult tickets are $15 each, student and seniors, $10. Children under 5 are free.
You can order tickets by calling 519-452-2800 or check out the Banting website at: http://banting.tvdsb.ca/en/index.aspx

Proposed LTC service changes and timing of development at the former Sherwood Forest School site

Proposed LTC Service Changes

LTC is proposing service changes in our area including running buses along Lawson Road during evenings and weekends. LTC is seeking input on this change. You may have already received a card in the mail.

There will be an open house at the Sherwood Branch library on November 27th between 2 and 4 pm and between 6 and 8 pm. There is also an on line survey at londontransit.ca under Service Updates. You have to do a little digging to find the change as there are a number of other changes – the change in our area would be to the #9 route. You can also e-mail comments to ltcserviceplan@gmail.com

The last time this change was proposed, it was quite contentious. LTC will be making a final decision on this and other route changes in January.

Development at the Sherwood Forest School Site

The City will be holding a meeting in late January to review options for the park development. The public participation meeting at City Hall for the site plan for the new housing development is to be held on January 7, 2019. We don’t have the time yet, but will post that when available. According to the developer, if all goes well at City Hall, construction of the new housing will begin in March of 2019.

Neighbourhood News for early August

Lots of items ….

Western’s Renaturalization Project

Western has been working on a naturalization project on the grounds of the University – mostly on the west side of the campus.

The naturalization project continues across campus, clearing invasive species and trees in decline. The crew has returned to a select area within the “Fram Lands” next to Brescia to complete the naturalization efforts.
Continue reading “Neighbourhood News for early August”

London Transit Route Structure Review

A reminder that LTC is holding an open house at Goodwill on Horton Street on April 8th from 2 to 4 and from 6 to 8, to give you a chance to review the first draft of its proposed transit route changes for the next five years.

Proposed changes to the 31 Orchard Park bus changes are:

  • In 2015 it is proposed that Sunday service between 9 am and 7 pm running every 60 minutes be implemented on the route.

Other proposed changes for the route include:

2018:

  • Increase the weekday evening frequency (6 pm to 11 pm) from 60 minutes to 30 minutes
  • Introduce weekday service from 11 pm to midnight on a 60 minute frequency
  • Increase the Saturday frequency from 60 minutes to 30 minutes from 6 pm to 9 pm

At this point, the plan is for service to remain on Sarnia Road after 6 pm.
All of the recommendations are draft and are subject to change based upon feedback from the public.

If you can’t make the open house on April 8, you can provide comments directly to LTC’s manager of Planning Services, Katie Burns at 519-451-1340 ext 320 or by e-mail at kburns@londontransit.ca