Senior Perspectives Towards Ride for Free Public Transportation Programs – Oakville

Information posted October 31, 2014

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Ryerson University are undertaking a survey to gather the perspective of seniors in Oakville towards free public transportation. Oakville Seniors over the age of 65 are invited to complete this survey.

This research is being conducted at Ryerson University.

Researcher: Stephanie Mah, Master’s in Planning student, School of Urban and Regional Planning, Ryerson University. E-mail: [email protected]; Phone: 647 992 1985

Supervisor: Dr. Raktim Mitra, Assistant Professor, School of Urban and Regional Planning, Ryerson University. E-mail: [email protected]; Phone: 416 979 5000 ext. 2272

In 2012, Oakville Transit implemented a ride for free transit programs on Mondays. This has allowed residents over the age of 65 years of age to travel all day on all bus routes every Monday at no charge.

The following is a short survey for a Master’s research project at Ryerson University. This research has two goals. First, it will look at senior perspectives and their behaviour towards public transit and ride for free transit program in Oakville, Ontario. Second, this research will determine if a ride for free transit program has decreased auto-dependency and increased public transportation ridership.

To participate, you must be over the age of 65 to participant as this research is focusing on the senior citizen mobility in Oakville, Ontario. This information and your identity will be kept confidential. Only the researcher and the supervisor will have access to this data. If at any time you feel uncomfortable, you may decline to answer any questions or to stop the survey.

To complete the survey please click on the link below.


Click “Save as” to save the survey to your computer desktop.

Open the survey and insert your answers.

“Save” the completed survey then insert it into an email and send it to: [email protected]

If you would prefer there are some printed surveys with a survey dropbox located at the Sir John Colbourne Recreation Centre for Seniors (1565 Old Lakeshore Road) and at the Oakville Senior Centre (263 Kerr St).

Please complete and return the survey by November 28th, 2014.

Thank you for your participation!