Buses and Bikes for Older Adults

Taking the bus or a SoBi bicycle, is a convenient, affordable, sustainable way to get around our city. The Totally Transit for Older Adults program introduced people to their local public transit system, and provided them with information needed to use it effectively. The program catered specifically to older adults and newcomers to transit. Topics such as cycling etiquette and safety, how to apply for a SoBi pass, bus fares, and route planning were all be covered

During this free 2 hour workshop we began with some in class learning about cycling and how to use the SoBi system. We then travelled as a group to ride the HSR and go for a SoBi ride. All costs related to using the bus and a SoBi bike were covered for participants

Each workshop was facilitated by staff from Green Venture, along with staff from partners New Hope Bikes and the Everybody Rides Initiative.


TTOA Information Sheet 2019


We would like to acknowledge the support of the Government of Ontario, through the Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund.

Workshops: When and Where We Delivered Them

  • Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre (876 Cannon St E, Hamilton) 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
  • Thursday, September 19, 2019 at YWCA Hamilton (55+ Active Living Centre Macnab Street branch), 1:00-3:00 pm
  • Wednesday, August 14th , 2019 Donut Monster (246 Locke street south) 6:30-8:30 pm
  • Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at Indwell (Perkins Centre), 10am-12pm
  • Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at  Welcome Inn, 10am-12pm
  • Saturday November 1, 2018 at Gage Park 10 am -12 pm


Strong community partners played a vital role in the implementation of all 6 TTOA workshops. Staff from New Hope Bikes and Everybody Rides Initiative attended each workshop and contributed their knowledge, skills and passion for active transportation. Staff from New Hope Bikes reviewed safe urban cycling practices and led the ride. Staff from Everybody Rides Initiative led the hands-on practice of how to activate and unlock a  SoBi bicycle, as well as how to apply for subsidized riding passes. Each participant at all 6 workshops was able to apply for a subsidized ride pass! Thank you New Hope Bikes and Everybody Rides Initiative!