Bicycling the Cities: The Future of Urban Cycling in Montreal and Beyond
Course participation is limited to 20 people.
Cycling in cities is becoming a major mode of transport deserving attention from the public as well as policy makers. Nevertheless, given the contested nature of city streets, urban cycling comes with a significant share of sometimes life-threatening challenges. During this one-day workshop, we will present research undertaken by Transportation Research at McGill (TRAM) into the types of cyclists in Montreal and their needs, safety issues related to bicycle parking in Montreal, and Bixi usage and bicycle-transit integration opportunities. We will also look at international solutions to addressing challenges to urban cycling and will consider how Montreal could learn from these examples.
Ahmed El-Geneidy is an Associate Professor at the School of Urban Planning, McGill University. His research interests include planning for active transportation (walking and cycling), land use and transport interaction, public transport planning and operations and transport planning for people with special needs. Ahmed is the research leader of the TRAM group. TRAM is a multi-disciplinary research group that conducts research in various areas. TRAM has conducted four major cycling surveys over the past six years in Montreal, which gave the group a national and international reputation for their work in the field of cycling research.