Luis Miranda-Moreno

Associate Professor
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Luis Miranda-Moreno
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luis.miranda-moreno [at]

Luis Miranda-Moreno is an Associate Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering at McGill University since 2008. His scientific and professional contributions over more than 15 years have been mostly in the areas of sustainable urban mobility and road safety. His areas of research and expertise include emission modeling methods, the impact assessment of built environment and road design strategies on climate and road injuries, the strategies to promote non-motorized urban mobility and the integration of emerging technological solutions. He has worked on many projects for organization and transportation agencies at different levels. This includes international organizations such as the Inter-American Development Bank and WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities as well as federal agencies such as Transport Canada, Transportation Association of Canada, National Road Cooperative Research Program (NCHRP) and Mexico Communication and Transportation Ministry. He also has various projects with provincial governments such as Quebec Ministry of Transportation, Hydro-Quebec, Ontario Ministry of Transportation, Quebec Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources. He has been involved in projects for large cities around the world such as Montreal, Toronto, New York, Mexico, Sao Paulo, and Bogota. His research activities are currently supported by the major research funding federal/provincial agencies such as NSERC, CFI, Mitacs, FQRNT and FQRSC. He is currently leading the IMaTS Lab ( and is also a member of the urban mobility committee of the World Road Association and the road safety committee of the Transportation Association of Canada.


B.Sc. / M.Eng. (Civil Engineering, Mexico, 2001)
M.Sc. / Ph.D. (Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo, 2006)
Postdoctoral Fellow (CRAD/CDAT, Laval University, 2008)

Areas of expertise: 

Transportation Engineering

  • CIVE 319 Transportation Engineering 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • CIVE 540 Urban Transportation Planning 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • CIVE 560 Transportation Safety & Design 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

Research areas: 
Transportation Engineering
Selected publications: 


  • Lesani, A., Nateghinia, E., Miranda-Moreno, L. (2020). “Development and Evaluation of a Real-Time Pedestrian Counting System for High-Volume Conditions Based on 2D Lidar”. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, Vol. 114, pp. 20-35.
  • Moradi, E., Miranda-Moreno, L. (2020). “Vehicular Fuel Consumption Estimation Using Real-world Measures Through Cascaded Machine Learning Modeling”. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment (88), 102576.


  • Fu, T., Hu, W., Miranda-Moreno, L., Saunier, N. (2019). “Investigating Secondary Pedestrian-Vehicle Interactions at Non-Signalized Intersections Using Vision-Based Trajectory Data”. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, Vol. 105, pp., 222-240
  • Lesani, A., Miranda-Moreno, L. (2019). “A Real-Time WiFi-Bluetooth System for Pedestrian Network Monitoring, Classification and Data Extrapolation”, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 20 (4), pp. 1484-1496.
  • Stipancic, J., Miranda-Moreno, L., Saunier, N., Labbe, A. (2019). “Network Screening for Large Urban Road Networks: Using GPS Data and Surrogate Measures to Model Crash Frequency and Severity”. Accident Analysis and Prevention, Vol. 125, pp. 290-301.


  • Beitel D., Stipancic J., Manaugh, K., Miranda-Moreno, L. (2018). “Assessing Safety of Shared Space Using Cyclist-Pedestrian Interactions and Automated Video Conflict Analysis”, Transportation Research Part D. 2018, Vol. 65, pp. 710-724


  • Chang, A., Miranda-Moreno L., Cao, J. Welled B., (2017). “The Effect of BRT Implementation and Streetscape Redesign on Physical Activity: A Case Study of Mexico City”. Transportation Research Part A, 100, pp. 337–347.


  • Proulx, F., Schneider, R.J. and Miranda-Moreno, L. (2016) “Performance Evaluation and Correction Functions for Automated Pedestrian and Bicycle Counting Technologies”. Journal of Transportation Engineering – ASCE, 142 (3).
  • Fu, T., Stipancic, J., Zangenehpour, S., Miranda-Moreno, L. and Saunier, N. (2016) “A Comparison of Regular and Thermal Cameras for Traffic Data Collection under Varying Lighting and Temperature Conditions in Multimodal Environments”, Journal of Advanced Transportation.
  • Heydari, S., Fu, L., Joseph, L. and Miranda-Moreno, L. (2016) “Bayesian nonparametric modelling in transportation safety studies: applications in univariate and multivariate settings”. Analytic Methods in Accident Research 12, 18-34.
  • Zangenehpour S., Miranda-Moreno, L. and Saunier, N. (2016) “Are intersections with cycle tracks safer? A case-control study based on automated surrogate safety analysis using video data”. Accident Analysis & Prevention 86, pp 161-172.
  • Seyed A., Chang, A., Miranda-Moreno, L. and Patterson, Z. (2016) “Exploring the link between the neighborhood typologies, bicycle infrastructure and commuting cycling over time and the potential impact on commuter GHG emissions”, Transportation Research Part D, Vol. 47, pp. 89-10.


  • Zangenehpour, S., Miranda-Moreno, L. and Saunier, N. (2015) “Automated classification based on video data at intersections with heavy pedestrian and bicycle traffic: Methodology and application”, Transportation Research, Part C, 56, 161–176.
  • Zahabi, A., Miranda-Moreno, L., Patterson, Z. and Barla, P. (2015) "Spatio-temporal analysis of car distance, greenhouse gases and the effect of built environment: A latent class regression analysis", Transportation Research, Part A, (accepted).
  • St-Aubin, P., Saunier, N. and Miranda-Moreno, L. (2015) “Large-scale automated proactive road safety analysis using video data”, Transportation Research, Part C, (accepted).
  • Anowar, S., Yasmin, S., Eluru, N. and Miranda-Moreno, L. (2015) “Analysis of vehicle ownership evolution in Montreal, Canada using Pseudo panel analysis”, Transportation, (accepted).


  • Zahabi, A., Miranda-Moreno, L., Barla P. and Vincent B. (2014) “Fuel economy of hybrid-electric versus conventional gasoline vehicles in real-world conditions: A Case Study of Cold Cities in Quebec, Canada”, Transportation Research, Part D, 32 pp. 184–192.
  • Heydari, H., Miranda-Moreno, L. and Liping F. (2014) “Speed limit reduction in urban areas: A before-after study using Bayesian generalized mixed linear models”, Accident Analysis and Prevention, Vol. (73), pp. 252–261.
  • Nosal T. and Miranda-Moreno L. (2014) “The effect of weather on the use of North American bicycle facilities: A multi-city analysis using automatic counts”, Transportation Research, Part A, Vol. 66, pp. 213–225.
  • Strauss, J., Miranda-Moreno, L. and Morency M. (2014) “Multimodal injury risk analysis of road users at signalized and non-signalized intersections”, Accident Analysis and Prevention, Vol. 71, pp. 201–209.
  • Anowar, S., Eluru, N. and Miranda-Moreno, L. (2014) “Alternative modeling approaches used for examining automobile ownership: A comprehensive review”, Transport Reviews, Vol. 34(4), pp. 441-473.
  • Perdomo M., Patterson, Z. Saunier, N. and Miranda-Moreno, L. (2014) “Pedestrian preferences with respect to roundabouts - A video-based stated preference survey”, Accident Analysis & Prevention, Vol. (70), pp. 84–91.
  • Anowar, S., Yasmin, S., Eluru, N. and Miranda-Moreno, L. (2014) “Analyzing car ownership in two Quebec metropolitan regions: A comparison of latent ordered and unordered response models”, Transportation, 1-27.
  • Nosal, T. and Miranda-Moreno, L. (2014) “Incorporating weather: A comparative analysis of average annual daily bicyclist estimation methods”, Journal of Transportation Research Record, No. 2468, pp. 100-110.
  • Heydari S., Miranda-Moreno, L., Lord D. and Fu, L. (2014) “A methodology to estimate and update SPF Parameters under limited data conditions: A sensitivity analysis”, accident analysis and prevention, Vol. 64, pp. 41-51.
  • Nabavi, M., Miranda-Moreno, L., Saunier, N. and Amador, L. (2014) “A method for road lighting audit and safety screening”, Journal of Transportation Research Record, No. 2458, pp. 27-36.


  • St-Aubin, P., Miranda-Moreno, L. and Saunier, N. (2013) “An automated conflict analysis at protected highway ramps using cross-sectional and before-after video data”, Transportation Research, Part C, Vol. 36, pp. 284 - 295.
  • Daziano, R., Miranda-Moreno, L. and Heydari, S. (2013) “Computational bayesian statistics in transportation modeling: From road safety analysis to discrete choice”, Transport Review, Vol 33, pp. 570-592.
  • Brosseau M., Zangenehpour, S., Saunier N. and Miranda-Moreno L. (2013) “The impact of waiting time and other factors on dangerous pedestrian crossings and violations at signalized intersections: A case study in Montreal”, Transportation Research, Part F, Vol. 21, pp. 159–172.
  • Chan, S., Miranda-Moreno, L. and Hatzopoulou, M. (2013) “Assessing the impact of bus technology on greenhouse gas emissions along a major corridor: A lifecycle analysis”, Transportation Research, Part D, 20, pp. 7–11.
  • Miranda-Moreno, L., Nosal, T., Schneider, R.J. and Proulx, F. (2013) “Classification of bicycle traffic patterns in five North American cities”, Journal of Transportation Research Record, Vol. 2339 pp. 68-79.
  • Strauss, J., Miranda-Moreno, L. and Morency M. (2013) “Cyclist activity and injury risk analysis at signalized intersections: A bayesian modeling”, Accident Analysis and Prevention, 59, pp. 9-17.
  • Lusk A., Morency, P., Miranda-Moreno, L. and Walter W. (2013) “Bicycle guidelines and crash rates on cycle tracks in the United States”, American Journal of Public Health, 103(7), pp. 1240-1248.
  • Miranda-Moreno, L. and Chapman Lahti, A. (2013) “Temporal trends and the effect of weather on pedestrian volumes: A case study of Montreal, Canada”, Transportation Research, Part D, 22, pp. 54–59.
Areas of interest: 
  • Tools for active transportation
  • Decision-support methodologies for road safety
  • Emissions modeling methods
  • Intelligent transportation systems
  • Share mobility and its impacts
Professional activities: 
  • Member of CIRRELT, Inter-university Research Centre on Enterprise Networks, Logistics and Transportation
  • Member of CREATE, Centre de Recherche en économie de l'Environnement, de l'Agroalimentaire, des Transports et de l'Énergie
  • Member of TISED, Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design
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