Ahmed El-Geneidy




Ph.D., Portland State University (USA)
M.Arch., Alexandria University (Egypt)
B.Sc., Alexandria University (Egypt)

Office: Macdonald-Harrington Building, Room 401
Tel. 514/ 398 8741
Fax 514/ 398 8376

ahmed.elgeneidy [at] mcgill.ca (Email)
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Professional and research interests


Land-use and transport planning; public transport planning and operations; applications of GIS in transport planning; transport economics; measurements of accessibility; intelligent transportation systems; non-motorized travel modes and behaviour (bicycle and pedestrian); effects of transport infrastructure on travel behaviour and land value.

Professional Affiliations

Ahmed is currently the co-editor in chief of Transport reviews, he is also serving as an editor for Transportation  He is currently serving on the board of directors for the regional public transport authority in Montreal Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain (ARTM), where he also serving on the committee in charge of the customer experience (Comité chargé de la qualité des services aux usagers de transport collectif). He is a member of scientific editorial board of the  Journal of Transport Geography and Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice. He served on several committees at the Transportation Research Board in the past including the Committee on Public Transportation Planning and Development, AP025 (2011 - 2014; 2014 - 2017; & 2017 - 2020) and Public Transportation Marketing and Fare Policy, AP030 (2012 – 2015, 2015 - 2018, & 2018 - 2021). He is also served as the elected chair and board member of the World Society on Transport and Land use Research (WSTLUR) (2018 – 2021).


Ph.D. Dissertation

The use of advanced information technology in urban public transportation systems: An evaluation of bus stop consolidation policy


Courses taught at McGill University

URBP 504 Planning for Active Transp. 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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  • Winter
  • Summer

URBP 536 Current Issues in Transp 1 2 Credits
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URBP 537 Current Issues in Transp 2 2 Credits
    Offered in the:
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URBP 608 Advanced GIS Applications 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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  • Summer

URBP 619 Land Use & Transport Planning 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
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URBP 620 Transport Economics 4 Credits
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Selected recent publications

* Denotes Graduate or Undergraduate Student


*Beaudet, M., *Ravensbergen, L., DeWeese, J., Beaubien-Souligny, W., Nadeau-Fredette, A., Caron, M., Suri, R. & El-Geneidy, A. (2022). Accessing hemodialysis during the COVID-19 pandemic. Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 13, 100533.

*Cui, B., Boisjoly, G., Serra, B., & El-Geneidy, A. (2022). Modal equity of accessibility to healthcare in Recife, Brazil. Journal of Transport and Land Use, 15(1), 1-15.

Cui, B., DeWeese, J., Wu, H. King, D., Levinson, D., & El-Geneidy A. (2022). All ridership is local: Accessibility, competition, and stop-level determinants of daily bus boardings in Portland, Oregon. Transport Geography, 99, 103294.

*Daley, J., *Rodrigue, L., *Ravensbergen, L., DeWeese, J., Butler, G., Kestens, Y, & El-Geneidy A. (2022). Foot-based microscale audit of light rail network (REM) in Montreal Canada. Transport and Health, 24, 1-14.

DeWeese, J., *Ravensbergen, L., & El-Geneidy A. (2022). Travel behaviour and greenhouse gas emissions during the COVID-19 pandemic: A case study in a university setting. Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 13, 100531.

DeWeese, J., Santana Palacios, M., *Belikow, A., & El-Geneidy A. (2022). Express access: Assessing the equity implications of bus express routes in Montreal, Canada. Journal of Transport and Land Use, 15(1), 35-51.


*Belikow, A. DeWeese, J., Ravensbergen, L., Kestens, Y., & El-Geneidy, A. (2021). Are we happy in densely populated environments? Assessing the impacts of density on subjective well-being, quality of life, and perceived health in Montreal, Canada. Urban Findings.

Buliung, R., Bilas, P., Ross, T., Marmureanu C., & El-Geneidy A. (2021). More than Just a Bus Trip: School Busing, Disability and Access to Education in Toronto, Canada. Transportation Research Part A, 148, 496-505.

*Dent, N., *Hawa, L., DeWeese, J., Wasfi, R., Kestens, Y, El-Geneidy, A. (2021). Who will use the train? A market segmentation study of potential light rail users in Montreal QC, Canada. Transportation Research Record.

Diab, E., DeWeese, J., *Chaloux, N., & El-Geneidy, A. (2021). Adjusting the service? Understanding the factors affecting bus ridership over time at the route level in Montréal, Canada. Transportation, 48(5) 2765-2786.

*Doran, A., El-Geneidy, A. & Manaugh, K. (2021). The pursuit of cycling equity. Journal of Transport Geography, 90, 1-9.

*Grisé, E., Stewart, A., El-Geneidy, A. (2021). Planning a High-frequency Transfer-based Bus Network: How Do We Get There? Journal of Transport and Land Use, 14(1), 863-884.

*Hawa, L., Cui, B., Sun, L., & El-Geneidy, A. (2021). Scoot over: Determinants of shared electric scooter use in Washington D.C.. Case Studies in Transport Policy, 9(2), 418-430.

Wu, H., Avner, P., Boisjoly, G., Braga, C., El-Geneidy, A., Huang, J., Kerzhner, T., Murphy, B., Niedzielski, M., Pereira, R., Pritchard, J., Stewart, A., Wang, J., & Levinson, D. (2021). Urban access across the globe: An international comparison of different transport Modes. NPJ Urban Sustainability.


*Boisjoly, G., *Deboosere, R., Wasfi, R., Orpana, H., Manaugh, K., Buliung, R. & El-Geneidy, A. (2020). Accessibility to healthcare via public transport across Canada. Transport and Health, 18, 1-14.

*Boisjoly, G., Lachapelle, U., & El-Geneidy, A. (2020). Are we connected? Assessing bicycle network performance through directness and connectivity measures, a Montreal, Canada case study. International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, 14(8) 620-634.

*Boisjoly, G., Serra, B., Oliveira, G., & El-Geneidy, A. (2020). Inequity in transit: Evaluating public transport distribution through accessibility measurements in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Curitiba and Recife, Brazil. Journal of Transport Geography, 82, 1-11.

*Cui, B., Boisjoly, G., Miranda-Moreno, L., & El-Geneidy, A. (2020). Accessibility matters: Exploring the determinants of public transport mode share across income groups in Canadian cities. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 80, 1-16.

*Cui, B., Boisjoly, G., Wasfi, R., Orpana, H., Manaugh, K., Buliung, R., Kestens, Y., & El-Geneidy A. (2020). Spatial access by public transport and likelihood of healthcare consultations at hospitals. Transportation Research Record.

DeWeese, J., *Hawa, L., *Demyk, H., *Davey, Z., *Belikow, A., El-Geneidy A. (2020). A tale of 40 cities: A preliminary analysis of equity impacts of COVID-19 service adjustments across North America. Transport Findings.

*DeWeese, J., & El-Geneidy, A. (2020). Commuters’ assessment of public transport as a “reasonable” option. Transportation Research Record.

*DeWeese, J., & El-Geneidy, A. (2020). How travel purpose interacts with predictors of individual driving behavior in greater Montreal. Transportation Research Record.

Gerber, P., El-Geneidy, A., Manaugh, K., Lord, S. (2020). From Workplace Attachment to Commuter Satisfaction before and after a Workplace Relocation. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 71, 168-181.

Ross, T., *Bilas, P., Buliung, El-Geneidy, A (2020). A scoping review of accessible student transport services for children with disabilities. Transport Policy, 95, 57-67.

*Steinmetz-Wooda, M., El-Geneidy, A., Ross, N. (2020). Moving to policy-amenable options for built environment research: The role of micro-scale neighborhood environment in promoting walking. Health and Place, 66, 1-8.

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