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)
Research Group Page


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.


For prospective doctoral students, priority topics for research (2020-24):

1- Measurements of accessibility.

2- Equity issues in land use and transport planning.

3- Impacts of major transport infrastructure on the well-being of residents.

4- Public transport planning and operations.

Feel free to contact Prof. El-Geneidy for any questions or if you are interested in a different topic from the above listed ones.

Professional Affiliations

Ahmed is currently serving as an editor for the Journal of Transport and Land Use. He is also serving as the chair and board member of the World Society on Transport and Land use Research (WSTLUR) (2018 – 2021). 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 serves 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 the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 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).


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:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

URBP 536 Current Issues in Transp 1 2 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

URBP 537 Current Issues in Transp 2 2 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

URBP 608 Advanced GIS Applications 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

URBP 619 Land Use & Transport Planning 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

URBP 620 Transport Economics 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


Selected recent publications

* Denotes Graduate or Undergraduate Student


*Deboosere, R., *Kerrigan, R., Wachsmuth, D. & El-Geneidy, A. (2019). Location, location, and professionalization: A multilevel hedonic analysis of Airbnb listing prices and revenue. Regional Studies, Regional Science, 6 (1), 143–156.

*Chaloux, N., & El-Geneidy, A. (2019). Rules of the road: Compliance and defiance among the different types of cyclists. Transportation Research Record.

*Chaloux, N., *Boisjoly, G., *Grisé, E., El-Geneidy, A., & Levinson, D. (2019). I only get some satisfaction: Introducing satisfaction into measures of accessibility. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 62, 833-843.

*Cui, B., *Boisjoly, G., El-Geneidy, A., & Levinson, D. (2019). Accessibility, equity, and the journey to work. Journal of Transport Geography, 74, 269-277.

*Cui, B., & El-Geneidy, A. (2019). Accessibility, equity, and mode share: A comparative analysis across 11 Canadian metropolitan areas. Transport Findings.

*Cui, B., Grisé, E., Stewart, A., & El-Geneidy, A. (2019). Measuring the added effectiveness of using detailed spatial and temporal data in generating accessibility measures. Transport Findings.

*Grisé, E., & El-Geneidy, A. (2019). Transferring matters: An analysis of the influence of transfers on trip satisfaction. Transportation Research Record.

*Grisé, E., *Boisjoly, G., *Maguire, M., & El-Geneidy, A. (2019). Elevating access: Comparing accessibility to jobs by public transport for individuals with and without a physical disability. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 125, 280-293.

*Grisé, E., *Cui, B., *Turim, A., Manaugh, K., & El-Geneidy, A. (2019). The impacts of varying survey design on reported trip satisfaction. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 60, 761-769.

*Viellette, M., *Grisé, E., & El-Geneidy, A. (2019). Does one bicycle facility type fit all? Evaluating the stated usage of different types of bicycle facilities among cyclists in Quebec City, Canada. Transportation Research Record, 2673(6) 650-663.


*Boisjoly, G., *Grisé, E., *Maguire, M., *Veillette, M., *Deboosere, R., *Berrebi, E., & El-Geneidy, A. (2018). Invest in the ride: A 14 year longitudinal analysis of the determinants of public transport ridership in 25 North American cities. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 116, 434-445.

*Boisjoly, G., Wasfi, R., & El-Geneidy, A. (2018). How much is enough? Assessing the influence of neighborhood walkability on undertaking 10-minutes walks. Journal of Transport and Land Use, 11(1), 143–151.

*Deboosere, R., & El-Geneidy, A. (2018). Evaluating equity and accessibility to jobs by public transport across Canada. Journal of Transport Geography, 73, 54-63.

*Deboosere, R., Levinson, D., & El-Geneidy, A. (2018). Accessibility-oriented development. Journal of Transport Geography, 70, 11-20.

*Grisé, E., & El-Geneidy, A. (2018). Where is the happy transit rider? Evaluating satisfaction with regional rail service using a spatial segmentation approach. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 114, 84-96.

*Grisé, E., & El-Geneidy, A. (2018). If we build it, who will benefit? A multi-criteria analysis for the prioritization of new bicycle lanes in Quebec City, Canada. Journal of Transport and Land Use, 11(10), 217–235.

*van Lierop, D., & El-Geneidy, A. (2018). Public image: Determining the effects of users’ image of public transit on loyalty. Public Transport: Planning and Operations, 10(2), 241-256.

*van Lierop, D., Badami, M., & El-Geneidy, A. (2018). What influences satisfaction and loyalty in public transit? A critical review of the literature. Transport Reviews, 38(1), 52-72.

*Veillette, M., *Grisé, E., & El-Geneidy, A. (2018). Park 'n' Roll: Identifying and prioritizing locations for new bicycle parking in Quebec City, Canada. Transportation Research Record.

*Veillette, M., Wasfi, R., Ross, N., & El-Geneidy, A. (2018). Small steps, big differences: Assessing the validity of using home and work locations to estimate walking distances to transit. Transportation Research Record.


*Boisjoly, G., & El-Geneidy, A. (2017). The insider: A planners’ perspective on accessibility. Transport Geography, 64, 33-43.

*Boisjoly, G., & El-Geneidy A. (2017). How to get there? A critical assessment of accessibility objectives and indicators in metropolitan transportation plans. Transport Policy, 55, 38-50.

*Boisjoly, G., Moreno-Monroy, A., & El-Geneidy, A. (2017). Informality and accessibility to jobs by public transit: Evidence from the São Paulo Metropolitan Region. Transport Geography, 64, 89-96.

Diab, E., *van Lierop, D., & El-Geneidy (2017). Recommending Transit: Disentangling users’ willingness to recommend transit and their intended continued use for publication. Travel Behaviour and Society, 6, 1-9.

El-Geneidy, A., *van Lierop, D., *Grisé, E., *Boisjoly, G., *Swallow, D., *Fordham, L., & *Herrmann, T. (2017). Get on board: Assessing an all-door boarding pilot project in Montreal, Canada. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 99, 114–124.

*Fordham, L., *Grisé, E., & El-Geneidy, A. (2017). When I’m 64: Assessing generational differences in public transit use among seniors in Montreal, Canada. Transportation Research Record (2651), 31-41.

*Grisé, E., & El-Geneidy, A. (2017). Evaluating the relationship between socially (dis)advantaged neighbourhoods and customer satisfaction of bus service in London, U.K. Transport Geography, 58, 166-175.

*Grisé, E., & El-Geneidy, A. (2017). Identifying the bias: Evaluating the effectiveness of automatic data collection methods in estimating the details of bus dwell time. Transportation Research Record, 2647, 33-40.

*Herrmann, T., *Boisjoly, G., Ross, N., & El-Geneidy A. (2017). The missing Middle: Filling the gap between walkability and observed walking behavior. Transportation Research Record, (2661), 103-110.

*van Lierop, D., & El-Geneidy, A. (2017). A new segmentation approach: Evidence from two Canadian cities. Journal of Public Transportation, 20 (1), 20-43.

*van Lierop, D., & El-Geneidy, A. (2017). Perceived reality: Understanding the relationship between reported customer satisfaction and operational characteristics. Transportation Research Record, (2652), 87-97.

*van Lierop, D., Maat, K., & El-Geneidy, A. (2017). Talking TOD: Learning about Transit-Oriented Development in the United States, Canada, and the Netherlands. Journal of Urbanism, 10(1), 49-62.

*Loong, C., *van Lierop, D., & El-Geneidy A. (2017). On time and ready to go: An analysis of commuters' punctuality and energy levels at work or school. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 45, 1-13.

*Loong, C., *van Lierop, D., & El-Geneidy A. (2017). The path of least resistance: Identifying supporters of public and active transportation projects. Transportation Research Record, (2666), 94–102.

Manaugh, K., *Boisjoly, G., & El-Geneidy, A. (2017). Overcoming barriers to active transportation: A mixed methods approach to understanding reasons for not cycling. Transportation, 44(4), 871-884.

*Verbich, D., Badami, M., & El-Geneidy, A. (2017). Bang for the buck: Toward a rapid assessment of public transit from multiple perspectives in North American cities. Transport Policy, 55, 51-61.

*Verbich, D., & El-Geneidy, A. (2017). Are the transit fares fair? Public transit fare structures and social vulnerability in Montreal, Canada. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 96, 43-53.

*Wexler, M., & El-Geneidy, A. (2017). Keep ‘em separated: A desire lines analysis of bidirectional cycle tracks in Montreal, Canada. Transportation Research Record, (2662)102-115.

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