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.



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:
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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
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URBP 608 Advanced GIS Applications 3 Credits
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  • Summer

URBP 619 Land Use & Transport Planning 4 Credits
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URBP 620 Transport Economics 4 Credits
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Selected recent publications

* Denotes Graduate or Undergraduate Student


*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.

*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.

*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.


*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.


*Boisjoly, G. & El-Geneidy, A. (2016). Daily fluctuations in transit and jobs availability: A comparative assessment of time-sensitive accessibility measures. Journal of Transport Geography, 52, 73–81.

El-Geneidy, A., Buliung, R., *Diab, E., *van Lierop, *Langlois, M., & *Legrain, A. (2016). Non-stop equity: Assessing transit accessibility and social disparity over time. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 43(3), 540-560.

El-Geneidy, A., Levinson, D., *Diab, E, *Boisjoly, G., *Verbich, D. & *Loong, C. (2016). The cost of equity: Assessing accessibility by transit and social disparity using total travel cost. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 91, 302-316.

El-Geneidy, A. *van Lierop, D., & *Wasfi, R. (2016). Do people value bicycle sharing? A multilevel longitudinal analysis capturing the impact of bicycle sharing on residential sales in Montreal, Canada. Transport Policy, 51, 174-181.

*Langlois, M., *Wasfi, R., Ross, N, & El-Geneidy, A. (2016). Can transit-oriented developments help achieve the recommended weekly level of physical activity? Transport and Health, 3, 181-190.

*Legrain, A., Buliung, R. & El-Geneidy, A. (2016). Travelling fair: Targeting equitable transit by understanding job location, sectorial concentration, and transit use among low-wage workers. Journal of Transport Geography, 52, 1-11.

*van Lierop, D., Bebronne, M. & El-Geneidy, A. (2016). Bicycle education for children: Evaluation of a program in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Transportation Research Record.

*van Lierop, D., & El-Geneidy A. (2016). Loyalty in transit: An analysis of bus and rail users in two Canadian cities. Research in Transportation Economics, 59, 50-59.

*Loong, C. & El-Geneidy A. (2016). It's a matter of time: An assessment of additional time budgeted for commuting across modes. Transportation Research Record.

*Stewart, C., & El-Geneidy, A. (2016). Don't stop just yet! A simple, effective, and socially responsible approach to bus-stop consolidation. Public Transport: Planning and Operations, 8(1), 1-23.

*Stewart, C., *Diab, E., Bertini, R., & El-Geneidy, A. (2016). Perspectives on transit: Potential benefits of visualizing transit data. Transportation Research Record.

*Verbich, D. & El-Geneidy, A. (2016). The pursuit of satisfaction: Variation in satisfaction with bus transit service among riders with encumbrances and riders with disabilities using a large-scale survey from London, UK. Transport Policy, 47, 64-71.

*Verbich, D., *Diab, E., & El-Geneidy, A. (2016). Have they bunched yet? An exploratory study of the impacts of bus bunching on dwell and running time. Public Transport: Planning and Operations 8(2), 225-242.


*Damant-Sirois, G. & El-Geneidy, A. (2015). Who cycles more? Determining cycling frequency through a segmentation approach in Montreal, Canada. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 77, 113-125.

*Diab, E., & El-Geneidy, A. (2015). The far side story: Measuring the benefits of bus stop location on transit performance. Transportation Research Record.

*Diab, E., Badami, M., & El-Geneidy, A. (2015). Bus transit service reliability and improvement strategies: Integrating the perspectives of passengers and transit agencies in North America. Transport Reviews, 23(3), 292 – 328. 

*Langlois, M., *van Lierop, D., Wasfi, R., & El-Geneidy, A. (2015). Chasing sustainability: Do newcomers in TODs adopt more sustainable modes of transportation? Transportation Research Record.

*Legrain, A., Buliung, R., & El-Geneidy, A. (2015). Who, what, when, and where: Revisiting the influences of transit mode share. Transportation Research Record.

*van Lierop, D., *Grimsrud, M., & El-Geneidy, A. (2015). Breaking into bicycle theft: Insights from Montreal, Canada. International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, 9(7), 490-501.  

Manaugh, K. & El-Geneidy, A. (2015). Disentangling self-selection and transit availability influences in mode choice decision making. Journal of Transport and Land Use, 8(2), 25-57.

Manaugh, K., Badami, M., & El-Geneidy, A. (2015). Integrating Social Equity into Urban Transportation Planning: A Review of Metropolitan Transportation Plans in North America. Transport Policy, 37, 167-176.

*Willis, D., *Manaugh, K., & El-Geneidy, A. (2015). Cycling under influence: Summarizing the influence of attitudes, habits, social environments and perceptions on cycling for transportation. International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, 9 (8), 565-579.