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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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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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


*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.


*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.

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