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Blogs
24 Jan 2023
Differences by Community Size: Reflections on the Survey of Local Elected Officials
Abigail McLaren

Mobilizing Justice’s Theme 3 recently completed a survey of elected officials on transportation equity. In this blog post, University of Manitoba graduate student… Read More

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Blogs
6 Jan 2023
Designing the first national survey on transportation equity in Canada
HEDIEH KESHAVARZ

Hello, my name is Hedieh Keshavarz and I work as a member of the National Survey group within the Mobilizing Justice Partnership. I am… Read More

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Blogs
19 Dec 2022
Walking as a social activity in a post-pandemic world
Samantha Leger

Introduction: the potential of streets as socially resilient public spaces? During the years of the pandemic, many “normal” expectations of the way we lived were… Read More

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Blogs | Maps & Data
7 Dec 2022
The Average Price of Single-family Detached Homes in Different Communities along the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit
Robert Nutifafa Arku

Introduction There has been a boom in light rail transit (LRT) construction across North American cities in the past few decades. Such transit infrastructure investments… Read More

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Blogs
30 Nov 2022
How choosing a model may change transit investment plans
Elnaz Yousefzadeh Barri

Elnaz Yousefzadeh Barri et. el. (2022) analyzed building an accurate model of travel behaviour based on individuals’ characteristics and built environment attributes. They mainly… Read More

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Blogs
10 Nov 2022
A critical reflection on my first year as a Mobilizing Justice doctoral student
Anastasia Soukhov

I’m Anastasia Soukhov, a PhD student within the Mobilizing Justice Partnership’s Data Driven Equity Standards working group. The partner lead of this group is… Read More

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Blogs
1 Oct 2022
Transit on time arrival: explorations from an equity perspective
Owen Chiu and Matthew Palm

Arriving late to work or a doctor’s visit because your bus ran late can be more than just a minor inconvenience. Research suggests that… Read More

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Blogs
26 Aug 2022
Transit fare capping: the what, why, and who is likely to benefit
Owen Chiu and Matthew Palm

What is fare capping? Fare capping is an approach to setting transit fares in which riders do not pay for additional rides above a… Read More

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Blogs
18 Aug 2022
Who Feels Safe on Transit? 
Owen Chiu and Matthew Palm

The perception that public transit is unsafe can lower travelers’ willingness to ride.  It can also deter riders from traveling on transit at night,… Read More

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Blogs
9 Aug 2022
Canadian community initiatives working towards transportation equity
Kara Martin

Transport poverty occurs when inequitable transportation infrastructure and systems impede access to employment, services, educational opportunities, food, open space and leisure, and other destinations. People… Read More

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Blogs
7 Jun 2022
Comparing my experience cycling in Vancouver and Montréal
Kate Hosford

Kate Hosford, PhD Candidate at Simon Fraser University, spent the month of May in Montréal working with Dr. Lise Gauvin at the University of… Read More

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Maps & Data
22 Apr 2022
Who Faces Extreme Commute Times in Canada?
Jeff Allen and Matt Palm

There is conventional wisdom, as well as extensive academic research, that spending a long time commuting to work is undesirable. Unfortunately, some communities are… Read More