Our research projects & initiatives focus on the interrelated themes of urban built environments, mobility, active transportation, road safety, population health, equity, and public policy. Partnership and collaboration are a central operating value for CHATR and so many of our projects are affiliated with other research groups, institutions and collaborations.

REACH Cities

Advancing research, tools, and partnerships that increase the gender equity in urban environments

Mobilizing Justice

Towards evidence-based transportation equity policy.


Sustainable transportation interventions to support health, mobility, and equity outcomes


INTErventions, Research, & Action in Cities Team

15-Minute Neighborhoods

Understanding community perspectives on 15-minute neighbourhoods

Mapping Bicycle Facilities Across Canada

The Canadian Bikeway Comfort & Safety (Can-BICS) Classification System and Open Street Maps (OSM)

& BikeMaps

Crowd sourced mapping resources to make city environments safer and more accessible active modes

Equity in Transportation Planning

Documenting best practices for integrating and implementing equity considerations in transportation planning

School Active Travel

Children Active Transportation and Safety and the Environment (CHASE)


Youth, social-connectedness, and neighbourhood design in South Vancouver

Seniors’ Transportation

Examining alternative community-based transportation services for older adults in British Columbia

Hey Neighbour Collective

Understanding & building social connectedness and resilience in vertical communities

Road Pricing

The effects of road pricing on transportation and health equity

Pedestrian Safety

Identifying Unmarked Crosswalks at Bus stops

Social Connectedness

Supporting Social Inclusion and Well-Being in Metro Vancouver

Health Equity in City Policy

Smart Cities, Healthy Citizens? Optimizing Health and Equity in City Policy Making

Micromobility in Metro Vancouver

Readiness for Shared Micromobility: Public Perceptions in Metro Vancouver

International Bikeshare

International Bikeshare Impacts on Cycling and Collisions Study (IBICCS)

Bike Share

A collection of bikes share projects

Mid-Sized Cities

Impacts of Bicycle Infrastructure in Mid-sized Cities Study (IBIMS)

Bike Score

Partnership with Walk Score to create a neighbourhood metric for bikeability

Increasing Cycling in Canada

Increasing Cycling in Canada: A Guide that works

Cycling in Cities

A collection of projects with UBC researchers & partners