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

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


Readiness for Shared Micromobility: Public Perceptions in Metro Vancouver

Mid-Sized Cities

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

School Active Travel

Children Active Transportation and Safety and the Environment (CHASE)

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


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

Bike Score

Partnership with Walk Score to create a neighbourhood metric for bikeability

Road Pricing

The effects of road pricing on transportation and health equity

Social Connectedness

Supporting Social Inclusion and Well-Being in Metro Vancouver

Increasing Cycling in Canada

Increasing Cycling in Canada: A Guide that works

Bike Share

A collection of bikes share projects

Pedestrian Safety

Identifying Unmarked Crosswalks at Bus stops

Cycling in Cities

A collection of projects with UBC researchers & partners

Project Archives

A collection of past projects and collaborations