Professor Paul Hess, University of Toronto, and Professor Raktim Mitra are recruiting a PhD student in Planning to join their research project

"Urban cycling facilities and traveller behaviour change"

. The position will be based at the Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto, starting from September 2019.

This Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)-funded research project will explore the impact of cycling facilities on traveller behaviour change with a particular focus on cycling behaviour, and will also examine if different types of facilities (that is, a cycle track versus a bicycle lane) would have different influences in urban, suburban and rural contexts. The project involves significant field data collection. The holder of this PhD position would be expected to analyze the data collected from multiple surveys and make scholarly contributions on topics that would be identified in consultation with Profs. Mitra and Hess. More information on this research program can be found here.

Significant financial support is available for the right student interested in working on the project, in addition to other support the student will obtain from University of Toronto as part of their PhD program funding package.

The ideal candidate should have a Master’s degree with some background in Urban Planning, Geography, and/or Engineering with previous training and research experience in the area of urban mobility. Proficiency in quantitative analysis and GIS would be assets.