URBAN DATA LAB

Advancing multi-modal transportation modelling systems

This project is led by Dr. Mahmudur Fatmi, Assistant Professor at the School of Engineering, University of British Columbia – Okanagan (UBCO) campus. Dr. Fatmi leads the Centre for Transportation and Land Use Research (CeTLUR) group at UBCO. CeTLUR team contributes to different domains of transportation planning research including transportation and land use interaction, activity-based […]

Intelligent Transportation Systems

Transportation systems, ranging from public buses to private logistic fleets, could benefit significantly from the introduction of 5G wireless networks. The low latency, high data volume, and reliability will improve how goods and people move around. Through Rogers 5G network, it is expected to provide end-to-end connectivity across UBC and beyond. UBC has two campuses – […]

Mobility Trends Report

Vancouver’s residents are gradually driving and walking more compared with the first weeks of self-isolation. According to Apple Maps Mobility Trends, although we’re seeing more cars and pedestrians, public transit share is relatively stable at around 81% lower than the pre-isolation baseline. We should keep in mind that “The goal of transit, right now, is […]

How coronavirus is disrupting public transit

The City of Vancouver has seen a significant drop in public transit demand based on data collected and published by TransitApp. TransitApp helps millions of commuters navigate their destinations without losing time. They recently shared data shows how often app users looked up transit information during covid19. The attached graph illustrates how those daily patterns […]

Community Mobility Report

Sharing is caring. Google shared some interesting data on the impacts of COVID19 on mobility to be used for making critical decisions to combat the coronavirus disease. Based on their Community Mobility Report, British Columbia (BC) has seen a 59% drop in visits to transit stations, a 54% drop in visits to retail & recreation […]

Transportation Demand Management

When commuters are changing habits is the best time to intervene. I see Covid19 as a great opportunity to radically change people’s travel behaviour. It seems that the coronavirus has been the most potent restriction to reduce private car usage as you can see all green signs for UBC parking availability. This crisis has also […]

UBC’s multi-modal transportation systems

Transportation represents one of the most pressing challenges facing municipalities as they seek to achieve climate change goals. The Urban Data Lab (UDL) is contributing to solutions on transportation by developing a multimodal travel demand model for the University of British Columbia (UBC) Vancouver Campus.   UBC has nearly 80,000 students, faculty, staff, and residents.  It has been chosen due to its very […]

Modelling UBC Multi-modal Transportation Systems

Urban Data Lab (UDL), through the use of UBC and open-sourced spatial and nonspatial transportation data, is developing multimodal transportation modelling capacity on campus. The transportation modelling system selected by the project team is PTV VISSIM to develop and examine what-if scenarios of UBC’s multi-modal transportation systems. The transportation modelling will not only consider the […]

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