UBC experts on public transit and labour disputes

A 48-hour strike has shut down bus and SeaBus service in Metro Vancouver. UBC experts are available to comment.

Dr. Alex Bigazzi
Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
Email: alex.bigazzi@ubc.ca
Interview language(s): English

  • System resilience and relationships with active travel
  • Cycling and e-bikes, active transportation, micro-mobility, GHG emissions from transportation

Dr. Kelly Clifton (she/her)
Professor, J. Armand Bombardier Chair, Regional Transportation Planning
School of Community and Regional Planning
Email: kelly.clifton@ubc.ca
Interview language(s): English

  • Disruption, working from home, and larger impacts of transit strike
  • Transport and land use interactions, travel behaviour, pedestrian modeling, equity in transportation policy

Dr. Lawrence Frank
Professor, School of Population and Public Health
Tel: 604-290-4260
Email: lawrence.frank@ubc.ca
Interview language(s): English 

  • Public transit, transportation, public health, neighbourhood walkability, urban planning

Dr. Gord Lovegrove (he/him)
Associate Professor, School of Engineering, UBC Okanagan
Tel: 250-808-9377
Email: gord.lovegrove@ubc.ca
Interview language(s): English 

  • Sustainable public transportation and public transit 
  • Active transportation (bike, walk, bus) and safe commuting 

 * Available Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon  

Dr. Mark Thompson
Professor Emeritus, Sauder School of Business
Email: mark.thompson@sauder.ubc.ca
Tel: 604-263-6008
Interview language(s): English 

  • Labour law, collective bargaining