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Owen Waygood
Ph.D., M.A., B.A, B.E.

Phone: (514) 340-4711 Ext. 2738 Fax: (514) 340-3981 Room: B-336.5
Areas of expertise
Transportation engineering
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Research interests and affiliations

Research interests
  • Transport and well-being
  • Travel behaviour
  • Transport and children
  • Sustainable development and transport
Expertise type(s) (NSERC subjects)
  • 1003 Transportation engineering


Recent publications
Journal article
Cassivi, A., Johnston, R., Waygood, E.O.D. & Dorea, C.C. (2018). Access to drinking water: time matters. Journal of Water and Health, 16(4), 661-666. Retrieved from
Conference paper
Chen, M., Wang, D., Sun, Y., Waygood, E.O.D. & Yang, W. (2018). A comparison of users' characteristics between public bicycle scheme & bike sharing scheme: case study in Hangzhou, China. Paper presented at the Transportation Research Board 97th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. Retrieved from
Journal article
Chen, M., Wang, D., Sun, Y., Waygood, E.O.D. & Yang, W. (2018). A comparison of users' characteristics between station-based bikesharing system and free-floating bikesharing system: case study in Hangzhou, China. Transportation, 16 pages. Retrieved from
Journal article
Waygood, E.O.D., Friman, M., Taniguchi, A. & Olsson, L.E. (2018). Children's life satisfaction and travel satisfaction: Evidence from Canada, Japan, and Sweden. Travel Behaviour and Society, 10 pages. Retrieved from


Owen is interested in how the built environment affects not just how we travel, but its impact on our lives through social, environmental, and economic impacts. He has also researched the role of information, in particular carbon dioxide, in transportation applications. Owen has published research on children’s travel (Canadian, British, Japanese and Swedish), life-cycle stages, cohort effects, information use for more environmentally friendly travel, and psychological impacts on the interpretation of CO2 information. He was a professor at Laval University from 2012 to 2018. Before that he held a research position at the Centre for Transport & Society in the United Kingdom from 2009 to 2012.

He has completed a PhD in Transportation Behaviour and Urban Management from Kyoto University in 2009, a Masters in Biomimicry from the University of Toronto in 2005, and undergraduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Saskatchewan in 2001.


  • PhD in Transportation Behaviour and Urban Management, 2009
  • Masters in Biomimicry, University of Toronto, 2005
  • Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, 2001
  • Bachelor in Computer Science, University of Saskatchewan, 2001

Press review about Owen Waygood

February 4, 2019, TVA Nouvelles, Le chaos autour des écoles ne fait qu'empirer Projet d'interdiction des voitures autour de certaines zones scolaires : « Ça reste difficile à appliquer politiquement, mais c'est une mesure efficace pour la sécurité des enfants et pour les encourager aux déplacements actifs », a souligné Owen Waygood, professeur agrégé au Département des génies civil, géologique et des mines de Polytechnique Montréal.