The Conversation | Zhang, H. | March 13, 2020
As an epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak, China has launched an unprecedented effort to control the disease, locking down Wuhan in the province of Hubei — a megacity of 11 million people…
The Globe and Mail | Tchir, J. | December 4, 2019
“In the first month, there wasn’t much usage in the early morning and evenings,” says Grant McKenzie, an assistant professor in the department of Geography at McGill University…
The Globe and Mail | Tchir, J | November 6, 2019
“…going dockless will be the direction in the future,” says Grant McKenzie, assistant professor in the department of geography at McGill University. “But I think we’ll be seeing more public-private partnerships – cities need to be able to support maintenance and policing, which is what these commercial companies haven’t been able to do.”
CBC National News | Daigle, T. | September 7, 2019
Still, “it hasn’t really turned out to be the scooter-pocalypse we imagined,” said Grant McKenzie, a geography professor at McGill University who specializes in spatial data science.
CBC’s The National | Daigle,T. | September 5, 2019
CBC Radio Noon Montreal | Ugolini, R. | August 15, 2019
“We want to make sure we understand what kinds of data these companies are collecting on their users and to make sure that the City has access to any data collected by these companies…”
CityNews Montreal | Rozwadowski, K. | August 13, 2019
“…options like BIXI…people know that they can rely on it, it has been around for a long time… when they see a company like Lime, it appears to be a bit of a ‘fly-by’ technology.”
CTV News Montreal | Grillo, M. | August 12, 2019
“Introducing a new mode of transportation, electric-assist vehicles,… is actually going to shake things up a little bit…. These are used more for short trips, less as a solution to the last mile problem.”
CBC News Montreal | MacFarlane, J. | August 2, 2019
McGill geography professor Grant McKenzie has been scraping publicly available data since Jump’s launch at the end of June. Using that information, he’s produced estimates of where and how often the bikes are being ridden.
CityNews Montreal | Rubertucci, A. | August 2, 2019
“One of the things about new technology, is that people are willing to try it and see how it goes, but they are not really willing to change their entire commute behavior until they’ve seen the system be around for a while.”
CBC News Montreal | Wood, N. | August 1, 2019
The results of the analysis we published on our Lab’s Webpage were cited.
CBC News Montreal | MacFarlane, J. | July 8, 2019
McGill University geography Prof. Grant McKenzie, who uses data to study how people move around, said “there are lessons to be learned” from other cities, though differences in culture and infrastructure mean comparisons only go so far.
CBC Daybreak Montreal | MacLellan, A. | July 8, 2019
“This is going to involve a learning curve for any citizen or city official in bringing these into a city…”
CTV News Afternoon (National Cable) | van der Heyden, T. | July 5, 2019
Live remote interview on the future of scooter-share services in Montreal. I provided commentary on how I think citizens will respond to the influx of these vehicles.
CBC News Montreal | MacFarlane, J. | July 4, 2019
The sudden appearance of e-scooters in a city is a phenomenon McGill University geography Prof. Grant McKenzie half-jokingly refers to as the “scooter-pocalypse.” McKenzie says Montrealers tend to like new technology and green policies, but he suspects the early days of the e-scooter era won’t be easy.