Title of Project:  A Pilot Study for Gathering Smart Data on Pedestrians’ Travel in the Region of Waterloo

Faculty Supervisor: Professor Jeffrey M. Casello, University of Waterloo, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Student Investigator: Ming Xu, University of Waterloo, School of Planning

App (iOS) Developer: Eddy Ionescu, University of Waterloo

End of Data Collection

Thank you for trying to participate in this study entitled A Pilot Study for Gathering Smart Data on Pedestrians’ Travel in the Region of Waterloo. Our survey has been closed. As a reminder, the purpose of this study is to understand pedestrian travel behavior within urban and suburban areas to inform a regional travel forecasting model. That data collected during the study period will contribute to a better understanding of the appropriate direction of future transit service.

This study has been reviewed and received ethics clearance through a University of Waterloo Research Ethics Committee (ORE#41368). If you have questions for the Committee contact the Chief Ethics Officer, Office of Research Ethics, at 1-519-888-4567 ext. 36005 or ore-ceo@uwaterloo.ca.

For all other questions contact Ming Xu at xiaomeng.xu@uwaterloo.ca or at 519-888-4567 ext. 32878.

Please remember that any data pertaining to you as an individual participant will be kept confidential. Once all the data are collected and analyzed for this project, we plan on sharing this information with the research community through seminars, conferences, presentations, and journal articles. It is important for you to know that any information that you provide will be confidential. All of the data will be summarized and no individual could be identified from these summarized results.

If you are interested in receiving more information regarding the results of this study or would like a summary of the results, please provide your email address, and when the study is completed, anticipated by 2022, we will send you the information. In the meantime, if you have any questions about the study, please do not hesitate to contact us by email or telephone as noted.

Thank you once again for your time and interests to our research!

To help you make an informed decision regarding your participation, we will explain what the study is about, the possible risks and benefits, and your rights as a research participant. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact one of the investigators prior to consenting to the study.

Download the Information Letter (PDF ). Participation is voluntary for any part of the study.

If you wish to participate please complete the Online Survey
as well as install Waterloo Travel Diary (iOS)

Thank you for considering participation in this study!