TORONTO, Sept. 21, 2015 /CNW/ - StudentMoveTO will host an interactive symposium at Toronto City Hall on transportation issues facing students in the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area (GTHA). The presidents of Toronto's universities (Ryerson, University of Toronto, OCAD-U and York), along with policy leaders and students from across the GTHA, will discuss the difficult and sometimes bewildering obstacles students confront when travelling in the region.
"This initiative aims to promote and improve student mobility within the GTHA," said Kritee Ahmed, project coordinator for StudentMoveTO. On September 21st, Toronto's four major universities will launch a student travel survey to show decision makers that students urgently need improved transportation options.
"StudentMoveTO wants to know what issues students face in getting around the region; what ideas and aspirations students have for improving mobility in the future; and, how leading transportation experts and politicians would respond to student needs?," said Nikolas Koschany, coordinator for Ryerson University.
"Student-specific data are scarce, and student transportation needs are not always considered in transportation policy decisions. To help correct this, Student MoveTO will launch a new student travel behaviour survey, one of the largest such surveys ever conducted," said Hebah Masood, organizer for StudentMoveTO.
Student MoveTO is a collaboration of university presidents, faculty and students working to promote and improve transportation options for students in the GTHA.
To find out more information about the symposium and survey, please visit: http://www.studentmoveto.ca/
For further information: Media contact: Matti Siemiatycki, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto Tel: 647.680.8963, Email: [email protected]