Western Active Transportation Society


WATS is a multidisciplinary group of faculty, staff, and students at Western University who are passionate about researching and promoting safe cycling and walking as a means of transportation. Much of our current infrastructure both on campus and off is focussed on cars, and while we understand that cycling and walking is not for everybody (and not for every day), we believe that better support for active transportation will yield important and significant benefits. Cycling and walking is fun, and research clearly shows that it is good for body, brain, society, and environment.

We send out a bi-weekly newsletter by email and have a meeting every other week where all members are welcome. Click here for more information on how to join the discussion.

Disclaimer: Opinions expressed on this website, on social media, and in email communications are purely our own, and do not reflect the official view of Western University.

Core members

Jörn Diedrichsen
Brain and Mind Institute
Coordinating and cleaning up the mess afterwards

Dan Lizotte
Epidemiology & Computer Science
Good decisions <- Evidence + Values

Marco A.M. Prado
Molecular Medicine
Lord of Tweets

Susanne Schmid
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Providing Swabian sensibility

Eric Arts
Microbiology and Immunology
Making things go viral

Jason Gilliland
Doing the actual science

Lars Konermann

Jacqueline K. Kueper
Graduate student liaison

Joy Cameron
King's College
Western affiliates

Chris de Groot
Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Our voice in city hall (CAC)

Jason Gerhard
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Bike Parking

Brian Shilton

Jon Deeks
Recumbent but not broken

Trevor Wade
Robarts Research Institute