Flash Reviews

INTERACT produces flash reviews to inform decisions on the concepts, measures and instruments we use. Flash reviews allow us to focus on a particular question, gather pertinent literature, and make recommendations on the best way to move forward. These are not systematic reviews, or even rapid reviews. They are not intended to comprehensively cover the published body of literature on a given topic. The goal is making our internal work available and accessible to other researchers and knowledge users.

Each flash review is reviewed by at least one INTERACT Principal Investigator and one co-Investigator. Trainees, staff, investigators and knowledge users are invited to draft a review to help advance their work, whether as part of expert team work or their research.

Transit Access Measures

This flash review will examine how access to public transit, including bus and subway systems, has been measured in the literature. The review is largely based on a slide deck and upcoming publication of a systematic review conducted by Dr. Gillian Booth’s team on transit access. The question of access to transit is relevant for INTERACT as it is the crucial component of the Saskatoon study. Changes in transit access are also potential confounders in observed associations between cycling infrastructure (Victoria) and Arbutus (Vancouver).

 

Business considerations of bus rapid transit

The City of Saskatoon has proposed the implementation of bus rapid transit (BRT) in Saskatoon and business owners requested research on how BRT or BRT-like transformations have impacted businesses in comparable cities, as documented in the literature. This flash review explores how BRT or BRT-like transformations impact local businesses and economic indicators.