Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.20
Liaison Denice Koljonen
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2022

STARS v2.2

Boston College
OP-16: Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.45 / 5.00 Carol Pepin
Associate Director
IRPA
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Total full-time equivalent student enrollment:
13,663.33

Full-time equivalent of employees:
3,741

Has the institution gathered data about student commuting behavior?:
Yes

Total percentage of students that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary mode of transportation:
78.40

A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about student commuting:

A survey was sent to all students living off-campus via email. Time frame of data gathering was Monday, October 25, 2021 Through Friday, October 29, 2021. Students that live on-campus walk and the 879 students that live on Newton campus (11.7% of on-campus residents) take a shuttle bus. Source on Residence Hall occupancy = Fact Book


Has the institution gathered data about employee commuting behavior?:
Yes

Total percentage of employees that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary mode of transportation:
34.40

A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about employee commuting:

All employees were emailed a survey requesting commuting data. Time frame for gathering this data was Monday, October 25, 2021 through Friday, October 29, 2021. The question asks respondents to indicate how they commuted each day of the week in the survey. Respondents who chose 3-5 days for a particular method were counted as using that mode as their "primary mode of transportation". It does not sum to 100% because some employees were out of the office that week (e.g., vacation or sick) or using a mode not asked on the survey.


Percentage of students and employees that use the following as their primary mode of transportation:
Percentage of students (0-100) Percentage of employees (0-100)
Single-occupancy vehicle 14.20 65.60
Zero-emissions vehicle --- ---
Walk, cycle, or other non-motorized mode 58.60 8.10
Vanpool or carpool 4 4.50
Public transport or campus shuttle 16.60 6.20
Motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped --- ---
Distance education / telecommute --- 8.20

Website URL where information about student or employee commuting is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Source: Ride Share survey conducted annually for MA state regulatory purposes.

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