Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.40
Liaison Shannon Craig
Submission Date Nov. 25, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Camosun College
OP-19: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
1.26 / 2.00 Maria Bremner
Environmental Sustainability
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Total percentage of students that use more sustainable commuting options:

The percentage of students that use each of the following modes as their primary means of transportation to get to and from campus::
Percentage (0-100)
Commute with only the driver in the vehicle (excluding motorcycles and scooters) 37
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 17
Vanpool or carpool 8
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 37
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 1

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

A Commute Modal Split was conducted on October 28th, 2014 at both Camosun College campuses (Lansdowne and Interurban). Modal Split counters were located at key entrances to each campus and recorded people arriving to campus in the morning (7:30am-10:30am) and leaving campus in the afternoon (2:30pm-5:00pm). The modes counted included passengers of vehicles (1,2+ occupants), transit riders, cyclists, pedestrians, riders of motorcycles and scooters, drivers and passengers of large/ delivery trucks, construction related vehicles and 'other' modes of transportation (such as skateborders, rollerbladers, etc.). In the Modal Split report motorcycles, scooters, delivery and construction vehicles, skateborders and rollerbladers were combined into one category (labled as 'Other') for reporting purposes due to their individual numbers being very small. Because it would be impossible for the modal split counters to differentiate between students, employees and visitors, the same transportation percentages are used for student and employee commute modal split credits. However, we know from our transportation and parking survey, conducted in 2013, that students are much less likely than collge staff to drive and much more likely to take the bus. Additionally, staff and administrators are much more likely to drive 5 or more days per week.

The website URL where information about sustainable transportation for students is available:

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