Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.23
Liaison Heather Albert-Knopp
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2022

STARS v2.2

College of the Atlantic
OP-16: Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.14 / 5.00 Andrea Russell
Sustainability Coordinator and Community Energy Center Program Manager
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Total full-time equivalent student enrollment:
345

Full-time equivalent of employees:
93

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:
76.90

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

In February 2022, we performed a commuter survey of all COA community members to obtain their travel history for the previous year. The estimates above regarding commuting are based on this survey. The response rate for faculty and staff was 36.5%, and the response rate for students was 51.9%. We believe these responses are a good representation of modes of commuting. About half of students live on campus, so they commute by walking, although some own cars. The other half live mostly within walking distance of the campus, since Bar Harbor has a small business district with apartments that students rent. We have a van shuttle, known as "Day Bus" and "Night Bus", which transports students to and from downtown Bar Harbor (and which has high ridership during the cold Maine winters).


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:
10.50

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

In February 2022, we performed a commuter survey of all COA community members to obtain their travel history for the previous year. The estimates above regarding commuting are based on this survey. The response rate for faculty and staff was 36.5%, and the response rate for students was 51.9%. We believe these responses are a good representation of modes of commuting.


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 23.10 89.50
Zero-emissions vehicle 0 5.30
Walk, cycle, or other non-motorized mode 68.90 5.30
Vanpool or carpool 5.90 0
Public transport or campus shuttle 2.10 0
Motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped 0 0
Distance education / telecommute 0.80 0

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