Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 76.02
Liaison Rochelle Owen
Submission Date July 21, 2021

STARS v2.2

Dalhousie University
OP-16: Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.24 / 5.00 Justin MacDonald
Energy Manager
Office of Sustainability
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Total full-time equivalent student enrollment:
18,248

Full-time equivalent of employees:
6,021

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:
91

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

The Office of Sustainability conducts an annual sustainability survey for Dalhousie students. The survey is run through an Opinio survey platform. The survey includes a series of transportation related questions for understanding the travel behaviour of the Dalhousie community. These transportation related questions provide data to identify the travel patterns of Dalhousie commuters.

Survey data is analyzed every year by DalTrac (transportation research group) and findings are profiled in an annual report.


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:
66

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

The Office of Sustainability conducts an annual sustainability survey for employees. The survey is run through an Opinio survey platform. The survey includes a series of transportation related questions for understanding the travel behavior of the Dalhousie community. These transportation related questions provide data to identify the travel patterns of Dalhousie commuters.


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 8.50 33
Zero-emissions vehicle --- ---
Walk, cycle, or other non-motorized mode 49 27
Vanpool or carpool 4.60 18
Public transport or campus shuttle 37.50 20
Motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped 0.40 1
Distance education / telecommute --- ---

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

Data was pulled from the DalTrac Report for 2019-20

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