Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.51
Liaison Jennifer Lamy
Submission Date July 14, 2022

STARS v2.2

Emerson College
OP-16: Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.64 / 5.00 Jennifer Lamy
Campus Sustainability Manager
Campus Services
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Total full-time equivalent student enrollment:
5,612.50

Full-time equivalent of employees:
1,459.50

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:
96.55

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

Every two years, Massachusetts issues a commuter survey that Emerson is required to complete with sufficient/representative data. The most recent survey was issued in 2021. The representative sample was reached via email and signage.

3.65% of trips taken by students during the week studied were drive-alone trips. All others fell into sustainable transportation categories.


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:
78.73

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

Every two years, Massachusetts issues a commuter survey that Emerson is required to complete with sufficient/representative data. The most recent survey was issued in 2021. This survey covers staff but not faculty. The representative sample was reached via email and signage.

21.27% of trips taken by staff during the week studied were drive-alone trips. All others fell into sustainable transportation categories.


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 3.45 21.27
Zero-emissions vehicle 0 0
Walk, cycle, or other non-motorized mode 19.96 5.81
Vanpool or carpool 0.63 1.61
Public transport or campus shuttle 69.46 32.13
Motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped 0.63 0.22
Distance education / telecommute 1.39 37.95

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

Note that the data above are collected as the total percentage of trips taken in a given week in each category of transportation. The survey used does not ask individuals about their primary mode of transportation. Instead, each student and staff member records how they travel to campus during a specific sample week in October, 2021.

Note: employees surveyed only include staff, not faculty.

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