Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.11
Liaison Jean-Michel Champagne
Submission Date Feb. 10, 2021

STARS v2.2

HEC Montréal
OP-16: Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.78 / 5.00 Jean-Michel Champagne
Sustainable Development Officer
Infrastructure - Sustainability Office
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Total full-time equivalent student enrollment:
8,881

Full-time equivalent of employees:
1,267

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:
74.90

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

The data used to calculate the percentage were extracted from a large-scale study conducted in 2008, with various follow-up in the later to determine if the situation has degraded or improved. During the Pre-covid 19, the use of car was in sharp decline, with a constant reduction in parking usage and more restriction on parking availability on a public street. Due to the pandemic, it has been impossible to validate the actual percentage of students who commute with more sustainable options, which is superior to the actual percentage declared (74.9%)


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:
80

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

The latest survey of employees commute modal split was conducted in December 2019, a few months before the lockdown dur to the COVID-19 pandemic. 414 employees took the survey, and only 84 indicated their primary mode of transportation was a car, without carpooling or usage if another type of transportation (train, bus, subway, bicycle). 71% of employees confirmed they won’t use solo car ride to come to work, and 65% won’t get in a car at all to come to work (no carpooling or solo car ride). This represents a significant improvement over the last 10 years, from 35% driving alone to come to work down to 20%.


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 --- ---
Zero-emissions vehicle --- ---
Walk, cycle, or other non-motorized mode --- ---
Vanpool or carpool --- ---
Public transport or campus shuttle --- ---
Motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped --- ---
Distance education / telecommute --- ---

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