Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.16
Liaison Scott Doyle
Submission Date Oct. 25, 2022

STARS v2.2

Ithaca College
OP-16: Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.58 / 5.00 Scott Doyle
Director
Energy Management and Sustainability
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Total full-time equivalent student enrollment:
5,167

Full-time equivalent of employees:
1,207

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:
70

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

Estimate is based upon parking permit, TCAT ridership and virtual learning data during our 2021 fiscal year. Admittedly, this number is quite a bit higher than our typical year given the number of students off campus due to COVID.


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

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

Our estimate is based upon HR reporting from FY21 which indicated that just 22% of faculty and staff were based on campus during year with COVID impacts. Remote work was high and transit ridership down. We expect this number to trend back around 20-30% in the future.


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 29.80 18.20
Zero-emissions vehicle 0 1
Walk, cycle, or other non-motorized mode 0.80 0.40
Vanpool or carpool 0.70 0.70
Public transport or campus shuttle 1.30 1.30
Motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped --- 1
Distance education / telecommute 67.40 77.40

Website URL where information about student or employee commuting is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Commute numbers used were based on FY21 which obviously had COVID impacts and drastically impacted commute patterns with many faculty and students being based remote. Bus ridership and carpooling was much reduced due to the pandemic. Lessons were learned from the pandemic including remote work and meeting tools that should help to reduce some unnecessary trips, however we do anticipate in analyzing subsequent years, commute patterns to return to the range similar pre-pandemic.

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