Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.13
Liaison Ronnie Dorsnie
Submission Date April 25, 2023

STARS v2.2

John Abbott College
OP-16: Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.22 / 5.00 Catherine Scheer
Manager - FMS
Facilities Management Services
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Total full-time equivalent student enrollment:
7,072

Full-time equivalent of employees:
767.16

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:
67.70

A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about student commuting:
For the purpose of calculating our carbon footprint, the College surveyed students on their commuting choices for one week in March 2023. The data showed that students chose sustainable commuting options for 8,650 or 67.7% of their reported 12,782 trips.

One trip was defined as a single one-way leg of the return daily commute i.e.: home-to-school OR school-to-home. The entire return trip to AND from school was therefore evaluated as 2 trips.

In total, 4,177 students completed the survey.

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:
33.50

A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about employee commuting:
For the purpose of calculating our carbon footprint, the College surveyed employees on their commuting choices for one week in March 2023. The data showed that employees chose sustainable commuting options for 506 or 33.5% of their reported 1509 trips.
One trip was defined as a single one-way leg of the return daily commute i.e.: home-to-school OR school-to-home. The entire return trip to AND from school was therefore evaluated as 2 trips.

In total, 408 employees completed the survey.

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 32.30 66.50
Zero-emissions vehicle 1.60 6.70
Walk, cycle, or other non-motorized mode 6.90 5.70
Vanpool or carpool 19.50 9.70
Public transport or campus shuttle 39.60 11.30
Motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped 0.10 0.10
Distance education / telecommute 0 0

Website URL where information about student or employee commuting is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
For the purpose of calculating our carbon footprint, the College surveyed employees on their commuting choices for one week in March 2023. Rather than asking them for their primary mode of transport, respondents were asked to list their choices for each of their one-way trips.

The percentages provided here are based on the number of times the respondents chose each of these modes of transport in relation to all trips reported for the sample week.

For the purpose of calculating our carbon footprint, the College surveyed employees on their commuting choices for one week in March 2023. Rather than asking them for their primary mode of transport, respondents were asked to list their choices for each of their one-way trips.

The percentages provided here are based on the number of times the respondents chose each of these modes of transport in relation to all trips reported for the sample week.

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