Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.29
Liaison Kalen Pilkington
Submission Date Aug. 31, 2018
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STARS v2.1

MacEwan University
OP-17: Employee Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.34 / 2.00 Munro Tai
Instructional Designer
Office of Sustainability
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Total percentage of the institution’s employees that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary method of transportation:
67.20

A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about employee commuting, including the timeframe for when the analysis was conducted and how a representative sample was reached, if applicable:

This data was collected using a survey developed by the Office of Sustainability. A short survey was chosen to help ensure a good response and foster the completion of future surveys. The survey was also designed to record self-reported commuting patterns instead of the employees’ attitudes towards commuting. This provides information on self-reported actions instead of intentions, which tend to only state what people they think they should do.

Employees were asked to provide information on ther primary (3-5 days a week) and secondary (1-2 days a week) form of transportation to get to work and if it changed depending on the season (summer and winter).
The survey was distributed twice via Today at MacEwan (institution wide newsletter) among all MacEwan employees in June 2018. There were a total of 184 valid responses.


The percentage of the institution's employees that use each of the following modes as their primary means of transportation to and from campus::
Percentage (0-100)
Commute with only the driver in the vehicle (excluding motorcycles and scooters) 32.80
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 17.90
Vanpool or carpool 5.04
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 43.40
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0.30
Telecommute for 50 percent or more of their regular work hours 0.30

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The risk of biased response results cannot be excluded as this was a self-selected survey.

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