Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.48
Liaison Nico Strabac
Submission Date Jan. 22, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Mohawk College
OP-17: Employee Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.86 / 2.00 Kayla LaChance
Sustainability Programs and Services Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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Total percentage of the institution’s employees that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary method of transportation:

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:

Mohawk College participates in the Smart Commute Annual Travel Survey. The online survey is conducted across the City of Hamilton and the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area each September to measure commuting trends and mode shift. The annual travel survey asks how people got to and from work or school most often in the last 12 months, if they tried a new mode, and why they tried a new mode. The survey is open for 5 weeks. Mohawk College requires 381 responses in order to be statistically significant (95% confidence level, 5% margin of error). In 2018, Mohawk college collected 476 student responses, and 161 staff responses, for a total of 637 responses across the organization

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) 57
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 13
Vanpool or carpool 8
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 20
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0
Telecommute for 50 percent or more of their regular work hours 2

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

The College conducts annual modal counts and annual survey with Smart Commute to determine modal splits. The College is committed to reducing single-occupant vehicle travel by developing programs and services, and building infrastructure, which supports the development of a multi-modal network.

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