Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 63.22
Liaison Jessica Russell
Submission Date Oct. 17, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Mount Royal University
OP-16: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.09 / 2.00 Courtney Stange
Administrative Assistant
Institute for Environmental Sustainability
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Total percentage of students (graduate and undergraduate) that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary means of transportation:

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

A Study on Potential Climate Change Impact of Commuting to Mount Royal University was conducted by Dr. Israel Dunmade, a Professor in Mount Royal University's Earth and Environmental Science Department. The data was gathered using multiple approaches including: data received from MRU parking services, Calgary transit, physical counting, and surveys/questionnaires. Data was collected from August 2014-February 2015 and the report was completed in June 2017.

Surveys were completed from students in all faculties. Larger samples were received from Science, Arts, Business, and Nursing. For the purpose of this study the levels of participation by various categories of people provide an adequate statistical representation.

The percentage of students that use each of the following modes as their primary means of transportation to get to and from campus::
Percentage (0-100)
Commute with only the driver in the vehicle (excluding motorcycles and scooters) 45.70
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 10.30
Vanpool or carpool 9.90
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 34.10
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0

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