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-17: Employee Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.78 / 2.00 Courtney Stange
Administrative Assistant
Institute for Environmental Sustainability
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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:

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.

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) 61.20
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 7.90
Vanpool or carpool 13.50
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 17
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0.40
Telecommute for 50 percent or more of their regular work hours 0

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