Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 73.23
Liaison Michael Chapman
Submission Date Dec. 8, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Nova Scotia Community College
OP-19: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.62 / 2.00 Martha MacGowan
Project Assistant- Sustainability
Facilities & Engineering
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Total percentage of students that use more sustainable commuting options:

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) 68
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 2
Vanpool or carpool 22
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 7
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 1

A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about student commuting:
At all NSCC campuses parking passes are required to park on site. The passes are divided into student (1-driver), student (carpool) and staff. For the 3 of the NSCC campuses located in the greater Halifax region of Nova Scotia, public transit passes are given to every student. The other 10 campuses are located in rural areas of the province with minimal alternative options. The number of different passes sold at each campus were used as a baseline for choice of transportation of the student population to determine who is carpooling and who is driving with on passenger in the vehicle. From there, patterns of each campus (taking into consideration the location of the campus and accessibility of alternative transportation) were assessed and number of students and their choice of transportation were deduced.

The website URL where information about sustainable transportation for students is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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