Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.07
Liaison Michael Chapman
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Nova Scotia Community College
OP-16: Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.95 / 5.00 Kirk Herman
Environmental Engineer
Facilities and Engineering
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Total full-time equivalent student enrollment:
12,703

Full-time equivalent of employees:
1,845

Has the institution gathered data about student commuting behavior?:
Yes

Total percentage of students that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary mode of transportation:
42

A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about student commuting:

A survey was distributed to all incoming NSCC students to determine the distance and method of their commute to NSCC.


Has the institution gathered data about employee commuting behavior?:
Yes

Total percentage of employees that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary mode of transportation:
18

A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about employee commuting:

This data was collected through a survey that was delivered electronically to all staff members at NSCC in January 2019. Fifty-five percent (55%) of NSCC staff responded to the survey, and the data was analyzed to determine the employee commute modal split. A similar survey was sent to students in September 2019, with a 50% response rate and was used to compile student commuting data.


Percentage of students and employees that use the following as their primary mode of transportation:
Percentage of students (0-100) Percentage of employees (0-100)
Single-occupancy vehicle 52 82
Zero-emissions vehicle 0 ---
Walk, cycle, or other non-motorized mode 8 5
Vanpool or carpool 12 9
Public transport or campus shuttle 21 3
Motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped 0 0
Distance education / telecommute 5 1

Website URL where information about student or employee commuting is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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