Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.88
Liaison Patrick Cigana
Submission Date June 3, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Polytechnique Montreal
OP-17: Employee Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
1.44 / 2.00 Shirley Fagnen
Sustainable Development Advisor
Sustainable Development 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:

Polytechnique Montréal is committed to making efforts to reduce the share of solo drivers. These efforts are presented in the 2017-2018 Sustainable Transportation Action Plan, produced as part of a pilot project by the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal. The process was coordinated by Polytechnique's Sustainable Development Office.

The first step of the project was to assess the Polytechnique community's commuting practices. In the spring of 2017, Polytechnique Montréal established its organizational mobility diagnosis. The data used came from the analysis of postal codes of all members of the community as well as the results of a survey. The rate of response of this survey, conducted in April 2017, was 30% for employees and 17% for students.

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) 28
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 15
Vanpool or carpool 5
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 43
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0
Telecommute for 50 percent or more of their regular work hours 0

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

The suryvey didn't enquire about motorcycle use, but did ask about multimodal transportation. 9% of Polytechnique employees regularly use more than one mode.

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