Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.26
Liaison Stephanie MacPhee
Submission Date Dec. 9, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University)
OP-17: Employee Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.80 / 2.00
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:

In 2017, students and employees were invited to participate in a transportation survey which gathered information about commuting choices and preferences. In addition to providing a more comprehensive understanding of Ryerson's transportation patterns, preferences and carbon emissions, the information is used for campus planning and design efforts related to supporting the goals of Ryerson’s Master Plan (e.g. increased pedestrianization). It was a representative sample because all Ryerson students and employees had equal chances of participating in the survey.

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) 9.90
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 20.60
Vanpool or carpool 5.80
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 63.60
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped ---
Telecommute for 50 percent or more of their regular work hours ---

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