Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.14
Liaison Don Forster
Submission Date March 30, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Seneca College
OP-16: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.58 / 2.00 Paula Echeveste
Sustainability Supervisor
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Total percentage of students (graduate and undergraduate) that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary means of transportation:

A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about student commuting, including the timeframe for when the analysis was conducted and how a representative sample was reached, if applicable:

Seneca works with Smart Commute to gather transportation data for students and employees on campus. An electronic survey was conducted by Smart Commute in April 2018. The survey link was sent via email to 6057 employees, 25,898 daytime full-time and part-time students, 676 ConEd students. There were 2069 responses, which gave the survey a return rate of 6%. 63% of the responses were from students and 37% were from employees. The goal was a return rate of 5%, with a 95% confidence level and a 5% margin of error.

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) 21.02
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 3.21
Vanpool or carpool 6.01
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 67.92
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 1.84

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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The data source was the 2018 survey created in partnership with Smart Commute.

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