Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.71
Liaison Sharmilla Raj
Submission Date May 6, 2024

STARS v2.2

Toronto Metropolitan University
OP-16: Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.65 / 5.00
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Total full-time equivalent student enrollment:
39,500

Full-time equivalent of employees:
4,270

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:
93.47

A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about student commuting:
In 2021, students and employees were invited to participate in a sustainability survey, which included commuter modes of transportation. In addition to providing a more comprehensive understanding of TMU's transportation patterns, preferences and carbon emissions, the information is used for campus planning and design efforts related to supporting the goals of TMU's Sustainability Action Plan (e.g. increased pedestrianization). It was a representative sample because all TMU students and employees had equal chances of participating in the survey.

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:
88.86

A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about employee commuting:
In 2021, students and employees were invited to participate in a sustainability survey, which included commuter modes of transportation. In addition to providing a more comprehensive understanding of TMU's transportation patterns, preferences and carbon emissions, the information is used for campus planning and design efforts related to supporting the goals of TMU's Sustainability Action Plan (e.g. increased pedestrianization). It was a representative sample because all TMU students and employees had equal chances of participating in the survey.

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 5.97 11.05
Zero-emissions vehicle --- ---
Walk, cycle, or other non-motorized mode 35.12 34.03
Vanpool or carpool 4.65 3.07
Public transport or campus shuttle 53.15 50.88
Motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped 0.55 0.88
Distance education / telecommute --- ---

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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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
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