Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.36
Liaison Laura Minchella
Submission Date July 30, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Sydney
OP-16: Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.50 / 5.00 Zoe Morrison
Strategy Advisor
Strategy Office
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Total full-time equivalent student enrollment:
54,904.16

Full-time equivalent of employees:
7,361.90

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:
94

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

Timeframe: Semester 1 2017. The data gathering exercise was conducted by a third party - Gehl on the Camperdown/Darlington campus only due to the remote and regional locations of other campuses. Field counts at all entrances to the campus, from the number of student-level parking permits issued and a university-wide survey to inform the STAMP (Sustainable Transport and Mobility Plan) to inform campus planning and activities to encourage active transport mobility such as lobbying the state government for more public transport access.


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:
60

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

As above


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 6 40
Zero-emissions vehicle 0 0
Walk, cycle, or other non-motorized mode 79 52
Vanpool or carpool 0 0
Public transport or campus shuttle 15 8
Motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped 0 0
Distance education / telecommute 0 0

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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The next iteration of our commuting survey has been impacted due to COVID and has prevented the institution from releasing a more recent survey than the one undertaken in 2017. A small commuting survey was carried out for internal purposes to inform a report but was not a representative sample of the University so not included in this submission.

The figures indicating percentages of students and staff and how they commute to campus were collected by contracted staff standing at the entrances to the University and recording how people entered the campus. The main form of commuting for our students is via public transport. Most students alight at Redfern Station, 20 minutes from the campus. As student walk to our campus, they were registered as a walking commute. Students that were registered as arriving at out campus by public transport alighted at the 5 bus stops linked directly to the University entrances.

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