Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.44
Liaison Mike Wilson
Submission Date Jan. 29, 2014
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STARS v2.0

University of Victoria
OP-19: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.34 / 2.00
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Total percentage of students that use more sustainable commuting options:

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) 33
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 30.20
Vanpool or carpool 10.10
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 26.90
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped ---

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

UVic has conducted a detailed traffic surveys every two years since 1996, our most recent being in the fall of 2012. Traffic counts by mode are done at entrances to campus and combined with data from our public transit authority to come up with campus modal splits. See: https://www.uvic.ca/sustainability/operations/transportation/alternative/index.php. It is however, impossible to determine modal splits by students versus employees and visitors. Therefore, these splits by campus user type had to be estimated.

The website URL where information about sustainable transportation for students is available:

Since 1996, UVic has been conducting regular comprehensive traffic surveys to assess how students and employees are travelling to campus. Our data indicates that over the past 16 years, the percentage of people chosing sustainable transportion over the single occupancy vehicle has increased from 42.5% to 60.3%. See our 2012 Campus Traffic Survey for more details: http://www.uvic.ca/sustainability/assets/docs/2012trafficauditexecsummary.pdf. However, the breakdown of modal splits between students and employees needs to be estimated as it is impossible to differentiate these groups within our traffic counts (e.g. How do you accurately distinguish a student cyclist from an employee?). Details of the estimates provided and the Traffic Surveys are available from the Office of Campus Planning and Sustainability.

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