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Submission Date Jan. 29, 2014
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University of Victoria
OP-20: Employee Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.85 / 2.00 Neil Connelly
Director, Campus Planning & Sustainability
Office of Campus Planning & Sustainability
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Total percentage of the institution’s employees that use more sustainable commuting options:

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) 57.70
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 21.20
Vanpool or carpool 4.80
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 16.40
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0
Telecommute for 50 percent or more of their regular work hours 5

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

UVic has conducted a detailed traffic survey 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 based on data such as the number of bus passes and parking passes sold, plus anecdotal evidence.

The website URL where information about sustainable transportation for employees 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 for us to differentiate these groups within our traffic counts (e.g. How do you accurately distinguish a student cyclist from an employee?). Estimates are based on data such as the number of bus passes and parking passes sold, plus anecdotal evidence. Details of the estimates and information on the Traffic Surveys is available from the Office of Campus Planning and Sustainability.

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