Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.42
Liaison Mary-Lee Townsend
Submission Date Feb. 1, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Western University
OP-16: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.60 / 2.00 Connor Donald
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management
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Total percentage of students (graduate and undergraduate) that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary means of transportation:
80.25

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:

The survey of student commute modes was done in 2016 by the sustainability coordinator, in order to use towards scope 3 of the GHG emissions report. The survey was completed by 3396 students, which was well over 10% of the student body at the time. The survey was sent to all students on campus, making it a fair representative sample of the student body at Western University.


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) 19.75
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 31.51
Vanpool or carpool 2.71
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 45.99
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0

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