Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.82
Liaison Holli Fajack
Submission Date Jan. 29, 2021

STARS v2.2

California State University, Long Beach
OP-16: Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.20 / 5.00 Kayla Jolly
Sustainable Transportation Coordinator
Parking & Transportation Services (PTS)
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Total full-time equivalent student enrollment:
31,571

Full-time equivalent of employees:
3,643.40

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:
46

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

On November 8, 2019 CSULB President Jane Conoley emailed all employees and students requesting they complete a mandatory commute related survey that inquired about the method(s) used to commute to campus during the week of November 4-8, 2020. The survey is an annual requirement of the South Coast Air Quality Management Districts and of the Climate Leadership Commitment.

The survey was administered through the Qualtrics platform. Of the 38,074 enrolled students, 8,464 completed the survey (22% of the university's student population).

The mode split reported represents those individuals whose primary commute mode was sustainable in the representative sample. Thus, individuals who commuted via sustainable modes 50% of the days and drove alone 50% of the days (i.e. reported to campus 2 of 5 or 4 of 5 days that week), were not included in this figure. Additionally, students who did not commute to campus whatsoever during the survey week were not included in this figure as we did not capture data on the reason for not commuting (i.e. whether absence was due to online learning or illness, etc.).


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:
26

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

On November 8, 2019 CSULB President Jane Conoley emailed all employees and students requesting they complete a mandatory commute related survey that inquired about the method(s) used to commute to campus during the week of November 4-8, 2020. The survey is an annual requirement of the South Coast Air Quality Management Districts and of the Climate Leadership Commitment.

The survey was administered through the Qualtrics platform.Of the 6,754 CSULB employees, 6,106 completed the survey (90% of university's employee population).The employee commute survey is in alignment with Air Quality Management District's Rule 2202.

The mode split reported indicates those individuals whose primary commute mode was sustainable in the representative sample. Thus, individuals who commuted via sustainable modes 50% of the time and drove alone 50% of the time (i.e. reported to campus 2 of 5 or 4 of 5 days that week), were not included in this figure. Additionally, employees who did not commute to campus during the survey week were also not included in the “primary commute mode was sustainable” category as we did not capture data on the reason for not commuting (i.e. whether absence was due to online learning or illness, etc.).


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

Website URL where information about student or employee commuting is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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