Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.21
Liaison Jennifer McMillin
Submission Date July 28, 2020

STARS v2.2

Cleveland State University
OP-16: Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.01 / 5.00 Jennifer McMillin
Director of Sustainability
Facilities l Architect l Safety l Technology
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Total full-time equivalent student enrollment:
12,358

Full-time equivalent of employees:
1,830.60

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:
43.26

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

A transportation survey was undertaken by graduate students in an Urban Studies course, Environmental & Sustainability Planning (UST553) in Fall 2019.

An electronic survey tool was developed using Qualtrics and an email was sent to all students, faculty and staff with a request to complete the survey.

Questions included primary and secondary modes of travel, travel days per week, miles traveled per commute, low- or zero-emission vehicles, and familiarity with CSU sustainable transport programs.

A total of 1318 responses were recorded. Approximately 69% of the responses were from students.


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:
19.63

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

A transportation survey was undertaken by graduate students in an Urban Studies course, Environmental & Sustainability Planning (UST553) in Fall 2019.

An electronic survey tool was developed using Qualtrics and an email was sent to all students, faculty and staff with a request to complete the survey.

Questions included primary and secondary modes of travel, travel days per week, miles traveled per commute, low- or zero-emission vehicles, and familiarity with CSU sustainable transport programs.

A total of 1318 responses were recorded. Approximately 31% of the responses were from faculty and staff (employees).


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 56.74 80.37
Zero-emissions vehicle --- ---
Walk, cycle, or other non-motorized mode 11.05 1.31
Vanpool or carpool 5.70 5.76
Public transport or campus shuttle 23.37 10.99
Motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped 0.35 0.26
Distance education / telecommute 2.09 1.05

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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