Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 88.13
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date Nov. 7, 2022

STARS v2.2

Colorado State University
OP-16: Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.08 / 5.00 Carol Dollard
Energy Engineer
Facilities Management
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Total full-time equivalent student enrollment:
28,846

Full-time equivalent of employees:
6,937

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:
69.20

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

Parking and Transportation Services commissions an annual Parking and Transportation Study to determine future parking policy and support the investment in transportation demand management to help shift commuter behavior to alternative transportation. The percentages are a representative sample of the total campus commuting population (separated by employees & students). The survey is conducted annually (with the exception of FY21 during the global pandemic).

For this credit, we have opted to use FY19 data as the pandemic has created a temporary impact on our commuting numbers that does not follow our trajectory over the past decade. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic limited public transportation options for our students. We feel the FY19 data captures our institution's performance as accurately as possible as commuting numbers on our campus were deeply impacted the past two and a half years by periods of remote learning, increased remote work, and modified public transportation schedules. In other credits, we felt the pandemic impacts could be absorbed and/or we could use fiscal year 2022 to more closely reflect a "return to business model" but this credit was an exception as it was so clear that the impact was still reflected in FY22, it is temporary, it was a deviation from our carefully tracked trajectory over the past decade, and it was directly related to the pandemic.


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:
30

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

Parking and Transportation Services commissions an annual Parking and Transportation Study to determine future parking policy and support the investment in transportation demand management to help shift commuter behavior to alternative transportation. The percentages are a representative sample of the total campus commuting population (separated by employees & students). The survey is conducted annually (with the exception of FY21 during the global pandemic).

For this credit, we have opted to use FY19 data as the pandemic has created a temporary impact on our commuting numbers that does not follow our trajectory over the past decade. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic limited public transportation options for our students. We feel the FY19 data captures our institution's performance as accurately as possible as commuting numbers on our campus were deeply impacted the past two and a half years by periods of remote learning, increased remote work, and modified public transportation schedules. In other credits, we felt the pandemic impacts could be absorbed and/or we could use fiscal year 2022 to more closely reflect a "return to business model" but this credit was an exception as it was so clear that the impact was still reflected in FY22, it is temporary, it was a deviation from our carefully tracked trajectory over the past decade, and it was directly related to the pandemic.


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 30.80 70
Zero-emissions vehicle --- ---
Walk, cycle, or other non-motorized mode 40.30 17
Vanpool or carpool 4.50 6
Public transport or campus shuttle 24.20 6
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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This data is from our FY19 annual Parking and Transportation Study.

For this credit, we have opted to use FY19 data as the pandemic has created a temporary impact on our commuting numbers that does not follow our trajectory over the past decade. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic limited public transportation options for our students. We feel the FY19 data captures our institution's performance as accurately as possible as commuting numbers on our campus were deeply impacted the past two and a half years by periods of remote learning, increased remote work, and modified public transportation schedules. In other credits, we felt the pandemic impacts could be absorbed and/or we could use fiscal year 2022 to more closely reflect a "return to business model" but this credit was an exception as it was so clear that the impact was still reflected in FY22, it was temporary, it was a deviation from our carefully tracked trajectory over the past decade, and it was directly related to the pandemic.

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