Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 81.45
Liaison Lindsey Lyons
Submission Date March 1, 2018
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Dickinson College
OP-17: Employee Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.52 / 2.00 Lindsey Lyons
Assistant Director
Center for Sustainability Education
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Total percentage of the institution’s employees that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary method of transportation:
26.10

A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about employee commuting, including the timeframe for when the analysis was conducted and how a representative sample was reached, if applicable:

We conducted a survey in spring 2016 to learn about the ways Dickinson employees commute to work so that we can better understand how Dickinson employees commute, the environmental impacts of employee commuting, and consider ways that the college might promote sustainable and financially beneficial transportation choices.

A large proportion of Dickinson’s faculty and staff completed the survey. We received 477 responses from the College’s 925 employees, equivalent to 52% of the population. The 477 respondents were made up of 352 staff and 125 faculty. We were able to determine the commuting distance of 450 employees and the transportation mode of 448. We received information of summer commuting behaviors from 388 respondents.


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) 73.90
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 21.20
Vanpool or carpool 2.30
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 0.10
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 2.50
Telecommute for 50 percent or more of their regular work hours ---

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Dickinson is committed to being carbon neutral by 2020. The fourth largest contributor to our emissions is employee commuting. The Center for Sustainability Education (CSE) conducted a survey in spring 2016 to learn about the ways employees commute to work so that we can better understand how employees commute, the environmental impacts of employee commuting, and consider ways that the college might promote sustainable and financially beneficial transportation choices.

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