Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.81
Liaison Kathleen Crawford
Submission Date July 28, 2017
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Florida Gulf Coast University
OP-17: Employee Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.14 / 2.00 Katie Leone
Sustainability Coordinator
Environmental Health & Safety
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total percentage of the institution’s employees that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary method of transportation:

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:

In our greenhouse gas reports, we assume that all employees with a parking pass are driving alone to campus. Florida Gulf Coast University is located in Lee County, Florida, a suburban community wherein single occupancy vehicle travel is the most widely used form of transportation. There are no programs to incentivize employee carpooling, telecommuting, or riding the bus at this time. Bike commuting is encouraged and supported by offering places for employees to shower in Seidler Hall, the Campus Support Complex, Campus Rec, and the Environmental Health & Safety Modular. Realistically, nearly all employees with parking passes travel to campus by car alone as their primary means of commuting.

1491/1594 employees had parking passes in FY 15-16. Our best estimate is that employees without parking passes (103 employees) and those residing on campus (9 employees) are using a sustainable form of transportation as their primary means of getting to work. It would be helpful to validate this information through a comprehensive commuter survey as we move toward reaching the aspirational policies outlined in the Transportation Element of our campus Master Plan that is attached as a supporting document to this credit.

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) 93
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means ---
Vanpool or carpool ---
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation ---
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped ---
Telecommute for 50 percent or more of their regular work hours ---

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

We used headcount as opposed to FTE because it is the only format in which the data were available.

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