Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 81.82
Liaison Ryan Ihrke
Submission Date Feb. 23, 2018
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Green Mountain College
OP-17: Employee Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.84 / 2.00 Ryan Ihrke
Director of Sustainability
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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:

The sustainability office conducted a transportation survey in the spring of 2017 that asked a number of questions, including primary mode of transportation for commuting to campus. The survey was designed by a former transportation research scholar from University of Vermont's Transportation Center with input from the current director of sustainability and a special focus group dedicated to carpooling.

The response rate was 31%. Surveys were emailed to the population and survey responses were also collected in person aided by work study students with laptops sitting in the high traffic area of the student center during lunch time.

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) 58.10
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 27
Vanpool or carpool 14.90
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 0
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0
Telecommute for 50 percent or more of their regular work hours 0

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Performance year is FY 2017.

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