Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 61.98
Liaison Michael Amadori
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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Hobart and William Smith Colleges
OP-17: Employee Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.57 / 2.00 Michael Amadori
Sustainability Manager
Office 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 Office of Sustainability conducted a faculty and staff transportation/commuting survey in fall 2015. Results show that 38% (n=273) of faculty and staff completed the survey out of 725 faculty and staff (headcount). Of the 273 respondents, 23% indicated they walked or bicycled to and from campus as their primary means of transportation. Another survey was conducted in summer 2017 as part of our Second Nature GHG inventory. Our response rate was 28% (207 out of 731) and indicated that only 66% of workers drove as their primary means of transportation. Combined with the above data we assume 71.5% of workers are driving. The newer survey also reported lower levels of workers that walk/bicycle to campus compared to 2015 and more workers who carpool or take the bus.

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) 71.50
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 13.50
Vanpool or carpool 10
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 5
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0
Telecommute for 50 percent or more of their regular work hours 0

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