Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.57
Liaison Kelsey Beal
Submission Date Dec. 14, 2020

STARS v2.2

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
OP-16: Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.58 / 5.00 Andrew McGee
Associate Director TDM & Space Management
Parking & Transportation Services
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Total full-time equivalent student enrollment:
25,453

Full-time equivalent of employees:
8,481

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:
13

A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about student commuting:
The Campus Transportation Survey was conducted From November 2017 through January 2018. More than 8,500 participants completed the survey, including undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, staff, and other University affiliates. Participants answered questions about travel patterns, mode choice and preferences, and parking experiences. This study was in association with an IUPUI Transportation & Parking Plan Study completed by Nelson Nygaard Consulting Associates, Inc. May 2018

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:
7

A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about employee commuting:
"The Campus Transportation Survey was conducted From November 2017 through January 2018. More than 8,500 participants completed the survey, including undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, staff, and other University affiliates. Participants answered questions about travel patterns, mode choice and preferences, and parking experiences. This study was in association with an IUPUI Transportation & Parking Plan Study completed by Nelson Nygaard Consulting Associates, Inc. May 2018"

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 87 93
Zero-emissions vehicle --- ---
Walk, cycle, or other non-motorized mode 5 2
Vanpool or carpool 4 4
Public transport or campus shuttle 2 1
Motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped 2 0
Distance education / telecommute 9.10 0

Website URL where information about student or employee commuting is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
The Campus Transportation Survey can be found on pages 152-154 of the May 2018 IUPUI Transportation & Parking Plan completed by Nelson Nygaard Consulting Associates, Inc. The survey results reveal the dominance of driving, both to campus and within campus during the day. Nearly 90% of respondents drive alone to campus each day, including 87% of off-campus students, 63% of on-campus students, and 93% of employees. Based on survey responses and feedback provided during stakeholder meetings, this pattern is attributable, in part, to poor pedestrian connections surrounding and within the campus. This is consistent with the findings of the 2012 Campus Master Plan, which highlighted a series of barriers to walkability throughout the campus area.

The Campus Transportation Survey can be found on pages 152-154 of the May 2018 IUPUI Transportation & Parking Plan completed by Nelson Nygaard Consulting Associates, Inc.
The survey results reveal the dominance of driving, both to campus and within campus during the day. Nearly 90% of respondents drive alone to campus each day, including 87% of off-campus students, 63% of on-campus students, and 93% of employees. Based on survey responses and feedback provided during stakeholder meetings, this pattern is attributable, in part, to poor pedestrian connections surrounding and within the campus. This is consistent with the findings of the 2012 Campus Master Plan, which highlighted a series of barriers to walkability throughout the campus area.

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