Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.17
Liaison Emily Neal
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Luther College
OP-17: Employee Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.76 / 2.00 Toby Cain
Sustainability Coordinator
Center for Sustainable Communities
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Total percentage of the institution’s employees that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary method of transportation:
38.10

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:

A survey was sent out to all faculty and staff via the Luther College Tuesday. The survey was entirely voluntary and asked employees to report on their method of transportation to work, as well as the number of miles they commute round-trip on a regular basis. Data comes from 149 employees, representing just over one third of all staff and faculty.


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) 61.90
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 29.25
Vanpool or carpool 6.12
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 0
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 2.72
Telecommute for 50 percent or more of their regular work hours ---

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In our 2017 survey, 2 faculty/staff reported driving electric cars. These were included in the motorcycle/scooter/moped category because of their lower impact. Due to Luther College's proximity to the town of Decorah, many faculty and staff commute to work by foot or on bike, especially in the warmer months.

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