Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.85
Liaison Amy Butler
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
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Michigan State University
OP-17: Employee Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.20 / 2.00 Amy Butler
Campus Sustainability Director
MSU 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:

"Results include: 11.07 % use alternate sustainable commuting and 49 % of respondents have a flexible schedule or work remotely at times. Methodology -As a part of drafting a master plan for campus mobility [MSU Mobility Plan], the Office of the Associate Provost for Academic Services, Enrollment Management, and Academic Initiatives administered the MSU Mobility Survey to MSU employees during the summer of 2017. The rationale behind conduction the survey was to understand current behaviors and beliefs and utilize the information to identify and guide implement of changes that would: enhance mobility and convenience; position MSU as a recognized mobility leader; Improve MSU community and visitor experiences; and influence behavior and find new ways to optimize mobility. In addition to the rationale directly related to mobility planning, making positive, campus-wide improvements related to mobility will also:
• Increase student success
• Provide a high-quality educational and work environment
• Increase safety
• Promote positive on-campus experiences for students, faculty, staff, and visitors
• Encourage environmentally sound practices
• Support cutting-edge research Population surveyed included the entire MSU faculty and staff employees who work on the East Lansing campus (approximately 11,000). Survey sent on July 12, 2017 with responses due July 31, 2017. A total of 2,571 responses were received with representation from all major administrative units on campus. "

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) 90.81
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 6.61
Vanpool or carpool 1.02
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 1.33
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0.23
Telecommute for 50 percent or more of their regular work hours ---

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