Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 40.09
Liaison Allison Jenks
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

New Mexico State University
OP-16: Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.24 / 5.00 Allison Jenks
Facilities Sustainability Manager
Facilities and Services
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Total full-time equivalent student enrollment:
12,008.90

Full-time equivalent of employees:
2,787.70

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:
4.71

A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about student commuting:

The university contracted with Wilson & Company and MRWM Landscape Architects to complete a parking lot inventory in 2018. As a part of that there was a public open house and online survey. The public open house was conducted on November 1, 2018 from 3-5pm and November 2, 2018 from 8-10am to solicit input from students and faculty. The open house was at the Student Union both days, and displays were provided that depicted the parking utilization and proposed zone structure.

In addition, an online survey was conducted to try to solicit input electronically on the availability and use of parking on campus. The survey had 334 respondents, of which 215 were faculty or staff. The survey showed that approximately 95% of the respondents drove a car or motorcycle and parked on campus. There was support for trip reduction strategies such as riding a bike or using transit; however most respondents identified some level of needed improvement with bicycle, pedestrian or transit accommodation for a travel mode change to be reasonable. Additionally, the respondents identified that significantly higher parking feeds could influence more choice.


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:
4.71

A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about employee commuting:

The university contracted with Wilson & Company and MRWM Landscape Architects to complete a parking lot inventory in 2018. As a part of that there was a public open house and online survey. The public open house was conducted on November 1, 2018 from 3-5pm and November 2, 2018 from 8-10am to solicit input from students and faculty. The open house was at the Student Union both days, and displays were provided that depicted the parking utilization and proposed zone structure.

In addition, an online survey was conducted to try to solicit input electronically on the availability and use of parking on campus. The survey had 334 respondents, of which 215 were faculty or staff. The survey showed that approximately 95% of the respondents drove a car or motorcycle and parked on campus. There was support for trip reduction strategies such as riding a bike or using transit; however most respondents identified some level of needed improvement with bicycle, pedestrian or transit accommodation for a travel mode change to be reasonable. Additionally, the respondents identified that significantly higher parking feeds could influence more choice.


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 95.29 95.29
Zero-emissions vehicle 0 0
Walk, cycle, or other non-motorized mode 3.03 3.03
Vanpool or carpool 1.35 1.35
Public transport or campus shuttle 0.33 0.33
Motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped 0 0
Distance education / telecommute 0 0

Website URL where information about student or employee commuting is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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