Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.33
Liaison Sarah Tulga
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Northwestern University
OP-16: Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.94 / 5.00 Sarah Tulga
Sustainability Program Coordinator
Facilities
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Total full-time equivalent student enrollment:
19,207.70

Full-time equivalent of employees:
10,195.70

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:
88.70

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

The biennial Transportation Survey is administered to all Northwestern graduate students, faculty, and staff, as well as a sample of 2,000 undergraduate students. The Survey is administered using Qualtrics survey software and distributed using bulk email. Two follow-up reminders were sent, the first a week after the initial release and the second on the day the survey closed.


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:
60.30

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

The biennial Transportation Survey is administered to all Northwestern graduate students, faculty, and staff, as well as a sample of 2,000 undergraduate students. The Survey is administered using Qualtrics survey software and distributed using bulk email. Two follow-up reminders were sent, the first a week after the initial release and the second on the day the survey closed.


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 11.30 39.70
Zero-emissions vehicle --- ---
Walk, cycle, or other non-motorized mode 42.30 16.30
Vanpool or carpool 5 5
Public transport or campus shuttle 41 39
Motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped 0 0
Distance education / telecommute 3 0

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