Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.94
Liaison Elaine Goetz
Submission Date Aug. 11, 2021

STARS v2.2

Ohio University
OP-16: Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.74 / 5.00 Elaine Goetz
Director of Energy Management & Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Total full-time equivalent student enrollment:
22,632

Full-time equivalent of employees:
3,823

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:
60.80

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

Transportation surveys have been emailed to all Ohio University faculty, students and staff regularly since 2016. Mode share varies for each survey and by season, but 60.8% is a conservative estimate for student sustainable commuting mode share (bike, carpool, public bus and walk combined).


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:
18.80

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

Transportation surveys have been emailed to all Ohio University faculty, students and staff regularly since 2016. Mode share varies for each survey and by season, but 18.9% is a conservative estimate for employee sustainable commuting mode share (bike, carpool, public bus and walk combined).


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 39.20 81.20
Zero-emissions vehicle --- ---
Walk, cycle, or other non-motorized mode 31.80 9.90
Vanpool or carpool 12.70 7
Public transport or campus shuttle 16.30 1.90
Motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped --- ---
Distance education / telecommute --- ---

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

Data is primarily from a 2018 Transportation Survey (results attached above), data averaged between warmer and cooler seasons. Data from surveys in other years showed similar but sometimes higher percentages of sustainable mode shares.

Data entered 7/9/2021 by Elaine Goetz.

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