Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.95
Liaison Jenny McNamara
Submission Date June 30, 2016
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Portland State University
OP-20: Employee Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.44 / 2.00 Rani Boyle
Associate Campus Planner
Campus Planning Office
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Total percentage of the institution’s employees that use more sustainable commuting options:
71.88

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) 28.12
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 17.94
Vanpool or carpool 5.23
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 44.67
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0.45
Telecommute for 50 percent or more of their regular work hours 0

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

The Campus Planning Office distributes an annual survey regarding commuting choices and preferences.


The website URL where information about sustainable transportation for employees is available:

“Dropped Off” (2.97%) and “Other” (0.62%) included in sustainable options, but not included in Carpool/Vanpool.

Percentages represent number of trips taken in each mode by employees, not % employees taking each mode. PSU believes that surveying about # trips per mode during a week is more accurate, as it reflects the possibility of using multiple modes.

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