Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.47
Liaison Jenny McNamara
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Portland State University
OP-16: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.55 / 2.00 Rani Boyle
Associate Campus Planner
Campus Planning Office
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Total percentage of students (graduate and undergraduate) that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary means of transportation:

A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about student commuting, including the timeframe for when the analysis was conducted and how a representative sample was reached, if applicable:

The Campus Planning Office distributes an annual survey regarding commuting choices and preferences every fall term to every student and employee on campus. The following results are from the Fall 2016 survey

The percentage of students that use each of the following modes as their primary means of transportation to get to and from campus::
Percentage (0-100)
Commute with only the driver in the vehicle (excluding motorcycles and scooters) 22.66
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 24.71
Vanpool or carpool 3.01
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 47.05
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0.23

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

PSU Bike Hub supports bicycle commuting
The PSU Bike Hub is an on-campus bike shop where students and staff can repair their own bikes, learn maintenance skills, and purchase parts & accessories at a discount. http://www.pdx.edu/bikehub/

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

“Dropped Off” (2.85%) and “Other” (1.28%) included in sustainable options, but not included in Carpool/Vanpool.

Data from Fall 2016 Transportation Survey

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