Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.78
Liaison Jenny McNamara
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Portland State University
OP-16: Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.81 / 5.00 Amanda Wolf
Program + Assessment Coordinator
Campus Sustainability Office
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Total full-time equivalent student enrollment:
19,078

Full-time equivalent of employees:
2,651

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:
77.67

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

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 2019 survey


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:
65.57

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 every fall term to all students and employees. This following information comes from the Fall 2019 survey


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 22.33 34.43
Zero-emissions vehicle --- ---
Walk, cycle, or other non-motorized mode 23.15 19.18
Vanpool or carpool 3.19 5.72
Public transport or campus shuttle 51.33 40.66
Motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped 0.24 0.44
Distance education / telecommute --- ---

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

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