Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.07
Liaison Adam Maurer
Submission Date March 31, 2021

STARS v2.2

South Seattle College
OP-16: Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.75 / 5.00 Adam Maurer
District Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Total full-time equivalent student enrollment:
3,988.30

Full-time equivalent of employees:
447.20

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:
57.20

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

Seattle Colleges Transportation Management Team conducts an annual student transportation survey for all three colleges, including South Seattle College. The most recent survey for South Seattle was conducted in December 2019. The survey collected the data of students and their respective modes of transportation to and from campus. Over 394 South Seattle students completed the survey. Students who indicated that there normal commute mode was bike, bus, carpool/vanpool, motorcycle/scooter, rail, walk, multi-modal, or walk on ferry were considered sustainable commuting.


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:
34.70

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

Every two years Seattle Central conducts an employee Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) survey for the Washington State Department of Transportation. Most recent CTR for Seattle Central was 10/26/2019. Response rate was 57%.


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 54.60 65.30
Zero-emissions vehicle 0 0
Walk, cycle, or other non-motorized mode 3 2.50
Vanpool or carpool 8.40 10.20
Public transport or campus shuttle 40.40 19
Motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped 0.50 0
Distance education / telecommute 1 1

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

Data represents % commute mode by trips from student survey

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