Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.02
Liaison Sara McKinstry
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of California, San Diego
OP-17: Employee Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.14 / 2.00 Curt Lutz
Parking & Transportation Analyst
Parking & Transportation
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total percentage of the institution’s employees that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary method of transportation:

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

Data are not segmented separately by students or employees, so this 57% includes them both. All commuter mode split data reflect the total population surveyed by physical count of Commuter Vehicle by type and associated Commuter Vehicle people during Winter Quarter FY17 of campus entrances for commuter people and commuter vehicles. A representative day is created over a multiple day process each year for a data set that allows comparison of mode split calculations year to year. Additionally, in 2017 campus faculty, staff, and students were surveyed to determine the modal split to better correlate the annual vehicle count data.

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) 42.90
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 9.30
Vanpool or carpool 26.30
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 20.20
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 1.30
Telecommute for 50 percent or more of their regular work hours 0

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


The University of California San Diego received a 2016 Diamond Award, Platinum Tier, from the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) in recognition of the campus’ commitment to alternative forms of transportation.

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