Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.48
Liaison Amy Brunvand
Submission Date Oct. 21, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Utah
OP-16: Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.79 / 5.00 Ginger Cannon
Active Transportation Manager
Sustainability Office
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Total full-time equivalent student enrollment:
30,693

Full-time equivalent of employees:
22,611

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:
66

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

University of Utah Commuter Survey, Fall 2017
Survey of students, faculty, and staff conducted by the University of Utah Sustainability Office in Fall Semester 2017. Methodology is described in Notes.


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:
42

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

Commuter Survey, Fall 2017
Survey of students, faculty, and staff conducted by the University of Utah in Fall Semester 2017 asked about their commuting habits to the University. Survey methodology is described in Notes section.


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 38 62
Zero-emissions vehicle 1 2
Walk, cycle, or other non-motorized mode 19 10
Vanpool or carpool 6 5
Public transport or campus shuttle 37 22
Motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped 1 1
Distance education / telecommute 2 2

Website URL where information about student or employee commuting is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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NOTES
Data on student and employee commute mode split are from the self-reported 2017 U of U Commuter Survey. The University of Utah conducted commuter surveys in 2012, 2013 & 2014.

The Sustainability Office is developing a revised commuter survey for administration in Spring 2020. The Commuter Survey is to be conducted each year to track commuting trends and progress on University goals regarding the reduction of transportation emissions.

RESOURCES

University of Utah Commuter Survey, Fall 2017
Survey of students, faculty, and staff conducted by the University of Utah Sustainability Office in Fall Semester 2017. The survey was administered online using a cloud based tool and was open for responses from November 6-22, 2017 (17 business days). No paper forms were distributed. The survey listed 23 questions (including demographics), only one of which was open-ended for individual comment. A stratified random-sample method was used to obtain email addresses for target population categories(faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students). Survey responses represented 4% of all undergraduates; 19% of graduate students; 43% of faculty and 14% of staff.

Moving Towards 2020: Utah Commuting Patterns 2000 to 2010, Kem C. Gardiner Policy Institute, Updated March 2020.
URL: https://gardner.utah.edu/wp-content/uploads/CommutingReport-Jan2020.pdf
Reviews home-to-work commuting patterns across the state from a county-level perspective as background for future analysis as more commuting data become available.

Salt Lake City Transit Master Plan, Executive Summary 2017
URL: http://www.slcdocs.com/transportation/Plans/SLC_TMP_FULL_FINAL.pdf

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