Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.15
Liaison Andrea Trimble
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Virginia
OP-16: Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.05 / 5.00 Patrick Clark
Mobility Manager
Parking and Transportation
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Total full-time equivalent student enrollment:
22,935

Full-time equivalent of employees:
16,607

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:
93.20

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

Student permit data is used to calculate a close approximation of how many students use personal a vehicle as their primary mode of transportation. (total non-storage, annual student parking permits + 75% of non-storage, temporary student parking permits) / total enrollment. This finding is strengthened by the student residence geocode data shows that approximately 96.5% of students live within 3 miles of Grounds. This was conducted in spring of 2019.


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:
16.40

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

UVA's Department of Parking and Transportation (P&T) partners with the University's Center for Survey Research to conduct an employee mode-split survey every three years. The most recent survey was conducted in 2017 which had a 51% response rate with a margin of error at +/- 4.6%. The survey also collects additional information that P&T can use to help focus and guide decision making. The survey scheduled for 2020 was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The next mode-split survey will most likely be conducted in 2022.


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 --- 82
Zero-emissions vehicle --- ---
Walk, cycle, or other non-motorized mode --- 6
Vanpool or carpool --- 6
Public transport or campus shuttle --- 2
Motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped --- 2.40
Distance education / telecommute --- ---

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

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