Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 63.21
Liaison Mark Klapatch-Mathias
Submission Date June 30, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Wisconsin-River Falls
OP-16: Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
2.14 / 5.00 Mark Klapatch-Mathias
Sustainability and Custodial Supervisor
Facilities Management/Office of Sustainability
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Total full-time equivalent student enrollment:
5,441.03

Full-time equivalent of employees:
566.32

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:
45

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

Information for this credit was gathered from the UWRF Transportation/Campus Amenities Survey which was administered in October, 2017. Previous data was from 2005.

'More sustainable Commuting Options' was interpreted as any commuting method that was not driving alone in a single occupancy vehicle. The survey went out to a representative sample of students. 413 students took the survey which was 16% of students invited to participate. Given our student population, the data collected is estimated at being accurate to within =/- 4.7% with 95% confidence.


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:
21

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

Information for this credit was gathered from the UWRF Transportation/Campus Amenities Survey which was administered in October, 2017. Previous data was from 2005.

'More sustainable Commuting Options' was interpreted as any commuting method that was not driving alone in a single occupancy vehicle. The survey went out to all faculty and staff. 316 faculty/staff took the survey which was 39% of those invited to participate. Given our employee population, the data collected is estimated at being accurate to within =/- 4.3% with 95% confidence.


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 55 79
Zero-emissions vehicle --- ---
Walk, cycle, or other non-motorized mode 39 13
Vanpool or carpool 5 7
Public transport or campus shuttle 0 0
Motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped 1 1
Distance education / telecommute --- 0

Website URL where information about student or employee commuting is available:
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