Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 45.35
Liaison Wesley Enterline
Submission Date April 22, 2015
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University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
OP-20: Employee Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.35 / 2.00 Wesley Enterline
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Planning and Management
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Total percentage of the institution’s employees that use more sustainable commuting options:

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) 82.30
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 17.60
Vanpool or carpool 0
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 0
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0
Telecommute for 50 percent or more of their regular work hours 0

A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about employee commuting:
Since there is not a reliable method of calculating this number and in the absence of a scientific survey, some assumptions are made based on campus parking permits. While there are some who drive without permits, all parking on campus requires a permit and it is safe to assume most vehicles that come to campus are single occupancy vehicles. To balance these two outliers, we assume that all vehicles are single occupancy vehicles to account for those that use parking meters regularly. In reality, there are probably a decent percentage of faculty or staff that carpool. For faculty in particular, there is likely a percentage that telecommute but it is impossible to determine this number. Additionally, there are commuter permits owned by faculty or staff who live locally, but only use their vehicles sporadically. There is also a lightly used regional bus service. This would indicate that those who use sustainable transportation might be higher. Therefore, we consider our assumption to be conservative in nature until a proper measurement of sustainable transportation use can be assessed.

The website URL where information about sustainable transportation for employees is available:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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