|Submission Date||Nov. 13, 2018|
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
OP-17: Employee Commute Modal Split
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Facilities Planning and Management
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:
2017-18 Permit Totals/Employee Headcount
Faculty/Staff: 1121/1408 - 79.62%
Reserved: 84/1408 - 5.97%
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. We consider our assumption to be conservative in nature until a proper measurement of sustainable transportation use can be assessed.
Reserved parking permit is assumed to be faculty or staff due to the significantly higher cost to purchase.
The percentage of the institution's employees that use each of the following modes as their primary means of transportation to and from campus::
|Commute with only the driver in the vehicle (excluding motorcycles and scooters)||85.58|
|Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means||14.42|
|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|
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