Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 26.10
Liaison Rachael Budowle
Submission Date April 29, 2019
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University of Wyoming
OP-16: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.80 / 2.00 Rachael Budowle
Campus Sustainability Committee Chair
Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources
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Total percentage of students (graduate and undergraduate) that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary means of transportation:
40.06

A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about student commuting, including the timeframe for when the analysis was conducted and how a representative sample was reached, if applicable:

Both this credit (OP16: Student Communte Modal Split) and OP17: Employee Commute Modal Split reference a transportation survey administered to both UW students and employees in 2018. Since this was the only data available for transportation and included mixed responses from both students and employees, the same percentages are entered in both this credit (OP16) and the employee version of this credit (OP17), which are worth the same amount of points and ask for the same commute mode data (just for students and employees, respectively). Accordingly, while one of the two credits might earn slightly more points than the true value, the other of the two credits would earn that same amount of points less than the true value, and the combined value of OP17 and OP17 would be accurate according to the data collected in the survey.


The percentage of students that use each of the following modes as their primary means of transportation to get to and from campus::
Percentage (0-100)
Commute with only the driver in the vehicle (excluding motorcycles and scooters) 57.77
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 24.32
Vanpool or carpool 5.35
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 9.97
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0.42

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