Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.79
Liaison Leslie North
Submission Date March 5, 2020

STARS v2.2

Western Kentucky University
OP-16: Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.34 / 5.00 Dennis Cain
Transportation Analyst
Parking and Transportation Services
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Total full-time equivalent student enrollment:
14,455

Full-time equivalent of employees:
1,837

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:
29

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

Campus-wide survey conducted by Parking and Transportation Services in November 2019. This was sent to all faculty, staff and students on campus. A total of 667 students (237 campus residents; 349 commuters) and 513 employees completed the survey. One question on the survey asked for commute mode.


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:
9

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

Campus-wide survey conducted by Parking and Transportation Services in November 2019. This was sent to all faculty, staff and students on campus. A total of 667 students (237 campus residents; 349 commuters) and 513 employees completed the survey. One question on the survey asked for commute mode.


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 71 91
Zero-emissions vehicle --- ---
Walk, cycle, or other non-motorized mode 16 3
Vanpool or carpool 4 4
Public transport or campus shuttle 6 1
Motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped 2 0
Distance education / telecommute --- 0

Website URL where information about student or employee commuting is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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There is a significant amount of new, or under construction, off-campus apartments adjacent to campus. University buses serve most locations and we have seen a significant decrease in the number of Commuting students driving to campus daily.

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