Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 60.52
Liaison Lindsey MacDonald
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Western Washington University
OP-16: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.78 / 2.00 Carol Berry
Transportation Services
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Total percentage of students (graduate and undergraduate) that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary means of transportation:

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:

Sustainable Transportation is included in the 2nd Year Survey, which consists of a mixture of open ended, multiple choice, and numerical response questions. This survey targeted native freshmen (including running start students) who entered Western in the Fall of 2008. These students were completing their second complete year on campus at the time of the survey (Spring 2010). As part of OSR’s efforts to paint a longitudinal portrait of Western’s students, these students also were surveyed immediately prior to beginning their Western careers (Fall 2008 Baseline of Incoming Freshmen.)

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) 11
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 47
Vanpool or carpool 6
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 36
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0

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