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-17: Employee Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.90 / 2.00 Carol Berry
Transportation Services
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:

All employees are asked to participate in the statewide transportation survey. Although the state requires a 70% response rate, Western’s goal is 100%.
Western has surveyed employees every other year, starting in 1997, using the same methodology, and during the same time of year.
The state provides a survey ( either write-in – fill in the bubble – type, or a secure online survey. Employees are anonymous, but are tracked, so that each only submits one survey.
Western has always succeeded in getting a survey return rate of 70% or better.

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) 55
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 18.10
Vanpool or carpool 13.50
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 13.30
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0
Telecommute for 50 percent or more of their regular work hours ---

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