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- What percentage of faculty/staff were working from home 5 days/week at the time of the survey?
- What mode do faculty and staff respondents primarily use to get to campus?
- What is the mean percentage of time students use each mode to get to campus?
- What percentage of students bring a car to campus/Bloomington?
- How far from campus do faculty and staff respondents live?
- How far from campus do student respondents live?
- How do faculty/staff typically make midday on-campus trips during the workday?
- Do these midday trips affect faculty/staff decision to commute by personal vehicle ?
- Analysis of faculty/staff who live 3 miles or less from campus
- Overcoming Barriers to Biking
- Overcoming Barriers to Transit
2021 Transportation Demand Management Report
Transportation Demand Management works to encourage and enable all IU Bloomington faculty, staff, and students to use more active or sustainable modes of transportation like carpooling, walking, biking, and transit. There are many reasons why someone chooses the mode that they do; some are within their control, and some are not. We conduct this survey regularly to understand how people get to, from, and around campus. And to ultimately create a more efficient transportation system.
The 2021 survey was distributed to a 30% random sample of full-time students, faculty, and staff. The survey received a 27% response rate from students and a 41% response rate from faculty and staff. It is likely that this survey did not capture a representative sample of full-time employees without regular access to a computer. Thus, future surveys will aim to reach out to those employees through other means.
Key results from the survey are below.
- About 10% of faculty/staff respondents reported working from home 5 days/week.
- 62% of faculty/staff respondents said that they drive for every commute to work trip and 36% occasionally use another mode (e.g. walk, bike, transit, carpool, etc.).
Table 1: Mean percentage of time that students use each mode
|Mode||% of time|
- 60.6% of student respondents brought a car to school with them.
Table 2: Commute distance for faculty and staff respondents
Table 3: Commute distance for students (n = 1349)
Table 4: Modes used for midday trips by faculty and staff respondents
|IU Campus Bus||1%|
|Motorcycle / moped||1%|
|Share the ride/carpool||0%|
(ask only of those who selected drive in previous question)
Table 5: Do midday trips affect faculty/staff decision to commute by personal vehicle
34% of faculty/staff respondents and 85% of student respondent reported living than 3 miles from campus.
Both faculty and staff respondents in this category reported commuting to campus an average of 4 days/week.
Of the faculty/staff who live 3 miles or less:
- 32% drive 100% of the time
- 27% drive 50-99% of the time
- 5% drive 25-49% of the time
- 18% drive 1-24% of the time
- 18% do not drive to campus and instead use other modes of transportation
Table 6: The percentage of time faculty/staff who choose driving alone for their commute
|% of time||% of respondents|
The top items that would encourage faculty/staff who live 3 miles or less to bike more often are:
- More bicycle infrastructure
- Secure, convenient, indoor bicycle parking
- Monthly subsidy to use this mode
The top items that would encourage faculty/staff who live 3 miles or less to take transit more often are:
- Reduce time between transit buses (increase bus frequency)
- Monthly subsidy to use this mode
- Prizes, drawings, etc.