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Results of the 2010-11 Campus Travel Survey


Research Report

Sustainable Transportation Center

Suggested Citation:
Miller, Joshua (2011) Results of the 2010-11 Campus Travel Survey. Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis, Research Report UCD-ITS-RR-11-08

The campus travel survey is a joint effort by the Transportation & Parking Services (TAPS) on campus and the Sustainable Transportation Center, part of the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis. It is administered annually in the fall by a graduate student at the Institute of Transportation Studies. The main purpose of the survey is to collect data on how the UC Davis community travels to campus, including mode choice, vehicle occupancy, distances traveled, and vehicle/bicycle parking. It also offers an opportunity for TAPS to assess awareness of campus transportation services and perceptions of mobility options. This survey is the fifth administration of the Campus Travel Survey.

The 2010-11 survey was administered online in November 2010 to a stratified random sample of 15,704 students, faculty, and staff (out of an estimated total population of 40,618). About 22 percent (3,424 individuals) responded to this year’s survey, with about 17 percent actually completing it. For the statistics we present throughout this report, we weight the responses by role group (freshmen, sophomore, junior, senior, masters student, PhD student, faculty, and staff) so that the proportion of respondents in each group reflects their proportion in the campus population.