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Results of the 2020-2021 Campus Travel Survey


Research Report

National Center for Sustainable Transportation

Suggested Citation:
Miller, Ryan G. (2021) Results of the 2020-2021 Campus Travel Survey. Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis, Research Report UCD-ITS-RR-21-104

The UC Davis Campus Travel Survey is an annual survey led by Transportation Services (TS)—formerly known as Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS)—and the National Center for Sustainable Transportation, part of the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis. It collects a rich set of data about travel to the UC Davis campus, demographics, and attitudes toward travel.
The 2020-2021 survey collected data from 3,291 people affiliated with UC Davis about their travel to campus during a single week in October 2020. It used a stratified random sampling method with the intent to gather a representative sample of the campus population. About 18 percent of those invited responded to this year’s survey. For the statistics presented throughout this report, we weight the responses by campus role (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, Master’s, PhD, faculty, and staff) and gender so that the proportion of respondents in each group reflects their representation in the campus population.

Key words: UC Davis, survey, travel behavior, COVID-19