Summary: UCSB 2010 Transportation Study
Prepared Spring 2010 in collaboration with the Chancellor's Campus Sustainability
Committee, the Benton Survey Research Lab, and the Office of Administrative Services
This report analyzes data collected through a voluntary survey that was mailed to random samples of UCSB faculty, staff,
and students during February 2010. Some of the graphs also utilize historical data sets from previous transportation
studies. The purposes of this report include: characterizing the commuting habits of UCSB's faculty, staff, and students;
identifying perceived barriers for utilizing alternative modes of transportation; and helping estimate UCSB's scope 3 GHG
emissions. Over time, consistent reporting of this data will be used to assess trends in the campus' commuting behavior
and to determine the effectiveness of programs encouraging the use of alternative transportation among the campus
community. As UCSB progresses towards its commitment to achieve the full potential of alternative transportation, the
CSC is pleased to note a 25% decline in faculty and staff's use of singleoccupancy vehicles and an 11% decline in student
use of SOVs from 1969 to 2010. Faculty and staff's use of alternative transportation rose 12% during the same time
period. UCSB continues to investigate innovative strategies for promoting alternative transportation among its faculty,
staff, and students as the campus strives to reduce its carbon footprint.
For additional information regarding the methods used to collect the data presented in this report please contact the
UCSB Social Science Survey Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or (805) 8933887.
For additional information about UCSB's alternative transportation programs, please visit sustainability.ucsb.edu or
contact UCSB Sustainability Coordinator Grant Keefe at email@example.com or (805) 8938367.
Survey Response Rates: Faculty 67%; Staff 46%; Undergraduate Students 26%; Graduate Students 41%