UC Davis Campus Travel Survey

Results of the 2020-21 Campus Travel Survey

2020-2021 Campus Travel Survey

Abstract: The UC Davis Campus Travel Survey is a joint effort by Transportation Services—formerly known as Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS)—and the National Center for Sustainable Transportation, part of the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS-Davis). Since 2007 the survey has been administered each fall by a graduate student at ITS-Davis. The main purpose of the survey is to collect annual data on how the UC Davis community travels to campus, including mode choice, vehicle occupancy, distances traveled, residential location, and carbon emissions. For more than ten years, the travel survey results have been used to assess awareness and utilization of campus transportation services and estimate demand for new services designed to promote sustainable commuting at UC Davis. Data from the campus travel survey have also provided researchers with valuable insights about the effects of attitudes and perceptions of mobility options on commute mode choice. This year’s survey is the fourteenth administration of the campus travel survey.

The 2020-21 survey was administered online in October and November 2020, distributed by email to a stratified random sample of 21,290 students, faculty, and staff (out of an estimated total population of 53,886). About 18 percent (3,291 individuals) of those contacted responded to this year’s survey, with about 86 percent of those who began the survey actually completing it.

For the statistics presented throughout this report, the responses are weighted by campus role (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, Master’s student, PhD student, faculty, and staff) and gender, so that the proportion of respondents in each group reflects their proportion in the campus population.

Previous Surveys

Results of the 2019-20 Campus Travel Survey
Results of the 2018-19 Campus Travel Survey
Results of the 2017-18 Campus Travel Survey
Addendum to the 2015-16 and 2016-17 Campus Travel Surveys
Results of the 2016-17 Campus Travel Survey
Results of the 2015-16 Campus Travel Survey
Results of the 2014-15 Campus Travel Survey
Results of the 2013-14 Campus Travel Survey
Results of the 2012-13 Campus Travel Survey
Results of the 2011-12 Campus Travel Survey
Results of the 2010-11 Campus Travel Survey
Results of the 2009-10 Campus Travel Survey
Results of the 2008-09 Campus Travel Survey
Results of the Fall 2007 UC Davis Campus Travel Assessment

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