We have launched our annual Georgetown University commuting survey to gather information from faculty, staff, students, neighbors, and visitors about how they travel to and from campus. The survey is open until April 11 at www.GUCommuteSurvey.com
Data from the survey will help us better understand our community’s transportation needs and inform the master planning process. The survey asks respondents about their primary mode of travel, GUTS routes they use, public bus routes they take, arrival and departure times from work, and the length of their commute in minutes, among other things.
Cash prizes are available for survey participants, including one $100 drawing, three $250 drawings, and one $500 drawing. There will be two early drawings on April 2 and the final drawings will be after the survey closes.
Last year we launched MyCommute, the first iteration of the annual commuting survey. More than 5,800 people completed the survey last year, or about 25% of the campus population, of which 3,638 were commuters. The 2013 survey will serve as the baseline for the University to enhance its transportation demand management (TDM) program.
The 2013 MyCommute survey report is available for download. The major findings from that survey were:
- Over Sixty Percent (60%) of Georgetown commuters choose a mode of transportation other than private vehicle.
- Ten Percent of commuters that live within 2 miles of campus take a private vehicle to campus and park.
- Free bus service is the most important factor to commuters when deciding to use the Georgetown University Transportation Shuttle (GUTS).
- The first alternative commute mode for commuters who currently drive to campus is public transportation followed by taking GUTS.
If you have any questions about this year’s survey, please contact the Office of Community Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org.