Commute data highlights at UW

More than 80% of all trips to and from the University of Washington are done through transit, biking, walking, rideshare or another method that isn't driving alone. Reducing the campus drive-alone rate has positive environmental impacts such as reducing emissions, and also makes it easier to move around our community. The most recent campus commuter survey found more than 81% of all trips to campus were by methods other than driving alone. The UW Seattle campus has a goal of reducing these trips to 12% by 2028.

All students at UW's Seattle campus are provided with a U-PASS regional transit pass, and faculty and staff can opt-in to the program. UW's Fleet Services is regularly recognized for its sustainability program, including a large percentage of alternative-fuel vehicles. UW Transportation Services has many resources for students, faculty and staff to find safe, accessible and sustainable transportation options.

student biking at UW

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U-PASS with Orca card reader


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UW transportation data