Commute data highlights at UW

Most trips to and from the University of Washington are done through transit, biking, walking, rideshare or another method besides 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 increasing that share to 88% 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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Link Light Rail

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Metro bus

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U-PASS with Orca card reader

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UW transportation data