UW COMMUTER CALCULATOR
How we commute makes a difference. Explore your options.
                            ...brought to you by UW Transportation Services and The Campus Sustainability Fund CSF logo

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The Commute Calculator lets you compare the cost, CO2 emitted and calories burned depending upon whether you choose to walk, bike, bus, carpool, vanpool or drive.

This project was made possibility by the following entities in the following ways:

The Campus Sustainability Fund provided financial support
UW Transportation Services sponsored the project and provide administrative support, guidance and consultation
UW Sustainability generously agreed to host the page on their website

Eight students from 5 academic programs worked on the project:
     Bijan Hashemi Program on the Environment
     Abbas Khambati Information Management
     Sherry Kim Civil and Environmental Engineering
     Jenny Ngo Urban Planning
     Marilyn Ostergren Information Science
     Sam Ryan Information Management
     Tim Scharks Public Policy and Management
     Nisha Singh Information Management

     Jason Petz Visual Communication Design, provided consultation via the Design Help Desk (supported by the College of Engineering)


Please send feedback and questions to: Marilyn Ostergren (ostergrn@uw.edu)

1. Enter values...
DISTANCE  length of your commute to campus
0 miles 30 miles

FREQUENCY   number of days you commute each week

TRANSIT AGENCY  which transit agency serves your area
METRO TRANSIT
SOUND TRANSIT
COMMUNITY TRANSIT
KITSAP TRANSIT
PIERCE TRANSIT
EVERETT TRANSIT





DISTANCE ...to your closest bus stop
0 miles 2 miles   

STATUS
   STUDENT
  FACULTY/STAFF with U-PASS
  FACULTY/STAFF without U-PASS

MPG  gas mileage of your car    car   

5 mpg 50 mpg
gas pump
GAS PRICE  what you pay per gallon of gas:    $ .
BODY WEIGHT ...to determine calories burned scale
pounds
















2. Compare...

Pounds of CO2 you'll emit each day depending upon your commute choice

         Walk NO CO2!
  Bike NO CO2!

  Bus  

 Drive  
Carpool carpool riders

Vanpool vanpoolmembers










Calories you'll burn each day depending upon your commute choice

walkerWalk  

bicycling  Bike  

bus  Bus  

vehicle driver  Driver  

vehicle rider  Rider  

























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