May 15, 2000
Campus community encouraged to participate in online transportation survey
Beginning Monday, May 15, Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) will conduct
UCSC's Spring 2000 Transportation Survey. Designed to assess the travel patterns
and habits of faculty, staff, and students, the survey results will be used by TAPS to help
plan new transportation programs and infrastructure improvements to better accommodate
the needs of the campus community, said Larry Pageler, campus transportation planner.
The survey will also be used to provide a "baseline" for comparison
of future traffic conditions and a means of measuring the success of UCSC's various
Travel Demand Management (TDM) programs, he said.
It's been five years since UCSC participated in this type of commuter survey, and
even longer since student commuters were included in the respondent pool. The ten-question
survey asks respondents to describe their campus commute trips for each day of the
previous week, May 8-12.
This is also TAPS' first online survey, a step that dramatically reduces data entry
time while conserving paper. If successful, TAPS hopes to conduct several more online
surveys during this calendar year to address other specific transportation and parking
issues. In order to accommodate staff and students without Internet access, printed
copies of the Spring 2000 Transportation Survey are available by calling TAPS at
As an incentive, respondents who complete the survey by May 19 and provide an e-mail
address or phone number are eligible to win one of five $100 cash prizes.
To participate, please go to
the survey. For
more information, contact Pageler at email@example.com.
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