ERIC Number: ED081334
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
The Commuting Student Study, Report I: Patterns in University Commuting.
Williamson, W. J.
The patterns of time and transportation means adopted by the students and staff of the University of Alberta who commute from their residence to campus each week day are reviewed in an effort to assist in the University Long Range Development Plan. Emphasis is placed in the patterns in university commuting and the physical and behavioral aspects of commuting students and campus facilities. Major findings indicate: (1) the number of commuting students and commuting time and distance have increased disproportionately; faculty and staff have increased similarly; (2) there is a trend toward use of public transportation. The use of the automobile continues to be important; (3) the university has satisfied the vast majority of campus parkers with an increase in parking stalls of only 23.8% in the past five years; (4) the number of students holding part-time jobs and the number of students with families to care for has increased; and (5) the university is well used in the evenings, with 75% of the day-time population of students and staff returning to campus at least once per week in the evenings. Appendices of related material are included. Related documents are HE 004 493, HE 004 492, HE 004 494, and HE 004 526. (MJM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Univ., Edmonton. Office of Institutional Research and Planning.