Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.39
Liaison Laura Draucker
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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Amherst College
OP-16: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.96 / 2.00 Laura Draucker
Director of Sustainability
Office of Environmental Sustainability
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Total percentage of students (graduate and undergraduate) that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary means of transportation:
98

A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about student commuting, including the timeframe for when the analysis was conducted and how a representative sample was reached, if applicable:

Amherst College is a residential college with 98% of students living on campus. The furthest dormitories are no more than a 15 minute walk to the main campus and most are less than a 5 minute walk. Because of the location of available student parking lots it is unrealistic that students who live in on-campus housing would commute to campus everyday.

For those students who live off-campus, we allowed for the conservative response that they all drove in a single-occupancy vehicle. Though it is more probable that many in fact walk, bike, or take public transportation to class.


The percentage of students that use each of the following modes as their primary means of transportation to get to and from campus::
Percentage (0-100)
Commute with only the driver in the vehicle (excluding motorcycles and scooters) 2
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 98
Vanpool or carpool ---
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation ---
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped ---

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