Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 72.58
Liaison Tom Twist
Submission Date June 12, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Bates College
OP-16: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.93 / 2.00 Tom Twist
Sustainability Manager
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Total percentage of students (graduate and undergraduate) that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary means of transportation:

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:

A student commuter survey was sent out to gather data on student modes of transport. Because Bates is a residential college, most of our students were shown to walk or ride their bicycles to class. The majority of off-campus students were shown to prefer a single-occupant mode of transport. This is unfortunate, since parking is so tightly constrained on the campus. We have been working to increase bike commuting for off-campus students during the warmer months as a way to lessen our environmental impact, and alleviate parking troubles.

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) 3.50
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 95
Vanpool or carpool 1.50
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation ---
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped ---

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