Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 57.92
Liaison Keisha Payson
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Bowdoin College
OP-19: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.84 / 2.00 Keisha Payson
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Mgmt
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Total percentage of students that use more sustainable commuting options:

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) 8
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 92
Vanpool or carpool 0
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 0
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0

A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about student commuting:

We used the percentage of students that live on-campus vs. the percentage of students that live off-campus. The reality is that the percentage of our students that walk, bike or use other non-motorized commuting methods is probably even higher that listed, as many of the students that live off-campus live within close walking distance to campus and don't drive. Student parking is very limited and is located primarily on the perimeter of campus, so it would not save much time, if any, for many of our off-campus residents to dive a vehicle to campus.

The website URL where information about sustainable transportation for students is available:

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