Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 42.29
Liaison Mary Fischer
Submission Date March 28, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Brandeis University
OP-15: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.58 / 4.00 Janna Cohen-Rosenthal
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Services
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The percentage (0-100) of institution’s students who walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means as their primary method of transportation. Please note that this may include on-campus residents :
67.66

The percentage (0-100) of institution’s students who van or carpool as their primary method of transportation :
3.57

The percentage (0-100) of institution’s students who take a campus shuttle or public transportation as their primary method of transportation :
18.32

The percentage (0-100) of institution’s students who drive alone as their primary method of transportation:
10.45

The website URL where information about alternative transportation is available:

Every other year Brandeis is required to survey the commuter population about commuter habits for the Mass. DEP Rideshare program. We use that opportunity to gather more information for the GHG inventory and for improving transportation options. About 80% of undergraduate students live on campus and walk to classes. Many students live close by to campus and are served by a campus shuttle system. Graduate students living further away can also take public transit at a reduced rate. Improvements could be made to biking and commuter programs to entice more graduate students to not drive alone as they make up a larger portion of drivers. The frequency and driving habits of residential students were not studied. However, on campus residential students are now not allowed to bring cars to campus until the junior year, and parking fees were recently raised to further discourage residential car use.

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