Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.97
Liaison Becky Haney
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Calvin University
OP-16: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.36 / 2.00 William Corner
Director of Campus Safety
Campus Safety
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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 survey was conducted of the entire Calvin community in November 2018, and student responses were used to estimate the numbers below. About 33% of commuting students responded. All on-campus students are placed in the "walk" category.

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) 32
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 64
Vanpool or carpool 3
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 1
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped ---

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

A survey was conducted and one-third of commuting students submitted responses. Those living on-campus (2195) were added to those commuters who walk, bike, carpool, or take the bus, to calculate the Total Percentage of Students who commute with sustainable methods.
For subcategories, the percentage of commuting students who responded to each method of transportation was multiplied by the overall percent of commuters (of the general student body) to calculate answers.

Information was not gathered as to who rides a motorcycle, scooter or moped.

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