Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.96
Liaison Stephanie Corbett
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Case Western Reserve University
OP-16: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.64 / 2.00 Stephanie Corbett
Energy & Sustainability
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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:

In the past, data pertaining to student parking permits issued and RTA passes issued was obtained. Non-motorized commuters was calculated by subtracting permits and passes from student total and using anecdotal surveying. In the Fall of FY18 a benchmarking survey was issued for the second time to more accurately determine mode split, the results of which are displayed below.

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) 18
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 66
Vanpool or carpool 3
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 13
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

A large majority of CWRU students live on or within easy walking/commuting distance of the campus and there is an increasing availability of local housing in or very near University Circle, where the university campus is located.
Additionally bike sharing is newly available FY 17 and car sharing is growing in popularity.

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