Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.48
Liaison Heather Albert-Knopp
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

College of the Atlantic
OP-16: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.79 / 2.00 Andrea Russell
Sustainability Coordinator and Community Energy Center Program 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:
In January 2017, we performed a commuter survey of all COA community members to obtain their travel history for the previous year. The estimates above regarding commuting are based on this survey. The response rate for faculty and staff was 60%, and the response rate for students was 24%. We believe these responses are a good representation of modes of commuting. About half of students live on campus, so they commute by walking, although some own cars. The other half live mostly within walking distance of the campus, since Bar Harbor has a small business district with apartments that students rent. We have a van shuttle, known as "Day Bus" and "Night Bus", which transports students to and from downtown Bar Harbor (and which has high ridership during the cold Maine winters).

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) 10.40
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 79.20
Vanpool or carpool 3.90
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 6.50
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:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
http://www.coa.edu/our-community/transportation/ The Campus Environmental Initiative addresses the college's commitment to low fossil-fuel transportation http://www.coa.edu/about/environmental-commitment/publications-policies/index.php

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