Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.89
Liaison Allie Schwartz
Submission Date Aug. 29, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Columbia University
OP-16: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.97 / 2.00 Dan Allalemdjian
Director, Transportation Demand Management
Environmental Stewardship, Columbia University Facilities and Operations
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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:
The data provided was gathered from the 2018 commuter survey that went to all staff, faculty, and students. The survey contained questions about their commute mode. The University received a 15% response rate from students.

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) 1.73
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 60.85
Vanpool or carpool 1.75
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 35.33
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://transportation.columbia.edu/ http://environment.columbia.edu/transportation http://sustainable.columbia.edu/

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