Overall Rating Platinum - expired
Overall Score 85.05
Liaison Lisa Kilgore
Submission Date March 5, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Cornell University
OP-16: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.67 / 2.00 Leslie Schill
University Planner
Capital Projects and Planning
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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 was gathered as part of a campus-wide parking study in October 2018, which may skew the data toward more drivers (someone who doesn't drive may have seen the survey and decided not to fill it out because they didn't think it applied to them). The sample size was 831.

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) 16.70
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 47.50
Vanpool or carpool 1.80
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 31.80
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped ---

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

We used different survey data this year taken from a October 2018 parking study. The results are likely more driver-focused than past surveys due to the nature of the study (investigation of parking).

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