Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 86.35
Liaison Careen Arsenault
Submission Date March 3, 2022

STARS v2.2

Cornell University
OP-16: Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.36 / 5.00 Leslie Schill
University Planner
Capital Projects and Planning
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Total full-time equivalent student enrollment:
23,231

Full-time equivalent of employees:
10,750.50

Has the institution gathered data about student commuting behavior?:
Yes

Total percentage of students that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary mode of transportation:
83.30

A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about student commuting:

The data was gathered as part of a campus-wide parking study in October 2018(see notes below), 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.
No change from previous submission.


Has the institution gathered data about employee commuting behavior?:
Yes

Total percentage of employees that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary mode of transportation:
32.30

A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about employee commuting:

The data was gathered as part of a October 2018(see notes below) campus-wide parking study, 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 4,624.
No change from previous submission.


Percentage of students and employees that use the following as their primary mode of transportation:
Percentage of students (0-100) Percentage of employees (0-100)
Single-occupancy vehicle 16.70 67.70
Zero-emissions vehicle --- ---
Walk, cycle, or other non-motorized mode 47.50 7.60
Vanpool or carpool 1.80 8
Public transport or campus shuttle 31.80 15.90
Motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped --- ---
Distance education / telecommute --- 0

Website URL where information about student or employee commuting is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Survey data is taken from a October 2018 parking study during school year 18/19. The results are likely more driver-focused than past surveys due to the nature of the study (investigation of parking). This is the end of our three year window. Acad 18/19, 19/20, 20/21. Also, due to COVID we were unable to do a new parking study for 20/21.

The reporting period for this credit is Academic year 2020/21(filed march 2022).

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