|Submission Date||Aug. 12, 2011|
OP-15: Student Commute Modal Split
Executive Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
Institution's students commute to and from campus using more sustainable options such as walking, bicycling, vanpooling or carpooling, taking public transportation, riding motorcycles or scooters, riding a campus shuttle, or a combination of these options. Students who live on campus should be included in the calculation based on how they get to and from their classes.
This credit applies to all institutions where students attend the physical campus.
Institutions earn the maximum 4 points for this credit by having all students use alternative modes of transportation for getting to and from campus. Incremental points are available based on the percentage of students that use alternative modes. For example, an institution for which 50 percent of students use alternative modes and the other 50 percent drive alone would earn 2 points (half of the available points for this credit).
Report the most recent data available.
Sampling and Data Standards
Institutions may use a representative sample to gather data about student commuting behavior. The South Coast Air Quality Management District in California provides guidelines on how to measure commuting behavior (pdf).
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.