Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 74.24
Liaison Lindsey Lyons
Submission Date April 30, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Dickinson College
OP-19: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.81 / 2.00 Tyce Herrman
Projects Coordinator
Center for Sustainability Education
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Total percentage of students that use more sustainable commuting options:

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) 9.50
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 90.50
Vanpool or carpool 0
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 0
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0

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

The website URL where information about sustainable transportation for students is available:

Dickinson is a residential college. The vast majority (1,979 students in 13/14 academic year) of our students live on campus. We assume that all on campus students walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means as their primary method of transportation.

Additionally, there has not been a student commuter survey conducted at Dickinson, but of the students that live off-campus, it is very likely that some percentage of them commute in a more sustainable fashion. Until we conduct an off-campus student commuter survey, however, we report our most conservative estimate of student commuter behavior.

Total on-campus (taking courses at Dickinson main campus) students were determined by using total headcount of on-campus matriculants and non-matriculants averaged between Fall 13/Spring 14 (2186.5 students).

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