Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 81.45
Liaison Lindsey Lyons
Submission Date March 1, 2018
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Dickinson College
OP-16: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.98 / 2.00 Lindsey Lyons
Assistant Director
Center for Sustainability Education
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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:

Dickinson is a residential college. Approximately 94% our students (studying at the Carlisle campus, not abroad) live on campus in Dickinson-owned residential spaces and walk, bicycle, or skateboard as their primary method of transportation on campus. Another 5% live very near campus in properties that are not college-owned. These students also walk, bicycle or skateboard to campus because of proximity and parking on our small campus. The remaining 1% of students (27 students in 2017-18) commute to the college with only the driver in the vehicle.

Total on-campus (taking courses at Dickinson main campus) students were determined by using total headcount of on-campus matriculates. This includes all those living in college-owned property (94%) plus those renting from private individuals (5%).

Spring 2018 Data
Total Students: 2367
Studying Abroad: 309
On Campus Residence (College-Owned): 1936
Near Campus Residence (Private): 95
Commuters: 27

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
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 99
Vanpool or carpool 0
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 0
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Dickinson is committed to creating options for sustainable transportation in and around campus. Dickinson has already made great progress in the following areas of sustainable transportation including becoming a Bicycle Friendly University (silver) and providing a community a culture where walking, biking and skateboarding are the norm for getting around our residential campus.

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