Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 41.01
Liaison Chad Carwein
Submission Date Feb. 14, 2017
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STARS v2.1

East Carolina University
OP-16: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.58 / 2.00 Chad Carwein
University Sustainability Manager
HSC Facilities Services
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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:

Not counting the 5,561 students that lived on campus during Fiscal Year 2016, we used the same estimated percentages that were reported in the Campus Carbon Calculator to determine GHG emissions associated with commuter travel. The total percentage was based on the assumption that, other than the 4,828 parking permits issued to students, the remaining students commuted using more sustainable commuting options such as walking, biking, carpooling, or taking the bus.

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) 21
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 50
Vanpool or carpool 5
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 24
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0

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