Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 38.32
Liaison Debbie Namugayi
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Eastern Kentucky University
OP-16: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.07 / 2.00 Debbie Namugayi
Sustainability Manager
Office of Sustainability
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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:

EKU conducts a comprehensive University-wide Transportation Sustainability Survey near the end of the fall semester each year to assess transportaion behaviors as they relate the campus's carbon footprint and to evaluate alternative transportation programs. The FY 2017 survey was open for a month (Nov. - Dec.) and was completed by 1,190 individuals: 107 faculty members, 276 staff, and 1,190 students. This sample size represents approximately 6% of the campus community.

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) 46.68
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 31.23
Vanpool or carpool 14.50
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 6.04
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 1.55

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