Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.91
Liaison Elizabeth Swiman
Submission Date Dec. 19, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Florida State University
OP-16: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.11 / 2.00 Matt Inman
Transportation and Parking Services
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:

During the 2017-2018 academic year, as gathered from the Office of Institutional Research, there were 40,544 students assigned to main campus, 6,720 of which are residential students. This results in a total of 33,284 commuter students at FSU. During the fall of 2017, approximately 18,070 parking permits were issued to commuter students. Parking permit issuance is based on permit issuance data from FSU’s T2 Flex parking permit, the university enforcement system, and field counts of resident parking.
Based on the fall 2017 commuter student population and the number of parking permits issued to commuting students during the same time period, approximately 54.3% of commuter students drive to campus (or 44.6% of the total student population). The vast majority of students that drive do so alone.

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) 44.60
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 55.40
Vanpool or carpool 38.90
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 38.90
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0

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The figure of 38.9% is a combination of both carpool and public transportation. At this time, FSU does not have a figure for students utilizing a motorcycle, scooter, or moped.


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