Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.78
Liaison Greg Farley
Submission Date Sept. 9, 2014
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STARS v2.0

George Mason University
OP-19: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.60 / 2.00 Margaret Lo
University Sustainability Director
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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) 70
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 11
Vanpool or carpool 5
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 13
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 1

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

This information was taken from the Transportation Survey completed in spring of 2013. There were 1972 student respondents for this question. The survey was distributed electronically and through campus newsletters. It was sent to everyone who owns a campus parking pass.

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

In Mason's Climate Action Plan and its 2011 Transportation Plan, Mason aims to reduce single occupancy vehicles by 10% by 2020. Based on parking permit sales between 2010 and 2013, the percentage of students with permits dropped from 65% to 54%. Secondly, Mason Shuttles and local buses tracked 900,000 annual passenger trips, which means 900,000 trips not made by people driving. Lastly, we believe bicycling on campus has doubled in the past 3-4 years as measured by bike rack occupancy.

These results are from the transportation survey completed in spring of 2013

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