Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 76.45
Liaison Ryan Ihrke
Submission Date Oct. 17, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Green Mountain College
OP-19: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.92 / 2.00 Aaron Witham
Director of Sustainability
Sustainability Office
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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) 3.90
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 95.20
Vanpool or carpool 0.90
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 0
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0

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

The sustainability office conducted a transportation survey in the spring of 2013 that asked a number of questions, including primary mode of transportation for commuting to campus. The survey was designed by the director of sustainability (a former transportation research scholar from University of Vermont's Transportation Center) with input from the director of student involvement and a special focus group dedicated to carpooling. The response rate was 45%. Surveys were emailed three times to the population and survey responses were also collected in person aided by work study students with laptops sitting in the high traffic area of the student center for five days during lunch time. Additionally, a class helped to administer the in-person surveys. Participation was incentivized by participants being entered into a raffle to win a $20 gift certificate to a local business. Distance education students who do not travel to campus were excluded from the survey.

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

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