Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.70
Liaison David Gibson
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Hampshire College
OP-16: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.32 / 2.00 Steven Roof
Dean of the School of Natural Science
Natural Science
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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:

We have not surveyed students recently. But from parking permit information (2017-2018), we know that 67% of students do not have personal cars on campus and therefore use more sustainable commuting options. Further, less than 7% of students commute to/from Hampshire on a daily basis.

Students without personal cars on campus can use the free regional bus system to get to classes at the nearby colleges and to local cities/towns and recreation destinations. Students also have access to Zipcars on campus, scheduled shuttle buses to local grocery stores, and coordinated van pools for community based activities.

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

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Student commuting miles form our FY2017 greenhouse gas inventory:
Bike/ped: 14,260 miles
Automobile: 66,586 miles
Mass transit: 66,586 miles

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