Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.51
Liaison Jessica Davis
Submission Date Oct. 31, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
OP-16: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.26 / 2.00 Jay Joyce
Assistant Director -Transportation & Parking Project Development
Parking and Transportation Services
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Total percentage of students (graduate and undergraduate) that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary means of transportation:
13

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:

The Campus Transportation Survey was conducted From November 2017 through January 2018. More than 8,500 participants completed the survey, including undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, staff, and other University affiliates. Participants answered questions about travel patterns, mode choice and preferences, and parking experiences.

This study was in association with an IUPUI Transportation & Parking Plan Study completed by Nelson Nygaard Consulting Associates, Inc. May 2018


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) 87
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 5
Vanpool or carpool 4
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 2
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 2

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

The Campus Transportation Survey can be found on pages 152-154 of the May 2018 IUPUI Transportation & Parking Plan completed by Nelson Nygaard Consulting Associates, Inc.
The survey results reveal the dominance of driving, both to campus and within campus during the day. Nearly 90% of respondents drive alone to campus each day, including 87% of off-campus students, 63% of on-campus students, and 93% of employees. Based on survey responses and feedback provided during stakeholder meetings, this pattern is attributable, in part, to poor pedestrian connections surrounding and within the campus. This is consistent with the findings of the 2012 Campus Master Plan, which highlighted a series of barriers to walkability throughout the campus area.

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