Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.92
Liaison Christie-Joy Hartman
Submission Date Dec. 21, 2018
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STARS v2.1

James Madison University
OP-16: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Lee Eshelman
Transportation Demand Coordinator
Public Safety
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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:
A survey was conducted to gather data covering the student housing domicile locations and transportation mode split. All enrolled JMU students were sent the Qualitrics survey link during Fall of 2016. The request to participate in the survey was distributed through bulk email. The number of responses varied by question with most questions receiving at least 1344 responses. For a population of 23,354 students (consistent with demographics reported in IC-3 of this report), confidence level of 99%, and margin of error of 5%, 648 responses were needed. The ISNW Campus Accessibility Committee reviewed the methodology and results for use in this credit.

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) 50
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 7
Vanpool or carpool 4
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 36
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 3

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