Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.89
Liaison Julie Newman
Submission Date Oct. 23, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
OP-16: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.96 / 2.00 MIT Office of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:

Every two years, MIT administers a Commuting Survey to all staff and students via email to understand how the MIT community commutes to campus. The State of Massachusetts and the City of Cambridge require that MIT collect data related to how students and staff get to MIT every day. In addition, this survey gives MIT the opportunity to find out if transportation-related services (subsidized rail and metro passes, bicycle racks, parking access, etc.) are meeting community needs. The most recent survey was completed in 2016.

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) 2
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 71.60
Vanpool or carpool 5.40
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 19
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0

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