Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.84
Liaison Kalyna Procyk
Submission Date June 6, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Muhlenberg College
OP-16: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.92 / 2.00 Stephen Goosley
Transportation/Shuttle Coordinator
Plant Operations
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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:

Muhlenberg College does have students commute to and from campus by a means other than single occupancy vehicle for the majority of their daily commute trips. 95% of students walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means as their primary method of transportation. This is an estimate based on data collected from Paul Mary about how many travel on Gray Shuttle and Cardinal Shuttle, and medical transports.

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) 4
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 95
Vanpool or carpool 1
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 0
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0

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While a significant number of students take the shuttle, the shuttle services are only available on specific days(mostly Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) and at set times so students would not be able to use these shuttles as a means of transportation for getting to class.
There are always medical transport options as well as the shuttles available on weekends. It is estimated that of the juniors, sophomores, and seniors that don’t have cars on campus, 40-50% use the Grey Shuttle. In fact, approximately 543 students/month use the Grey Shuttle (though there could be some double counting issues with the same students using it each week). The Cardinal Shuttle, also transports about 100 students/month.
There is no formal survey conducted to assess these percentages which are only estimates; given the small campus size and dorms/off-campus housing which is located within a small radius, it is estimated that the vast majority of students only walk to class(95%).

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