Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.34
Liaison Elaine Goetz
Submission Date March 11, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Ohio University
OP-19: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.73 / 2.00 Elaine Goetz
Director of Energy Management & Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Total percentage of students that use more sustainable commuting options:
86.50

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) 13.50
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 83.50
Vanpool or carpool 1
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 1
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 1

A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about student commuting:

In order to park on Ohio University's campus, one must have a parking permit. Students must purchase student parking permits. We estimated the maximum percentage of students that commute with the only driver in the vehicle by dividing the number of parking permits sold to students by the total number of students enrolled at the university (excluding distance education students). This number should be an overestimate of the single occupancy drivers and an underestimate of those who use more sustainable commuting options.


The website URL where information about sustainable transportation for students is available:

SOV commuting numbers are overestimates based on parking permit sales. Other numbers are rough estimates.

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