Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.18
Liaison Josh Nease
Submission Date May 21, 2019
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Radford University
OP-16: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.80 / 2.00 Josh Nease
Sustainability Manager
Academic Programs
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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:

During the Fall 2016 semester, a senior Geospatial Science major, under the supervision of Dr. Richard Roth, completed 3 Independent Study credits by conducting a commuter survey for all faculty, staff, and students. The survey uses the home addresses of all commuter parking pass holders (student commuters, faculty, and staff), and maps and records mileage of each pass holder.
Students can purchase commuter parking passes or residential parking passes. With just over 3,000 students living on campus, that leaves 6710 students commuting, and 672 (10%) of them purchased commuter parking passes. The survey assumes that commuter students, averaging a 27 mile, one-way commute, make two trips per day, five days per week, for 15 weeks per semester. The vast majority of the remaining students live within a mile of campus, or in apartments along bus, bike, and walking routes.

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) 10
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 87
Vanpool or carpool 1
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 2
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped ---

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