Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.64
Liaison Rachael Wein
Submission Date March 3, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Smith College
OP-16: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.90 / 2.00 Emma Kerr
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Campus Sustainability
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Total percentage of students (graduate and undergraduate) that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary means of transportation:
95

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:

95% of Smith's students live on campus, so they walk or bike across campus to class each day. Even though they might have a student parking permit and have a vehicle parked on campus, they are using their vehicle to travel away from the campus, rather than driving around the campus to class.
5%, of Smith's students live off campus. While most of them live in Northampton just a few miles from campus, we cannot determine if they walk, bike, take the bus, or drive alone to campus. Since we cannot determine their mode of transportation, we assume to be conservative that they all may drive to campus with only the driver in the vehicle.


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) 5
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 94
Vanpool or carpool 0
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 0
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0

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