Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.85
Liaison Karen Schauwecker
Submission Date Jan. 10, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
OP-16: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.85 / 2.00 Hala Jaber
Graduate Assistance
Sustainability Office
"---" 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:

SIU parking division offers students the option to purchase parking decals and register bicycles. We collected the number of bicycle registrations and decals to calculate the percentages based on that year's enrollment.

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) 57.70
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 3.68
Vanpool or carpool ---
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation ---
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 24.60

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Campus shuttle/ public transportation values vary as there is no definite way for measuring. However, SIU Public Transportation has been used 354,819 times by students for fiscal year 2019.

"Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means" are estimated by using the registered bicycle decals issued with the Parking Division.

"Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped" are estimated based on the number of enrollment in the Motorcycle Riding Program

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.