Overall Rating Platinum - expired
Overall Score 88.00
Liaison Sam Lubow
Submission Date Feb. 22, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Stanford University
OP-16: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.76 / 2.00 Moira Hafer
Sustainability Specialist
Office of Sustainability
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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:

Commute and modal split information is sampled using Stanford’s annual transportation and commute survey, administered each spring. Below are the results of the 2017-18 annual commute survey, with splits broken down my transportation type.
Bicycle: 59.4%
Carpool: 2.5%
Drive alone: 12.1%
Marguerite: 2.6%
Other: 3.3%
Vanpool: 0.0%
Walk: 15.7%
Caltrain: 4.1%
Bus: 0.3%

Student classification includes undergraduate students and graduate students, including students living both on- and off-campus. Postdoctoral scholars are not included in this tally.

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) 12.10
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 78.40
Vanpool or carpool 2.50
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 7
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0

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