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Liaison Greg Monaco
Submission Date Nov. 10, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Stony Brook University
OP-19: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Tom Lanzilotta
Campus Energy Manager
Campus Operations and Maintenance
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Total percentage of students that use more sustainable commuting options:

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) 30.13
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 29
Vanpool or carpool 3.15
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 37.72
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0

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

The university uses zip codes obtained from the campus' Registrar in order to determine the percentages of students using different types of transportation. Based on this information, the number of students who were issued parking permits, as well as those who use the SBU Transit services, were determined in order quantify the number of students who drive and the number of students who use mass transit. In some cases, SBU used the number of SBU Transit passengers who boarded SBU buses at Long Island Railroad stations in order to compute the number of commuters who use the train. In addition, the University has actual numbers on bike share users and the remaining population determined the number of commuters who chose to walk.

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

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