Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.04
Liaison Rebecca Collins
Submission Date Feb. 21, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Temple University
OP-16: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.57 / 2.00 Katherine Switala-Elmhurst
Program Manager
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:
78.30

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:

University-wide transportation survey conducted in 2016 by Temple University Institute for Survey Research:

The 2016 Temple University Transportation Survey was launched on March 22, 2016 and was completed on April 18, 2016, which was approximately a four-week survey period. Of the 8,396 Temple University students, faculty, and staff randomly sampled with a stratified design, 2,250 submitted a survey. Of the 2,250 submitted, 2,088 (93%) were sufficiently completed to include in this report. An additional 162 surveys were partially completed and excluded from the results. Excluding those that were partially completed, surveys yielded a 24.9% overall response rate, up from both an 18.9% overall response rate in 2013, and 20.1% in 2010. Post-stratification weights were calculated to adjust for non-response bias. Weighted results reflect the universe estimates of Temple students, faculty and staff proportionally.


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) 21.60
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 36.50
Vanpool or carpool 3.50
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 38.30
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0.10

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Updated for FY2017 and based on 2016 transportation survey

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