Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 62.73
Liaison Tina Woolston
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Tufts University
OP-15: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.26 / 4.00 Sheila Chisholm
Support Services Manager
Support Services
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The percentage (0-100) of institution’s students who walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means as their primary method of transportation. Please note that this may include on-campus residents :
70.40

The percentage (0-100) of institution’s students who van or carpool as their primary method of transportation :
1.90

The percentage (0-100) of institution’s students who take a campus shuttle or public transportation as their primary method of transportation :
9.30

The percentage (0-100) of institution’s students who drive alone as their primary method of transportation:
18.40

The website URL where information about alternative transportation is available:

Data was collected from 11/15/09 to 11/21/09. Data averaged from 11/16 to 11/19 was used to complete this section, as few or no classes are held on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and so not enough students were on campus to provide a representative sample.

Students also had the option to respond "Not on campus that day" or "Other". The percentages of students who selected those options were 7.3 and 1.9, respectively. These were included in the original calculations, but was excluded from this calculation. The original numbers were:
Walk, bicycle, or other non-motorized means - 64%
Van or carpool - 1.7%
Campus shuttle or public transportation - 8.5%
Drive alone - 16.7
The original numbers were each multiplied by 100 an divided by 90.5 (the sum of the original 4 percents). In the end, it was 100.3%, so .1 was subtracted from the answer for 64.0%, 1.5% 8.5, and because it has the lowest number that would stlll round up in the hundredth's position.

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