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Liaison Maria Ayala
Submission Date Dec. 25, 2013
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Universidad San Francisco de Quito
OP-15: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Maria del Carmen Cazorla
Enviromental Engineering
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The percentage (0-100) of institution's students who use more sustainable commuting options:

The percentage (0-100) of institution’s students who commute with only the driver in the vehicle (excluding motorcycles and scooters) as their primary method of transportation:

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 :

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

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

The percentage (0-100) of institution’s students who use a motorcycle, scooter or moped as their primary method of transportation:

The website URL where information about alternative transportation is available:

It is important to establish that students live and commute mainly from Quito, Tumbaco and Cumbayá. Cumbayá is located at 2 200 meters above sea level and it’s topography is particular. because it sits on a valley where there is limited connectivity with the rest of the city [1]. An important problem from the commuting system is that most of UFSQ’s population comes from Quito (2 800 meters above sea level) and travels for at least 30 minutes or more on a daily basis. The main reason for this is that there are limited number of highways and in addition, the access to public transportation to the USFQ is also limited [1].

The most important highways that join Quito and Cumbayá are Via Interoceánica and Via de Los Conquistadores. Due to their massive occupancy the travel time from and to Quito is variable between 20 minutes to 1 hour[1]. Furthermore, Cumbayá is served only by the following bus cooperatives: Trans Floresta, Ecovia and Sotranor, and they are not enough to comply with the user demand [1]. These factors contribute to a 44% of students commuting on their own to USFQ.

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