Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.27
Liaison Linda Kogan
Submission Date Feb. 15, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
OP-16: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.79 / 2.00 Jim Spice
Executive Director of Parking and Transportation
Parking and Transportation Services
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Total percentage of students (graduate and undergraduate) that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary means of transportation:
39.63

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:

A transportation survey went out to all students in October 2017. A drawing with prizes was provided as incentives. Total student response was 1836, which is a 15% response rate. Students were separated by on and off campus to calculate percentages. For the modes question the number of completed responses for off campus was 1402. On campus was 331. Distance students were deducted from the number of registered students for fall semester 2017. Students were grouped into the areas in which they indicated the highest percentage of travel. They had to respond 55% or more of NOT driving an SOV to be considered a more sustainable commuting option. Students in on-campus housing and neighborhood dorms were divided evenly between walking/biking and bussing/shuttle bus.

SOV 1087/1402
Walk/Bike 181/1402
Bus 62/1402
Carpool 63/1402
Motorcycle 9/1402


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) 60.37
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 21.12
Vanpool or carpool 3.50
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 14.51
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0.50

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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On-Campus Housing = 1627
As reported by the individual private student apartment units. Students were estimated to be 90% of occupied beds.
The Lookout at Cragmor = 155
West Edge Apartments = 396
The Lodges = 472
The Avenir - Did not include as on campus even though there is a shuttle as there was not sufficient information.

Distance only - 462

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