Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 36.07
Liaison Dr. Christopher Williams
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2020
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University of Delaware
OP-16: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.72 / 2.00 Michelle Bennett
Sustainability Manager
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total percentage of students (graduate and undergraduate) that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary means of transportation:

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:

In Q4 2017, 12 campus departments, including Academic partners and the Institutional Research Dept., teamed up to launch and close a campus-wide transportation survey. The Institutional Research office sent the survey directly to a representative sample of campus for all students, faculty and staff, but they do not publish their methodology publicly. We received responses from >8% of the total campus population.

The numbers herein are undergraduate students only. Graduates, Faculty and Staff received a similar transportation survey at the same time as undergrads, but their survey featured slightly different questions. For example, we did not ask if they lived in a Residence Hall, since housing is generally not provided to these groups. Therefore, graduate students are captured in OP-17.

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) 14
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 70
Vanpool or carpool 2
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 14
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0

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