Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.00
Liaison Jonna Korpi
Submission Date Nov. 4, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Minnesota, Duluth
OP-16: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.20 / 2.00 Lisa Norr
Associate Director of Student Life Operations
Transportation and Parking Services
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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:
A spring 2016 Transportation Survey was used to give the most accurate and up-to-date numbers for sustainable commuting options for UMD students and faculty/staff. The survey was administered to 3,312 people, with 1,027 total responses, for a 31% response rate. The survey asked respondents about their utilization of the following methods of transportation to get to and from UMD: Walking, Bike/moped/motorcycle, DTA/campus shuttle, Carpool, and Drive Alone. We assumed 1/2 of the responses to Bike/Moped/Motorcycle were non-motorized (bicycles) and 1/2 were Moped/Motorcycle. (Future surveys will separate non-motorized bikes from motorized bikes.)

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) 40
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 30
Vanpool or carpool 15
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 14
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 1

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