|Submission Date||Feb. 21, 2018|
University of Pennsylvania
OP-16: Student Commute Modal Split
|1.98 / 2.00||
Facilities and Real Estate Services
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:
The total percentage of students using sustainable transportation is determined by the number of students purchasing parking passes through the university. Because legal daily street parking in the Penn environs is very limited, the assumption is that students who are not buying parking passes are either walking, biking, or taking public transit to campus. Penn is a dense urban campus with a lot of available nearby rental apartments. Most students do not bring cars to campus.
The percentage of students that use each of the following modes as their primary means of transportation to get to and from campus::
|Commute with only the driver in the vehicle (excluding motorcycles and scooters)||1.20|
|Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means||89.70|
|Vanpool or carpool||0|
|Take a campus shuttle or public transportation||9.08|
|Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped||0|
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
The University of Pennsylvania is a major research institution, with over 3,000 degrees granted annually from twelve professional and academic schools at the Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate levels. Penn is committed to reducing emissions and energy use, as stated in the 2014 "Climate Action Plan 2.0". This submission documents Penn's efforts during the FY17 year and compares them to the FY14 baseline year which corresponds with the University's "Climate Action Plan. 2.0". The submission relies on information related to the main, academic, West Philadelphia campus, but to more fully document efforts across the Penn system, information related to the Morris Arboretum and New Bolton has also been referenced and noted as outside the boundary in descriptions. The information is used to enrich examples of University efforts and is not intended to be the primary justification for credits. The responses for each of the questions and sub-questions are drawn from University materials, both internal and public documents. Each section notes the website where the information can be found.
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