Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.35
Liaison Amy Kadrie
Submission Date Dec. 15, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Rochester
OP-16: Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.92 / 5.00 Andrea Walton
Transportation Manager
Department of Transportation and Parking Management
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Total full-time equivalent student enrollment:

Full-time equivalent of employees:

Has the institution gathered data about student commuting behavior?:
Yes

Total percentage of students that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary mode of transportation:

A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about student commuting:
The majority of students live on The University of Rochester campus for their entire undergraduate career. When you live on campus there is no need to have a car because the buses can take you to most places in Rochester, including grocery stores, the mall, and many restaurants. This makes walking the quickest and easiest mode of transportation for the majority of students. The other 3% of students that drive to school park their car in a lot for a day and walk to campus and to all of their classes. Once they arrive on campus they leave their cars in the lot all day and walk everywhere just like the residential students. We assumed that all students living in on-campus housing use sustainable commuting options as their primary mode of transportation, and based this on how many commuter passes were sold.

Has the institution gathered data about employee commuting behavior?:
Yes

Total percentage of employees that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary mode of transportation:

A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about employee commuting:
We are basing this on the parking permits sold.

Percentage of students and employees that use the following as their primary mode of transportation:
Percentage of students (0-100) Percentage of employees (0-100)
Single-occupancy vehicle --- ---
Zero-emissions vehicle --- ---
Walk, cycle, or other non-motorized mode --- ---
Vanpool or carpool --- ---
Public transport or campus shuttle --- ---
Motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped --- ---
Distance education / telecommute --- ---

Website URL where information about student or employee commuting is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
We used the three-year average of the past three fiscal years.

We used the three-year average of the past three fiscal years.

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