Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 59.65
Liaison Mark Klapatch-Mathias
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2016
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STARS v2.0

University of Wisconsin-River Falls
OP-19: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.93 / 2.00 Michael Stifter
Facilities Mgmt.
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Total percentage of students that use more sustainable commuting options:

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) 53.60
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 37.80
Vanpool or carpool 8
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 0
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0.60

A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about student commuting:
Information for this credit was gathered from the UWRF Parking Survey, which was last administered in 2005. 'More sustainable Commuting Options' was interpreted as any commuting method that was not driving alone in a single occupancy vehicle. To maintain consistency with survey definitions, both "Commuters" and "River Falls Residents" were averaged to obtain percentage points for student commute modal split. As noted on the Parking Survey, good weather vs. bad weather had a negligible impact on transportation modes. The results for this credit were therefore taken from the "Good Weather" category. Small differences in the numbers reported in the survey and the numbers reported here are due to rounding. Recommendations have been made in the Sustainable Campus Community Plan to update the data as soon as possible.

The website URL where information about sustainable transportation for students is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.