Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Chelsea Hamilton
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

Vanderbilt University
OP-16: Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Chelsea Hamilton
Sustainability Outreach Coordinator
Sustainability and Environmental Management Office
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Total full-time equivalent student enrollment:
12,923

Full-time equivalent of employees:
8,808

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:
86

A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about student commuting:

Assumptions based on CMAQ grant calculations, Kimley Horn TDM consultant modal split analysis of University combined with 2019 data provided by VU Traffic and Parking regarding parking permits and bike registrations. Changes to the commuting population due to increased remote and telecommuting work were considered when evaluation the number of commuters coming to campus during the 2020-2021 year.


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:
60

A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about employee commuting:

Assumptions based on CMAQ grant calculations, Kimley Horn TDM consultant modal split analysis of University combined with 2019 data provided by VU Traffic and Parking regarding parking permits and bike registrations. Changes to the commuting population due to increased remote and telecommuting work were considered when evaluation the number of commuters coming to campus during the 2020-2021 year.


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 14 39.60
Zero-emissions vehicle --- ---
Walk, cycle, or other non-motorized mode 44.70 0
Vanpool or carpool 0.50 1.40
Public transport or campus shuttle 0.20 0.50
Motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped 0 0.10
Distance education / telecommute 40.50 60.30

Website URL where information about student or employee commuting is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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