Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 60.83
Liaison Parker Long
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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Virginia Commonwealth University
OP-16: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.05 / 2.00 Erin Stanforth
Director of Sustainability
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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:

The Parking and Transportation survey was conducted during the spring semester of 2017 over roughly a two week period, April 18 to May 3rd. The initial invitation was sent out on April 18th, followed by two reminder emails (April 25th and May 1st). Lists obtained from the Office of Records and Registration (Students) and Human Resources Division (Staff/Faculty) were used to pull a random sample (lists included all employees that worked on either the MCV or MPC campuses). The lists were divided into four groups (i.e., MCV Staff/Faculty, MPC Staff/Faculty, MCV Students, MPC Students) from which participants were randomly selected. The sampling was done in this manner to ensure each group of individuals would be represented in the final data set.
A total of 1,380 participants (22% of sample) completed the VCU Parking and Transportation Survey. Approximately 40% of participants indicated that they were primarily on the Monroe Park Campus, while 42% reported being primarily on the MCV campus (18% did not report). In looking at participant status, 46% reported being students and 54% reported being either Staff or Faculty.

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) 47.50
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 26.30
Vanpool or carpool 2.90
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 11.10
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0

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