Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.66
Liaison Marian Brown
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2016
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Wells College
OP-19: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.86 / 2.00 Marian Brown
Center for Sustainability and the Environment
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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) 7.50
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 92
Vanpool or carpool 0.50
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 0
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0

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

Wells College is a 93% residential campus with most residential buildings on campus or within easy walking distance to campus. There are 5% part-time students, who are not afforded campus housing, so it is assumed that these students drive to campus. Unless approved as a commuter student, 95% of full-time students live in campus-affiliated housing as there are few nearby non-college-affiliated apartments or affordable housing options. There is one off-campus student residential house that - while located a reasonably walkable distance from campus - does not offer a safe, lighted sidewalk to campus, so most student residents there drive or carpool to campus. The second off-campus residential house does offer a sidewalk to campus; most students in that house walk to campus.

The website URL where information about sustainable transportation for students is available:

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