Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.15
Liaison Leslie North
Submission Date March 3, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Western Kentucky University
OP-16: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.57 / 2.00 Dennis Cain
Transportation Analyst
Parking and Transportation Services
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:

Campus-wide survey conducted by Parking and Transportation Services in October 2016 was sent to all Faculty/Staff and Students on campus. A total of 885 students (329 Housing Residents; 556 Commuters) and 421 employees completed the survey.

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) 68.20
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 15.10
Vanpool or carpool 2.80
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 8
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped ---

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Since the last in 2014 we have realigned our bus routes to include to off-campus apartments near campus. This has significantly increased the ridership on the campus shuttle.

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