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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.08
Liaison Kristi Wiedemann
Submission Date March 13, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Princeton University
OP-19: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.79 / 2.00 Kim Jackson
Director, Transportation and Parking Services
Transportation and Parking Services, University Services
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Total percentage of students that use more sustainable commuting options:
89.50

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) 10.50
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 86.40
Vanpool or carpool 0
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 3.10
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0

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

The Transportation office collected the data by analyzing the enrollment number for the Mass Transit Subsidy program and the number of commuting parking permits issued.

The Office of Transportation and Parking does not know the number of students who walk or bicycle to campus. The percentage above is the percentage of students who live on campus, and therefore most likely use non-motorized means to attend class.


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

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 and complete the Data Inquiry Form.