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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 Gold
Overall Score 74.63
Liaison Moira Hafer
Submission Date July 30, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Stanford University
OP-19: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.72 / 2.00 Moira Hafer
Sustainability Specialist
Office of Sustainability
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Total percentage of students that use more sustainable commuting options:
86.04

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) 12.93
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 77.49
Vanpool or carpool 3.64
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 4.91
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0

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

Commute and modal split information is sampled using Stanford’s annual transportation and commute survey, administered each spring.


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

Student classification includes undergraduate students and graduate students. Postdoctoral scholars are not included in the 2013 submission.

Motorcycles, scooters, and mopeds are counted as "drive-alone" in Stanford's annual Commute Survey, so a separate figure is not 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.