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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 81.30
Liaison Sarah Munro
Submission Date June 30, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of Connecticut
OP-16: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.52 / 2.00 Sarah Munro
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Environmental Policy
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Total percentage of students (graduate and undergraduate) that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary means of transportation (0-100):
76

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:

Currently, they are working on a transportation study to provide more up-to-date numbers. Most on campus students walk or bicycle to class from their dorms. We have numbers from the University sponsored carpool parking pass option. It's hard to tell exactly how many students use the shuttle or public transit as the primary method of transportation, but this is a conservative estimate based on the 1.3 million passengers that take UConn shuttle annually. Mopeds, motorcycles, and scooters require registration and a parking pass on campus.


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) 24
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 61
Vanpool or carpool 4
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 10
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 1

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