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Transportation

Globally, transportation is the second-leading source of emissions behind energy use. There are many benefits to reducing transportation-related emissions including increased health and wellness, reduction of on-campus traffic congestion, and a decrease in air pollution. On campus, the Otter Cycle Center offers commuter and high-performance bicycle rentals for students of all abilities. There are also 2-4 Zipcars on campus, reducing the need for car ownership. Investing in sustainable transportation options will be critical to support campus growth and build community.

Achievements

  • Two roundabouts added reducing congestion and GHG emissions.
  • Free boarding of any MST network buses, with service from San Jose to Big Sur (237,000 trips were taken during the 2018-2019 academic year).
  • Approximately 115,000 rides taken on electric scooters during the 2018-19 academic year.
  • CSUMB named a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists in 2019.
This chart illustrates the percentage of students using sustainable commute options over time. In 2017, 45% of students were using sustainable commute options. In 2018, 50% of students. In 2019, 53% of students.
This chart illustrates the percentage of students taking the shuttle or using public transit over time. In 2012, 24% of students were taking the shuttle or using public transit. The trend is decreasing. In 2016, 20% of students are taking the shuttle or using public transit. in 2019, only 9% of students are taking the shuttle or using public transit.

Sustainability

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