Annual Features

2017-18

View the 2017-18 Sustainability Year in Review for more information on transportation demand management progress.  

  • Ridership of the Marguerite free shuttle is 3.1 million passengers annually.
  • 2,033 riders participated in this year’s Bike to Work Day. The 882 riders who reported their mileage logged an average ride of 9.6 miles each, for a total of 8,317 miles ridden. By biking instead of driving, these commuters eliminated an estimated 6,711 pounds of CO2 emissions.
  • Stanford vanpools, which are 100% subsidized and come with free parking,  grew from 13 to 18 in 2018. Vanpools ridership averages six people per van. 
  • 1,015 carpool members contributed to reduced traffic and enjoyed free, premium, reserved parking.
  • Free and discounted transit offerings include the Caltrain Go Pass, VTA Smart Pass, and Line U East Bay Express. Pre-tax payroll deductions can cover parking at transit and passes for all other Bay Area transit services. This year, employees at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory received the Caltrain Go Pass and VTA Smart Pass for the first time, bringing total Go Pass usership to 24,408.
  • Stanford's free Marguerite shuttle fleet has increased from 23 to 41 all-electric buses in 2018, and includes 5 diesel-electric hybrid buses. All Marguerite vehicles are equipped with bicycle racks.
  • The Marguerite shuttle introduced a new live map and app this year, and has an average of over 6,000 visitors to the web page each month.
  • Stanford continue to be recognized as a North American leader with two consecutive Platinum Bicycle Friendly University designations from the League of American Bicyclists.
  • Stanford expanded its Zipcar fleet to more than 70 cars at 30 locations in 2017-18, maintaining the distinction of being the largest university Zipcar fleet in the United States.
  • In 2017,  membership in the Commute Club, an incentive program for sustainable commuters, grew to over 12,000.

2016-17

View the 2016-17 Sustainability Year in Review for more information on transportation demand management progress.  

  • Ridership of the Marguerite free shuttle has reached 3.2 million passengers annually.
  • Bike to Work Day participants logged nearly 1,000 more miles compared to last year, reducing approximately 7,567 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions.
  • With the opening of Roble Field Garage, Stanford’s campus gained 54 new electric vehicle charging stations, for a total of 80 ports on campus and on Porter Drive.
  • Vanpools now enjoy a 100% subsidy and continue to enjoy free vanpool parking.
  • Free and discounted transit offerings include the Caltrain Go Pass, VTA Eco Pass, and Line U East Bay Express. Pre-tax payroll deductions can cover parking at transit and passes for all other Bay Area transit. This year, nearly 22,000 Caltrain Go Passes were distributed to the campus community.
  • The Marguerite shuttle fleet includes 5 diesel-electric hybrid buses and 23 all-electric buses, with an additional 18 all-electric buses on order for delivery in 2017. P&TS is working on plans to fully electrify its fleet as current vehicles are retired. All Marguerite vehicles are equipped with bicycle racks.
  • Stanford continues to be recognized with two consecutive Platinum Bicycle Friendly University designations from the League of American Bicyclists.
  • Stanford expanded its Zipcar fleet to more than 67 cars at 33 locations in 2016-17, maintaining the distinction of being the largest university Zipcar fleet in the United States.
  • In 2016, the number of Commute Club members increased to over 10,000 with the addition of nearly 550 new commuters in the Commute Club, an incentive program for sustainable commuters.
  • In addition to bi-annual prizes for Commute Club members, Stanford commuters participated in two promotional contests in 2016. In the “Heart and Art of your Commute,” employees submitted photography, artwork and poetry inspired by their commutes. Winners received gift cards and recognition in an online gallery. The “Mix and Match Your Commute” Game encouraged departments to work together in a Bingo-style online game to complete commute-related actions. Winning departments were awarded food truck parties. 

 

For years prior to 2016-17, please refer to the Annual Reviews in our resource library.