Metropolitan State University of Denver transportation methods


According to the Auraria Transportation Survey, our Campus community is prioritizing sustainability. In spring 2019, 70% of campus commuters chose sustainable transportation options including 42% using public transit alone (bus or light rail), 20% mixing driving with public transit, 5% are either walking or biking to campus, and 3% are carpooling. Only 30% of survey respondents drive alone.

Interested in learning about how to be more sustainable in your transportation choices? Here are some resources to help you change your commute to reduce costs, to reduce your time sitting in traffic, to improve your health, and to reduce your greenhouse gas emissions.

About the Research

In March 2019, over 1,700 students, faculty and staff from MSU Denver, CCD, CU Denver, and AHEC took the Auraria Campus Transportation Survey. Designed by a team of MSU Denver students, faculty, and the Auraria Sustainable Campus Program (ASCP), the survey asked participants questions about their commutes to better understand travel behaviors and to calculate campus greenhouse gas emissions from transportation.

Questions about the survey? Interested in working on the 2021 survey?


Please contact Dr. Sara Jackson Shumate at or Dr. Sylvia Brady at


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