What is MoveVU?
MoveVU is Vanderbilt’s strategic transportation and mobility plan that falls under the FutureVU comprehensive campus planning efforts. MoveVU goals align with FutureVU guiding principles to beautify the campus, preserve and enhance the park-like character people enjoy, create a walkable and sustainable campus and better connect areas of campus that feel disconnected. MoveVU calls for diversification of transportation options, reduction of the drive alone rate to campus that aligns with university goals to become carbon neutral, prioritization of pedestrian and micromobility, and improvement of accessibility.
MoveVU aims to give commuters more options to choose from when making their daily decision on how they will travel to and from campus. MoveVU’s programs aim to provide Vanderbilt commuters with more choices beyond driving alone to campus and using a traditional annual parking permit. Greater flexibility in their commuters will better match their dynamic lifestyles.
Does MoveVU have specific goals?
The MoveVU plan outlines ways the university can shift its mode share and reduce the drive alone rate to campus. Vanderbilt University’s current drive alone rate is around 76.5%, and the MoveVU goal is to reduce the drive alone rate to 55% by 2025. In order to achieve this goal, the percentage of individuals taking sustainable commute modes, such as walking, biking, taking transit, carpooling, vanpooling, and more, will need to increase. Learn more about the mode share goals identified in MoveVU.
What are the benefits of taking sustainable commute modes?
- Helping Vanderbilt achieve its sustainability goals by driving to campus less often, which means less carbon emissions from transportation and improved air quality
- Improving health and wellness by taking more active commutes
- Having more transportation options than simply driving alone and the ability to choose daily how you will travel to campus