Montgomery Pre-Challenge Survey Results
Assumptions for Calculations
Average mpg for all vehicles 21.2 mpg
Cost of gas at the time the survey was taken: $3.00
Pounds of CO2 burned per mile 0.76 cars, 2.68 bus
1742 number of students
Sample size 330 students
Average distance per school: 3.6 miles
55% of students live within a 3-mile radius of school
64% of students drive or get driven to school 100% of the time.
32% of students use motor vehicles and active transportation.
Students walk, bike or skateboard to school 10% of the time.
Students take the bus to school 6% of the time.
31% of driving trips are carpools with 2.3 students in the carpool.
Gas, Cost and CO2 breakdown
Per average student per week
Gallons of gas: 1.9
Lbs. of CO2 in a week: 31
Vehicle Miles Traveled: 40
Average for all students per week
Gallons of gas: 3261
Lbs. of CO2 in a week: 5,3415
Vehicle Miles Traveled: 69,143
Average for single student per year
(175 days-35 weeks a year)
Gallons of gas: 66
Lbs. of CO2 in a year: 1,073
Vehicle Miles Traveled: 1,389
Average for all students per year
Gallons of gas: 114,151
Lbs. of CO2 in a year: 1,869,523
Vehicle Miles Traveled: 2,420,007