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LEED v4.1

Commercial Interiors

Location & Transportation
Access to Quality Transit

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CI-v4.1 LTc3: Access to quality transit 1-7 points

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Marilyn Specht

Integral group
Sr. Sustainability Consultant, Associate

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Intent

To encourage development in locations shown to have multimodal transportation choices or otherwise reduced motor vehicle use, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution, and other environmental and public health harms associated with motor vehicle use.

Requirements

Locate any functional entry of the project within a ¼-mile (400-meter) walking distance of existing or planned bus, streetcar, or informal transit stops, or within a ½-mile (800-meter) walking distance of existing or planned bus rapid transit stops, passenger rail stations (i.e. light, heavy, or commuter rail) or commuter ferry terminals. The transit service at those stops and stations in aggregate must meet the minimums listed in Table 1. Planned stops and stations may count if they are sited, funded, and under construction by the date of the certificate of occupancy and are complete within 24 months of that date.

Both weekday and weekend trip minimums must be met.

  • For each qualifying transit route, only trips in one direction are counted towards the threshold.
  • For weekend trips, only trips on the day with the higher number of trips are counted towards the threshold.
  • If a qualifying transit route has multiple stops within the required walking distance, only trips from one stop are counted towards the threshold.
  • Privately-run shuttles are only acceptable if the service is also made available to the public.
Table 1. Minimum daily transit service for projects with one or more transit types (bus, streetcar, rail, or ferry)

Weekday trips Weekend trips Points BD&C
(except Core and Shell)
Points BD&C (Core and Shell) Points ID&C
72 30 1 1 2
100 70 2 2 3
144 108 3 3 5
250 160 4 4 6
360 216 5 6 7

If existing transit service is temporarily rerouted outside the required distances for less than two years, the project may meet the requirements, provided the local transit agency has committed to restoring the routes with service at or above the prior level.

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LEEDuser expert

Marilyn Specht

Integral group
Sr. Sustainability Consultant, Associate

USGBC logo

© Copyright U.S. Green Building Council, Inc. All rights reserved.

Intent

To encourage development in locations shown to have multimodal transportation choices or otherwise reduced motor vehicle use, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution, and other environmental and public health harms associated with motor vehicle use.

Requirements

Locate any functional entry of the project within a ¼-mile (400-meter) walking distance of existing or planned bus, streetcar, or informal transit stops, or within a ½-mile (800-meter) walking distance of existing or planned bus rapid transit stops, passenger rail stations (i.e. light, heavy, or commuter rail) or commuter ferry terminals. The transit service at those stops and stations in aggregate must meet the minimums listed in Table 1. Planned stops and stations may count if they are sited, funded, and under construction by the date of the certificate of occupancy and are complete within 24 months of that date.

Both weekday and weekend trip minimums must be met.

  • For each qualifying transit route, only trips in one direction are counted towards the threshold.
  • For weekend trips, only trips on the day with the higher number of trips are counted towards the threshold.
  • If a qualifying transit route has multiple stops within the required walking distance, only trips from one stop are counted towards the threshold.
  • Privately-run shuttles are only acceptable if the service is also made available to the public.
Table 1. Minimum daily transit service for projects with one or more transit types (bus, streetcar, rail, or ferry)

Weekday trips Weekend trips Points BD&C
(except Core and Shell)
Points BD&C (Core and Shell) Points ID&C
72 30 1 1 2
100 70 2 2 3
144 108 3 3 5
250 160 4 4 6
360 216 5 6 7

If existing transit service is temporarily rerouted outside the required distances for less than two years, the project may meet the requirements, provided the local transit agency has committed to restoring the routes with service at or above the prior level.

LEEDuser expert

Marilyn Specht

Integral group
Sr. Sustainability Consultant, Associate

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