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LEED v2009
Healthcare
Sustainable Sites
Alternative transportation - public transportation access

LEED CREDIT

Healthcare-v2009 SSc4.1: Alternative transportation - public transportation access 3 points

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Intent

To reduce pollution and land development impacts from automobile use.

Requirements

Option 1: Rail station, bus rapid transit station & ferry terminal proximity

Locate the project within 1/2-mile (800 meter) walking distance (measured from a main building entrance) of an existing or planned and funded commuter rail, light rail, subway station bus rapid transit1 station or commuter ferry terminal.

For stations located greater than 1/8 mile (200 meters) from building entrance, provide an on-demand shuttle service with a documented service plan.

OR

Option 2: Bus stop proximity

Locate the project within 1/8-mile (200 meters) walking distance (measured from a main building entrance) of one or more stops for two or more public, campus, or private bus lines usable by building occupants.

Option 3. Rideshare proximity

Projects outside the U.S. may locate the project within 1/4-mile (400 meter) walking distance (measured from a main building entrance) of 1 or more stops for 2 or more existing rideshare options2 that that meet the definition of public transportation3 and are authorized by the local transit authority if one exists.

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Achievement of this credit can be documented via a LEED ND v2009 submittal. For more information check out this article.

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

Intent

To reduce pollution and land development impacts from automobile use.

Requirements

Option 1: Rail station, bus rapid transit station & ferry terminal proximity

Locate the project within 1/2-mile (800 meter) walking distance (measured from a main building entrance) of an existing or planned and funded commuter rail, light rail, subway station bus rapid transit1 station or commuter ferry terminal.

For stations located greater than 1/8 mile (200 meters) from building entrance, provide an on-demand shuttle service with a documented service plan.

OR

Option 2: Bus stop proximity

Locate the project within 1/8-mile (200 meters) walking distance (measured from a main building entrance) of one or more stops for two or more public, campus, or private bus lines usable by building occupants.

Option 3. Rideshare proximity

Projects outside the U.S. may locate the project within 1/4-mile (400 meter) walking distance (measured from a main building entrance) of 1 or more stops for 2 or more existing rideshare options2 that that meet the definition of public transportation3 and are authorized by the local transit authority if one exists.

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Achievement of this credit can be documented via a LEED ND v2009 submittal. For more information check out this article.

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