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LEED v2009
Healthcare
Sustainable Sites
Alternative transportation - public transportation access

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

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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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Addenda

10/1/2012Updated: 2/14/2015
Global ACP
Description of change:
The Option 1 title should read: "OPTION 1. Rail Station, Bus Rapid Transit Station & Ferry Terminal Proximity"
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
Yes
10/1/2012Updated: 2/14/2015
Global ACP
Description of change:
Add "bus rapid transit1 station or commuter ferry terminal." to the end of the option.
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
Yes
10/1/2012Updated: 2/14/2015
Global ACP
Description of change:
After Option 2, add the following: "OR 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."
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
Yes
10/1/2012Updated: 2/14/2015
Global ACP
Description of change:
Remove "or" before "subway station"
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
Yes
10/1/2012Updated: 2/14/2015
Global ACP
Description of change:
Add the following footnotes to the bottom of the page: 1Bus rapid transit an enhanced bus system that operates on exclusive bus lanes or other transit rights-of-way; it is designed to combine the flexibility of buses with the efficiency of rail. 2 Rideshare is a transit service that involves sharing a single vehicle with multiple people, excluding large-scale vehicles such as buses and trains. The rideshare transit facility must include a signed stop and a clearly defined waiting area. Additionally, the rideshare must include an enclosed passenger seating area, fixed route service, fixed fare structure, continuous daily operation, and the ability to pick up and drop off multiple riders. Rideshare options must hold 4 or more passengers, except for human-powered conveyances which must hold 2 or more passengers. 3Public transportation consists of bus, rail, or other transit services for the general public that operate on a regular, continual basis.
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
Yes
4/1/2012Updated: 2/14/2015
Reference Guide Correction
Description of change:
Add the following sentence to the end of the second paragraph, "Shuttle buses should provide direct access to transit facilities within 2 miles of the project site, approximately a 5-10 minute drive, and must be available to all project occupants."
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
No
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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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