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LEED v4.1

Schools – New Construction

Location & Transportation
Bicycle Facilities

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Schools-NC-v4.1 LTc6: Bicycle facilities 1 point

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Intent

To promote bicycling and transportation efficiency and reduce vehicle distance traveled. To improve public health by encouraging utilitarian and recreational physical activity.

Requirements

Bicycle Network

Design or locate the project such that a functional entry and/or bicycle storage is within a 200-yard (180-meter) walking distance or bicycling distance of a bicycle network that connects to either of the following:

  • a bus rapid transit stop or passenger rail station or ferry terminal; or
  • 50% of dwelling units within the school’s attendance boundary.

The stops/stations or dwelling units must be within no more than a 1 1/2-mile (2400-meter) biking distance (for grades 8 and below, or ages 14 and below), and 3-mile (4800-meter) biking distance (for grades 9 and above or ages 15 and above).
Provide dedicated bicycle lanes that extend at least to the end of the school property with no barriers (e.g., fences) on school property.

Bicycle Storage and Shower Rooms

Meet storage and shower requirements for all projects and provide long-term bicycle storage for at least 5% of all regular building occupants (excluding students grade 3 and younger), but no fewer than four storage spaces per building.

For All Projects

Short-term bicycle storage must be within 200 feet (60meters) walking distance of any main entrance. Long-term bicycle storage must be within 300 feet (90 meters) walking distance of any functional entry. Vertical distances travelled by elevator are exempt from counting towards the walking distance requirements.

Bicycle storage capacity may not be double-counted: storage that is fully allocated to the occupants of non-project facilities cannot also serve project occupants. Indoor storage is acceptable as long as it meets the walking distance requirements. On-site bicycle sharing stations within the project boundary may count for 50% of the long-term and short-term bicycle storage space. Zero lot line projects may count publicly available bicycle parking towards their short-term storage requirements if it meets the maximum allowable walking distance.

Provide at least one on-site shower with changing facility for the first 100 regular building occupants and one additional shower for every 150 regular building occupants thereafter. Exclude patients and K-12 students from the regular building occupant count.

Large-Occupancy Projects Only:

The following guidance should be applied when determining the number of showers needed for projects with a large number of occupants:

Provide at least one on-site shower with changing facility for the first 100 regular building occupants and one additional shower for every 150 regular building occupants thereafter, up to 999 regular building occupants.

  • one additional shower for every 500 regular building occupants, for the additional 1,000 – 4,999 regular building occupants
  • one additional shower for every 1,000 regular building occupants, for the additional 5,000 + regular building occupants
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© Copyright U.S. Green Building Council, Inc. All rights reserved.

Intent

To promote bicycling and transportation efficiency and reduce vehicle distance traveled. To improve public health by encouraging utilitarian and recreational physical activity.

Requirements

Bicycle Network

Design or locate the project such that a functional entry and/or bicycle storage is within a 200-yard (180-meter) walking distance or bicycling distance of a bicycle network that connects to either of the following:

  • a bus rapid transit stop or passenger rail station or ferry terminal; or
  • 50% of dwelling units within the school’s attendance boundary.

The stops/stations or dwelling units must be within no more than a 1 1/2-mile (2400-meter) biking distance (for grades 8 and below, or ages 14 and below), and 3-mile (4800-meter) biking distance (for grades 9 and above or ages 15 and above).
Provide dedicated bicycle lanes that extend at least to the end of the school property with no barriers (e.g., fences) on school property.

Bicycle Storage and Shower Rooms

Meet storage and shower requirements for all projects and provide long-term bicycle storage for at least 5% of all regular building occupants (excluding students grade 3 and younger), but no fewer than four storage spaces per building.

For All Projects

Short-term bicycle storage must be within 200 feet (60meters) walking distance of any main entrance. Long-term bicycle storage must be within 300 feet (90 meters) walking distance of any functional entry. Vertical distances travelled by elevator are exempt from counting towards the walking distance requirements.

Bicycle storage capacity may not be double-counted: storage that is fully allocated to the occupants of non-project facilities cannot also serve project occupants. Indoor storage is acceptable as long as it meets the walking distance requirements. On-site bicycle sharing stations within the project boundary may count for 50% of the long-term and short-term bicycle storage space. Zero lot line projects may count publicly available bicycle parking towards their short-term storage requirements if it meets the maximum allowable walking distance.

Provide at least one on-site shower with changing facility for the first 100 regular building occupants and one additional shower for every 150 regular building occupants thereafter. Exclude patients and K-12 students from the regular building occupant count.

Large-Occupancy Projects Only:

The following guidance should be applied when determining the number of showers needed for projects with a large number of occupants:

Provide at least one on-site shower with changing facility for the first 100 regular building occupants and one additional shower for every 150 regular building occupants thereafter, up to 999 regular building occupants.

  • one additional shower for every 500 regular building occupants, for the additional 1,000 – 4,999 regular building occupants
  • one additional shower for every 1,000 regular building occupants, for the additional 5,000 + regular building occupants

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Marilyn Specht

Integral group
Sr. Sustainability Consultant, Associate

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