We are currently working on a LEED-CI project, in which there is no cycle storage planned / available within the project area, however, there is ample cycle racks near to the site. When I mean ample, I mean thousands of spaces as the project is located next to a train station in a very bike-friendly European city. Does anyone have any experience whether we could get credit for Bicycle Storage and Changing Facilities if nearby “communal” bicycle racks were utilised for the employees?

The project owner does not want to spend additional money on installing cycle racks within their own space, as there is more than enough available within 200 yards of the site, but we’re not sure whether/how we could demonstrate compliance with the credit, so any ideas/experience would be welcome.