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Bicycle network

LT5 | Possible point

Intent

To promote bicycling and transportation efficiency, including reduced vehicle distance traveled. To support public health by encouraging utilitarian and recreational physical activity.

To reduce pollution and land development impacts from automobile use.

To reduce pollution and land development impacts from automobile use.

To reduce pollution and land development impacts from automobile use.

To reduce pollution and land development impacts from automobile use.

To reduce pollution and land development impacts from automobile use.

To reduce pollution and land development impacts from automobile use.

To reduce pollution and land development impacts from automobile use.

Reduce pollution and land development impacts from automobile use.

Reduce pollution and land development impacts from automobile use.

Reduce pollution and land development impacts from automobile use.

Reduce pollution and/or land development impacts from individual automobile use.

Reduce pollution and land development impacts from automobile use.

Reduce pollution and land development impacts from automobile use.

Reduce pollution and land development impacts from automobile use.

Reduce pollution and land development impacts from automobile use.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To reduce pollution and land development impacts from automobile use.

To reduce pollution and land development impacts from automobile use.

Requirements

Bicycle network

Design and/or locate the project to meet at least one of the three requirements below:

  1. An existing bicycle network of at least 5 continuous miles in length is within 1/4-mile (400 meters) bicycling distance of the project boundary.
  2. If the project is 100% residential, an existing bicycle network begins within 1/4-mile (400 meters) bicycling distance of the project boundary and connects to a school or employment center within 3 miles’ (4800 meters) bicycling distance.
  3. An existing bicycle network within 1/4-mile (400 meters) bicycling distance of the project boundary connects to at least ten diverse uses (see Appendix) within 3 miles’ (4800 meters) bicycling distance from the project boundary.

AND

Bicycle storage

Provide bicycle parking and storage capacity to new buildings as follows:

  1. Multiunit residential. Provide at least one secure, enclosed bicycle storage space per occupant for 30% of the planned occupancy but no fewer than one per unit. Provide secure visitor bicycle racks (or equivalent) on-site, with at least one bicycle space per ten dwelling units but no fewer than four spaces per project site.
  2. Retail. Provide at least one secure, enclosed bicycle storage space per new retail worker for 10% of retail worker planned occupancy. Provide visitor or customer bicycle racks (or equivalent) on-site, with at least one bicycle space per 5,000 square feet (465 square meters) of retail space, but no fewer than one bicycle space per business or four bicycle spaces per project site, whichever is greater. Provide at least one on-site shower with changing facility for any development with 100 or more new workers and at least one additional on-site shower with changing facility for every 150 new workers thereafter.
  3. Nonresidential other than retail. Provide at least one secure, enclosed bicycle storage space per new occupant for 10% of planned occupancy. Provide visitor bicycle racks (or equivalent) on-site with at least one bicycle space per 10,000 square feet (930 square meters) of new commercial nonretail space but not fewer than four bicycle spaces per building. Provide at least one on-site shower with changing facility for any development with 100 or more new workers and at least one additional on-site shower with changing facility for every 150 new workers thereafter.

Secure, enclosed bicycle storage areas must be locked or secured and easily accessible to residents and/ or workers. Provide informational signage on using the storage facilities.

Visitors’ and customers’ bicycle racks must be clearly visible from a main entry, located within 100 feet (30 meters) of the door, served with night lighting, and protected from damage from nearby vehicles. If the building has multiple main entries, bicycle racks must be proportionally dispersed within 100 feet (30 meters) of each. Any alternative to bicycle racks must ensure bikes will be stored safely and access to these bikes must be convenient for visitors and customers.

Shower and changing facility requirements may be met by providing the equivalent of free access to on-site health club shower facilities, if the health club can be accessed without going outside. Provide informational signage on using the shower facilities.

Case 1: Commercial or institutional projects

Provide secure bicycle racks and/or storage within 200 yards of a building entrance for 5% or more of all building users (measured at peak periods)

Provide shower and changing facilities in the building, or within 200 yards of a building entrance, for 0.5% of full-time equivalent (FTE) occupants.

Case 2: Residential projects

Provide covered storage facilities for securing bicycles for 15% or more of building occupants.

Credit substitution available

You may use the LEED v4 version of this credit on v2009 projects. For more information check out this article.

Provide secure bicycle racks and/or storage within 200 yards of a building entrance for 5% or more of all building staff and students above grade 3 level (measured at peak periods).

Provide shower and changing facilities in the building, or within 200 yards of a building entrance, for 0.5% of full-time equivalent (FTE) staff.

Provide dedicated bike lanes that extend at least to the end of the school property in 2 or more directions with no barriers (e.g., fences) on school property.

Provide secure bicycle racks and/or storage within 200 yards (200 meters) of a main building entrance for 5% or more of tenant occupants (measured at peak periods).

Provide shower and changing facilities in the building, or within 200 yards (200 meters) of a building entrance, for 0.5% of full-time equivalent (FTE) occupants.

Case 1: Commercial or institutional projects 300,000 square feet of less

Provide secure bicycle racks and/or storage within 200 yards of a building entrance for 3% or more of all building users (measured at peak periods)

Provide shower and changing facilities in the building, or within 200 yards of a building entrance, for 0.5% of full-time equivalent (FTE) occupants.

Case 2: Commercial or institutional projects larger than 300,000 square feet

Provide secure bicycle storage for 3% of the occupants for up to 300,000 square feet, then an additional 0.5% for the occupants for the space over 300,000 square feet. Mixed-use buildings with a total gross square footage greater than 300,000 square feet must apply this calculation for each use of the building

Provide shower and changing facilities in the building, or within 200 yards of a building entrance, for 0.5% of FTE occupants.

Case 3: Residential projects

Provide covered storage facilities for securing bicycles for 15% or more of building occupants. Case 3 must be used by residential buildings or the residential portion of a mixed use building.

All cases

See Appendix 1 — Default Occupancy Counts for occupancy count requirements and guidance.

Case 1: Commercial or institutional projects

Provide secure bicycle racks and/or storage within 200 yards (200 meters) of a building entrance for 5% or more of all Full Time Equivalent (FTE) staff (measured at peak periods)

Provide showers and changing facilities in the building, or within 200 yards (200 meters) of a primary staff building entrance, for 0.5% of FTE staff (measured at peak periods).

Case 2: Residential projects

For residential buildings, provide covered storage facilities for securing bicycles for 15% or more of building occupants, in lieu of changing/shower facilities.

Option 1. Public transportation access (6 points)
Path 1. Rail station, bus rapid transit station & ferry terminal proximity

Locate the project within 1/2-mile (800 meters) 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.

OR

Path 2. Bus stop proximity

Locate the project within 1/4-mile (400 meters) walking distance (measured from a main building entrance) of 1 or more stops for 2 or more public, campus, or private bus lines usable by tenant space occupants.

Path 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.

Option 2. Bicycle commuting (1 point)

Provide secure bicycle racks and/or storage within 200 yards of a building entrance according to the following guidelines based on project square footage:

  • Up to 5,000 sf (465 square meters), 2 or more bicycle racks
  • 5,001–20,000 sf (466-1,860 square meters), 3 or more bicycle racks
  • 20,001–50,000 sf (1,861-4,600 square meters), 6 or more bicycle racks
  • More than 50,000 sf (4,600 square meters), 10 or more bicycle racks

AND

Institute 1 of the following: lockable changing areas, showers, bicycle maintenance program, or bicycle route assistance.

For projects that are part of a multitenant complex

A multitenant complex is a master-planned development of stores, restaurants, and other businesses; retailers may share one or more services and/or common areas.

If bicycle racks have been provided by the development in which the project is located, the number that may be attributed to the project is determined by taking the square footage of the retail project and dividing by the total square footage of the development (buildings only). Multiply the resulting percentage by the total number of bicycle racks. If this number does not meet the credit requirement, the project should add additional spaces.

Option 3. Low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles
Path 1. Provide vehicles

Provide low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles4 for 3% of the full-time equivalent (FTE) occupants.

Provide preferred parking5 for these vehicles.

Path 2. Preferred or discounted parking

Provide preferred parking for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles for 5% of the total employee parking and 5% of customer parking provided for the project.

Path 3. Alternative fuel

Install alternative-fuel refueling stations for 3% of the total vehicle parking capacity of the site. Liquid or gaseous fueling facilities must be separately ventilated or located outdoors.

Path 4. Vehicle sharing program

Provide building occupants access to a low-emitting or fuel-efficient vehicle-sharing program. The following requirements must be met:

  • One low-emitting or fuel-efficient vehicle must be provided for a minimum 3% of employee FTE occupants. Assuming that 1 shared vehicle can carry 8 persons, 1 vehicle per 267 employee FTE occupants is required. For buildings with fewer than 267 employee FTE occupants, at least 1 low‑emitting or fuel-efficient vehicle must be provided.
  • A vehicle-sharing contract must be provided that has an agreement of at least 2 years.
  • The estimated number of riders served per vehicle must be supported by documentation.
  • A narrative explaining the vehicle-sharing program and its administration must be submitted.
  • Option 4 - Parking Capacity

    Path 1 - Minimum zoning requirement

    Size parking capacity to meet but not exceed minimum local zoning requirements.

    Provide preferred parking for carpools or vanpools for 5% of the total parking spaces.

    Path 2 - Parking for less than 5% FTE

    For projects that provide parking for less than 5% of full-time equivalent (FTE) building occupants:

    Provide preferred parking for carpools or vanpools, marked as such, equal to for 5% of the total employee parking and 5% of customer parking provided for the project.

    Path 3 - No new parking

    Provide no new parking.

    Option 5: Delivery service (1 point)

    Provide a delivery service for purchases made from the retail establishment.

    It is not required that the delivery service be free of charge, but the cost should not be prohibitive.

    Option 6: Incentives (1 point)

    Provide a comprehensive incentives program for employees who carpool or use alternative transportation to get to work. Three incentives must be provided for all staff upon hire.

    Potential incentives may include but are not limited to the following:

    • Transit pass subsidies.
    • Purchase of public transportation passes on a pretax basis.
    • Preferred scheduling for carpoolers. While shifts cannot be guaranteed, a reasonable effort will be made to accommodate carpooling employees’ schedules.
    • An "emergency ride home” program for carpoolers and vanpoolers who must leave work unexpectedly.
    • Preferred parking for carpools or vanpools.
    • Discounts on bicycle accessories and maintenance at local shops.
    Option 7: Alternative transportation education (1 point)

    Provide a board or computer display in the retail project, accessible to both employees and customers, that provides the following information:

    • Information on carpooling programs.
    • Transit trip planning assistance.
    • Transit maps.
    • Maps of bicycle routes and the locations of secure bicycle parking, lockers, and showers, if provided.
    • Summary of the company transportation management plan.
    • Contacts for more information.

    1 Bus rapid transit is an enhanced bus system that operates on exclusive bus lanes or other transit rights-of-way; it is designed to combine the flexibility of uses 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.

    1For the purposes of this credit “preferred parking” refers to the parking spots that are closest to the main entrance of the project (exclusive of spaces designated for handicapped persons) or parking passes provided at a discounted price. To establish a meaningful incentive in all potential markets, the parking rate must be discounted at least 20%. The discounted rate must be available to all eligible customers (i.e. not limited to the number of customers equal to 5% of the vehicle parking capacity), publicly posted at the entrance of the parking area, and available for a minimum of 2 years.

    2For the purposes of this credit, low-emitting vehicles are defined as vehicles that are classified as Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV) by the California Air Resources Board. Fuel-efficient vehicles are defined as vehicles that have achieved a minimum green score of 40 on the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) annual vehicle rating guide.

    Option 1. Public transportation access (6 points)
    Path 1. Rail station, bus rapid transit station & ferry terminal proximity

    Locate the project within 1/2-mile (800 meters) 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.

    OR

    Path 2. Bus stop proximity

    Locate the project within 1/4-mile (400 meters) walking distance (measured from a main building entrance) of 1 or more stops for 2 or more public, campus, or private bus lines usable by tenant space occupants.

    Path 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.

    Option 2. Bicycle commuting (1 point)

    Provide secure bicycle racks and/or storage within 200 yards of a building entrance according to the following guidelines based on project square footage:

    • Up to 5,000 sf (465 square meters), 2 or more bicycle racks
    • 5,001–20,000 sf (466-1,860 square meters), 3 or more bicycle racks
    • 20,001–50,000 sf (1,861-4,600 square meters), 6 or more bicycle racks
    • More than 50,000 sf (4,600 square meters), 10 or more bicycle racks

    AND

    Institute 1 of the following: lockable changing areas, showers, bicycle maintenance program, or bicycle route assistance.

    For projects that are part of a multitenant complex

    A multitenant complex is a master-planned development of stores, restaurants, and other businesses; retailers may share one or more services and/or common areas.

    If bicycle racks have been provided by the development in which the project is located, the number that may be attributed to the project is determined by taking the square footage of the retail project and dividing by the total square footage of the development (buildings only). Multiply the resulting percentage by the total number of bicycle racks. If this number does not meet the credit requirement, the project should add additional spaces.

    Option 3. Low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles
    Path 1. Provide vehicles

    Provide low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles4 for 3% of the full-time equivalent (FTE) occupants.

    Provide preferred parking5 for these vehicles.

    Path 2. Preferred or discounted parking

    Provide preferred parking for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles for 5% of the total employee parking and 5% of customer parking provided for the project.

    Path 3. Alternative fuel

    Install alternative-fuel refueling stations for 3% of the total vehicle parking capacity of the site. Liquid or gaseous fueling facilities must be separately ventilated or located outdoors.

    Path 4. Vehicle sharing program

    Provide building occupants access to a low-emitting or fuel-efficient vehicle-sharing program. The following requirements must be met:

    • One low-emitting or fuel-efficient vehicle must be provided for a minimum 3% of employee FTE occupants. Assuming that 1 shared vehicle can carry 8 persons, 1 vehicle per 267 employee FTE occupants is required. For buildings with fewer than 267 employee FTE occupants, at least 1 low‑emitting or fuel-efficient vehicle must be provided.
    • A vehicle-sharing contract must be provided that has an agreement of at least 2 years.
    • The estimated number of riders served per vehicle must be supported by documentation.
    • A narrative explaining the vehicle-sharing program and its administration must be submitted.
      • Parking for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles must be located in the nearest SS Credit 3 available spaces in the nearest available parking area. Provide a site plan or area map clearly highlighting the walking path from the parking area to the project site and noting the distance.

      Option 4. Parking availability

      Case 1. Projects with an area less than 75% of the total building area

      Path 1 - Zoning requirements will not be exceeded

      Parking spaces provided to tenant must meet but not exceed minimum number required by local zoning regulations.

      Preferred parking must be provided for carpools or vanpools capable of serving 5% or more of tenant employees.

      Path 2: No new parking

      No parking will be provided or subsidized for tenant employees.

      Case 2. Projects with an area 75% or more of the total building area

      Preferred parking must be provided for carpools or vanpools, capable of serving 5% of the building employees.

      AND

      Path 1 - Zoning requirements will not be exceeded

      Parking capacity must meet but not exceed minimum local zoning requirements.

      Preferred parking must be provided for carpools or vanpools, capable of serving 5% of the building employees.

      Path 2: No new parking

      No new parking will be added for rehabilitation projects.

      Option 5: Delivery service (1 point)

      Provide a delivery service for purchases made from the retail establishment.

      It is not required that the delivery service be free of charge, but the cost should not be prohibitive.

      Option 6: Incentives (1 point)

      Provide a comprehensive incentives program for employees who carpool or use alternative transportation to get to work. Three incentives must be provided for all staff upon hire.

      Potential incentives may include but are not limited to the following:

      • Transit pass subsidies.
      • Purchase of public transportation passes on a pretax basis.
      • Preferred scheduling for carpoolers. While shifts cannot be guaranteed, a reasonable effort will be made to accommodate carpooling employees’ schedules.
      • An "emergency ride home” program for carpoolers and vanpoolers who must leave work unexpectedly.
      • Preferred parking for carpools or vanpools.
      • Discounts on bicycle accessories and maintenance at local shops.
      Option 7: Alternative transportation education (1 point)

      Provide a board or computer display in the retail project, accessible to both employees and customers, that provides the following information:

      • Information on carpooling programs.
      • Transit trip planning assistance.
      • Transit maps.
      • Maps of bicycle routes and the locations of secure bicycle parking, lockers, and showers, if provided.
      • Summary of the company transportation management plan.
      • Contacts for more information.

      1For the purposes of this credit “preferred parking” refers to the parking spots that are closest to the main entrance of the project (exclusive of spaces designated for handicapped persons) or parking passes provided at a discounted price. To establish a meaningful incentive in all potential markets, the parking rate must be discounted at least 20%. The discounted rate must be available to all eligible customers (i.e. not limited to the number of customers equal to 5% of the vehicle parking capacity), publicly posted at the entrance of the parking area, and available for a minimum of 2 years.

      2For the purposes of this credit, low-emitting vehicles are defined as vehicles that are classified as Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV) by the California Air Resources Board. Fuel-efficient vehicles are defined as vehicles that have achieved a minimum green score of 40 on the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) annual vehicle rating guide.

      For commercial or institutional buildings, provide secure bicycle racks and/or storage (within 200 yards of a building entrance) for 5% or more of all building users (measured at peak periods), AND, provide shower and changing facilities in the building, or within 200 yards of a building entrance, for 0.5% of Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) occupants.

      OR

      For residential buildings, provide covered storage facilities for securing bicycles for 15% or more of building occupants in lieu of changing/shower facilities.

      • Provide secure bicycle storage, with convenient changing/shower facilities (within 200 yards of the building) for 5% or more of tenant occupants.

        For commercial or institutional buildings, provide secure bicycle storage with convenient changing/shower facilities (within 200 yards of the building) for regular building occupants. Maintain bike storage and shower capacity that is sufficient for the greater of 1% of the building occupants or 125% of peak demand for these
        facilities.

        For residential buildings, provide covered storage facilities for securing bicycles for 15% or more of building occupants in lieu of changing/shower facilities. These facilities may be provided incrementally as long as the capacity of the facilities supplied exceeds the demand for these facilities.

        In campus settings, if secure bicycle storage and showers are provided for all buildings occupants on a campus-wide basis, the maximum distance from individual buildings to showers requirement can be replaced with a requirement that two lines be drawn at 90 degrees to each other through the center of the campus on a campus map and that it be documented that the bicycle storage and showers requirements are met for all building occupants within each quadrant.

        Provide secure bicycle racks and/or storage (within 200 yards of a building entrance) for 5% or more of all building staff and students above third grade level (measured at peak periods).

        AND

        Provide shower and changing facilities in the building, or within 200 yards of a building entrance, for 0.5% of Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) staff.

        AND

        Provide dedicated bike lanes that extend at least to the end of the school property in 2 or more different directions, ensuring that bike lanes have no barriers on school property (i.e. fences).

        Case 1

        For commercial or institutional buildings with a total gross square footage of less than 300,000 sq. feet, provide secure bicycle racks and/or storage (within 200 yards of a building entrance) for 3% or more of all building users (calculated on average for the year), AND, provide shower and changing facilities in the building, or within 200 yards of a building entrance, for 0.5% of Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) occupants.

        Case 2

        For projects with a total gross square footage greater than 300,000 sq feet, provide secure bicycle storage for 3% of the occupants for up to 300,000 sf, then an additional 0.5% for the occupants for the space over 300,000 sf. Mixed-use buildings with a total gross square footage greater than 300,000 sq feet must apply this calculation for each use in the building. AND, provide shower and changing facilities in the building, or within 200 yards of a building entrance, for 0.5% of Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) occupants.

        Case 3

        For residential buildings or the residential portion of a mixed-use building, provide covered storage facilities for securing bicycles for 15% or more of building occupants in lieu of changing/shower facilities.

        See Appendix 1 – Default Occupancy Counts for occupancy count requirements and guidance.

        For commercial or institutional buildings, provide secure bicycle storage with convenient changing/shower facilities (within 200 yards of the building) for 5% or more of regular building occupants. For residential buildings, provide covered storage facilities for securing bicycles for 15% or more of building occupants in lieu of changing/shower facilities.

        Locate building within ½ mile of a commuter rail, light rail or subway station or ¼ mile of 2 or more bus lines.

        Provide suitable means for securing bicycles, with convenient changing/shower facilities for use by cyclists, for 5% or more of building occupants.

        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 from a bicycle network that connects to at least one of the following:

        • at least 10 diverse uses (see Appendix 1);
        • a school or employment center, if the project total floor area is 50% or more residential; or
        • a bus rapid transit stop, light or heavy rail station, commuter rail station, or ferry terminal.

        All destinations must be within a 3-mile (4800-meter) bicycling distance of the project boundary.

        Planned bicycle trails or lanes may be counted if they are fully funded by the date of the certificate of occupancy and are scheduled for completion within one year of that date.

        Bicycle Storage and Shower Rooms
        Case 1. commercial or institutional projects

        Provide short-term bicycle storage for at least 2.5% of all peak visitors, but no fewer than four storage spaces per building.

        Provide long-term bicycle storage for at least 5% of all regular building occupants, but no fewer than four storage spaces per building in addition to the short-term bicycle storage spaces.

        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.

        Case 2. residential projects

        Provide short-term bicycle storage for at least 2.5% of all peak visitors but no fewer than four storage spaces per building.

        Provide long-term bicycle storage for at least 30% of all regular building occupants, but no less than one storage space per residential unit in addition to the short-term bicycle storage spaces.

        Case 3. mixed-use projects

        Meet the Case 1 and Case 2 storage requirements for the nonresidential and residential portions of the project, respectively.

        For all projects

        Short-term bicycle storage must be within 100 feet (30 meters) walking distance of any main entrance. Long-term bicycle storage must be within 100 feet (30 meters) walking distance of any functional entry.

        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.

        Core & Shell projects should refer to Appendix 2, Default Occupancy Counts, for occupancy count requirements and guidance.

        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 at least one of the following:

        • at least 10 diverse uses (see Appendix 1); or
        • a bus rapid transit stop, light or heavy rail station, commuter rail station, or ferry terminal.

        All destinations must be within a 3-mile (4800-meter) bicycling distance of the project boundary.

        Provide dedicated bicycle lanes that extend at least to the end of the school property with no barriers (e.g., fences) on school property.

        Planned bicycle trails or lanes may be counted if they are fully funded by the date of the certificate of occupancy and are scheduled for completion within one year of that date.

        Bicycle Storage and Shower Rooms

        Provide long-term bicycle storage for at least 5% of regular building occupants (excluding students grade 3 and below), but no fewer than four storage spaces per building.

        Provide at least one on-site shower with changing facility for the first 100 regular building occupants (excluding all students) and one additional shower for every 150 regular building occupants (excluding all students) thereafter.

        Long-term storage spaces must be easily accessible to occupants and be within 100 feet (30 meters) walking distance of any main entrance.

        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.

        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 at least one of the following:

        • at least 10 diverse uses (see Appendix 1); or
        • a bus rapid transit stop, light or heavy rail station, commuter rail station, or ferry terminal.

        All destinations must be within a 3-mile (4800-meter) bicycling distance of the project boundary.

        Planned bicycle trails or lanes may be counted if they are fully funded by the date of the certificate of occupancy and are scheduled for completion within one year of that date.

        Bicycle storage and shower rooms

        Provide at least two short-term bicycle storage spaces for every 5,000 square feet (465 square meters), but no fewer than two storage spaces per building.

        Provide long-term bicycle storage for at least 5% of regular building occupants, but no fewer than two storage spaces per building in addition to the short-term bicycle storage spaces.

        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.

        Short-term bicycle storage must be within 100 feet (30 meters) walking distance of any main entrance. Long-term bicycle storage must be within 100 feet (30 meters) walking distance of any functional entry.

        Bicycle storage capacity may not be double-counted: storage that is fully allocated to the occupants of nonproject facilities cannot also serve project occupants.

        Provide a bicycle maintenance program for employees or bicycle route assistance for employees and customers. Route assistance must be provided in a manner easily accessible to both employees and customers.

        For projects that are part of a multitenant complex only: If bicycle storage spaces have been provided in the complex in which the project is located, determine the number of spaces that may be attributed to the project by dividing the project’s floor area by the total floor area of the development (buildings only) and multiplying the percentage result by the total number of spaces. If this number does not meet the credit requirement, the project must provide additional bicycle storage.

        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 at least one of the following:

        • at least 10 diverse uses (see Appendix 1); or
        • a bus rapid transit stop, light or heavy rail station, commuter rail station, or ferry terminal.

        All destinations must be within a 3-mile (4800-meter) bicycling distance of the project boundary.

        Planned bicycle trails or lanes may be counted if they are fully funded by the date of the certificate of occupancy and are scheduled for completion within one year of that date.

        Bicycle Storage and Shower Rooms
        Case 1. commercial or institutional projects

        Provide short-term bicycle storage for at least 2.5% of all peak visitors, but no fewer than four storage spaces per building.

        Provide long-term bicycle storage for at least 5% of regular building occupants (excluding patients), but no fewer than four storage spaces per building in addition to the short-term bicycle storage spaces.

        Provide at least one on-site shower with changing facility for the first 100 regular building occupants (excluding patients) and one additional shower for every 150 regular building occupants thereafter.

        Case 2. residential projects

        Provide secure, enclosed bicycle storage for at least 30% of regular building occupants (excluding patients), but no less than one storage space per residential unit.

        For all projects

        Short-term bicycle storage must be within 100 feet (30 meters) walking distance of any main entrance. Long-term bicycle storage must be within 100 feet (30 meters) walking distance of any functional entry.

        Bicycle storage capacity may not be double counted: storage that is fully allocated to the occupants of nonproject facilities cannot also serve project occupants.

        Bicycle Network

        Locate the space in a building such that a functional entry and/or the bicycle storage is within a 200-yard (180-meter) walking distance or bicycling distance of a bicycle network that connects to at least one of the following:

        • at least 10 diverse uses (see Appendix 1); or
        • a bus rapid transit stop, light or heavy rail station, commuter rail station, or ferry terminal.

        All destinations must be within a 3-miles (4800-meter) bicycling distance of the project boundary.

        Planned bicycle trails or lanes may be counted if they are fully funded by the date of the certificate of occupancy and are scheduled for completion within one year of that date.

        Bicycle storage and shower rooms

        Provide short-term bicycle storage for at least 2.5% or more of all peak visitors, but no fewer than two storage spaces per project.

        Provide long-term bicycle storage for at least 5% of regular building occupants but no fewer than 2 spaces per project in addition to the short-term bicycle spaces.

        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.

        Short-term bicycle storage must be within 100 feet (30 meters) walking distance of any main entrance. Long-term bicycle storage must be within 100 feet (30 meters) walking distance of any functional entry.

        Bicycle storage capacity may not be double-counted: storage that is fully allocated to the occupants of nonproject facilities cannot also serve project occupants.

        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 at least one of the following:

        • at least 10 diverse uses (see Appendix 1); or
        • bus rapid transit stop, light or heavy rail station, commuter rail station, or ferry terminal.

        All destinations must be within a 3-mile (4800-meter) bicycling distance of the project boundary.

        Planned bicycle trails or lanes may be counted if they are fully funded by the date of the certificate of occupancy and are scheduled for completion within one year of that date.

        Bicycle storage

        Provide two short-term bicycle storage spaces for every 5,000 square feet (465 square meters), but no fewer than two storage spaces per tenant space.

        Provide long-term bicycle storage for at least 5% of regular building occupants, but no fewer than two storage spaces per building in addition to the short-term bicycle storage spaces.

        Short-term bicycle storage must be within 100 feet (30 meters) walking distance of any main entrance. Long-term bicycle storage must be within 100 feet (30 meters) walking distance of any functional entry.

        Bicycle storage capacity may not be double-counted: storage that is fully allocated to the occupants of nonproject facilities cannot also serve project occupants.

        Provide a bicycle maintenance program for employees or bicycle route assistance for employees and customers. Route assistance must be provided in a manner easily accessible to both employees and customers.

        For projects that are part of a master plan development only If bicycle storage has been provided by the development in which the project is located, determine the number of spaces that may be attributed to the project by dividing the floor area of the retail project by the total floor area of the development (buildings only) and multiplying the percentage result by the total number of spaces. If this number does not meet the credit requirement, the project must provide additional bicycle storage.

        Meet the following requirements in 90% of all new buildings. The buildings that do not have bicycle storage may not exceed 10% of the total project building floor area.

        Non-residential other than retail

        Provide short-term bicycle storage for at least 2.5% of peak visitors, but no fewer than four storage spaces per building.

        Provide long-term bicycle storage for at least 5% of all regular building occupants, but no fewer than four storage spaces per building in addition to the short-term bicycle storage spaces. 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.

        Multiunit residential buildings

        Provide short-term bicycle storage for at least 2.5% of all peak visitors, but no fewer than four storage spaces per building.

        Provide long-term bicycle storage for at least 30% of all regular building occupants, but no less than one storage space per residential unit.

        Retail buildings

        Provide at least two short-term bicycle storage spaces for every 5,000 square feet (465 square meters), but no fewer than two storage spaces per building.

        Provide long-term bicycle storage for at least 5% of regular building occupants, but no fewer than two storage spaces per building in addition to the short-term bicycle storage.

        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.

        Mixed-use buildings

        Meet the above requirements for the project’s non-residential, multi-unit residential, and retail spaces.

        For all projects:

        Short-term bicycle storage must be within 100 feet (30 meters) walking distance of any main entrance. Long-term bicycle storage must be within 100 feet (30 meters) walking distance of any functional entry. It must be easily accessible to all building users.

        Shower and changing facility requirements may be met by providing the equivalent of free access to on-site health club shower facilities, if the health club can be accessed without going outside.

        Additionally, meet the requirements of one of the following two options.

        Option 1. bikable location (1 point)

        Locate the project such that the project boundary is within ¼ mile (400 meters) bicycling distance of an existing bicycle network that connects to at least one of the following.

        • at least 10 diverse uses (see Appendix 1);
        • a school or employment center, if the project total floor area is 50% or more residential; or
        • a bus rapid transit stop, light or heavy rail station, commuter rail station, or ferry terminal.

        All destinations must be within a 3-mile (4800-meter) bicycling distance of the project boundary.

        AND/OR

        Option 2. bicycle network (1 point)

        Design the project such that at least 50% of dwelling units and nonresidential use entrances are located on an existing or planned bicycle network extending at least three continuous miles (4800 meters). Within those three miles (4800 meters), the network must connect to one of the following:

        CASE 1. Commercial or Institutional Projects
        • Provide secure bicycle racks and/or storage within 200 yards (200 meters) of a building entrance for 5% or more of all building users (measured at peak periods)
        • Provide shower and changing facilities in the building, or within 200 yards (200 meters) of a building entrance, for 0.5% of full-time equivalent (FTE) occupants.
        CASE 2. Residential Projects
        • Provide covered storage facilities for securing bicycles for 15% or more of building occupants.
        CASE 1. Commercial or Institutional Projects 300,000 square feet or less
        • Provide secure bicycle racks and/or storage within 200 yards (200 meters) of a building entrance for 3% or more of all building users (calculated on average for the year)
        • Provide shower and changing facilities in the building, or within 200 yards (200 meters) of a building entrance, for 0.5% of full-time equivalent (FTE) occupants.
        CASE 2.Commercial or Institutional Projects Larger than 300,000 square feet
        • Provide secure bicycle storage for 3% of the occupants for up to 300,000 square feet, then an additional 0.5% for the occupants for the space over 300,000 square feet. Mixed-use buildings with a total gross square footage greater than 300,000 square feet must apply this calculation for each use of the building.
        • Provide shower and changing facilities in the building, or within 200 yards (200 meters) of a building entrance, for 0.5% of FTE occupants.
        CASE 3. Residential Projects
        • Provide covered storage facilities for securing bicycles for 15% or more of building occupants. Case 3 must be used by residential buildings or the residential portion of a mixed use building.
        ALL CASES

        See Appendix 1 — Default Occupancy Counts for occupancy count requirements and guidance.

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