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LEED BD+C: New Construction | v4 - LEED v4

Bicycle facilities

Possible 1 point

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LT Credit: Bicycle Facilities

Case 1. Commercial or Institutional Projects
  • Ensure that project occupancy is reported consistently throughout all documentation. If a portion of the building population is excluded from the calculations for this credit (e.g. hospital patients, young children), verify the number excluded and the reason for exclusion.
  • Note that the minimum quantity of bicycle storage facilities must be met for both long and short term occupants.
  • Note that shower requirements are measured up to the next occupancy threshold (e.g. LEED-NC projects must provide one shower for up to 100 occupants, two for up to 250, three for up to 400, etc.)
  • Ensure that the documentation shows that the long-term bicycle storage is covered to protect bicycles from exposure to the elements. Short-term storage may be covered or exposed.
  • Bicycle storage facilities must be within 100 feet (30 meters) of the building entrance (main entrance for short-term, any functional entrance for long-term) even if they are inside the building or outside the LEED Project Boundary.
  • Bicycle storage and shower facilities outside the LEED Project Boundary that are shared with other users must be sized to meet the needs of all possible users. Alternatively, facilities may be reserved for LEED project users.
  • Shower facilities outside the LEED Project Boundary must be fully accessible to project occupants. For example, showers provided within the base building for LEED-CI occupants must be available during all project operating hours.
  • Qualifying diverse uses accessible by the bicycle network are the same as in LTc Surrounding Density and Diverse Uses. Qualifying public transit accessible by the bicycle network are the same as in LTc Access to Quality Transit. Employment centers are defined as a nonresidential area of at least five acres with a job density of at least 50 employees per net acre.
  • Retail projects must provide documentation of bicycle maintenance or route planning assistance programs.
  • For Retail, Bicycle maintenance assistance must be available to employees and route planning assistance must be available to both employees and customers.
Case 2. Residential Projects
  • Bicycle maintenance assistance must be available to employees and route planning assistance must be available to both employees and customers.
Case 3. Mixed-Use Projects
  • For mixed-use projects, the requirements must be met independently for each space type in the building.
Walking Distance vs. Straight Line Radius