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LEED BD+C: Homes | v4 - LEED v4

Access to transit

Possible 2 points


To reduce pollution and land development effects from automobile use.


Locate the project within a ¼-mile (400 meter) walking distance of bus or streetcar stops, or within a ½-mile (800 meter)walking distance of bus rapid transit stops, light or heavy rail stations, or ferry terminals. The transit service at those stops in aggregate must meet the minimums listed in Table 1 or Table 2.

  • A bus or streetcar stop must serve a route that extends in opposite directions; the walking distance can be the average distance to the two stops.

  • A single stop that serves as the terminal for a transit route can be counted.
  • Trips in opposite directions are counted separately.
  • Only one stop per route in a given direction can be counted.
Table 1. Minimum daily transit service for projects with multiple transit types (bus, streetcar, rail, or ferry)

Weekday trips Weekend trips Points
 72 40 1
 144 108 1.5
360 216 2

Table 2. Minimum daily transit service for projects with commuter rail or ferry service only

Weekday trips Points
24 1
40 1.5
60 2

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