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LEED ND: Plan | v4 - LEED v4

Access to quality transit

Possible 7 points


To encourage development in locations shown to have multimodal transportation choices or otherwise reduced motor vehicle use, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution, and other environmental and public health harms associated with motor vehicle use.


Locate the project on a site with existing transit service such that at least 50% of dwelling units and nonresidential use entrances (inclusive of existing buildings) are within a ¼-mile (400-meter) walking distance of bus, streetcar, or rideshare stops or within a ½-mile (800-meter) walking distance of bus rapid transit stops, light or heavy rail stations, commuter rail stations or ferry terminals, and the transit service at those stops in aggregate meets the minimums listed in Tables 1 and 2.

Projects must meet the requirements for both weekday and weekend trips and provide service every day.

Table 1. Minimum daily transit service for projects with multiple transit types (bus, streetcar, rail, or ferry).

Weekday trips Weekend trips Points
60 40 1
76 50 2
100 65 3
132 85 4
180 130 5
246 150 6
320 200 7

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

Weekday trips Weekend trips Points
24 6 1
40 8 2
60 12 3

Projects served by two or more transit routes such that no one route provides more than 60% of the prescribed levels may earn an additional point, up to the maximum 7 points.

If existing transit service is temporarily rerouted outside the required distances for less than two years, the project may meet the requirements, provided the local transit agency has committed to restoring the routes with service at or above the prior level.

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