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

Access to quality transit

Possible 5 points

Submittal Tips (click to expand)
Keep these important GBCI reviewer tips in mind when preparing your submittal documentation and avoid some of the common issues reviewers see during the LEED review process.

LT Credit: Access to Quality Transit - BD+C, ID+C

  • Measure walking distances along infrastructure that is safe and comfortable for pedestrians, including sidewalks, all-weather-surface footpaths, crosswalks, or equivalent pedestrian facilities.
  • Keep in mind that only transit that provides regular service in both directions along a set route (paired route service) can contribute. Note that private shuttles can't be used to comply with the credit requirements.
  • Ensure that the documentation confirms the transit frequency for each contributing service type. If formal, published frequencies are not available, supplemental information confirming how the frequencies were determined is acceptable.
  • Ensure that contributing stops are totaled correctly. For each qualifying transit route, only trips in one direction are counted toward the threshold. If a qualifying transit route has multiple stops within the required walking distance, only trips from one stop are counted. Note that weekend trips are not included in the calculations for LEED BD+C: Schools projects.
  • Future transit stops may be counted if they are sited, funded, and under construction by the date of the certificate of occupancy and are completed within 24 months of that date.
    • Schools Only
      Option 2: Pedestrian Access
      • Based on the school's attendance boundary and associated locations where concentrations of students are expected to live, determine the percentage of the student population within the walkshed boundary with safe, walkable access between a functional entrance to a school building and their homes. Precise student addresses are not required.
Walking Distance vs. Straight Line Radius