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LEED BD+C: Schools | v2 - Schools 2007

Alternative transportation - public transportation access

SSc4.1 | Possible 1 point


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


Locate project within 1/2 mile of an existing, or planned and funded, commuter rail, light rail, or subway station.


Locate project within 1/4 mile of one or more stops for two or more public or campus bus lines usable by building occupants. A school bus system may count as one of these lines.


Show that the school where the project is located has an attendance boundary that at least 80% of students live within no more than 3/4 mile for Grades 8 and below, and 1.5 mile for Grades 9 and above. In addition, locate the project on a site that allows pedestrian access to the site from all residential neighborhoods that house the planned student population.


in all cases, provide dedicated walking or bike routes to the transit that extend from the school building at least to the end of the school property in 2 or more different directions, ensuring that walking routes and bike lanes have no barriers on school property (i.e. fences).

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