Improve human health and reduce pollution by selecting a site that connects to pedestrian, bicycle, and mass-transit networks.
Option 1: Pedestrian and bicycle network (2 points)
Locate the project on a site that is accessible to pedestrians with the following planned or existing features:Continuous sidewalk and crosswalk network, trail network, or a combination that extends at least one mile (1.61 kilometers) in radial distance from a project entrance.
And, locate the project on a site that is accessible to bicyclists with one of the following planned or existing features:A street with bicycle lanes or shared lane markings (SLMs) on both sides that connect directly to a project entrance.
A bicycle network located no further than a 0.75-mile (1.2-kilometer) bicycling distance from a project entrance and spanning at least five continuous miles (8.05 kilometers) in length.
Case of planned facilities
Show that the relevant agency has committed to provide the designated facility within two years of project completion.
Option 2: Transit network (3 points)
Locate the project on a site with existing or planned transit service so that:At least one project entrance is within a 0.25-mile (0.4-kilometer) walking distance of bus or streetcar stops, or within a 0.5-mile (0.8-kilometer) walking distance of rapid transit stops, passenger rail stations, or ferry terminals.
Transit service at those stops in aggregate meets the needs of the site users.
Case of planned service
Show that the relevant transit agency has committed to provide the transit service within two years of project completion.
During site selection, give preference to areas that are served by existing pedestrian, bicycle, and transit networks.
Examine transportation and transit agency plans for new facilities or services within two years of project completion. Establishing relationships with agencies responsible for pedestrian, bicycle, and transit systems early in a project’s planning often can help with documentation required for SITES certification.
Perform a transportation survey of future site users to identify transportation needs.