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 any functional entry of the project within a ¼-mile (400-meter) walking distance of existing or planned bus, streetcar, or informal transit stops, or within a ½-mile (800-meter) walking distance of existing or planned bus rapid transit stops, passenger rail stations (i.e. light, heavy, or commuter rail) or commuter ferry terminals. The transit service at those stops and stations in aggregate must meet the minimums listed in Table 1. Planned stops and stations may count if they are sited, funded, and under construction by the date of the certificate of occupancy and are complete within 24 months of that date.
Both weekday and weekend trip minimums must be met.
- For each qualifying transit route, only trips in one direction are counted towards the threshold.
- For weekend trips, only trips on the day with the higher number of trips are counted towards the threshold.
- If a qualifying transit route has multiple stops within the required walking distance, only trips from one stop are counted towards the threshold.
- Privately-run shuttles are only acceptable if the service is also made available to the public.
Table 1. Minimum daily transit service
|Weekday trips||Weekend trips||Points BD&C
(except Core and Shell)
|Points BD&C (Core and Shell)||Points ID&C|
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