Improve accessibility to non-motorized transportation and public transit. Reduce congestion. Increase the diversity of the transportation options available in times of crisis. Increase connectivity with people and the surrounding environment to improve social cohesion + knowledge of the local surroundings.
Locate, design and construct the project in a way that eases traffic congestion, improves mobility and access, does not promote urban sprawl, and otherwise improves community livability.
Access design decisions are based on coordination with operators of adjacent facilities, amenities and transportation hubs. Principles and specifications for reducing negative impacts in the construction phase extend to adjacent facilities.
- Reference: LEED BD+C V4 (New Construction)
CV Action 2.1: (2-3 points) Surrounding Density + Diverse Uses (Option 1, Surrounding Density)
CV Action 2.2: (1-7 points) Access to Quality Transit
CV Action 2.3: (3 points) Bicycle Facilities
CV Action 2.4: (3 points) Reduced Parking Footprint
More Livable Communities: Project team expands the range of discussion. The team works not only with decision-makers in adjacent facilities, et al., but also with local community officials. Design considerations have moved beyond access issues and now address the reduction of traffic congestion, improvements in walkability in the community, and other key measures of mobility and access. The location of the project has been chosen to utilize and improve the existing transportation infrastructure. It incorporates a community transportation strategy. Principles and specifications for reducing negative construction impacts require strong programs for working with affected community.
- For Reference, LEED ND V4 (Neighborhood Development)
CV Action 2.5: (1-10 points) Preferred Location
CV Action 2.6: (1-7 points) Access to Quality Transit
CV Action 2.7: (3 points) Bicycle Facilities
CV Action 2.8: (3 points) Walkable Streets (LEED ND Requirement.)
CV Action 2.9: (1-6 points) Compact Development
CV Action 2.10: (2 points) Connected and Open Community: Surrounding Connectivity (Case 1)
CV Action 2.11: (2 points) Connected and Open Community: Internal Connectivity (Case 2)
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