(9 credits available)
To maximise the potential for local public, private and active transport through provision of sustainable transport measures appropriate to the site.
What provisions are available to residents for alternative modes of transport?
|Credits||Answer||Select all that apply|
|0||A||Question not answered|
|1||C||The home is within proximity of a public bicycle sharing system|
|2||D||Minimum number of compliant cycle storage|
|1||E||Additional compliant cycle spaces are in place.|
|1||F||The home is within proximity of an electric charging point.|
|2||G||Electric charging is provided for ≥5% of the car parking capacity.|
|1||H||The home is within proximity of a compliant car club.|
|1||I||The home is within proximity of a compliant car club where at least 60% of the vehicles are hybrid or electric.|
|Criterion||Assessment criteria||Applicable answer|
Where no car parking spaces are provided, this answer option can be filtered out of the assessment.
Public bicycle sharing systems must comply with the following:
Cycle storage facilities: The number of facilities required is outlined in the Checklists and Tables section Cycle storage facilities should have the following features:
Car clubs should have the following features:
Electric car provisions:
Electric recharging stations with a minimum of 7kW have been provided.
Number of compliant electric charging points
The number of charging points required should be calculated as a percentage of the total car parking capacity. If the number of charging facilities that should be supplied is not a whole number, it must be rounded up to the nearest whole number. For example, where the number of charging facilities that should be provided is calculated to be 10.2, the actual number of facilities that must be provided is 11.
Charging points for Car Clubs cannot count towards percentage provided for residents.
Checklists and Tables
Number of compliant cycle storage facilities Cycle storage facilities must be provided must be compliant with Table 20 below.
Table 20: Compliant cycle storage facilities
|Home Size||1 credit||2 credits|
|Studio/1 bedroom||1 cycle space for every 2 homes||1 cycle space per home|
|2-3 bedrooms||1 cycle space per home||2 cycle spaces per home|
|4+ bedrooms||2 cycle spaces per home||4 cycle spaces per home|
|All||The evidence below is not exhaustive, please also refer to the ‘BREEAM evidential requirements’ section in the scope of the Guidance for appropriate evidence types which can be used to demonstrate compliance.|
Photographic evidence of (where applicable):
|1-6||Calculations showing the numbers of cycle storage required|
|1-6||Site/building plan showing location and numbers of cycle storage|
|7||Calculations showing the percentage of electric vehicle charging stations|
|7||Site plan showing the location and number of electric vehicle charging stations|
|8||Site plan showing the location of Car Clubs|
Main building entrance:
The main building entrance is the entrance to the assessed building which is directly connected to the main building reception, circulation routes, lifts or stairs, and is available to the majority of the building’s staff and visitors on arrival. It is not the site entrance (unless the site entrance is also the building entrance, e.g. building with a boundary on a public highway).
Safe pedestrian routes:
These include, but not limited to, pavements and safe crossing points or, where provided, dedicated pedestrian crossing points. An element of Assessor judgement is required and if in doubt, their justification of safe crossing points should be provided.
Public bicycle sharing systems
Bicycle sharing systems are increasingly popular and diverse systems that have appeared over the past few years in major cities, whereby a number of bicycles are made available for shared use amongst people who do not own a bicycle. The central concept of many of the systems is free or affordable access to bicycles for city transport in order to reduce the use of automobiles for short trips inside the city thereby diminishing traffic congestion, noise and air-pollution.
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