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Active transportation support

Active transportation support


To promote daily physical activity through the provision of complimentary on-site support for active commuting.

Photographic evidence would be sufficient. Photographs should be representative of different times of day, spanning multiple times of year (to account for seasonal use). Annotated design documents are also sufficient.

Bicycle storage facilities must accommodate the project population and any additional users who can access the bicycle facilities. On-site shared amenities restricted to building users must be in sufficient quantity to serve the entire building population at the rates described in the WELL feature. Off-site shared amenities must be in sufficient quantity to serve the all buildings within 200 m [656 ft] of the amenity. If the population is unknown, project teams may use default occupancy assumptions or may use their own rationale with an explanation in their documentation that supports the calculation.

Storage that is provided within the building and accessible only to building occupants meets the feature requirement. Separate and secure is generally categorized as long-term bicycle storage facilities. There are several ways to accommodate separate and secure in both indoor and outdoor environments including secure storage rooms accessible only to tenants, bicycle valets or bike lockers. In contrast, short-term bicycle parking is typically provided to visiting populations and includes infrastructure such as public bicycle racks.

This is measured by the distance a building occupant would walk from the building entrance to the storage location.

Peak visitors are usually determined by institutional knowledge or actual numbers. Project teams can use default occupancy assumptions to calculate the transient population of their space (found here). The project team can also use their own rationale to determine the peak visitation number, but should provide an explanation in their documentation that supports the calculation.

Yes, facilities located within 200m [656 ft] of the project boundary can be considered when determining compliance with this feature.