Last edited 10 Dec 2020

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Tom Abbott Other Consultant Website

BREEAM Public Transport Accessibility


[edit] Aim and benefits

To recognise projects where the proximity of good public transport networks has been reviewed, and encourage the implementation of alternative transport solutions where proximity to public transport networks is poor; thus helping to reduce transport - related pollution and congestion.

[edit] When to consider

Design stage

[edit] Step by step guidance

If the assessed building is in London then Transport for London's Public Transport Accessibility Level (PTAL) can be used otherwise the average number of services has to be calculated and entered into the Tra 01 calculator tool. For the purpose of the calculation, the frequency of public transport is the average number of stopping services at the node during the peak arrival/departure times for the building or the building's typical day's operating hours, divided by the number of hours within that period.

[edit] Questions to ask while seeking compliance

Gather all public transport timetables for the location

[edit] Tools and resources

Public transport accessibility - Top 10 easy win issue

Tra 01 calculator tool


Bus and rail timetables

[edit] Tips and best practice

Find all the local travel nodes with timetables to show that building has a high level of accessibility

[edit] Typical evidence

PTAL rating

Tra 01 Calculator tool

Bus and train timetables

[edit] Applicable Schemes

The guidelines collated in this ISD aim to support sustainable best practice in the topic described. This issue may apply in multiple BREEAM schemes covering different stages in the life of a building, different building types and different year versions. Some content may be generic but scheme nuances should also be taken into account. Refer to the comments below and related articles to this one to understand these nuances. See this document for further guidelines.

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--Tom Abbott 15:27, 02 Jan 2018 (BST)

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