Select sites that provide easy access & close proximity to public transportation, basic services and residential zones. Promote alternate low impact modes of transport to and from the site. These in turn reduce demands on energy & resources, land development impacts, and reduce pollution.
Mass transit choices and their integration, economic incentives, institutional reforms, land use changes and technological innovation.
Analyze site-specific transportation options. Give preference to mass transit solutions, urban sites with built-in transportation infrastructure, and pedestrian zones with access to a variety of services. Avoid locations that promote single occupancy automobiles. Evaluate what can be done to enhance a given site’s transportation options. Add strategies that enhance surrounding transportation opportunities; i.e. provide bicycle parking for sites appropriate for bicycle commuting, employee/ resident shuttle services for dense sites with inadequate mass transit, car/van pool parking, power stations for electric cars as some examples. In addition to reducing dependency on the automobile, the sustainable process needs to consider transportation decision making, transportation equity, community livability and land use.
A strategic investment could be derived when considering the correlation of resale value due to higher performing property value. Monetary/land-use incentives by industry and legislation are also possible. Lower capital costs because of smaller percentage of building infrastructure to support parking.
Reduction of air pollution, energy consumption and traffic congestion. Increased mobility and improved health of users. Provide social and economic connections.
Access and proximity to other uses, like shopping, cultural and community centers.
1.1.1 Site Selection
4.6.1 Heat Island Effect
5.3.2 Project Economics