Biking/walking employees- Take a poll of how many employees
would prefer to bike or walk to work. Provide a means for securing bikes for at
least 5% of occupants, as well as storage, showers and lockers for employees who bike or
walk to work.
Mass transit systems- Acquire a map of nearby mass transit
systems and where their destinations are, schedules, etc. Acquire a map of arterial
roads within a 10 minute drive from the site. Locate the building in reference to
bus, train and subway stops. Provide access to mass transit systems by means of a
shelter, walkways, etc.
Corporate shuttle or bus- If mass transit systems are not available or
are not close in proximity, provide a corporate shuttle to pick-up and drop-off employees.
Commuter rideshare- Encourage and create a corporate rideshare system
where employees can commute together and take turns driving.
Parking - If possible, eliminate surface parking and use multi-level
garages or underground parking facilities. This prevents run-off problems and
hot spots created by the concrete.
Drawings: Use a USGS map or a road map that includes railways.
Draw in bus routes using different color markers or pencils. Draw a
circle a quarter of a mile in diameter around the site. This is the 10 minute
walking zone. Designate distances in walking and/ or driving distances in
approximate minutes from the site to mass transit stations.
Case Studies to research:
Biking/ Walking employees - Seaside Community, Seaside, Florida
Duany & Plater-Zyberk of Miami
Mass Transit Systems- Curitiba, Brazil
Mayor Jaime Lerner, architect and mayor
(28% of city's car owners are drawn to the bus-based transit system daily)
Corporate shuttle or bus - The Gap Inc. has two locations within the San Francisco
area in downtown San Francisco and in San Bruno. A shuttle drives to and from
each site every hour, so employees can take advantage of this service.
Commuter Rideshare - Most metropolitan highways have carpool lanes for commuters with 3 or
Green Architecture, Robert and Brenda Vale
EPA Green Building Standards
U.S. Department of Transportation: Bureau of Transportation
Transportation Research Board Bookstore
American Public Transit Association
Transact: Transportation Action Network
Innovative Transportation Technologies
Community Transportation Association of America On-line
National Station Car Association
Madison, Wisconsin Bicycling
Taming the Automobile in Dutch