Provide occupants access to an outdoor walking trail
Rationale: Local outdoor walking trails that are a sufficient length, reserved for pedestrians, feature natural elements, and separate from nearby activity, provide opportunities for relaxation, physical activity and exposure to nature — contributing to decreased risk of chronic cardiovascular conditions as well as psychological conditions such as stress, anxiety and depression.
Requirement Guidance: For buildings with multiple entrances, identify a main building entrance that is used to access a common area within the building such as a lobby, reception area, or main circulation pathway.
A walking trail may qualify for more than one building. A combination of multiple walking trails that meet the requirements may qualify for the strategy.
Demonstrate compliance with the below:
Outdoor Walking Trail (Full Credit):
Demonstrate compliance with the following requirement:
- Provide access to an outdoor walking trail that is located within a 1/2-mile or 800-meter walking route of a main building entrance(s) of 51% of all residential buildings within the project.
2. The identified trail is connected to natural elements such as trees, vegetation, or water bodies.
3. The identified trail is an unpaved footpath, or if paved, is separated from a motor vehicle right-of-way.
Sidewalks do not qualify as walking trails for this strategy.
4. Confirm that the outdoor walking trail is free of charge to all occupants.
Types of compliance documentation required:
- Certified statements
- Annotated photographs
- Annotated design drawings
- Annotated maps
- Annotated plans