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7th Street & Bryant Station

7th Street & Bryant - Station Plan PDF
Station Consideration Planned Condition*
Intersection 
location
7th Street & Bryant
Platform location

Southbound: Farside of Aldrich, southeast of intersection

Northbound: Nearside of Aldrich, northeast of intersection
In both directions, proposed location has more right-of-way and better proximity to existing crosswalk compared to other options. Both locations avoid potential vehicular sightline impediments at stop-controlled side streets.

*Final conditions to be developed during the engineering/design process.

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7th Street and Bryant Station. Northbound near side Aldrich Avenue on 7th Street. Southbound far side Aldrich Avenue on 7th Street.

Station Consideration Planned Condition*
Station spacing

Southbound: About 0.6 mi to 7th Street & Olson-5th Avenue
Close to guidelines; provides access to customers west of I-94.

Northbound: About 0.3 mi to Emerson-Fremont & Plymouth
Shorter station spacing than guidelines due in part to pedestrian conditions in the 7th Street & Bryant Area and high ridership.

Existing ridership within
a block, or about 1/8 mile
(Fall 2016)

About 160 boardings per weekday

Platform location compared
to existing bus stop

Southbound: Not at existing bus stop
Establishes new bus stop farside of complex 7th St/11th Ave/Bryant/Aldrich intersection.

Northbound: At existing bus stop

Connecting service No connecting transit service.
Parking changes

Southbound and northbound: No change
No existing parking lanes in northbound or southbound direction.

Station Consideration Planned Condition*
Curb configuration

Southbound and northbound: To be determined and coordinated with City of Minneapolis 7th St bikeway project and METRO Green Line Extension.
Curb configuration dependent upon interagency coordination.

Platform length

Southbound and northbound: 60’ platform
Platforms will be designed to accommodate a 60’ BRT vehicle.

Revision to include a 7th Street & Bryant D Line station location

The draft D Line Station Plan did not include a 7th Street & Bryant station. The primary reason for the draft Station Plan's previous no-build recommendation was due to "proximity to other planned transitway service, including a planned D Line Emerson-Fremont & Plymouth station."

The revised D Line Station Plan includes a proposed 7th Street & Bryant station for the following reasons:

  • There is a more difficult walking environment in the surrounding area compared to other streets like Chicago and Emerson-Fremont Avenues, where fewer travel lanes, shorter crossings, and generally slower speeds are present. While other transitway service is planned on nearby Olson Highway, it could be difficult to easily reach these services by foot for the many people who ride Route 5 from this area today. Pedestrian considerations include:
    • 7th Street roadway characteristics, like:
      • Higher speeds
      • Wider street widths
      • Lack of a curbside boulevard providing a pedestrian buffer
         
    • Challenging intersection crossings for hundreds of daily customers to reach the Emerson-Fremont & Plymouth area from the 7th Street & Bryant area.
       
  • The improved access provided by this additional station is better aligned with the Metropolitan Council's equity goals, particularly when considering other revision like an additional recommended station at Chicago & 48th Street.

In addition, the City of Minneapolis provided a comment noting that nearby "additional transit service alone is not a sufficient justification for a 'no build' recommendation in this segment."

Project coordination: 7th Street bikeway improvement and METRO Green Line Extension (City of Minneapolis and Metropolitan Council)

The recommended station location is within the limits of the planned 7th Street bikeway improvements to be implemented in conjunction with METRO Green Line Extension construction. 7th Street protected bikeway improvements are discussed within the 2015 update to the City of Minneapolis Bicycle Master Plan.

Coordination with that project will be required to ensure D Line platform design will fit into the long-term design of the roadway to the extent possible. 

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