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7th Street & Olson-5th Avenue Station

7th St & Olson-5th Avenue - Station Plan PDF
Station Consideration Planned Condition*
Intersection 
location
7th Street & Olson-5th Avenue
Platform location

Southbound: Farside of Olson, southwest corner
At existing transit stop with rapid bus-ready amenities.

Northbound: Farside of 5th Avenue, northeast of intersection
Farside has adequate platform length available and is preferred to maximize transit signal priority potential.

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

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7th Street and Olson Memorial Highway / 5th Avenue station. Northbound far side 5th Avenue on 7th Street. Southbound far side Olson Memorial Highway on 7th Street.

Station Consideration Planned Condition*
Station spacing

Southbound: About 0.5 mi to Ramp A/7th Street Transit Center
Within guidelines of about half-mile station spacing.

Northbound: About 0.6 mi to 7th Street & Bryant
Close to guidelines; provides access to customers west of I-94.

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

About 370 boardings per weekday

Platform location compared
to existing bus stop

Southbound: At opposite corner of existing bus stop; will use existing rapid bus-ready bus stop

Northbound: No existing bus stop

Establishes new bus stop at intersection of 7th Street & 5th Avenue.

Connecting service

Routes 19, 22, and 755. Will provide connection to future METRO Green Line Extension at Royalston Ave/Farmers Market Station

Parking changes

Southbound and northbound: No change

Station Consideration Planned Condition*
Curb configuration

Southbound: Maintain existing curb line
No changes anticipated to curb line at existing rapid bus-ready bus stop.

Northbound: To be determined and coordinated with METRO Green Line Extension
Curb configuration dependent upon coordination with METRO Green Line Extension project.

Platform length

Southbound and northbound: 60' platform

Platforms will be designed to accommodate a 60' BRT vehicle.

Other platform locations considered: Northbound platform and potential realignment

  • A modification to the alignment of the northbound D Line to serve the existing rapid bus-ready transit stop on Olson Highway just west of 7th Street was evaluated. Serving this existing station would reduce capital costs required for a new station. Field tests indicate that making the additional turning movements will result in, on average, about two minutes delay compared to the existing alignment. In addition, delay variability is large and could exceed four minutes.

  • In addition, the future METRO Blue Line Extension will add complexity to traffic operations at the intersection. Coordination with the METRO Blue Line Extension and Green Line Extension projects and the City of Minneapolis determined that time delay from a D Line realignment cannot be reduced. As a result, the realignment option is no longer being considered and the existing rapid bus-ready bus stop on Olson will not be used for the D Line.

  • Further interagency coordination indicated the location farside of 5th Avenue provides the best and safest alternative for a northbound D Line platform. It connects customers to the future METRO Green Line Extension Royalston Ave/Farmers Market Station, offers a safe signalized pedestrian crossing, and is near Sharing and Caring Hands and Mary’s Place.

  • The METRO Green Line Extension project will add a traffic signal at 7th Street and 5th Avenue and bicycle and pedestrian improvements along 7th Street. The D Line platform design will fit into the long-term intersection improvements to the extent possible.

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