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Chicago & 14th Street Station

Chicago & 14th Street - Station Plan PDF
Station Consideration Planned Condition*
Chicago & 14th Street
Platform location

Southbound: Farside of 14th Street, southwest corner

Northbound: Farside of 14th Street, northeast corner

In both directions, 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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Chicago and 14th Street Station. Northbound far side 14th Street on Chicago Avenue. Southbound far side 14th Street on Chicago Avenue.

Station Consideration Planned Condition*
Station spacing

Southbound: About 0.4 mi to Chicago & Franklin
Shorter station spacing than guidelines due to high-ridership segment.

Northbound: About 0.3 mi to 7th-8th Streets & Park
Shorter station spacing than guidelines due to high-ridership segment and proximity to downtown.

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

About 340 boardings per weekday

Platform location compared
to existing bus stop
Southbound and northbound: At opposite corner of existing bus stop
Connecting service No connecting transit service
Parking changes

Southbound: No parking changes. Existing farside taxi zone would be replaced by relocated bus stop zone.

Northbound: Reduction of about 2-3 parking spaces, due to the relocation and expansion of existing bus stop zone. Potential for existing nearside bus stop zone to be converted to curbside parking.

Station Consideration Planned Condition*
Curb configuration

Southbound and northbound: Bumpout

Bumpouts will maximize operational efficiency and pedestrian space.

Platform length

Southbound and northbound: 60' platform

Platforms will use D Line design standards to accommodate 60' BRT vehicles.

Other station locations considered: Chicago & 15th Street

  • Chicago and 15th Street has substantially lower ridership compared to at 14th Street (about 280 boardings compared to about 60 boardings per weekday).

  • Outreach and engagement suggested that community members consider Chicago and 14th Street as the center of the neighborhood compared to other intersections.


Other station locations considered: Chicago & 17th Street

  • While ridership is substantial at Chicago and 17th Street (about 340 daily boardings), multiple driveway access points and the interstate highway overpass in the northbound direction severely limit constructability in this location.

  • Chicago and 17th Street is less than 1,000 ft from the recommended Chicago & 14th Street station.


Other station locations considered: Chicago & 18th Street

The 2012 Arterial Transitway Corridor Study (ATCS) included a conceptual Chicago & 18th Street station in addition to the station at 14th Street. This station plan does not include a D Line station at Chicago and 18th Street.

Station Spacing

  • While ridership is substantial at Chicago and 18th Street (about 310 daily boardings), it is only about 900 ft from the recommended Chicago & Franklin station.

  • Not recommending a Chicago & 18th Street station prioritizes improved travel times from stop consolidation.

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