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Chicago & 34th Street Station

Chicago & 34th Street - Station Plan PDF
Station Consideration Planned Condition*
Intersection 
location
Chicago & 34th Street
Platform location

Southbound: Farside of 34th Street, southwest corner

Northbound: Farside of 34th 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 34th Street Station. Northbound far side 34th Street on Chicago Avenue. Southbound far side 34th Street on Chicago Avenue.

Station Consideration Planned Condition*
Station spacing

Southbound: About 0.5 mi to Chicago & 38th Street
Within guidelines of about half-mile station spacing.

Northbound: About 0.5 mi to Chicago-Lake Transit Center
Within guidelines of about half-mile station spacing.

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

About 450 boardings per weekday

Platform location compared
to existing bus stop

Southbound: At opposite corner of existing bus stop

Northbound: At existing bus stop

Connecting service No connecting transit service
Parking changes

Southbound: 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.

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. Farside platform to impact school zone parking restrictions.

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 be designed to accommodate a 60’ BRT vehicle.

Other station locations considered: Chicago & 33rd Street and Chicago & 35th Street

The 2012 Arterial Transitway Corridor Study (ATCS) included conceptual Chicago & 33rd Street and Chicago & 35th Street stations. This station plan does not include D Line stations at Chicago and 33rd or 35th Streets.

Station spacing

  • Stations at both 33rd Street and 35th Street would result in station spacing of about 0.25- to 0.33 mile, too close when considering ridership and spacing trends elsewhere on the D Line corridor.

Consistency

  • Other segments on the D Line corridor have higher ridership while maintaining station spacing closer to 0.5-mile, like segments between Chicago and 14th Street and 18th Streets or Chicago and 26th and the Chicago-Lake Transit Center.

Access to destinations

  • In addition, access to the Minneapolis Public Schools Wilder Complex is currently provided at the bus stop located at Chicago and 33rd Street. This educational facility includes the Wellstone International High School.

  • Ridership data indicates seasonal increases in daily ridership up to about 150 boardings when school is in session.

  • Service to the Wilder Complex can be maintained by a Chicago & 34th Street station without introducing additional pedestrian crossings of Chicago Avenue.

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