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Fremont and 42nd

Fremont & 42nd Avenue Station

Fremont & 42nd Avenue - Station Plan PDF
Station Consideration Planned Condition*
Fremont & 42nd Avenue
Platform location

Southbound: Nearside of 42nd Avenue on northwest corner
Nearside improves constructability and reduces parking impact for small businesses farside of intersection.

Northbound: Nearside of 42nd Avenue on southeast corner
Farside platform not possible due to driveway access about 10’ from curb.

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

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Fremont and 42nd Avenue Station. Northbound near side 42nd Avenue on Fremont Avenue. Southbound near side 42nd Avenue on Fremont Avenue.

Station Consideration Planned Condition*
Station spacing

Southbound: About 0.5 mi to Fremont & Dowling
Within guidelines of about half-mile station spacing.

Northbound: About 0.35 mi to 44th & Humboldt-Girard area
Shorter station spacing than guidelines due, in part, to provide access to Hamilton Manor senior housing.

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

About 165 boardings per weekday

Platform location compared
to existing bus stop
Southbound and northbound: At existing bus stop
Connecting service Routes 721 and 724
Parking changes

Southbound and northbound: Reduction of about 2-3 parking spaces at each location due to the expansion of existing bus stop zone

Existing bus stop zones would be extended to accommodate curb taper.

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.

The intersection of Fremont and 42nd Avenue is a commercial node. Ridership at this location is higher than at surrounding stops.

Project coordination: Emerson/Fremont Avenues bicycle-pedestrian improvement project 

  • D Line station planning in north Minneapolis between Plymouth Avenue and 42nd Avenue occurred in conjunction with the development of the City of Minneapolis Emerson-Fremont Avenues bicycle-pedestrian improvement project. Outreach and engagement occurred separately between projects.

  • Station locations were coordinated in advance of the city’s 2014 Regional Solicitation application and confirmed in late 2016.

  • Coordination ensures that bicycle-pedestrian improvements (planned for construction in 2018) will not be impacted by D Line construction (planned for construction in 2020/2021, pending full project funding).