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Fremont and Dowling

Fremont & Dowling Station

Fremont & Dowling - Station Plan PDF
Station Consideration Planned Condition*
Fremont & Dowling
Platform location

Southbound: Farside of Dowling on southwest corner

Northbound: Farside of Dowling on 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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Fremont and Dowling Station. Northbound far side Dowling Avenue on Fremont Avenue. Southbound far side Dowling Avenue on Fremont Avenue.

Station Consideration Planned Condition*
Station spacing

Southbound: About 0.4 mi to Fremont & 35th Avenue
Close to guidelines; provides access to a high-ridership segment between Dowling and Lowry.

Northbound: About 0.5 mi to Fremont & 42nd Avenue
Within guidelines of about half-mile station spacing

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

About 220 boardings per weekday

Platform location compared
to existing bus stop
Southbound and northbound: At opposite corner of 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 relocation and expansion of existing bus stop zone.

Potential for existing nearside bus stop zones 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 be designed to accommodate a 60’ BRT vehicle.

Fremont and Dowling is a major intersection in north Minneapolis, and ridership is substantially 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).