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Portland & 60th Street Station

Portland & 60th Street - Station Plan PDF
Station Consideration Planned Condition*
Intersection 
location
Portland & 60th Street
Platform location

Southbound: Farside of 60th Street on Portland Avenue, southwest corner (after left turn from 60th Street onto Portland Avenue)

Northbound: Nearside of 60th Street on Portland Avenue, southeast corner

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

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Portland and 60th Street Station. Northbound near side 60th Street on Portland Avenue. Southbound far side 60th Street on Portland Avenue.

Station Consideration Planned Condition*
Station spacing

Southbound: About 0.75 mi to Portland & 66th Street
Longer station spacing than guidelines due to lower ridership segment and land uses like Hwy 62, water plant, Veterans Park.

Northbound: About 0.75 mi to Chicago & 56th Street
Longer station spacing than guidelines due to lower ridership segment and lower-density land uses.

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

About 50 boardings per weekday

Platform location compared
to existing bus stop
Southbound and northbound: At existing bus stop
Connecting service Routes 111 and 553
Parking changes

Southbound and northbound: No change

Station Consideration Planned Condition*
Curb configuration

Southbound and northbound: No bumpout; maintain existing curb line

Platform length

Southbound: 60’ platform
Platform will be designed to accommodate a 60’ BRT vehicle.

Northbound: About 50’ platform
Deviations from design standards may be required due to existing driveway south of intersection.

Project coordination: Planned bicycle & pedestrian improvements

  • This station recommendation was developed with consideration of Hennepin County’s planned bicycle and pedestrian improvements on Portland Avenue between 60th and 66th Streets.

  • Design of the D Line will be coordinated to the extent possible with the Portland Avenue improvements to balance the needs of all roadway users, including transit riders, pedestrians, and bicyclists.

  • Construction of the planned bicycle and pedestrian improvements is planned for 2020.

 

Other station locations considered: Chicago & 60th Street

The 2012 Arterial Transitway Corridor Study (ATCS) included a conceptual Chicago & 60th Street station. This station plan does not include a D Line station at Chicago and 60th Street.

Ridership and station spacing

  • Lower existing ridership and lower-density residential land uses in this segment of the D Line corridor do not support the inclusion of a station at Chicago and 60th Street.

  • All customers would be within a quarter-mile walk to a D Line station, and riders currently boarding at Chicago and 59th Street (about five total boardings per day) would be able to access the D Line station by walking about a third of a mile.

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