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Portland and 73rd

Portland & 73rd Street Station

Portland & 73rd Street - Station Plan PDF
Station Consideration Planned Condition*
Portland & 73rd Street
Platform location

Southbound: Nearside of 73rd Street on northwest corner
Farside platform is not possible due to driveway access about 20 ft from intersection.

Northbound: Farside of 73rd Street on northeast corner
Nearside not possible due to driveway access about 40 ft from intersection.

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

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Portland and 73rd Street Station. Northbound far side 73rd Street on Portland Avenue. Southbound near side 73rd Street on Portland Avenue.

Station Consideration Planned Condition*
Station spacing

Southbound: About 0.5 mi to Portland & 77th Street
Within guidelines of about half-mile station spacing.

Northbound: About 0.4 mi to Portland & 70th Street
Close to guidelines; improves rapid bus access to predominantly residential area.

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

About 60 boardings per weekday

Platform location compared
to existing bus stop

Southbound: At existing bus stop

Northbound: At opposite corner of existing bus stop

Connecting service Route 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 and northbound: 60’ platform
Platform will be designed to accommodate a 60’ BRT vehicle.


Other station locations considered: Portland & 72nd Street


  • Ridership between 66th and 77th Streets is highest at 73rd Street and not at 72nd Street.


  • The large block west of Portland and 72nd Street disconnects the street grid and limits pedestrian access for neighborhoods to the west.
The addition of a station at 70th Street in this recommended plan further supports the placement of a station at 73rd Street instead of 72nd Street.

Design considerations: Bicycle-transit interaction

  • Portland Avenue was reconstructed between 67th Street and 77th Street in 2015 and 2016. D Line platform design is planned to utilize the existing curbline established by the reconstruction project.

  • D Line design considerations will include any impacts to the existing sidewalk and mixed-use bicycle-pedestrian facility on either side of the roadway. The on-street bicycle lanes are not anticipated to be impacted. The planned use of the existing curbline will result in buses operating in largely the same way they do today for existing service, temporarily stopping in the bicycle lane to allow passengers to board and exit the bus.