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METRO

Gold Line BRTOD Plans

Greenway Station Concepts

Joint City Council Work Session May 8, 2018


Agenda 1. PRESENTATION  Project Overview  Ideal BRTOD  Greenway Station Area Concept 2. DISCUSSION 3. NEXT STEPS

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BRT Project Overview


Gold Line BRT Project Process Completed

Current

Transit needs analysis

Analysis to identify routes

Finalize route, general station locations, and transit type (bus rapid transit)

2010

2012

2016

Project Engineering (42 Months) BRTOD planning (18 Months)

Gold Line construction

Gold Line opening day 2024

Public Engagement

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Locally Preferred Alternative Route and Station Locations

Gold Line BRT— Draft Environmental Assessment Plan (2016)

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Gold Line BRT Project Process Completed

Current

Transit needs analysis

Analysis to identify routes

Finalize route, general station locations, and transit type (bus rapid transit)

2010

2012

2016

Project Engineering (42 Months) BRTOD planning (18 Months)

Gold Line construction

Gold Line opening day 2024

Public Engagement

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Project Engineering (Guideway and Station design) led by Metro Transit and a separate project

I-494

I-94

Metro Transit BRT Engineering Project – Guideway and Station Design


Metro Transit Gold Line Project Process Project Development (2018-2019)

Engineering (2020-2021)

Construction (20212023)

Operations (2024)

Project Development Activities (2018-2019)

1. Refine design (project elements you will be able to see) 2. Environmental Clearance 3. Stakeholder and Community Engagement • Technical, Policy, and Community and Business Advisory Committees • Public meetings, social media, etc. • Coordinate with cities on planning around stations

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I-494

I-94

Bus Rapid Transit Oriented Development Plans (1/2 mile of the stations) Led by partner cities and Washington/Ramsey Counties

BRTOD Plans Project – Station Area Development


Increase Ridership through Improved Access and Transit-Oriented Development

Station Area Planning Objectives

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Landfall/Oakdale

Greenway Station

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Hadley Ave. Greenway Ave.

Hudson Blvd..

I-94.

Battle Creek Lake

Greenway Station Area

Station Neighborhood ¼ Mile Radius Weir Dr.

Tanner’s Lake

Station Planning Area ½ Mile Radius


Greenway Station Planning Process 18 months (June 2017 to December 2018) Stakeholder Engagement

Phase

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2

3

4

BRTOD P la n

Purpose

Identify Opportunities Issues, & Concerns

Review Preliminary Land Use and Circulation Concepts

OCTOBER

MAY/JUNE

Review Preferred Concept

Review Draft BRTOD Plan

AUGUST/ SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER/ NOVEMBER

BRTOD Plan


Greenway Station Planning Process 18 months (June 2017 to December 2018) Stakeholder Engagement

Phase

1

2

3

4

BRTOD P la n

Purpose

Identify Opportunities Issues, & Concerns

Review Preliminary Land Use and Circulation Concepts

OCTOBER

MAY/JUNE

Review Preferred Concept

Review Draft BRTOD Plan

AUGUST/ SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER/ NOVEMBER

BRTOD Plan


Poor Station Access

Limited Development Opportunities

Narrow or no sidewalks and no bike lanes along neighborhood routes to the station

Neighborhood consists mostly of existing single family homes

Poor Station Environment

Noise and air quality will impact transit rider comfort at the station platform

Greenway Station— Constraints

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Limited Lighting No sidewalks or bike lanes

No sidewalks or bike lanes

Station Access at Greenway Ave – Constraint

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No sidewalks or bike lanes

Station Access at Dellwood Lane – Constraint

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No sidewalks or bike lanes

Posted Speed 40 MPH

Station Pedestrian Access at Activity Hudson onBlvd Hudson – Constraint Blvd

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Opportunity Sites

Consider potential future development or redevelopment

Greenway Station— Opportunity Site

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Opportunity Sites

Consider potential future development or redevelopment

Greenway Station— Opportunity Site

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Greenway Station – Constraints Preferred Development Scenario – Response Sheet


Greenway Station – Opportunities Preferred Development Scenario – Response Sheet


Response Sheet– Response Sheet Preferred Development Scenario


Station Area Community Objectives Create a safe and comfortable station environment Ensure safe walking and biking Consider 1-94 pedestrian and bicycle crossing Reduce parking impacts to residents Preserve parking and auto access for Hudson Boulevard businesses  Manage traffic speed on Hudson Boulevard     

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Greenway Station Planning Process 18 months (June 2017 to December 2018) Stakeholder Engagement

Phase

1

2

3

4

BRTOD P la ns

Purpose

Identify Opportunities Issues, & Concerns

Review Preliminary Land Use and Circulation Concepts

OCTOBER

MAY/JUNE

Review Preferred Concept

Review Draft BRTOD Plan

AUGUST/ SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER/ NOVEMBER

BRTOD Plan


Ideal BRTOD

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Station Location + Guideway

Ideal BRTOD

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Station Location + Guideway

Ideal BRTOD

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1 Mile Corridor Planning Area

Ideal BRTOD Transit Supportive Development

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BRT Guideway & Station

Ideal BRTOD

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Dependable BRT Service Bus Lane

Limited auto turning/parking access

Bus Exclusive Guideway No auto access

Image: NACTO

The Gold Line will provide frequent, all-day service in both directions seven days a week

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Dependable BRT Service Fewer Stops

(1/2 mile apart)

Image: Pivot Architecture

Transit Priority Signal

Image: TranBC

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Accessible & Comfortable Stations Safe Platform Access

Minimize crossing distance

Image: Wikipedia

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Accessible & Comfortable Stations Comfortable Waiting Environment

Image: Wikipedia

Image: Pivot Architecture

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Multi-Modal Corridor

(BRT Guideway + Multi-use Trail)

Ideal BRTOD

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Proposed Multi-use Trail

BRT Guideway and Station

Typical BRT Multi-Modal Corridor

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Station Location + Guideway

Ideal BRTOD

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Primary Station Access Route

Transit –supportive Destinations

Ideal BRTOD

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Station

Station

Enhanced sidewalks

Bicycle improvements

Typical Primary Station Access Route

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Neighborhood Access Routes

Ideal BRTOD

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Two-Direction Buffered Bike Lanes 6’ (Min.) Sidewalk

6’ (Min.) Sidewalk

Neighborhood Access Route Option

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Mixed Traffic- Low Traffic Volume Streets 6’ (Min.) Sidewalk

6’ (Min.) Sidewalk

Neighborhood Access Route Option

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Station Location + Guideway

Ideal BRTOD

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Station Neighborhood 1/4 Mile (5 Minute Walk)

Ideal BRTOD Transit Supportive Development

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Station Neighborhood: Housing Missing – Middle Housing Types

Better! Cities and Towns


Station hub 1/8-mile radius

(most intense development)

Ideal BRTOD Transit Supportive Development

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Station Hub: Active Station Environment Adjacent 18-hour Uses Provide ‘Eyes’ on the Station

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Landfall/Oakdale

Greenway Station Concept

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Station Location + Guideway

Ideal BRTOD

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Station Location + Guideway

BRTOD Plan

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Station Area Community Objectives Create a safe and comfortable station environment Ensure safe walking and biking Consider 1-94 pedestrian and bicycle crossing Reduce parking impacts to residents Preserve parking and auto access for Hudson Boulevard businesses  Manage traffic speed on Hudson Boulevard     

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Indian Motorcycles

Preliminary Design

Indian Motorcycles

Refinement Concept

Greenway Station

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Station Platforms Indian Motorcycles

BRT in Mixed Traffic (from Greenway west)

Preliminary Design

BRT lanes (from Greenway east) 53


No crosswalks or traffic stop

No sidewalks Indian Motorcycles

No freeway buffer wall

Preliminary Design

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Dellwood Ln

Indian Motorcycles

Multi-use trail to Dellwood

Greenway Rd

Crosswalks and traffic stop

Multi-Use Trail

Hudson Blvd

I-94

Freeway Buffer Wall

Refinement Concept

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Existing

Refinement Concept

Refinement Concept

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New Multi-use trail to Dellwood

Crosswalks and traffic stop

Station Platform

Station Platform

Widen (2’ min) Multi-use trail to Hadley

Freeway buffer wall

Freeway Buffer Wall

Refinement Concept

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Station Location + Guideway

BRTOD Plan

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Station Area Community Objectives      

Create a safe and comfortable station environment Ensure safe walking and biking Manage traffic speed on Hudson Boulevard Consider 1-94 pedestrian and bicycle crossing Reduce parking impacts to residents Preserve parking and auto access for Hudson Boulevard businesses

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Potential Station Access to 7th St

Primary Station Access

Greenway Station

Primary Station Access—Greenway Avenue

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Greenway Rd

Mixed-traffic bike lane

New sidewalk

Multi-Use Trail

Primary Station Access—Greenway Avenue

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Existing

Refinement Concept

Primary Station Access – Greenway Avenue

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Mixed-traffic bike lane

Maintain Drive-way Access

Potential TOD Site

New sidewalk

24’ Proposed Curb to Curb

8’

32’ Existing Curb to Curb

Primary Station Access – Greenway Ave

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Greenway Station

Multi-Modal Corridor

Multi-modal Corridor—Hudson Boulevard

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10’ Min. Multi-use trail to Dellwood

Indian Motorcycles

Greenway Rd

Dellwood Ln

Widen Multi-use trail (2’ min.) Greenway to Hadley

Multi-Use Trail

Hudson Blvd

Multi-modal Corridor—Hudson Boulevard (Dellwood to Hadley)

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Existing

Refinement Concept

Primary Station Access – Dellwood Ln

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10’ Min. Multi-use trail to Dellwood

10’ Min. Multi-use trail to Dellwood

Primary Station Access — Dellwood Ln

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Existing

Refinement Concept

Primary Station Access – Dellwood Ln

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Pedestrian scale lighting

Widened sidewalk with street trees

12’

Existing 52’ curb to curb

Primary Station Access – Dellwood Ln

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Greenway Station

Multi-Modal Corridor (TBD)

Multi-modal Corridor—Hudson Boulevard

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Tanner’s Lake

Segment C

Segment B

Segment A

Preliminary Design

Tanner’s Lake

Segment C

Segment B Refinement Concept

Segment A

Multi-Modal Corridor- Hudson Boulevard (Dellwood to Mn120)


Tanner’s Lake

Segment C

Segment B

Segment A

Preliminary Design

Tanner’s Lake

Segment C

Segment B Refinement Concept

Segment A

Multi-Modal Corridor- Hudson Boulevard (Dellwood to Mn120)


EA DRAWINGParking Lane OVERLAY

No sidewalks

Harley Davidson

Preliminary Design

Harley Davidson

Refinement Concept

Flex Multi-Use Trail/Event Parking Lane

Multi-modal Corridor– Hudson Boulevard (Segment A)


Driveway with Striped Crossing

Harley Davidson

Refinement Concept

Flex Multi-Use Trail/ Event Parking Lane

Hudson Boulevard (Segment A)


Existing (Looking west)

Refinement Concept (Looking west)

Hudson Boulevard (Segment A)

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Flex Multi-Use Trail/ Event Parking Lane

Sloped at Driveway for ADA Access

8’ 9’ flex parking

32’ curb to curb

Existing 40’ curb to curb 39’ curb to curb

Hudson Boulevard (Segment A)

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Tanner’s Lake

Segment C

Segment B

Segment A

Preliminary Design

Tanner’s Lake

Segment C

Segment B Refinement Concept

Segment A

Multi-Modal Corridor- Hudson Boulevard (Dellwood to Mn120)


EA DRAWING OVERLAY

No Sidewalk

Tanners Lake

Left Turn Lane (BRT Westbound to 3MMaplewood Station)

BRT Project will expand to 3-Lane Roadway (40’)

I-94

Preliminary Design

Multi-Use Trail to Mn-120

Refinement Concept

BRT Project will expand to 3-Lane Roadway (40’)

Hudson Boulevard (Segment B)


BRT Project will expand to 3-Lane Roadway (40’)

Existing roadway 36’

Existing Hudson Boulevard (Looking east)


10’ Multi-use trail to MN-120 trail (Century Avenue)

40’ Roadway Tanners Lake

Multi-Use Trail

Left Turn Lane (BRT Westbound to 3MMaplewood Station)

I-94 Refinement Concept

Hudson Boulevard (Segment B)


10’ 13.5’ 13’ 13.5’

Hudson Boulevard (Segment B)

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Tanner’s Lake

Segment C

Segment B

Segment A

Preliminary Design

Tanner’s Lake

Segment C

Segment B Refinement Concept

Segment A

Multi-Modal Corridor- Hudson Boulevard (Dellwood to Mn120)


Grade Separated Multi-use Trail On BRT Bridge (Option)

At-grade Multi-use Trail Crossing at Existing Signal Existing

Refinement Concept

Multi-Modal Corridor- Hudson Boulevard (Segment C)

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Mn120 Multi-use Trail

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3M Campus

Existing (Looking North)

Innovation Boulevard

Refinement Concept (Looking North)

Mn120 Multi-use Trail (Looking North)

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3M Campus

Innovation Boulevard

10’ MN-120 Trail (MnDOT Project Completed)

Century Avenue (MN 120 Northbound)

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Multi-Use Trail to 3M-Maplewood Station

Multi-Use Trail

New Crosswalk at Existing Signal

Multi-Modal Corridor- Hudson Boulevard (Segment C)

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Multi-Use Trail to BRT Bridge

Ped & bike crossing

Planned BRT Bridge

Multi-Use Trail on BRT Bridge

Multi-modal Corridor—Grade Separated Option

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Station Area Community Objectives      

Create a safe and comfortable station environment Ensure safe walking and biking Manage traffic speed on Hudson Boulevard Consider 1-94 pedestrian and bicycle crossing Reduce parking impacts to residents Preserve parking and auto access for Hudson Boulevard businesses

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Greenway Station

Walk/Bike Bridge

Multi-modal Corridor—Hudson Boulevard

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Station Area Community Objectives      

Create a safe and comfortable station environment Ensure safe walking and biking Manage traffic speed on Hudson Boulevard Consider 1-94 pedestrian and bicycle crossing Reduce parking impacts to residents Preserve parking and auto access for Hudson Boulevard businesses

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Existing Hudson Boulevard Speed Limit- 40 MPH

Existing Traffic Speed


Source: Vision Zero NetworkNational Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)

Traffic Speed


Consider Options for Reducing Traffic Speed between Dellwood and Greystone Greenway Station

Existing Roadway Network and Traffic Volumes


Station Location + Guideway

BRTOD Plan

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Potential near term development site

Long term development sites

Greenway Station— BRTOD (Long Term)

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New building

Greenway Rd

Existing commercial building

Potential New Building

Multi-Use Trail

Greenway Station— BRTOD (Near Term)

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Potential New Building

New building Station Platform Station Platform Freeway buffer wall

Greenway Station— BRTOD (Near Term)

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Existing

Potential BRTOD Concept

Greenway Station— BRTOD (Near Term)

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Potential storefront

Greenway Station— BRTOD (Near Term)

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Long term development sites

Greenway Station— BRTOD (Long Term)

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Approximate Long Term Redevelopment Area Indian Motorcycles

Indian Motorcycles

Harley Davidson Harley Davidson

Existing

Potential BRTOD Concept

Greenway Station— BRTOD (Long Term)

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Repurpose Building (Multi-Tenant Employment/Commercial Use)

Indian Motorcycles

Harley Davidson

Street Oriented Storefront Enhancements and Add Sidewalk

Reconfigure Parking and Access

Greenway Station— BRTOD (Long Term)

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New Street Oriented Buildings (Employment/Commercial Use)

Reconfigure Parking and Access Indian

Motorcycles

Harley Davidson

New Sidewalks and Access to Multi-use Trail

Greenway Station— BRTOD (Long Term)

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Approximate Long Term Redevelopment Area

Greenway Station— BRTOD (Long Term)

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2 and 3 Story Apartments

Parking Located Behind or to the Side of Buildings

Street Oriented Windows and Entries

Greenway Station— BRTOD (Long Term)

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Discussion

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Metro Transit Issue Resolution Team Generally, Metro transit is committed to walk and bike access within a Âź mile of Gold Line Stations. There is a need to clarify the extent of: 1. Walk/bike improvements on Greenway Avenue 2. Walk/bike improvements on Hudson Boulevard from Dellwood to Mn120 3. Mn120 walk/bike crossing improvements and connection to trails 4. BRT bridge improvements over Mn120 to include a multi-use trail 108


Existing

Refinement Concept

Primary Station Access – Greenway Avenue

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Tanner’s Lake

Segment C

Segment B

Segment A

Preliminary Design

Tanner’s Lake

Segment C

Segment B Refinement Concept

Segment A

Multi-Modal Corridor- Hudson Boulevard (Dellwood to Mn120)


EA DRAWING OVERLAY

No Sidewalk

Tanners Lake

Left Turn Lane (BRT Westbound to 3MMaplewood Station)

BRT Project will expand to 3-Lane Roadway (40’)

I-94

Preliminary Design

Multi-Use Trail to Mn-120

Refinement Concept

BRT Project will expand to 3-Lane Roadway (40’)

Hudson Boulevard (Segment B)


Grade Separated Multi-use Trail On BRT Bridge (Option)

At-grade Multi-use Trail Crossing at Existing Signal Existing

Refinement Concept

Multi-Modal Corridor- Hudson Boulevard (Segment C)

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Multi-Use Trail to 3M-Maplewood Station

Multi-Use Trail

New Crosswalk at Existing Signal

Multi-Modal Corridor- Hudson Boulevard (Segment C)

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Multi-Use Trail to BRT Bridge

Ped & bike crossing

Planned BRT Bridge

Multi-Use Trail on BRT Bridge

Multi-modal Corridor—Grade Separated Option

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Next Steps

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Greenway Station Planning Process 18 months Stakeholder Engagement

Phase

1

2

3

4

BRTOD P la ns

Purpose

Identify Opportunities Issues, & Concerns

Review Preliminary Land Use and Circulation Concepts

Review Preferred Concept

Review Draft BRTOD Plans

OCTOBER

MAY/JUNE

AUGUST/ SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER/ NOVEMBER

BRTOD/ Small Area Plans

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METRO

Gold Line BRTOD Plans

Greenway Station Concepts

Joint City Council Work Session May 8, 2018

Phase 2 02 Greenway (updated) joint council workshop  
Phase 2 02 Greenway (updated) joint council workshop