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Route 48 Corridor Speed & Reliability Improvements
Project Update April 17, 2003

The following is a summary of proposed changes to bus stops along segment 4B of the Route 48 corridor, Greenwood Ave N to Oswego Pl NE. These changes are planned to become effective September 2003. Customer comments will be collected for this segment until June 2, 2003 before the stop consolidation plan is finalized. You can also look at a map of the proposed changes [67 kb] described below.

Proposed Inbound Stop Changes

EB N 85 St @ Dayton Ave N CLOSED

Routes Affected: 48, 355

Reasons for closing this stop:

  • Improve transit speed and reliability by reducing number of stops.
  • Bus stop located near other stops.
  • Improve benefits of traffic signal coordination.

Alternate Stop Locations:

Direction

Dist

Location

Existing Amenities

Routes Served

East

640

N 85 St
@ Fremont Ave N

Shelter, bench

48, 355

West

660

N 85 St
@ Greenwood Ave N

Shelter

48, 355


EB N 85 St @ Linden Ave N CLOSED

Route Affected: 48

Reasons for closing this stop:

  • Improve transit speed and reliability by reducing number of stops.
  • Bus stop located near other stops.
  • Stop location is not near a signalized pedestrian crossing.

Alternate Stop Locations:

Direction

Dist

Location

Existing Amenities

Routes Served

East

540

N 85 St
@ Aurora Ave N

Shelter

48, 355

West

650

N 85 St
@ Fremont Ave N

Shelter, bench

48, 355


EB N 85 St @ Ashworth Ave N CLOSED

Route Affected: 48

Reasons for closing this stop:

  • Improve transit speed and reliability by reducing number of stops.
  • Bus stop located near other stops.
  • Stop location is not near a signalized pedestrian crossing.

Alternate Stop Locations:

Direction

Dist

Location

Existing Amenities

Routes Served

East

540

N 85 St
@ Wallingford Ave N

Shelter

48, 355

West

650

N 85 St
@ Stone Ave N

 

48


EB East Green Lake Dr N @ Bagley Ave N CLOSED

Route Affected: 48

Reasons for closing this stop:

  • Improve transit speed and reliability by reducing number of stops.
  • Bus stop located near other stops.

Alternate Stop Locations:

Direction

Dist

Location

Existing Amenities

Routes Served

East

540

N 85 St
@ Sunnyside Ave N

 

48

West

780

N 85 St
@ Orin Ct N

 

48

Proposed Outbound Stop Changes

WB East Green Lake Dr N @ Bagley Ave N CLOSED

Route Affected: 48

Reasons for closing this stop:

  • Improve transit speed and reliability by reducing number of stops.
  • Bus stop located near other stops.

Alternate Stop Locations:

Direction

Dist

Location

Existing Amenities

Routes Served

East

360

N 85 St
@ Sunnyside Ave N

 

48

West

960

N 85 St
@ Orin Ct N

 

48


NB Wallingford Ave N @ N 85 St CLOSED

Routes Affected: 16, 48

Reasons for closing this stop:

  • Improve transit speed and reliability by reducing number of stops.
  • Bus stop located near other stops.
  • Support possible transit signal priority at nearby signal.

Alternate Stop Locations:

Direction

Dist

Location

Existing Amenities

Routes Served

South

540

Wallingford Ave N
@ N 82 St

 

16, 48

West

~350

N 85 St
@ Wallingford Ave N

Shelter (to be removed)

48, 355

North

800

Wallingford Ave N
@ N 88 St

 

16

Note: A new shelter is planned at the northbound stop on Wallingford Ave N @ N 82 St. Also, see next item below:


WB N 85 St @ Wallingford Ave N RELOCATE

Routes Affected: 48, 355

This stop currently serves the 48 Express and 355 Express only. This stop is proposed to be relocated to the west so that local route 48 buses can serve it safely. The shelter would be removed due to the low number of boardings. This relocation is dependent on a right-of-way survey and city approval.


WB N 85 St @ Ashworth Ave N CLOSED

Route Affected: 48

Reasons for closing this stop:

  • Improve transit speed and reliability by reducing number of stops.
  • Bus stop located near other stops.
  • Stop location is not near a signalized pedestrian crossing.

Alternate Stop Locations:

Direction

Dist

Location

Existing Amenities

Routes Served

East

~400

N 85 St
@ Wallingford Ave N

Shelter (to be removed)

48, 355

West

520

N 85 St
@ Stone Ave N

 

48


WB N 85 St @ Linden Ave N CLOSED

Route Affected: 48

Reasons for closing this stop:

  • Improve transit speed and reliability by reducing number of stops.
  • Bus stop located near other stops.
  • Stop location is not near a signalized pedestrian crossing.

Alternate Stop Locations:

Direction

Dist

Location

Existing Amenities

Routes Served

West

680

N 85 St
@ Fremont Ave N

 

48, 355

East

760

N 85 St
@ Aurora Ave N

Shelter

48, 355


WB N 85 St @ Dayton Ave N CLOSED

Route Affected: 48, 355

Reasons for closing this stop:

  • Improve transit speed and reliability by reducing number of stops.
  • Bus stop located near other stops.
  • Improve benefits of traffic signal coordination.

Alternate Stop Locations:

Direction

Dist

Location

Existing Amenities

Routes Served

East

660

N 85 St
@ Fremont Ave N

 

48, 355

West

670

N 85 St
@ Greenwood Ave N

Covered area

48, 355

Updated: May 1, 2003