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Alternative 7B: Streetcar-Lowell/52nd

Description: Streetcar on 38th Avenue to Lowell Boulevard to 52nd Avenue to Ralston Road to Olde Wadsworth, then west on neighborhood streets to Ward Road

Reason Dismissed:
Lack of community support.

Proposed Technology:
Streetcar

Proposed Route:
Operating in-street beginning at Denver Union Station (DUS), north to Park, west over I-25 on Park flyover to 38th, west on 38th to Lowell, north on Lowell to 52nd, west on 52nd to Sheridan, north on Sheridan to Ralston Road, west on Ralston Road to Olde Wadsworth, south on Olde Wadsworth to Grandview Avenue, west on Grandview to Zephyr Street, south on Zephyr to Ridge Road, west on Ridge to Balsam Street, north on Balsam to Grandview, west on Grandview to Carr Street, south on Carr Street to Ridge, west on ridge to Garrison Street, north on Garrison to Ridge, west on Ridge to Independence Street, south on Independence to Ridge, west on Ridge to Ward.

7 Proposed Stations:
Kalamath, Federal, Regis, Sheridan, Olde Town, Kipling and Ward

EVALUATION CRITERIA RESULTS/COMMENTS
Fulfills Project's Purpose & Need YES
Affordability/ Cost-Effectiveness YES: $291 Million
(Gold Line Budget $462 Million +/- 10%)
Environmental Impacts
  • All impacts contained to public Right of Way  
  • Mixed flow operation allows auto travel in same Right of Way
Community Impacts/Benefits
  • Fewer than 10 properties that need to be purchased  
  • 34,180 population w/in ½ mile of stations
Consistency with local plans Neutral to Inconsistent
Mobility Improvements
  • Travel time from Ward Rd. to DUS approximately 35 minutes  
  • Travel time by auto from Ward Rd. to DUS projected to be 50 min. in 2030  
  • Preliminary Ridership Projection: 11,000 to 13,000 per day
Community and Agency Support TBD

For a complete matrix of data comparing Level 2 Analysis of Alternative 7B to other Gold Line Alternatives, click here.



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