What Do You Know About Bottineau's D-1, D-2 Alignments?
On Dec. 18, the Golden Valley City Council will vote on a resolution that will move studies forward on the D-1 alignment. Learn more about the D-1 and D-2 alignments, both paths under review in the Draft Environmental Impact Study.
At a Nov. 28 public hearing, Golden Valley residents shared their heated opinions about the Bottineau Transitway and the Locally Preferred Alternative, a light rail route that would bring the train through Golden Valley.
The Draft Environmental Impact Study is currently being conducted on four alternative routes. Two route alternatives impact Golden Valley and North Minneapolis, and two routes impact the northern suburbs, including Maple Grove.
For Golden Valley residents, the D-1 path would bring the train through the city, with a stop adjacent to Theodore Wirth Park or on Golden Valley Road. The D-2 path brings the train through North Minneapolis, with stations on Plymouth Avenue and Broadway Avenue and another station near North Memorial Hospital.
But how much do you know about each proposed alignment? The information in the below table comes from Draft Environmental Impact Study 2011-2012 scoping documents.
|D-1 Alignment||D-2 Alignment|
|Alignment length||4.6 miles||4.7 miles|
|Running time||8 minutes, 27 seconds||12 minutes, 26 seconds|
|Average speed||32.8 miles per hour||22.8 miles per hour|
|Number of station stops||3||4|
|Operating cost per passenger||$2.46-2.70||$2.64-2.92|
|Number of intersection closures||0||6|
|Business or residences lost||0||127|