St. Paul: Phase II Streetcar study results are in

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Phase II Streetcar Study Results Are In

It’s here.

Based mainly on three criteria – demand, “transit supported land use” (read, “transit-oriented development), and development potential – East Side corridors ranked fairly high…

“Arcade + Maryland overall rated Best for ridership and development potential and Good for Land Use. However, potential demand along Maryland Avenue is relatively low, leaving the segment between Maryland Avenue and downtown as the best suited for streetcar service.”

“East 7th Street overall also rates Best for ridership and development potential and Good for land use. However, ridership and development potential is low beyond Hazelwood Street, leaving the segment between Hazelwood Street and downtown as the best suited for streetcar service.”

“Payne rated Best for potential demand and Good for land use and development potential, with strong potential through the end of the line at Maryland Avenue.”

However, only Payne and East 7th will be brought forward for Phase III of the study, as Arcade + Maryland due to “greater community support” for East 7th and duplication issues.

A great read, with some fascinating data charts and maps.