Community input influences METRO Gold Line planning

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June 18, 2020


Community input on Gold Line design plans


In April 2020, the METRO Gold Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project reached a new milestone with project design plans 30% completed. To help refine route and station details, we asked the community for feedback on the updated plans to better determine how future Gold Line riders will travel to and from stations and what would encourage more people to walk, bike or roll to stations. We wrapped up the engagement in May, and we’re thankful to the more than 100 people who provided feedback.

The top four comments on the design plans we heard from respondents are:

  • Walk or drive and park nearby is how most of them plan to access stations .
  • More sidewalk and trail connections to and from stations would encourage them to walk, bike or roll to stations.
  • Safer road crossings, easy and secure bike storage at stations and on buses, and stations with amenities to keep transit riders comfortable in all weather conditions were also reported to encourage walking or biking to stations.
  • Safety and security for pedestrians, transit riders and neighborhoods located near future transit stations are important.

For more details on what we heard, check out the engagement summary. If you haven’t seen the updated project design plans yet, you can view them on the project website and submit comments or questions through the online comment forms:

We’ll have more opportunities later this year for you to review the 60% completed design plans and to again provide input on the route and station details before final design.

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Connect with Gold Line staff
If you have any questions for comments, reach out to Liz Jones, Community Outreach Coordinator, at 651-602-1977 or

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