Baker Station Feasibility Study

Date: 1/1/21 - 5/31/21
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Baker Station Feasibility Study

Student Researcher: Ted Harberg

Client: City and County of Denver - Community Planning and Development
 
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The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is making plans for the future of railroad infrastructure between Colfax Avenue and Alameda Avenue. The northern half of the Baker Neighborhood has remained beyond walking distance to their nearest light rail stations ever since the line was first constructed in the early 1990s. At this relatively early stage in the planning of future infrastructure, it is the perfect time to bring new ideas to the table that might benefit the community. This study assesses the feasibility and potential benefits of adding a new light rail station in Baker. The researcher finds that a station here could produce strong ridership results and recommends that the City and County of Denver and CDOT advance the concept for further study and evaluation.