Well, it’s really the University/Hennepin/France [or Xerxes] line, but Hennepin, Xerxes, & France all dead-end, so there’s a little jog in the middle.One thing that concerns me about some of these extensions (and that I like about the Excelsior-France alignment that sadly isn't being considered) is that it diverges from the good route design that the other aBRT routes have prioritized. …
If someone asks you where the A Line runs, you'd tell them it mostly goes along Snelling and then a bit along 46th. Easy!
The E Line could end up running down 4th/University, down Hennepin, along 36th, down Calhoun Parkway, down Sheridan, onto 44th, then Xerxes, then 50th, then down France, and finally onto 66th to do a lap around Southdale.
No one cares that it goes on 36th or Sheridan. The jog is mostly just Upton & 44th to get to that node which developed because it was on an original streetcar line that snaked around the lakes. And that original streetcar line isn’t too far off the Green Line & extension; it went from Como Park to Excelsior via Hopkins.