New sidewalks connecting to bus stops (Pending)

Providing (ADA compliant) missing sidewalk connections at transit stops will increase accessibility to transit services for all residents in the urbanized area. Better connections between different active transportation options, in this case walking and transit, will help promote physical activity and healthy communities.

This performance measure focuses on sidewalk connections to bus stops within 50 feet of C-U MTD’s high frequency routes. High frequency routes were identified as bus routes with weekday ridership greater than 1,000 and/or weekend ridership greater than 40. Bus stops with sidewalk connections were identified by selecting stops along the high frequency routes and within 50 feet of the nearest sidewalk segment

In 2018, 84.9 percent of the bus stops on high frequency routes were identified as having a direct sidewalk connection, an increase of 0.2 percent from 2015. There were fewer bus stops on high frequency routes in need of better sidewalk connections in 2018 (307 stops) compared with 2015 (358 stops). This is partially because more bus stops (2 in 2017 and 11 in 2016) that had been missing sidewalk connections were provided with new sidewalk connections. It is also partially due to the fact that some of the stops have been consolidated following the Transit Facility Guidelines.

C-U MTD Bus Stops within 50 Feet of Sidewalk Connections

Update Year2015201620172018
Bus Stops on High Frequency Routes with Sidewalk Connections1975190517431722
Bus Stops on High Frequency Routes without Sidewalk Connections358335312307
Total Number of Bus Stops with New Sidewalk Connections since 20150111313
Percentage of High Frequency Bus Stops with a Sidewalk Connection84.7%85.0%84.8%84.9%
Data Source: Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (C-U MTD)

Bus Stops with Sidewalk Connection PM Summary

Goal Promote healthy communities and improve overall residential quality of life by strengthening existing neighborhoods and housing developments, evaluating and expanding active transportation infrastructure, and promoting energy conservation and environmental quality.
Objective Increase accessibility to transit services by providing missing sidewalks connecting to at least 20 bus stops by 2020.
Performance Measure Miles of new sidewalks connecting to bus stops. Percentage of bus stops with direct sidewalk connections.
2016 Rating In 2016, 85% of the bus stops on high frequency routes had direct sidewalk connection. 11 bus stops were provided with sidewalk connections.

This performance measure receives a positive rating because of the substantial progress made towards the objective of providing missing sidewalk connections to at least 20 bus stops by 2020.

2017 Rating In 2017, 85% of the bus stops on high frequency routes had direct sidewalk connection. 13 bus stops that had been missing sidewalk connections in 2015 were provided with new sidewalk connections in 2016 and 2017.

This performance measure receives a positive rating because of the substantial progress made towards the objective of providing missing sidewalk connections to at least 20 bus stops by 2020.

2018 Rating
(Pending Approval)
In 2018, 84.9% of the bus stops on high frequency routes had direct sidewalk connection. Thirteen bus stops that had been missing sidewalk connections were provided with new sidewalk connections since 2015.

This performance measure receives a neutral rating because although substantial progress has been made towards the objective, the rate of progress is below the target of providing at least 20 bus stops with new sidewalk connections by 2020.