New sidewalks connecting to bus stops

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)