Miles of bike infrastructure

In 2018, the urbanized area added the following on-street bike infrastructure:

  • Green Street bike lanes, MCORE project (from east of Third Street to east of First Street and from east of Lincoln Avenue to Wright Street)
  • Green Street sharrows, MCORE project (from east of First Street to Neil Street)
  • Pennsylvania Avenue sharrows  (from Fourth Street to the east Champaign city limit/east of Sixth Street)
  • Wright Street sharrows, MCORE project (from Wright Street to Second Street)
  • Windsor Road bike lanes (from Duncan Avenue to Briar Hill Drive)
  • Wright Street bike lanes, MCORE project (from Springfield Avenue to north of White Street)

M-CORE projects contributed to nearly three-quarters of on-street bike infrastructure completed during 2018. MCORE project 4 and MCORE 5 are still under construction.  The total mileage of bike facilities has increased by 16.0 percent in the Champaign-Urbana Urbanized Area from 103.7 miles in 2015 to 120.3 miles in 2018. There has been a 20 percent (5.8 miles) increase of on-street bikeways (bike lanes, shared lane markings, sharrows, shared bike/parking lanes) since 2015, as shown in the table and chart below.

Historical Urbanized Area Bicycle Facilities

Path Type / Mileage20042009201020112012201320142015201620172018
Total41.4
6069.9
72.7
77.7
94.1
96.5103.7104.6
114.3120.3
Shared-Use Path (sidepath, divided, off-street)31.2
47.448.7
50.1
54.5
56.5
57.463.063.2
69.9
74.2
Bike Path (includes UIUC Bike Path)7.7
7.97.9
7.9
7.7
7.7
7.77.67.6
7.67.1
Bike Lanes (on-street)2.5
4.711.8
13.1
13.1
20.3
21.422.923.5
25.727.0
Shared Lane Markings (sharrows)001.4
1.7
2.3
4.5
4.95.25.2
5.86.7
Shared Bike/Parking Lanes000000.8
0.80.80.8
1.01.0
Bike Route000004.3
4.34.34.3
4.34.3
Source: Champaign County Greenways and Trails

 

A total number of 155 projects, with a length of 75.3 miles of bike infrastructure, were proposed in the Urbana Bicycle Master Plan (2016), and the Champaign County Greenways and Trails Plan (2014). The table below shows the percentage of high-priority bike facility recommendations proposed in the plans that have been completed. Of the 6.19 miles of new bike infrastructure completed in 2018, 2.75 miles were listed as high-priority bike infrastructure in the plans, making the percentage of completed plan recommendations 18.5 percent. This is an increase of 14.7 percentage points from 2015 and 3.6 percentage points from the previous year.

Completed Bike Infrastructure Recommendations

PlansMiles of new bike infrastructureMiles of new bike infrastructure that are high-priority projects in plansPercentage of completed plan recommendations
20157.241.243.9%
20160.860.865.0%
20179.697.4314.9%
20186.192.7518.5%
Data Source: Urbana Bicycle Master Plan, and Champaign County Greenways and Trails Plan

 

This performance measure receives a neutral rating because despite the addition of 6.19 miles of new bike infrastructure to the region in 2018, less than 40 percent of the objective has been completed during 60 percent of the target time frame.

 

Bicycle Infrastructure PM Summary

Goal Increase accessibility, connectivity, and mobility of people and freight to all areas of the region through the use of an interconnected multi- modal system of transportation that is cost-effective for people, businesses, and institutions that will increase the efficiency of the transportation system by allowing freedom of choice in all modes of transportation including active modes whenever possible.
Objective Complete 50% of short term bicycle infrastructure recommendations proposed in the Urbana Bicycle Master Plan (UBMP) and Champaign County Greenways and Trails (CCGT) Plan (within the MPA) by 2020.
Performance Measure Miles of different types of bicycle infrastructure Percent of UBMP and CCGT plan recommendations completed
2016 Rating

33.8 miles of bikeways in 2016. Increased 2.0% (0.67 miles) from 2015.

5% of the recommendations proposed in the CCGT Plan and less than 1 mile of priority projects proposed in the Champaign County Greenways and Trails (CCGT) Plan were completed in 2016. Neutral Rating.

2017 Rating

There were 114.3 miles of bike infrastructure in the Urbanized Area in 2017, an increase of 10.2% (10.5 miles) from 2015.

14.8% of the high-priority bike infrastructure recommendations proposed in the plans have been completed. Positive rating.

2018 Rating

There were 120.3 miles of bike infrastructure in the Urbanized Area in 2018, an increase of 16.0% (16.6 miles) from 2015.

18.5% of the high-priority bike infrastructure recommendations proposed in the plans have been completed. Neutral rating.