Miles of bike infrastructure

In 2019, the urbanized area added the following on-street bike infrastructure:

  • Bradley Avenue Bike Lanes (from Alpine Drive to Bluegrass Lane)
  • Welch Drive Bike Lanes (from Lincoln Avenue to Brosky Drive)

The total mileage of bike facilities has increased by 18.4 percent in the Champaign-Urbana Urbanized Area from 103.7 miles in 2015 to 122.8 miles in 2019. There has been a 21.8 percent (6.3 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 / Mileage200420092010201120122013201420152016201720182019
Total41.4
6069.9
72.7
77.7
94.1
96.5103.7104.6
114.3120.3122.8
Shared-Use Path (sidepath, divided, off-street)31.2
47.448.7
50.1
54.5
56.5
57.463.063.2
69.9
74.276.2
Bike Path (includes UIUC Bike Path)7.7
7.97.9
7.9
7.7
7.7
7.77.67.6
7.67.17.1
Bike Lanes (on-street)2.5
4.711.8
13.1
13.1
20.3
21.422.923.5
25.727.027.5
Shared Lane Markings (sharrows)001.4
1.7
2.3
4.5
4.95.25.2
5.86.76.7
Shared Bike/Parking Lanes000000.8
0.80.80.8
1.01.01
Bike Route000004.3
4.34.34.3
4.34.34.3
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 2.53 miles of new bike infrastructure completed in 2019, 0.77 miles were listed as high-priority bike infrastructure in the plans, making the percentage of completed plan recommendations 19.5 percent. This is an increase of 15.6 percentage points from 2015.

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%
20192.530.7719.50%
Data Source: Urbana Bicycle Master Plan, and Champaign County Greenways and Trails Plan