Miles of trails infrastructure

In 2019, the urbanized area added the following off-street trail infrastructure:

  • Park Street Sidepath (from Broadway Avenue to McCullough Street)
  • Church Street Corridor Shared-Use Path (from Brosky Drive to east of Hill Street Court)
  • Carle at the Fields Trail (from Curtis Road to Curtis Road- loop)*
  • Carle at the Fields Trail (from Fields South Dr at Windsor West Apartments to Fields South Dr at Curtis Rd)*
  • Carle at the Fields Trail (from Carle at the Fields Trail to Carle at the Fields Trail- loop)*

*These trails were constructed in 2018, however, due to data unavailability, were not included in the previous report card update.

Since 2015, the construction of 6.7 miles of the Kickapoo Rail Trail from Urbana to St. Joseph in 2017 made the most substantial increase in trail facilities. During 2019, there were 2.0 miles of new trail infrastructure built, for a total of 83.3 miles of trails. The table below shows the total mileage of trail infrastructure by year.

Miles of Trail Infrastructure

Miles200420092010201120122013201420152016201720182019
Off-Street Trails38.955.356.6
58.0
62.2
64.2
65.170.670.877.581.383.3
Data Source: Champaign County Greenways and Trails
 

 

There were 80 unique recommendations (totaling 54.9 miles of trails) proposed in the Champaign Trails Plan (2011) and the Champaign County Greenways and Trails Plan (2014)  as high priority or short-term projects in the metropolitan planning area. The Urbana Trails Master Plan (UTMP), approved in 2016, added another 9 unique high-priority or short-term projects.

Completed Trail Recommendations

YearMiles of new trail infrastructureMiles of new trails that are high-priority projects in plansPercentage of completed plan recommendations
20155.50.42.8%
20160.20.23.1%
20176.76.715.3%
20184.01.017.1%
20192.00.7718.5%
Data Source: Urbana Trails Master Plan (UTMP), Champaign Trails Plan, and Champaign County Greenways and Trails Plan

The table above shows the percentage of high-priority trail recommendations that have been completed from the three plans referenced in the objective. The 2017 progress on the Kickapoo Rail Trail raised the percentage of completed plan recommendations to 15.3 percent, which was a major increase from 2015 and 2016 numbers (2.8 percent and 3.1 percent). In 2019, the construction of 0.77 miles of completed high-priority trail infrastructure increased the percentage of completed plan recommendations to 18.5 percent.