Total bicycle crashes

There were 37 bicycle crashes in the urbanized area in 2017 (the most recent year with data available), which is a decrease of 9 crashes from 2016 and a return to the 2014 baseline number of bicycle crashes. The 5-year rolling average of bicycle crashes in the urbanized area has decreased from a range of 50 to 55 bicycle crashes in the previous years to 45.2 in 2014. It further decreased to an average of 42.8 bicycle crashes in 2017. 

The table and chart below show the historic total bicycle crashes since 1998 for the cities of Champaign and Urbana, and from 2005 to 2017 for the urbanized area. Note that the urbanized area boundary, defined in the U.S. Census, changed in 2010.

Historic Bicycle Crashes in the Region

YearChampaignUrbanaSavoyBondvilleTolonoUrbanized Area
19983518000-
19993711000-
20002811000-
20013117000-
20024315000-
20033817000-
20043611000-
2005342300057
2006461720066
2007332000053
2008271500054
2009392100061
2010321900051
2011401000051
2012171500136
2013331700151
2014201300037
2015251600043
2016251810146
201725910137
Data source: IDOT City Summaries, IDOT Crash Summaries, IDOT Illinois Travel Statistics Report, CUUATS SCIL Report

DISCLAIMER: The motor vehicle crash data referenced herein was provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation. Any conclusions drawn from analysis of the aforementioned data are the sole responsibility of the data recipient(s).  Additionally, for coding years 2015 to present, the Bureau of Data Collection uses the exact latitude/longitude supplied by the investigating law enforcement agency to locate crashes. Therefore, location data may vary in previous years since data prior to 2015 was physically located by bureau personnel.

Total Bicycle Crashes PM Summary

Goal Maintain, preserve and operate its existing transportation system in a safe and secure usable state to provide safe, efficient and reliable movement of people, goods, services in the short term, and in the long term, achieve the State’s goal of zero deaths and disabling injuries.
Objective Reduce the total number of crashes involving bicyclists in Champaign- Urbana by 15% by 2020
Performance Measure Number of bicycle crashes
2016 Rating

There were 43 bicycle crashes in the urbanized area in 2015, an increase of 6 crashes from 2014. The 5-year rolling average of bicycle crashes in the urbanized area decreased slightly (3.5%) from 45.2 in 2014 to 43.6 in 2015. Neutral rating.

2017 Rating

There were 46 bicycle crashes in the urbanized area in 2016 (the most recent year with data available), an increase of 9 crashes from 2014. The 5-year rolling average of bicycle crashes in the urbanized area decreased slightly (5.8%) from 45.2 in 2014 to 42.6 in 2016. Neutral rating.

2018 Rating

There were 37 bicycle crashes in the urbanized area in 2017 (the most recent year with data available), which is a decrease of 9 bicycle crashes and a return to the 2014 baseline. The 5-year rolling average of bicycle crashes in the urbanized area decreased 5.3 percent from 45.2 bicycle crashes in 2014 (2010-2014) to 42.8 bicycle crashes in 2017 (2013-2017). Positive rating.