Active Transportation Infrastructure

A bike lane painted in white on a divided street, with an office building beyond the street.

What is the indicator?

This indicator measures the amount of active transportation infrastructure (e.g., bike routes, bike lanes, and other forms of bike infrastructure; sidewalks) in miles in Champaign-Urbana.

 

What does the data say? Are there any notable trends?

 

Active Transportation Infrastructure

 Champaign-Urbana        
Shared-Use Path (miles)Divided Shared-Use Path (miles)Bike Path (miles)Bike Lanes (miles)Shared Lane Markings (miles)Shared Bike/Parking Lanes (miles)Bike Route (miles)Total Bike Facilities (miles)Sidewalk (miles)
201043.054.66.5311.051.450066.68
201144.684.66.5312.311.670069.79
201248.84.66.312.32.30074.3
201350.74.66.319.64.50.84.390.8
201451.64.66.320.64.90.84.393.1
2015580.89
2016

 

The total mileage of bicycle facilities (“bicycle facilities” includes the following forms of bike infrastructure: shared-use paths, divided shared-use paths, bike paths, bike lanes, shared lane markings, shared bike/parking lanes, and bike routes) has significantly increased since 2010.

There is no trend data for sidewalk mileage: 2016 was the first year that sidewalk mileage data was collected and released.

 

Why is this important?/Why did we include it in our set of indicators?

The amount of active transportation infrastructure in the community, in miles, provides additional information about residents’ ability to get around the community without needing a car, and, to some degree, how much active transportation is valued and prioritized in the community.

 

Where did we get the data, and how often is it released?

This data is collected and released in several CUUATS documents: the annual Long Range Transportation Plan Report Cards, released annually; the Champaign County Greenways & Trails Plan; and the Sidewalk Network Inventory and Assessment for the Champaign Urbana Urbanized Area.

 

Sources: LRTP Report Cards, 2010-2014; Champaign County Greenways and Trails Plan; Sidewalk Network Inventory and Assessment for the Champaign Urbana Urbanized Area. 2016. CUUATS, CCRPC, CCGIS Consortium.