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Final Documents

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The purpose of the regional access management guidelines is to provide techniques that CUUATS member agencies can use to control access between the roadways and the adjacent land uses in the Champaign-Urbana urbanized area, while preserving the functional integrity of the local roadway system in terms of safety, capacity, and speed. Approved 2013.

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Accessible Pedestrian Signals permit users to cross with increased safety and security at busy intersections. These documents relate to guidelines for and logic behind APS installation.

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CCRPC was contracted by the Champaign Unit #4 School District to conduct a traffic impact analysis for the reconstruction of Booker T. Washington Elementary School in the City of Champaign. This report evaluates projected future trips generated to/from the school, existing traffic volumes, roadway and intersection capacities, safe walking routes to school facilities, and traffic control and sign requirements. Completed 2010.

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CCRPC was contracted by the Champaign Unit #4 School District to conduct a traffic impact analysis for the proposed Carrie Busey Elementary School in the Village of Savoy. This report evaluates projected future trips generated to/from the school, existing traffic volumes, roadway and intersection capacities, safe walking routes to school facilities, and traffic control and sign requirements. Completed 2011.

Complete Streets Policy

Complete Streets are avenues, boulevards, roads, and drives with room for every traveler to safely and conveniently reach their destination. This policy is meant to guide the decisions of CUUATS and its member agencies and in no way supersedes the existing policies of CUUATS member agencies. Approved 2012.

Transportation and Economic Development Plan cover

The purpose of this initiative was to identify existing economic development goals in the Champaign-Urbana Urbanized Area that can be supported by transportation planning, policy, and infrastructure improvements. This study was carried out by CUUATS staff as part of the LRTP 2040 between 2012 and 2015. Although the LRTP 2040 was approved in December 2014, this is a separate document that was not finalized and approved until December 2015. The content in this document will be revised and updated as a chapter of the LRTP in the future.

Federally Obligated Projects document cover

Federal legislation requires Metropolitan Planning Organizations to publish an annual listing of obligated transportation projects for which Federal funds have been given in the preceding year, including pedestrian and bicycle projects. Approved September 2015.

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Active Choices is the 2014 update of the Champaign County Greenways & Trails Plan, which outlines how the countywide greenway, trail and bikeway system should develop in the next 20 years. Design guidelines, logos, and signage were also updated and incorporated into the plan. Completed 2014.

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CUUATS staff presented the Hazardous Material Commodity Flow Study for Champaign County to the CUUATS Technical Committee in December 2015.

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Transportation networks have well-documented connections to population health through the ways they encourage or discourage different transportation mode choices and land use decisions. This report is the first step toward incorporating population health in our transportation planning decisions and the Long Range Transportation Plan: Sustainable Choices 2040, currently underway and due to go into effect in 2015.

An important limitation related to studying the relationships between different health conditions and the transportation network is that correlations do not necessarily prove causation. Many illnesses and health conditions reveal themselves in different ways in different people and result from intersections of multiple factors and risk modifiers. The findings of this study should not be interpreted as asserting that the transportation system is the only factor that determines health outcomes in the community. At the same time, scientific evidence asserts that even small increases in active transportation could lead to significant decreases in chronic disease and increases in overall public health, which makes this a unique opportunity for CUUATS to facilitate positive change in the health of the community. Completed 2014.

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CUUATS was contracted to complete the IL 130/High Cross Road Corridor Study for east Urbana and surrounding rural areas. Approved 2007.

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ITS is a concept that shows how people and technology interact in order to improve the safety and efficiency of our region’s transportation system. Approved 2005.

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A document that CUUATS member agencies signed into effect that establishes CUUATS functions, members, and committees. Approved 2011.

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The 20-year transportation plan for the urbanized area, updated every five years. Approved 2004. The LRTP 2025 Addendum was approved in June 2007.

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The five-year update of the transportation plan for the urbanized area. Approved 2009.

The Choices Report Card is an annual consistent update process that allows a fine-scale assessment of LRTP Measures of Effectiveness and the goals and objectives they are designed to measure.

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The five-year update of the transportation plan for the urbanized area. Approved 2014.

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CCRPC was contracted by the City of Champaign to perform a pedestrian movement and safety study at the intersection of Mattis Avenue and Sangamon Drive on typical weekdays when schools are in session. This intersection is located three blocks east of Jefferson Middle School and Centennial High School of the Champaign Unit #4 School District. Completed 2012.

ppr

A document that outlines how projects seeking Federal transportation funding are prioritized for the urbanized area.

CUUATS Public Participation Plan

A document that outlines how CUUATS involves the public in its planning efforts. Approved 2016.

Roadway Functional Classification

Functional classification is a process by which highways and streets are grouped into classes or systems based on the character of service they are intended to provide. CUUATS member agencies worked with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to reach a mutual agreement on changes to the existing functional classification within the Champaign-Urbana Urbanized Area. Approved 2013.

CRG_2012

The objective of this document is to provide CUUATS member agencies with guidelines for the implementation of roundabouts as an alternative to other intersection traffic controls. A modern roundabout is a circular intersection where traffic flows around a center island. Modern roundabouts are defined by two basic operational and design principles: yield-at-entry and deflection for entering traffic. Approved 2012.

Prairie Campus 2016 Safe Routes to School Plan

CCRPC was contracted by the Champaign-Urbana Safe Routes to School (C-U SRTS) Project to develop a Safe Routes to School Plan for Dr. Williams Elementary School on Urbana’s Prairie Campus. This report identifies barriers and solutions for students to walk and bike to school. Approved 2016.

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CCRPC was contracted by the City of Champaign to develop a Safe Routes to School Plan for Dr. Howard Elementary. This report identifies barriers and solutions for students to walk and bike to school. Approved 2012.

Safe Routes to School Plan: South Side

CCRPC was contracted by the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) and City of Champaign to develop a Safe Routes to School Plan for South Side Elementary. This report identifies barriers and solutions for students to walk and bike to school. Approved 2016.

Stratton_SRTS

CCRPC was contracted by the City of Champaign to develop a Safe Routes to School Plan for Stratton Elementary School in Champaign. This report identifies barriers and solutions for students to walk and bike to school. Approved 2011.

saferoutes

CCRPC was contracted by Thomasboro School District #130 and the Village of Thomasboro to develop a Safe Routes to School Plan for Thomasboro Grade School in Thomasboro. This report identifies barriers and solutions for students to walk and bike to school. Approved 2013.

srtsr

CCRPC was contracted to conduct the evaluation of data collected between 2008 and 2010 by the Champaign-Urbana Safe Routes to School Project. This report summarizes walkability checklists, parent surveys, and travel tallies about walking and bicycling to school in Champaign-Urbana. Updated 2012.

swrm

This document includes maps that show safer routes for children to use while walking and biking to public elementary and middle schools in Champaign-Urbana. Updated 2015.

srtsGuide

CUUATS staff developed a guidebook for IDOT to share with Illinois communities for creating Safe Walking Route Maps in June 2011.

SCIL

The Selected Crash Intersection Locations report identifies and analyzes those intersections that had an inordinately high number of crashes in the Champaign-Urbana area, and proposed recommended improvements for those intersections. Approved 2015.

Sidewalk Network Inventory and Assessment Cover

The Sidewalk Network Inventory and Assessment was an effort to create a comprehensive database of sidewalk network features within the Champaign Urbana Urbanized Area. The database was designed to assess and track the condition and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance of the sidewalk network, and to highlight potential improvements, such as closure of sidewalk gaps and replacement of non-compliant curb ramps. Approved February 2016.

smcs

CCRPC was contracted to complete a corridor study for St. Mary’s Road on the southern portion of the University of Illinois campus. This corridor study looked at future land use, development and the transportation network in the year 2035. Completed 2008.

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The study will evaluate and make recommendations for transportation and land use development for the next 20 years. The study area is bounded by Barker Road to the west, Interstate 57 to the east, Hensley Road to the north, and Old Church Road to the south. Approved 2009.

CUUATS Title VI Program

Every three years, or as necessary, CUUATS updates the Title VI report, which documents our compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Approved 2016.

TRANSIMS

This study sought to determine whether TRANSIMS would be able to provide the necessary tools to achieve the functional requirements of travel demand modeling for small- and medium-sized MPOs. It also looked into other resources needed for implementing a travel demand model in TRANSIMS and also the accuracy of the results. Completed 2010.

CUUATS Transit Facility Guidelines

The Champaign-Urbana Urbanized Area Transit Facility Guidelines is a comprehensive document that outlines a process to make transit facilities within the urbanized area more accessible for persons with disabilities and lower-income persons. The document includes resources for accessibility and best practices for transit facilities, a multi-level and multi-variable analysis of the CUMTD service area in terms of accessibility and transit facilities, and facility design recommendations for CUMTD to enhance accessibility. Approved 2016.

Transportation Improvement Program (TIP 2017-20)

The Transportation Improvement Program lists transportation projects anticipated to be constructed in the urbanized area during the next four fiscal years. By mandate, the TIP must include projects receiving federal and state funding; the CUUATS TIP also includes local projects from our member agencies. Compiling the document requires a consensus among all CUUATS agencies, thus establishing compliance with federal laws and eligibility for federal funding.

To access the full project database for the FY 2017-2020 TIP as well as additional information about the TIP and update procedure, visit the CUUATS TIP website.

TIP Document Archive

ICT

Travel demand modeling (TDM) is an important tool in the transportation planning community. It helps forecast travel characteristics into the future at various planning levels such as state, region, and corridor. Using travel demand modeling to evaluate different situations (changes in land use and/or transportation network) would allow Metropolitan Planning Organizations’ (MPOs) staff to make educated decisions regarding growth and improvements to their respective transportation networks.

This study established a framework for developing travel demand models at the MPO regional level considering their limited available resources. Special attention was given to simplicity and accuracy of the travel model development process. Extensive calibration and validation checks were recommended, as accuracy of travel forecasting is of high importance.

As an important part of this study, a statewide group, the Illinois Modeling Users Group (IL-MUG), was created to support, set standards, and guide the development, implementation, and maintenance of travel demand models in small and medium sized MPOs in Illinois. Completed 2011.

udcms

CUUATS staff, in collaboration with the University of Illinois and the Cities of Urbana and Champaign, have completed crosswalk guidelines for signage and markings in the University District. Updated 2011.

UDTCS_Final_Report

The Champaign County Regional Planning Commission received a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation to conduct a traffic circulation study for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s University District. The Campus Area Transportation Study Technical Advisory Committee acted as the study steering committee. Completed 2013.

ubmp

CUUATS was contracted to complete a bicycle plan for the City of Urbana, which connects major destinations in the city and surrounding areas. Approved 2008.

us45

CUUATS was contracted to complete the US45 Corridor Study and Plan for an area including Savoy, Tolono, and parts of Champaign and the University of Illinois. Approved 2006.