CUUATS has published a variety of documents over the years that are available upon request. In our efforts to provide up-to-date information to the public, we have included several documents that you can download in .PDF format:
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.
Access Management Guidelines
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.
Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS) Design Standards
APS Evaluation Matrix
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.
Booker T. Washington School Traffic Impact Analysis
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.
Carrie Busey School Traffic Impact Analysis
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.
Complete Streets Policy
CCRPC was contracted by the City of Champaign to develop a Safe Routes to School Plan for Dr. Howard Elementary School in Champaign.
This report identifies barriers and solutions for students to walk and bike to school. Approved 2012.
Dr. Howard School Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Plan
Dr. Howard SRTS Plan Presentation
Active Choices is the 2014 update of the Champaign County Greenways and Trails
(GT) Plan, which outlines how the countywide greenway, trail and
system should develop over the next 20 years. The GT Design
Guidelines, Logos, and Signage were also updated and
incorporated into the plan. Completed 2014.
Greenways and Trails Plan
Greenways and Trails Design Guidelines
Greenways and Trails Homepage
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.
Champaign-Urbana Health Impact Assessment
CUUATS was contracted to complete the IL130 / High Cross Road Corridor Study and Plan for east
Urbana and surrounding rural areas. Approved 2007.
IL130 / High Cross Road Corridor Plan
IL130 / High Cross Road Corridor Webpage
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.
CUUATS ITS Final Report
CUUATS ITS Webpage
A document that CUUATS member agencies signed into effect that establishes CUUATS functions,
members, and committees. Approved 2011.
The 5 year update of the transportation plan for the urbanized area. Approved 2014.
Long Range Transportation Plan: Sustainable Choices 2040
The 5 year update of the transportation plan for the urbanized area. Approved 2009.
Long Range Transportation Plan: Choices 2035
The LRTP 2035: Choices Report Card is an annual consistent update process that allows a fine-scale assessment of LRTP Measures of Effectiveness (MOEs) and the goals and objectives they are designed to measure.
2013 LRTP Report Card 2011 LRTP Report Card 2010 LRTP Report Card
The 20-year transportation plan for the urbanized area, updated every 5 years. Approved 2004.
The LRTP 2025 Addendum was approved in June 2007.
Long Range Transportation Plan 2025
Long Range Transportation Plan 2025 Addendum
CUUATS Long Range Transportation Plan 2025 webpage
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.
Mattis & Sangamon Intersection Study
A document that outlines how projects seeking Federal transportation funding are prioritized for
the urbanized area.
Revised Project Priority Review Guidelines 2008
Project Priority Review Guidelines
A document that outlines how CUUATS involves the public in its planning efforts. Approved 2007.
Public Participation Plan
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.
Road Functional Classification Memo & Map
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.
CUUATS Roundabout Design Guidelines
CCRPC was contracted to conduct the evaluation of data collected
between 2008 and 2010 by the
Champaign-Urbana Safe Routes to School Project (C-U SRTS Project). This report summarizes walkability checklists, parent surveys, and travel tallies about walking and bicycling to
school in Champaign-Urbana. Updated 2012.
Champaign-Urbana Safe Routes to School Report 2nd Edition
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.
Safe Walking Route Maps 2014
Safe Walking Route Maps webpage
CUUATS staff developed a guidebook for IDOT to share with Illinois communities
for creating Safe Routes to School Maps (or Safe Walking Route Maps) in June 2011.
A Guide To Developing Safe Routes to School Maps
Safe Walking Route Maps webpage
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.
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
St. Mary's Final Report
Public Participation Appendix
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.
Staley/Rising Road Final Report
Staley/Rising Road Corridor Study Maps
Staley/Rising Road Corridor Study website
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.
Stratton School Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Plan
Stratton SRTS Plan Presentation to Stratton PTA
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.
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.
Thomasboro School Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Plan
Thomasboro SRTS Plan – School Board Presentation
Thomasboro SRTS Plan – Village Board Presentation
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 2011.
Title VI Compliance Review
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 2013.
Transit Facility Guidelines
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.
TRANSIMS Final Report
Annual report of proposed transportation projects for the next four fiscal years in the urbanized area.
TIP FY 2015-2018
CUUATS annual program budget.
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.
University District Crosswalk Markings and Signage
The Champaign County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) received a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) to
conduct a traffic circulation study for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s University District. The Campus Area Transportation
Study (CATS) Technical Advisory Committee acted as the study steering committee. Completed 2013.
University District Traffic Circulation Study Final Report
University District Traffic Circulation Study Webpage
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.
Urbana Bicycle Master Plan
Urbana Bicycle Plan webpage
Bike Urbana website