DRAFT Urbana Pedestrian Master Plan - Updated

Date: August 12, 2020 - 12:32am

 

City of Urbana Pedestrian Master Plan - Update

To download the draft Urbana Pedestrian Master Plan, use this link: https://tinyurl.com/yypu7lm6
 
The appendixes are separated due to size: https://tinyurl.com/y3crv4hz
 
The Pedestrian Plan process was initiated by City staff in 2017. The plan was produced for the City of Urbana by the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC), and was subsequently reviewed by the Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC) at their April 21 and May 19, 2020 meetings. The plan provides guidance to improve walking in Urbana, and was guided by community input and best planning practices.
 
City Council will be discussing amending the 2005 Comprehensive Plan to incorporate the Urbana Pedestrian Master Plan on Monday, August 10, 2020. City Council meetings start at 7:00 p.m. and the agenda can be found here: https://www.urbanaillinois.us/node/8779
 
The plan has four goals that drive the plan’s recommendations. They are:
 
  • Goal #1: Accessibility and Connectivity. Improve Urbana’s pedestrian infrastructure to enable and encourage all residents and visitors to choose to walk to destinations.
  • Goal #2: Equity. Invest in Urbana’s pedestrian resources (infrastructure, education, encouragement, and enforcement) to improve all substandard areas, especially areas of concentrated racial or ethnic minorities, lower income areas, and areas with transit-dependent populations.
  • Goal #3: Safety. Eliminate fatal and serious pedestrian/vehicle crashes.
  • Goal #4: Vibrancy. Create healthy, sustainable, aesthetically pleasing, and economically stimulating community streetscapes and natural landscapes that inspire and facilitate walking.
Recommendations (Chapter 6) starts on page 97. Engineering policy recommendations start with brick sidewalks and can be found on page 124-125.
 
To find the previous and more detailed July 20, 2020 Committee of the Whole staff report, please start here: https://www.urbanaillinois.us/sites/default/files/attachments/Ordinance_2020-07-038_all.pdf
 
NOTE: To download the draft Urbana Pedestrian Master Plan, use this link: https://tinyurl.com/yypu7lm6
 
The appendixes are separated due to size: https://tinyurl.com/y3crv4hz
 
To see other City of Urbana Plans and Studies, go here: https://www.urbanaillinois.us/government/community-development/planning/planning-documents
 
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