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Goals

The five overarching long-term goals are safety, multimodal connectivity, equity, economy, and environment. These goals and their objectives are based on a combination of the Federal transportation goals, State of Illinois transportation goals, local knowledge, current local planning efforts, and input received from the public.

Measuring Progress

The Champaign Urbana Urbanized Area Transportation Study (CUUATS) staff, in conjunction with the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) Steering Committee, developed goals with related objectives and performance measures to reflect the long range transportation vision for 2045 and provide direction for the plan’s implementation. The five overarching long-term goals are safety, multimodal connectivity, equity, economy, and environment. These goals and their objectives are based on a combination of the Federal transportation goals, State of Illinois transportation goals, local knowledge, current local planning efforts, and input received from the public.

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Safety

Goal The metropolitan planning area will maintain, preserve, and operate its existing transportation system to provide safe, efficient, and reliable movement of people, goods, and services in the short term, and in the long term, achieve the state’s goal of zero deaths and disabling injuries. Objectives and Performance Measures Strategies Implement the strategies approved in the Champaign-Urbana Urban Area Safety Plan for safety emphasis areas, including intersections, pedestrians, bicyclists, and impaired driving.

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Multimodal Connectivity

Goal The Champaign-Urbana area will increase accessibility, connectivity, and mobility of people and freight to all areas of the region by maintaining a multimodal system of transportation that is cost-effective for people, businesses, and institutions and will allow freedom of choice in all modes of transportation including active modes whenever possible. Objectives and Performance Measures Strategies Continue to implement proposed improvements to bicycle infrastructure approved in regional and local bicycle, and greenways and trails plans.

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Equity

Goal The metropolitan planning area will aim to provide safe, affordable, and efficient transportation choices to all people to support a high quality of life in every part of the community. Objectives and Performance Measures Strategies Use Access Score to identify specific strategies to improve mobility and accessibility in new transportation planning and development efforts. Responsible Parties: CUUATS Staff, Cities and Villages, University of Illinois Implement strategies proposed in the Sidewalk Network Inventory and Assessment for the Champaign-Urbana Urbanized Area, including recommendations under the categories of Compliance, Condition, Connectivity, and Priority Areas and Funding.

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Economy

Goal The metropolitan planning area will maximize the efficiency of the local transportation network for area employers, employees, materials, products, and clients at the local, regional, national, and global levels and facilitate strong inter-regional collaborations to realize large-scale transportation improvements. Objectives and Performance Measures Strategies Favor transportation policies and projects that result in greater job creation. Responsible Parties: CCRPC Staff, IDOT, Cities and Villages, University of Illinois, Champaign County EDC, Champaign County Chamber of Commerce

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Environment

Goal The metropolitan planning area will reduce the transportation system’s significant contribution to greenhouse gas emissions and environmental degradation to maintain a high quality of human and environmental health in the region. Objectives and Performance Measures Strategies Finish developing the Champaign County Ecological Framework and maintain the regional ecological database to aid in identifying and mitigating negative environmental impacts of transportation projects. Responsible Parties: CUUATS staff Develop a regional land use map and identify approaches to maintaining and updating the map.

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