September 16, 2019
The DRAFT Rural Champaign County Area Safety Plan and the DRAFT Champaign-Urbana Urban Area Safety Plan were approved for a 30-day public comment period at the CUUATS Technical Committee meeting on Wednesday September 4 and the CUUATS Policy Committee meeting on Wednesday September 11 at the Brookens Administrative Center.
The Rural Champaign County Area Safety Plan includes all area outside the Champaign-Urbana metropolitan planning area (MPA) boundary and within the Champaign County boundary. The Champaign-Urbana Urban Area Safety Plan includes all area within the Champaign-Urbana MPA boundary. The Rural and Urban Area Safety Plans present area-wide analysis of crash trends, identify emphasis areas based on a data-driven approach, and outline strategies for each of the emphasis areas. The strategies are based on four categories: Education, Enforcement, Engineering, and Emergency Medical Services. The Plans also present the trends of different variables according to different factors to determine the safety performance targets as required by federal requirements for the Champaign-Urbana MPA as well as for each of the different emphasis areas identified in the Rural and Urban Area Safety Plans.
The 30-day public comment period will run from September 16 to October 15, 2019. The plans are available online and a hard copy is available at the Regional Planning Commission in the Brookens Administrative Center at 1776 E Washington Street in Urbana. Please contact Rita Morocoima-Black (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions and comments.