21, No. 5, Sept. 6, 2001
Public forum scheduled to view, discuss Campustown changes
The public is invited to view and provide input on the proposed design
concepts and traffic circulation plans for the campustown area at an
informational meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 12. The meeting will be held
from 5 to 8 p.m. in Conference Room 403 at the Illinois Terminal Building,
45 E. University Ave., Champaign.
The event is being sponsored by the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District,
the cities of Champaign and Urbana engineering and planning staff, Campustown
2000, the Champaign-Urbana Urbanized Area Transportation Study (CUUATS)
and the UI in conjunction with project engineering consultants.
Three possible streetscape designs and a proposed traffic circulation
plan were displayed at an open house and public workshop at the Illinois
Terminal Building on Aug. 8. The display also included prototypes of
street lamps and signage. Public feedback received during that forum
and a previous input session have been incorporated into a final concept,
which will be available for viewing at the Sept. 12 forum.
The traffic circulation plans being proposed include constructing a
pedestrian plaza on Wright Street between Daniel and John streets. Wright
Street would be configured to facilitate two-way transit. Plans also
include construction of bike paths along Daniel Street between Fourth
and Sixth streets as well as construction of angled parking spaces along
Anyone interested in attending the Sept. 12 meeting should call 328-3313
to reserve a seat.