Biking

Bicycling is a proven sustainable form of transportation, and we, at the University of Illinois bfu_Silver_2019Urbana-Champaign, strongly encourage our students, faculty, staff, and visitors to utilize the bicycle infrastructure available on campus. As of October 2019, the campus can accommodate up to 11,635 bicycles, and nearly all campus buildings have a bike rack within 150 feet. With the introduction of a bike share program, investment in campus bike infrastructure, Bike at Illinois, MCORE Project, and other bicycle-related features, we have achieved Silver-level Bicycle Friendly University (BFU) certification from the League of American Bicyclists (LAB). Read more about our achievement in the F&S news announcement: Illinois Promoted to a Silver Bicycle Friendly University. Bike at Illinois (bike.illinois.edu) is the campus community’s comprehensive bicycling resource, helping everyone have a safer, more comfortable, and enjoyable biking experience on campus and connected to the surrounding communities. The site’s user-friendly, responsive, and accessible design makes getting information easy while on the go using smartphones and tablets.Bike_final_logos_CMYK__orange
The website provides information on where to get a new or old bicycle, how to register your bicycle, bicycle-related events happening in the community, how to ride your bicycle safely, rules of the road for bicyclists, campus and community bicycle maps, temporary impact to bike parking and/or routes, among of other helpful resources.

Campus Bike Center (CBC) is located at 51 E. Gregory Dr., Champaign. You can buy a refurbished bicycle, build your bicycle, register your bicycle, repair or learn to maintain your bike, and meet other bicycle riders and enthusiasts there. You must call in ahead at 217-300-4638 or make appointments before visiting the shop.

You can contact us at bike@illinois.edu. You can also send us your feedback or suggestion using this form: Campus Bicycle Feedback Form. F&S appreciates the input from our students, faculty, staff, community members, and visitors. Help us make our campus bicycle infrastructure and experience even better.

Bicycle Initiatives

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is always looking to improve the bicycling experience of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Below is information on key initiatives that are enhancing the bike experience on campus.

  • Project 529 Bicycle Registration System

  • Ikenberry Commons Bike Shelter

  • Bike Rack Installations

  • Bike Path Improvements

  • Bike Sharing

  • Light the Night– Free Bike Light Giveaway

  • Bicycle Census

  • Campus Bicycle Plan Progress Report and Updates

  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Counters

  • Bike Traffic Light

Most recent bicycle-related project updates from the iCAP Portal

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Eco-Counter - Bicycle and Pedestrian Counters

As mentioned on the Walking page of the TDM website, Eco-Counter is an equipment that counts bicyclists and pedestrians using a a sensor. Read more about these counters on the Walking page.

Following are the most recent three month pedestrian data collected by Eco-Counters: