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F&S Executive Director message

Posted by Morgan White on June 6, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

Further developing and encouraging the use of active transportation modes that promote walking, bicycling, and public transit is one of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s strategic initiatives. The F&S Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Plan FY21–FY26 defines how the campus will continue to improve and manage the transportation network over the next five years by focusing on safety, connectivity, sustainability, and reliability.

The TDM department collaborates with regional transportation planning partners and units across campus to implement policies and take actions to enhance pedestrian safety, increase mobility choices, and move the university closer to achieving carbon-neutrality Illinois Climate Action Plan (iCAP) objectives for transportation.

TDM strives to ensure effective asset maintenance, reduce single-occupancy vehicle usage, foster bicycle-friendly activities, transition to green vehicle fleets, integrate electric vehicle charging stations, and strengthen commuter options on campus. These wide-ranging efforts build on recent successes:

  • Earning Silver-level Bicycle Friendly University (BFU) status from the League of American Bicyclists in 2019 (Campus Bicycle Network Master Plan published, Bike at Illinois website launched, bike sharing established, national bike registration system joined)
  • Reshaping the core of the University District with complete streets for all users as a part of the $46.9 million Multimodal Corridor Enhancement (MCORE) Project, a collaborative effort with the City of Champaign, the City of Urbana, and Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District
  • Renewing complete campus bike pathway stretches along Armory Avenue and near Gregory Hall, Bevier Hall, and the Red Oak Rain Garden

As the facilities and grounds at UIUC transform, so do the transportation infrastructure and programs needed to support our growing micro-urban area. The campus will continue to make advancements and serve as a living learning laboratory for research and academic collaboration that provides accessible, effective, and innovative transportation options for all mobility modes.


Dr. Mohamed Attalla, MBA, P.Eng.
Executive Director, Facilities & Services