Development of a Bike Path Management System for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Academic Article uri icon


  • Bicycle transportation is an integral part of most college and university campuses. Bike network paths thus represent a sizable investment of operational funds for these institutions. The efficiency of bike travel on campuses is very high in that it is quick, accessible, and safe travel for the rider. When maintained in good condition, bike paths offer safety for both the bicycle rider and the pedestrian. The University of Illinois developed a bike path management system that allows the system to be monitored and inspected regularly to promote riding comfort and timely repairs and to avoid excess deterioration and safety hazards. This results in maximizing the bicycle path network to both the university and the rider. Bicycle paths are becoming more integrated into the nations infrastructure system. This was shown with the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act, which supported bicycle transportation funding. Although the bike path management system presented was developed from campus bike routes, the system can be expanded and benefit communities also. As presented, the bike management system can provide the University of Illinois with a simple, yet effective, means to monitor, maintain, and budget to keep this facility in good condition.

published proceedings

  • Transportation Research Record Journal of the Transportation Research Board

author list (cited authors)

  • Gharaibeh, N., Wilson, C., Darter, M., & Jones, G.

citation count

  • 7

complete list of authors

  • Gharaibeh, Nasir||Wilson, Cynthia||Darter, Michael||Jones, George

publication date

  • January 1998