Carbondale Bicycle Master Plan


The i5Group led the first ever bicycle master plan for Carbondale, Illinois. The plan included an inventory of the existing bicycle network, identification of connections between routes in the existing network, identification of existing roadways that could accommodate bicycle facilities, recommendations of short and long term policy changes, and action items to move Carbondale towards recognition as a ‘Bicycle Friendly Community’.

Public engagement was a very important part of the process. The i5Group worked with SIU campus groups to bring students into the planning process. The i5Group also met with numerous stakeholders including Carbondale Middle School, IDOT, Main Street, Chamber, and other community groups.

The plan was completed in spring 2016. More information about the plan can be found at

Prime Consultant: The i5Group

Sub-Consultants: Ride Illinois, Horner Shifrin

Client: Southern Illinois Metropolitan Planning Organization

Awards: American Planning Association, Illinois Chapter - Sustainability Award