OSU is one of the top ten most bike-friendly campuses in the nation, according to Best Colleges Online. The OSU ranking was partly based on the university’s location in Corvallis, which is known as the second most bike-friendly town in the nation. 97% of Corvallis’s streets have bike lanes, and more people (by percentage) take trips by bike in Corvallis than any other Oregon city. 30% of students bike to campus and bikers at OSU get to take advantage of bikes for sale in the university’s surplus property, free bike repair services, bike maps, and plenty of lockers for storage. more
Transportation Alternatives at OSU
Welcome to the OSU Alternative Transportation Committee's web site. Our mission is to promote and facilitate the use of alternative modes of transportation at Oregon State University. This site compiles information from a variety of sources regarding biking, walking, carpooling and public transportation. Use the navigation bar at the left to explore the topics.
If you have a question regarding alternative transportation, please contact the ATAC Chair.
Be Bright! Be Seen!
Benny is here to help you Be Bright! Be Seen! He’s got a few tips that will help bikers, pedestrians and drivers have a safer commute, and make Oregon’s dark, rainy winter days and nights a little brighter.
Be Bright! Is a collaborative effort between Oregon State University and the City of Corvallis (http://www.corvallisoregon.gov/) to encourage Corvallis citizens and the OSU community to increase their visibility on their daily commute. Getting around safely during Corvallis’ long, dark winters can be tough, but there are ways to make it easier. Don’t blend in with the gray, stand out! more
2012 Bike Friendly University!
OSU's Department of Civil Engineering has a bicycling simulator that can operate in parallel with a driving simulator to evaluate street designs, study interactins between cyclists and motorists, and a host of other possibilities. more
The Alternative Transportation Advisory Committee (ATAC) is currently working on a Bicycle Plan for OSU. The Bicycle Plan will provide guidance, strategies, and specific improvements needed to make OSU the best campus we can be for bicycling. The plan will include the circulation network, parking, and programs that support and encourage bicycle use at the university. If you have any ideas or concerns, please forward them to the ATAC Chair.
Best Workplace for Commuters
|Oregon State University's main campus has been designated as one of US Environmental Protection Agency's Best Workplaces for Commuters. This designation recognizes employers for outstanding efforts to provide alternatives to the single occupancy vehicle including:|
- An electronic ridematching and carpooling system
- Agreements with the City of Corvallis and the City of Albany for prepaid rides on Corvallis Transit System, the Linn-Benton Loop, the Philomath Connection and Albany Transit System
- A campus shuttle that is free to all riders
- Telecommuting options (pdf) and compressed work schedules
- An emergency ride home program
- Preferential parking for vanpools, and partnerships with organizations that provide carpool ridematching and vanpool services
- A physical development plan, the OSU Master Plan, that requires dense growth within existing campus boundaries, enabling students to walk between classes with the 10 minutes allocated between classes
- Secure bicycle parking and showers