Transportation Options at OSU

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ATAC

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 above to explore the topics.

If you have a question regarding alternative transportation, please contact the ATAC Chair.

News

BoltBus Expands Service to Albany, Portland and Eugene

From Eugene, the new service includes four round trips to Portland on Thursdays through Mondays, with several schedules per week continuing to Seattle. From Albany, BoltBus will operate service four days a week to Portland and Eugene.

For more information, check out this OregonLive article

To book a trip visit the BoltBus website.

New Emergency Ride Home Program

If you commute to work by bike, bus, carpool/vanpool, or walking, you may be concerned with how to get home in case of an emergency. The Cascades West Rideshare Emergency Ride Home (ERH) program is here to help. This new FREE program is open to anyone who works in Linn, Benton or Lincoln Counties. Sign up today! more...

Bike Friendly University!

Bicycle Friendly University Award-Silver

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

Bicycling Simulator

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

Bike Plan

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

EPA Best Workplaces for Commuters logo 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:

Bicycle Loan Program

Oregon State Bike Loan Program

The Oregon State Bike Loan Program is a collaborative effort between the OSU Student Sustainability Initiative, OSU Sustainability Office and the OSU Recreational Sports Department. The program provides OSU students, faculty and staff access to low-cost bike rentals.
We provide the OSU community with fully functional bicycles equipped with the necessities to commute by bike, year round.  We provide these bicycles as rentals to students, staff, and faculty.  Rental rates are  $35 per term, $15 per week and $5 per day.
To reserve a bicycle, visit us at the Adventure Leadership Institute desk just inside the east entry of Dixon across from the indoor climbing center. 
We launched our program in 2013 with a small fleet of mostly new single speed bicycles. This program is a collaboration between the Student Sustainability Initiative, the Department of Recreational Sports, and the Sustainability Office.
Most of our fleet consists of The Declaration by Fuji Bikes, which are single speed, flat handlebar, urban bikes equipped with fenders, helmet, lights, bell and water bottle cage.

To rent a bike, fill out a request form here.

Bicycling

Cycling at OSU

Bike Friendly University!

Bicycle Friendly University Award-Silver

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.

One of the Most Efficient Ways to Get Around

Bicycling to work/school makes sense for a number of reasons:

Economics

  • Biking requires no gasoline and very little in the way of bike maintenance.
  • No parking permit is required to bike to school/work.

Health

  • Biking at a pace of 10 mph burns 400 calories an hour for someone who weighs 150 lbs (from Bicycling Magazine).
  • If you bike to work for 30 minutes, there is no need to work out that day.
  • People who bike to work generally have lower health care costs than those who drive.

Environment

  • Biking produces no air pollution.
  • Biking reduces dependence on oil.

Biking at OSU

  1. Bike Parking Map (link to bike parking map coming soon)
  2. Google Maps has a bicycle option! Simply enter your start and end locations and click on the bike icon to get directions.
  3. Bike Theft Prevention
  4. Bike Registration at OSU--OSU Department of Public Safety registers bicycles for free.
  5. Bike Safety & Rules-- For more specific information, see ODOT's Bike Statutes Page.
  6. Buildings with Lockers include:
    • Dixon--free day lockers and rental lockers for $12-$18/term.
    • Valley Library--locker rentals for $10/three weeks.
    • Langton and Women's Building--Rental lockers available for faculty and staff.
  7. Buy a used bike at OSU Surplus Property
  8. Fix your bike at the Outdoor Recreation Center's bike repair facility in Dixon Recreation Center. Access to the facility is free for students; faculty, staff and affiliates can use the facility with a current Recreational Sports membership. Mechanics are available to help you maintain and repair your bike. Call the ORC at 737-3630 for the mechanics' schedule.
  9. Local Bike Shops
  10. Bike Maps!
  11. Corvallis Bicycle Collective-- The Corvallis Bike Collective is a non-profit organization, comprised entirely of volunteers and dedicated to putting safe, affordable, working bikes under all people of Corvallis.
  12. U-lock maintenance--Sticky lock? If you're having problems with your U-lock these easy maintenance tips will help.

Bike Theft Prevention

What is Your Bike Worth to You?

Bike theft is a serious, but often preventable, problem at Oregon State University. According to Bike Source Magazine, "in the US a four-year college student has a 53% chance of having his or her bike stolen during their time at school." The key to preventing bike theft is locking your bike correctly.

Which bike is locked correctly?

Bike locked near Library with cable Bike locked near Cordley with cable
1. Bike locked near Valley Library 2. Bike locked near Cordley
Bike locked with U-lock and cable Bike locked with U-lock but wheels not locked
3. Bike locked near Cordley 4. Bike locked on campus

If you said Bike 3, you are correct! This bike is locked with a U Lock AND a cable. The U lock is locked to the frame and the cable is threaded through the wheels, keeping someone from taking the quick-release wheels.

What's wrong with the others?

  1. Bike 1--A pair of wirecutters could cut this cable. It is also a simple 4-digit combination lock, which would not take a great deal of time to crack. This lock also does nothing to protect the wheels.
  2. Bike 2--Same as above. This cable is too small to really provide any challenge to a bike thief.
  3. Bike 4--This bike is locked better than the first two. The owner is using a U Lock. The problem is, the bike has quick-release wheels and there is no cable securing them.

The best way to lock your bike: A U Lock/cable combination, securing quick-release wheels. If you have to lock your bike outside overnight, such as at a dorm or apartment complex, it is a very good idea to have a thick cable on a separate lock from the U-Lock. U Locks are more expensive than many cheap cables, but they are considerably cheaper than a new bike and many come with a guarantee worth several hundred dollars if your bike is stolen while properly secured with a U-Lock. They are sold at all the local bike shops and many other local stores.

Also, make sure you have all the information about your bike: make, model, color, serial number, and a picture of it stored where it could be retrieved if your bike were stolen. Check with your renter's insurance to see if your policy would cover a bike stolen from your apartment's racks (renter's insurance costs less than your bike, too).

Watch this video to learn more about locking your bike.

Buy a Beater!

If your bike worth more than a few hundred dollars, you may want to consider purchasing a low-cost bike ("beater") to use on campus and leave your prized bike safely locked at home. OSU Surplus Property routinely sells bikes that have been abandoned or impounded and not claimed. These bikes often make great campus bikes. See the Surplus Property web site for a schedule of sale dates.

Register Your Bike

It's not required at OSU, but it's a good idea to register your bike. Registering your bike will help recovery should your bike be stolen, and it is helpful if you need Public Safety to cut your lock when you lose your key.

More Information:

Bicycling Regulations

OREGON UNIVERSITY SYSTEM, OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

DIVISION 30

REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE USE OF
MOTOR VEHICLES

576-030-0005

Authority to Establish Motor Vehicle Regulations

Authority to establish regulations governing the use of all motor vehicles on the Oregon State University (OSU) campus is derived from Oregon Statutes and action of the Oregon State Board of Higher Education pursuant to such statutes. The rules and regulations published herein were filed with the Office of Administration, Oregon Department of Higher Education, and the Secretary of State in accordance with the provisions of ORS 183.310 to 183.500. Strict enforcement of these regulations is necessary to maintain safety on campus streets, reduce congestion, improve security, and effectively utilize parking facilities.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 352.360
Stats. Implemented; ORS 352.360
Hist.: OSU 1-1978, f. & ef. 10-16-78

576-030-0010

Application of Motor Vehicle Laws of the State of Oregon and City of Corvallis

All motor vehicle laws and ordinances of the State of Oregon and the City of Corvallis specifically including, but not limited to, ORS Chapters 801 through 823 together with adopted amendments are applicable to public highways. All provisions of the above motor vehicle laws are applicable and enforceable except as they conflict or are inconsistent with these rules.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070 & ORS 352.360
Stats. Implemented; ORS 351.070 & ORS 352.360
Hist.: OSU 1-1978, f. & ef. 10-16-78; OSU 3-1992, f. 6-5-92, cert. ef. 10-1-92

576-030-0015

Definitions

For the purpose of these rules:

(1) “Golf Cart” means a motor vehicle that:

(a) Has not less than three wheels in contact with the ground;

(b) Has an unloaded weight less than 1,300 pounds;

(c) Is designed to be and is operated at not more than 15 miles per hour; and

(d) Is designed to carry golf equipment and not more than two persons, including the driver.

(2) “Moped” means a vehicle, including any bicycle equipped with a power source, other than an electric assisted bicycle as defined in ORS 801.258 or a motor assisted scooter as defined in ORS 801.348, that complies with all of the following:

(a) It is designed to be operated on the ground upon wheels.

(b) It has a seat or saddle for use of the rider.

(c) It is designed to travel with not more than three wheels in contact with the ground.

(d) It is equipped with an independent power source that:

(A) Is capable of propelling the vehicle, unassisted, at a speed of not more than 30 miles per hour on a level road surface; and

(B) If the power source is a combustion engine, has a piston or rotor displacement of 35.01 to 50 cubic centimeters regardless of the number of chambers in the power source.

(e) It is equipped with a power drive system that functions directly or automatically only and does not require clutching or shifting by the operator after the system is engaged.

(3) “Motor scooter” means a vehicle that:

(a) Is designed to be operated on the ground with not more than three wheels;

(b) Has handlebars and a foot support or seat for the operator’s use;

(c) Can be propelled by motor or human propulsion; and

(d) Is equipped with a power source that is incapable of propelling the vehicle at a speed of greater than 24 miles per hour on level ground and:

(A) If the power source is a combustion engine, has a piston or rotor displacement of 35 cubic centimeters or less regardless of the number of chambers in the power source; or

(B) If the power source is electric, has a power output of not more than 1,000 watts.

(4) “Motorcycle” means any self-propelled vehicle other than a moped or farm tractor that:

(a) Has a seat or saddle for use of the rider;

(b) Is designed to be operated on the ground upon wheels; and

(c) Is designed to travel with not more than three wheels in contact with the ground.

(5) "Parked" means that a Vehicle is stopped regardless of the period of time the Vehicle is stopped or whether a driver is present in the Vehicle when it is stopped, unless the Vehicle is stopped for reasons beyond the driver’s reasonable control.

(6) “Parking space” means any space marked by painted lines and curbs, and not marked as a “No Parking” area.

(7) “Signage” means signs placed by OSU’s Transit and Parking Services (“TAPS”) on campus to designate parking rights. Signage may be posted or painted on pavement.

(8) “Trailer” means every vehicle without motive power designed to be drawn by another vehicle. Trailer includes, but is not limited to, the following types of trailers:

(a) Balance trailers.

(b) Bus trailers.

(c) Commercial bus trailers.

(d) Farm trailers.

(e) Pole trailers.

(f) Semitrailers.

(g) Travel trailers.

(h) Truck trailers.

(i) Self-supporting trailers.

(j) Special use trailers.

(9) "Vehicle" means any type of motor-powered or alternative-powered conveyance including, but not limited to, automobiles, trucks, Motorcycles, Motor scooters, and Mopeds

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070 & 352.360
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070 & 352.360
Hist.: OSU 1-1978, f. & ef. 10-16-78; OSU 3-1987, f. & ef. 6-11-87; OSU 2-1990, f. 6-15-90, cert. ef. 10-1-90; OSU 6-1993, f. 6-9-93, cert. ef. 10-1-93; OSU 6-1999, f. & cert. ef. 6-17-99; OSU 3-2009, f. 6-16-09, cert. ef. 7-1-09; OSU 4-2012, f. 6-6-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

576-030-0020

Parking Permits

(1) OSU offers a variety of Parking Permits, specified below, for parking in designated parking areas or specific parking places on Campus. Unless otherwise specified by Signage, Parking Permits are required for parking on Campus. Parking Permits and informational parking brochures may be obtained through TAPS. Permits must be clearly and appropriately displayed in Vehicles as specified in the applicable parking brochure in order to park in the areas or spaces for which the Parking Permits are valid. Use of parking areas on Campus without a properly-displayed, current Parking Permit in areas or spaces where it is required on Signage may result in a citation and a fine as established in OSU’s List of Fees and Charges, pursuant to OAR 576-010-0000.

(2) Parking Permits available for purchase and their applicable fees are specified in OSU’s List of Fees and Charges, pursuant to OAR 576-010-0000. Permits will not be issued to persons who have an outstanding balance on their TAPS account.

(3) Unless otherwise specified on the Parking Permit, Parking Permits will expire on September 30th. Term Permits, however, expire at the conclusion of the term for which they were issued.

(4) Parking Permits are personal to the persons to whom they are issued and may not be used or transferred to other persons for parking on campus unless such use or transfer is to members of a carpool with which that person is affiliated and the use or transfer facilitated the carpool activities.

(5) Faculty/Staff Parking Permits may be purchased by all non-Student-status, full or part-time employees of OSU or businesses or agencies with which OSU has contracted to locate full or part-time employees on OSU’s campus. Annual Faculty/Staff Parking Permits expire on September 30, unless otherwise specified. Term Faculty/Staff Parking Permits expire on the last day of the academic term for which they were issued.

(6) Student Parking Permits may be purchased by any OSU Student. Annual Student Parking Permits expire on September 30, unless otherwise specified. Term Student Parking Permits expire on the last day of the academic term for which they were issued.

(7) Emeritus Parking Permits may be purchased by emeritus and retired OSU employees. Annual Emeritus Parking Permits expire on September 30, unless otherwise specified. Term Emeritus Parking Permits expire on the last day of the academic term for which they were issued.

(8) Motorcycle, Motor Scooter and Moped Permits may be purchased by Faculty, Staff, Students, Emeritus Faculty, and Vendors for use in accordance with OAR 576-030-0060.

(9) Vendor Parking Permits may be purchased by persons, businesses, or agencies desiring to park on Campus to facilitate provision of services to be provided to OSU.

(10) Temporary Parking Permits may be purchased by OSU employees, students or Visitors, for use in lots as designated by the Parking Permit.

(11) Visitor Parking Permits may be purchased by Visitors from pay and display stations located on Campus. Applicable rules, instructions, and charges are subject to change and displayed on the machines at pay and display stations.

(12) Guest Parking Permits may be purchased by persons attending qualifying conferences, workshops, and meetings.

(13) Complimentary Courtesy Parking Permits may be issued to OSU administrative personnel who are required to utilize their personal Vehicle in the performance of official duties. A valid Faculty/Staff Parking Permit must be displayed along with the Complimentary Courtesy Parking Permit. The Complimentary Courtesy Parking Permit is valid in each space for up to three (3) hours in designated Service Vehicle or Vendor parking areas.

(14) Parking on the Campus in parking spaces designated by Signage as Disability Parking requires one of the above current, valid OSU Parking Permits in addition to a valid Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) parking placard issued by Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Both Parking Permits must be properly displayed at all times. Requests for reserved disabled parking spaces should be submitted to the OSU Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity for approval.

(15) Government Parking Permits may be purchased by all non-student-status, full or part-time employees of OSU or businesses or agencies with which OSU has contracted to locate full or part-time employees on OSU’s campus. Annual Faculty/Staff Parking Permits expire on September 30, unless otherwise specified. Term Faculty/Staff Parking Permits expire on the last day of the academic term for which they were issued.

(16) Golf Cart and Trailer Parking Permits may be purchased by all non-student-status, full or part-time employees of OSU or businesses or agencies with which OSU has contracted to locate full or part-time employees on OSU’s campus. Annual Faculty/Staff Parking Permits expire on September 30, unless otherwise specified. Term Faculty/Staff Parking Permits expire on the last day of the academic term for which they were issued.

(17) Lost or stolen Parking Permits should be reported to TAPS. A replacement for a lost or stolen Parking Permit will be issued after payment of the fee set in OSU’s List of Fees and Charges, pursuant to OAR 576-010-0000.

(18) Reserved parking spaces designated for exclusive use by any College, School, Department, or other approved organizations such as businesses or agencies required to park on campus to facilitate provision of services to be provided to OSU will be assessed an annual fee set forth in OSU’s List of Fees and Charges, pursuant to OAR 576-010-0000. Purchase of these reserved parking spaces must be renewed annually. Valid reserved Parking Permit issued to the College, School, Department, or other approved organizations must be properly displayed in Vehicles. OSU Faculty, Staff, Emeritus, or Students must display a valid OSU Parking Permit in addition to the reserved space Parking Permit when utilizing reserved spaces.

(19) Motor Pool Vehicles and other Vehicles owned by OSU that are to be parked on campus for one month or longer shall be subject to an annual parking fee equal to the fee for an Annual Faculty/Staff Parking Permit or a Term Faculty/Staff Parking Permit as specified in OSU’s List of Fees and Charges, pursuant to OAR 576-010-0000.

(20) ADA Visitor Parking Permits will be issued only to OSU visitors (non-students and non-employees) who are displaying valid, DMV-issued ADA placards. This Parking Permit allows for three (3) hours of free parking in all Student/Visitor, Staff/Faculty, and ADA parking areas.

(21) As used on Signage, a “compact vehicle” means small Vehicle that does not exceed 5'6" by 15'6".

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070 & 352.360
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070 & 352.360
Hist.: OSU 1-1978, f. & ef. 10-16-78; OSU 3-1987, f. & ef. 6-11-87; OSU 2-1990, f. 6-15-90, cert. ef. 10-1-90; OSU 7-1991, f. 6-3-91, cert. ef. 10-1-91; OSU 3-1992, f. 6-5-92, cert. ef. 10-1-92; OSU 6-1993, f. 6-9-93, cert. ef. 10-1-93; OSU 3-1995, f. & cert. ef. 6-20-95; OSU 5-1996, f. & cert. ef. 6-21-96; OSU 2-2004, f. 6-23-04, cert. ef. 7-1-04; OSU 3-2009, f. 6-16-09, cert. ef. 7-1-09; OSU 4-2012, f. 6-6-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

576-030-0025

Driver Responsibility

(1) All persons operating Vehicles on campus are responsible for knowing and adhering to the regulations stated herein. The regulations are enforced at all times.

(2) The responsibility for locating a legal parking space rests with the operator of the Vehicle. Lack of space is not a valid excuse for violating any OSU parking regulation.

(3) In the event of conflict between Signage and these or other regulations, the Signage shall control and must be followed.

(4) Only Vehicles with valid ADA permits or placards, approved campus service Vehicles, emergency-response Vehicles, U.S. Postal Service Vehicles, freight trucks, OSU Campus Shuttle busses, public transit buses and bicycles may enter or park in the area designated “Campus Core” by Signage.

(5) OSU is not responsible for any Vehicle or its contents parked on OSU property or environs. Individuals assume all risk of accident and property loss, personal injury, and property damage.

(6) OSU may issue citations to and enforce fines against both the person in possession or control of the Vehicle at the time a violation of these regulations or Signage occurs and the person identified as the Registered Owner of the Vehicle.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070 & 352.360
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070 & 352.360
Hist.: OSU 1-1978, f. & ef. 10-16-78; OSU 2-1990, f. 6-15-90, cert. ef. 10-1-90; OSU 6-1993, f. 6-9-93, cert. ef. 10-1-93; OSU 6-1999, f. & cert. ef. 6-17-99; OSU 3-2009, f. 6-16-09, cert. ef. 7-1-09

576-030-0035

Refunds

TAPS may issue refunds for fees paid for Parking Permits pursuant to a Parking Permit refund schedule published by TAPS. Refunds are available only upon return of the Parking Permit for which the refund is sought to TAPS. A refund will not be issued to a person who has an outstanding balance on his or her TAPS account, but the refund will be applied to his or her outstanding TAPS account balance. Any such refund amount that exceeds the TAPS account balance, after the balance is satisfied, will then be issued.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070 & 352.360
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070 & 352.360
Hist.: OSU 1-1978, f. & ef. 10-16-78; OSU 3-1992, f. 6-5-92, cert. ef. 10-1-92; OSU 6-1993, f. 6-9-93, cert. ef. 10-1-93; OSU 3-1995, f. & cert. ef. 6-20-95; OSU 5-1996, f. & cert. ef. 6-21-96; OSU 2-2004, f. 6-23-04, cert. ef. 7-1-04; OSU 3-2009, f. 6-16-09, cert. ef. 7-1-09

576-030-0040

Driving and Parking Regulations on Campus

(1) Anyone operating a Vehicle on campus shall observe Signage, speed limits, barricades, bicycle lanes, crosswalks, stop signs, and all other traffic signs and regulations and shall drive in a safe and prudent manner. The speed limit on campus is 15 MPH unless Signage directs otherwise. Driving or parking Vehicles on sidewalks, lawns, and other areas not designated for driving or parking is prohibited.

(2) Campus traffic boundaries and parking areas are indicated on the campus parking map published by TAPS.

(3) Most parking areas on campus are reserved for Vehicles with specific Parking Permits, as indicated by Signage in the parking areas.

(4) All vehicles parked on OSU property are required to observe posted parking and traffic signs.

(5) On the OSU campus any area not specifically designated for parking is a "No Parking Zone."

(6) No Vehicle may be parked in more than one parking space or stall.

(7) Vehicles may not be parked in loading zones at any time for any purpose other than loading and unloading. The maximum time limit is fifteen minutes or as otherwise required by Signage.

(8) All persons operating Vehicles parked on OSU property are required to observe Signage.

(9) Abandoned or immobilized Vehicles left on OSU property more than 72 hours may be removed at the Registered Owner's expense unless an extension has been granted by TAPS or by the OSU Department of Public Safety. Unlicensed Vehicles and Vehicles without OSU Parking Permits parked more than 24 consecutive hours on OSU property Monday through Friday may be considered abandoned and subject to removal at the Registered Owner’s expense.

(10) All Vehicles driven on OSU property shall be operated by a legally licensed driver. The license must be displayed upon request of Department of Public Safety Officers or Campus Patrol Officers.

(11) Reserved, service and timed parking areas are enforced at all times unless otherwise posted or as provided in these rules.

(12) All reserved spaces allocated for specific Vehicles are reserved at all times.

(13) Persons are prohibited from living in Vehicles of any kind on University property. Streets, lots and other areas are not to be used as living areas for cars, trailers, campers, motor homes, trucks, buses or other like Vehicles. Violators may be cited for improper parking or the Vehicle may be booted or towed.

(14) Parking Spaces are marked by painted lines and curbs. Any area not specifically marked is a “No Parking” area.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070 & 352.360
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070 & 352.360
Hist.: OSU 1-1978, f. & ef. 10-16-78; OSU 3-1987, f. & ef. 6-11-87; OSU 2-1990, f. 6-15-90, cert. ef. 10-1-90; OSU 3-1992, f. 6-5-92, cert. ef. 10-1-92; OSU 6-1993, f. 6-9-93, cert. ef. 10-1-93; OSU 3-1995, f. & cert. ef. 6-20-95; OSU 2-2004, f. 6-23-04, cert. ef. 7-1-04; OSU 3-2009, f. 6-16-09, cert. ef. 7-1-09; OSU 4-2012, f. 6-6-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

576-030-0045

Parking Committee and Appeal Review Committee

(1) The Vice President for Finance and Administration appoints the members of the Parking Committee to represent faculty, staff, and students on parking matters. Requests for hearings and/or suggestions for enforcement, modification, or amplification of parking regulations should be presented in person or in writing to the Parking Committee.

(2) Any appropriate matter presented to the Parking Committee will be considered to determine what action, if any, is required.

(3) The Appeal Review Committee is composed of two Parking Committee members, appointed by the Chair of the Parking Committee to review parking citation appeals filed by affected persons, other than Students, and appeals from Student Appeal Court decisions filed by Students.

(4) The Student Appeal Court is composed of at least two Students. At least one member of the Student Appeal Court must be a Parking Committee member appointed by the Vice President for Finance and Administration. The Student Appeal Court reviews parking citation appeals filed by Students.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070 & 352.360
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070 & 352.360
Hist.: OSU 1-1978, f. & ef. 10-16-78; OSU 3-1987, f. & ef. 6-11-87; OSU 2-1990, f. 6-15-90, cert. ef. 10-1-90; OSU 3-1992, f. 6-5-92, cert. ef. 10-1-92; OSU 6-1993, f. 6-9-93, cert. ef. 10-1-93; OSU 2-1994, f. & cert. ef. 6-8-94; OSU 3-1995, f. & cert. ef. 6-20-95; OSU 6-1999, f. & cert. ef. 6-17-99; OSU 3-2009, f. 6-16-09, cert. ef. 7-1-09; OSU 4-2012, f. 6-6-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

576-030-0050

Penalties for Offenses

(1) Fines in an amount set out in OSU’s List of Fees and Charges, pursuant to OAR 576-010-0000 will be imposed for:

(a) Failure to display a Parking Permit on any Vehicle parked on campus in violation of these regulations or Signage.

(b) Counterfeiting, altering, defacing, or giving false information in an application or hearing or for misuse of any Parking Permit. Such a violation may result in the revocation of the Parking Permit or campus parking privileges in addition to a fine.

(c) Parking in a "No Parking" area.

(d) Parking in an area not authorized by the Parking Permit on display in the Vehicle.

(e) Unauthorized parking in a Disability space or van access area as designated by Signage.

(f) Parking on a lawn, sidewalk, crosswalk, bike lane, driving lane or any other area on campus not designated by Signage as a parking area.

(g) Parking overtime at single or multi-space meters or posted timed parking areas.

(h) Living in Vehicles.

(i) Parking in posted fire lanes.

(2) Any other offenses not specified herein which are violations of the motor vehicle laws and ordinances of the State of Oregon, City of Corvallis or OSU, may be prosecuted in the appropriate state or municipal courts.

(3) A Vehicle may be booted or towed and impounded, and is subject to towing and storage fees at the Registered Owner’s expense in addition to fines if the Vehicle is a traffic hazard, a hazard to pedestrians or to public safety, if it impedes University operations, or if it is parked without authorization in a reserved parking space.

(4) In the event three or more unpaid citations are associated with a Vehicle, TAPS may do any or a combination of the following:

(a) Terminate the Vehicle Parking Permit without a refund;

(b) Revoke campus parking privileges;

(c) Boot the Vehicle until all citation fines have been paid. Booted Vehicles are subject to tow after ten (10) days.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070 & 352.360
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070 & 352.360
Hist.: OSU 1-1978, f. & ef. 10-16-78; OSU 3-1987, f. & ef. 6-11-87; OSU 2-1990, f. 6-15-90, cert. ef. 10-1-90; OSU 6-1993, f. 6-9-93, cert. ef. 10-1-93; OSU 2-1994, f. & cert. ef. 6-8-94; OSU 3-1995, f. & cert. ef. 6-20-95; OSU 5-1996, f. & cert. ef. 6-21-96; OSU 2-2004, f. 6-23-04, cert. ef. 7-1-04; OSU 3-2009, f. 6-16-09, cert. ef. 7-1-09; OSU 6-2009, f. & cert. ef. 10-15-09; OSU 4-2012, f. 6-6-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

576-030-0055

Enforcement and Appeals

(1) All penalties prescribed in OAR 576-030-0050, other than violations referred to appropriate courts of law as provided in 576-030-0050(2), will be administratively enforced by OSU. For all administratively enforced violations, a parking citation or notice of offense, including the scheduled fine, will be issued to the person charged with the violation who is in possession or control of the Vehicle or Parking Permit in use, or it will be attached to the Vehicle.

(2) Fines for cited violations must be paid to TAPS, on or before the date indicated on the citation. Citations not paid within thirty days may be forwarded to for collection.

(3) A person charged with a violation may appeal the citation by paying the scheduled fine and filing a request for a hearing within ten days of the date of issuance of the citation. The appeal must be submitted to TAPS on an Appeal Request Form that is available from TAPS.

(4) After the appeal is filed, the case will be scheduled for review by the appropriate Appeal Review Committee as described in 576-030-0045. Student Appeal Court findings may be appealed by the student to the Appeal Review Committee. All judgments rendered by the Appeal Review Committee are final and not subject to further appeal.

(5) A person who fails to pay and appeal a violation on or before the date specified in the citation forfeits his or her right of appeal.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070 & 352.360
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070 & 352.360
Hist.: OSU 1-1978, f. & ef. 10-16-78; OSU 3-1987, f. & ef. 6-11-87; OSU 2-1990, f. 6-15-90, cert. ef. 10-1-90; OSU 7-1991, f. 6-3-91, cert. ef. 10-1-91; OSU 3-1992, f. 6-5-92, cert. ef. 10-1-92; OSU 6-1993, f. 6-9-93, cert. ef. 10-1-93; OSU 2-1994, f. & cert. ef. 6-8-94; OSU 3-1995, f. & cert. ef. 6-20-95; OSU 3-2009, f. 6-16-09, cert. ef. 7-1-09; OSU 4-2012, f. 6-6-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

576-030-0060

Motorcycle and Motor Scooter Operation

(1) Parking areas for motorcycles, Motor scooters, and Mopeds are specifically designated by Signage.

(2) Motorcycles, Motor scooters, and Mopeds may not park in any areas prohibited for other motorized Vehicles including sidewalks, bicycle parking areas, bicycle lanes, or pedestrian areas.

(3) Motorcycles, Motor scooters, and Mopeds are prohibited from entering or parking in the area designated “Campus Core” by Signage, unless otherwise authorized by TAPS or OSU Department of Public Safety.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070 & 352.360
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070 & 352.360
Hist.: OSU 1-1978, f. & ef. 10-16-78; OSU 3-1987, f. & ef. 6-11-87; OSU 2-1990, f. 6-15-90, cert. ef. 10-1-90; OSU 7-1991, f. 6-3-91, cert. ef. 10-1-91; OSU 6-1993, f. 6-9-93, cert. ef. 10-1-93; OSU 3-2009, f. 6-16-09, cert. ef. 7-1-09; OSU 4-2012, f. 6-6-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

576-030-0070

Skateboard, Skate and Non-motorized Scooter Regulations

(1) Skateboard, skate and non-motorized scooter use is prohibited on property owned or controlled by Oregon State University except use as specified in these regulations.

(2) Skateboards, skates and non-motorized scooters may be operated in the area in McAlexander Field House designated for their use. All other use of skateboards, skates and non-motorized scooters is prohibited in University buildings.

(3) Skateboards, skates and non-motorized scooters may be operated on the University paved roadways that are designed for vehicular travel.

(4) Skates may be operated on paths, walkways, and sidewalks at no more than walk speed.

(5) Skateboards, skates and non-motorized scooter users shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians, Vehicles and bicycles while in the roadway, and emergency Vehicles.

(6) Skateboard, skate and non-motorized scooter users shall obey all stop and yield signs.

(7) Skateboards, skates and non-motorized scooters shall not be used on that portion of Jefferson Street commonly known as Library Hill (immediately south of Valley Library).

(8) Skateboard, skate and non-motorized scooter users shall not perform acrobatics or other stunts when using skateboards, non-motorized scooters or while wearing skates.

(9) All persons using skateboards, skates or non-motorized scooters as authorized by this rule shall use them in a reasonable and prudent manner, having due regard to traffic, pedestrians' rights, surface of the roadway, the hazard at intersections, and any other condition then existing.

(10) Any person who violates this rule is subject to:

(a) Issuance of a University Citation and a fine of $50.00;

(b) Institutional disciplinary proceedings, if a student or employee;

(c) An order to leave the immediate premises or property owned or controlled by the University by a person in charge of University property.

(11) Persons failing to comply with an order by a person in charge to leave or to remain off the immediate premises or property owned or controlled by the University are subject to arrest for criminal trespass.

(12) Parents and guardians of minors and adult operators, including students, staff and faculty, are responsible for damage to University buildings or property by their skateboards, skates or non-motorized scooters and for payment of any fines.

(13) The Vice President for Finance and Administration, the Vice Provost for Student Affairs, Department of Public Safety Manager, Manager of Environmental Health and Safety, Director of Facilities Services, Director of University Housing and Dining Services, Director of Conferences and Special Events, the Director of the Memorial Union and Educational Activities, and their designees are included among those "persons in charge" of University property for purposes of ORS 164.205(5) and this rule.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 164.205(5), 351.070 & 352.360
Stats. Implemented: ORS 164.205(5), 351.070 & 352.360
Hist.: OSU 1-1987, f. & ef. 4-21-87; OSU 5-1990, f. 9-7-90, cert. ef. 9-15-90; OSU 3-1993, f. & cert. ef. 5-7-93; OSU 2-1994, f. & cert. ef. 6-8-94; OSU 2-1999(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-14-99 thru 9-30-99; OSU 7-1999, f. & cert. ef. 9-9-99; OSU 3-2009, f. 6-16-09, cert. ef. 7-1-09; OSU 4-2012, f. 6-6-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

576-030-0090

Bicycle Regulations

(1) Bicycles must be operated in a safe manner and be equipped in accordance with applicable state laws and city ordinances. Bicyclists shall maintain a safe speed and shall obey all applicable Signage and state, city, and campus laws and regulations regarding bicycle use.

(2) Bicycles must be equipped with a brake that enables the operator to make the braked wheels skid on dry, level, clean pavement.

(3) A bicycle or its rider must be equipped with lighting equipment that must be used during hours of darkness and during limited visibility conditions. The lighting equipment required includes:

(a) A white light attached to the front of the bicycle, visible from a distance of at least 500 feet; and

(b) A red reflector or lighting device or material attached to the rear of the bicycle, visible from a distance of at least 600 feet.

(4) Bicycles must not be operated on sidewalks or other walkways unless Signage indicates otherwise.

(5) Bicyclists involved in collisions shall call the Department of Public Safety for assistance. All involved individuals shall remain at the collision site until released by the attending officer. When a collision results in an injury, a written accident report must be submitted to OSU’s Department of Public Safety by the individuals involved.

(6) Bicycles may be parked, stored, or left on campus only in areas so designated by bicycle racks, Signage or storage. All bicycles, regardless of owner, must be maintained in working order while parked on campus. Bicycles parked at bicycle racks at or near academic or research buildings longer than five days will be considered abandoned and will be impounded.

(7) Bicycles users may be cited for:

(a) Improper or unsafe operation of a bicycle including failing to obey a traffic control device , having more persons on a bicycle than it is designed to hold, riding encumbered, and riding faster than the posted speed limit;

(b) Use of improper or inadequate equipment including no bicycle headlight, no rear reflector or lighting device, and no bicycle helmet for riders under 16 years of age;

(c) Being parked in a way that creates a hazard including blocking the bicycle or traffic lane, blocking access to any stairway, ramp or doorway, and blocking access to any handrail or other device used to aid entry to a building or structure;

(d) Being parked in a way that hinders the use of a bicycle parking device by other bicyclists;

(e) Being parked in buildings except in designated bike rooms;

(f) Any other violations of these regulations or applicable state law and city ordinances.

(8) The fine for any such citation is set out in OSU’s List of Fees and Charges, pursuant to OAR 576-010-0000. Campus citations may be appealed by written statement to the appropriate forum.

(9) Bicycles may be impounded by OSU’s Department of Public Safety if they are left in a place that creates a safety hazard or if they appear to be non functional or abandoned. A notice of impoundment will be sent to the registered bike owner, if known, within 24 hours. Bicycles may be claimed from OSU’s Department of Public Safety by identifying the bicycle and paying the citation fine and impoundment fee to TAPS. OSU’s Department of Public Safety will not be liable for the cost of repair or replacement of a securing device damaged when removing and impounding a bicycle.

(10) All bicycles that are operated, parked, or stored on campus by students, staff, or faculty may be registered with OSU’s Department of Public Safety.

(11) Registrants and owners are responsible for parking violations involving their bicycles on campus.

(12) Bike lockers are available for rent on an annual or term basis at fees established in OSU’s List of Fees and Charges, pursuant to OAR 576-010-0000

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070 & 352.360
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070 & 352.360
Hist.: OSU 4-1987, f. & ef. 6-11-87; OSU 3-1992, f. 6-5-92, cert. ef. 10-1-92; OSU 2-1994, f. & cert. ef. 6-8-94; OSU 3-1995, f. & cert. ef. 6-20-95; OSU 3-2009, f. 6-16-09, cert. ef. 7-1-09 

Carpooling

Carpooling

If you drive to campus, consider sharing a ride with classmates or friends. It's an easy way to save money and free up some time in the morning.

Drive Less Connect

Drive Less Connect

If you are having trouble finding fellow OSU students, faculty and staff to ride with, there is a resource open to you that is free and easyt o use. Drive Less Connect is a three state wide (Oregon, Washington, and Idaho) carpool finding and trip tracking system.

The carpool match making system is very intuitive to use. You just enter a starting location (anything from a city to a specific address), an ending location (again, you can be as specific as you feel comfortable being) and a date and time. You can then easily see who is going your way, and one of you might be able to give the other one a ride. 

You can use the system for one time trips, such as going to a movie or a football game. You can also just as easily set up it up to be on a reccuring basis. This is a great way to set up rides to work daily or even weekly shopping trips.

If you don't have a need to find a carpool, the trip tracking calender part of Drive Less Connect could still prove to be a useful tool. You can use it to track every trip you make, whether you walk, bike, bus, carpool, vanpool or train, you can see the impact of your sustainable transportation choices. 

Another fuction of Drive Less Connect that pairs with the trip tracking calendar, is incetives. From time to time, usually at least once a month, there will be an incentive running. The incentive will have a criteria (log four trips with week, log 3 miles, log on 2 different days), once you've logged enough trips in the calandar you will be eligable for the prize of the incentive.

In most cases, the final winner of the incentive is done by a drawing between all people who finished the incentive, but occasionally the winner will be chosen on a first-come-first-serve basis or if the incentive is abnormally difficult to achieve, a prize will be given to everyone who completes it.

Below are some of the many incentives that have been run in the past.

new student incentive American Dream Pizza Incentive

 

Other Resources

Emergency Ride Home

Program

If you commute to work by bike, bus, carpool/vanpool, or walking, you may be concerned with how to get home in case of an emergency. The Cascades West Rideshare Emergency Ride Home (ERH) program is here to help. This new FREE service provides you a trip home by taxi ($50 maximum per trip) or rental car (150 miles maximum per trip) if you or a family member experiences an illness or emergency, including a home emergency. The service is open to anyone who works in Linn, Benton or Lincoln Counties. Sign up today! Rides are provided to the employee’s home, school site (if a child becomes ill) or emergency medical services location. OSU employees can use the program if:

ERH cannot be used for:

Instructions

  1. Log into Drive Less Connect at www.DriveLessConnect.com.
  2. Click on "Commute Services" in the top blue bar. Click on "Enroll Now."
    DON'T WAIT UNTIL YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY -- ENROLL TODAY! Read the
    guidelines, complete the application and submit. Your application will be processed
    and you will be notified by email of your acceptance into the program in 1-2
    business days, or sooner.
  3. When you need to use ERH, just log into www.DriveLessConnect.com, click
    "Commute Services" and select "Request a New Voucher." You can use a total
    of 2 vouchers per year.
  4. Enter the information requested on the voucher, follow the instructions, and
    print the voucher. You must complete the voucher in full for it to be processed.
  5. Contact one of the taxi companies suggested on the voucher or another of
    your choice. You will pay for the ride and Cascades West will reimburse you
    later. Keep a receipt showing the cost, mileage, date, and the name of the
    provider company. If a receipt isn't available, ask the driver to fill out the
    top portion of the voucher, which says "To be completed by service provider."
  6. When you return to work, obtain your supervisor's signature on the voucher to
    verify the ERH trip. Mail the completed voucher with receipt within 2 weeks of
    the ERH occurrence to: Cascades West Rideshare, 1400 Queen Ave SE Suite
    205A, Albany OR 97322.
    You should receive your reimbursement in 1-2
    weeks.    

All the details about ERH are at: www.cwride.org/emergencyridehome.
Be sure to read the instructions.
Please spread the word about this exciting new program! Thanks!

FAQ

  1. Do bicycles need lights at night?
  2. Yes. A white front light is required that is visible at least 500 feet away. A red rear reflector is the only thing required on the back of the bicycle.
  3. Are bicycles required to stop at stop signs?
    Yes. Bicycles are required to obey all traffic signs and signals.
  4. Do I have to register my bike?
    No. However, it is a good idea to register your bike. Registration is free, and it is the greatly increases the chances that your bike will be returned to you if it is stolen and later recovered. Go to the Department of Public Safety in Cascade Hall to register your bike.
  5. I would like to use alternative transportation, but I have to drive a few times a year. Are there any options?
    Yes, you can buy a 10-day parking card from Transit and Parking Services for $68.
  6. Can I bring my bike on the bus?
    Yes, all three bus systems (Corvallis Transit, Philomath Connection, Linn-Benton Loop) are equipped with racks to transport bikes. Corvallis Transit has instructions for loading and unloading.
  7. How do I get there using public transportation (bus, train, etc.)?
    Google Maps has an option that shows you how to get either acorss town or across the state using public transportation. Simply enter your start and end locations then press the bus icon.

Pedestrians

Pedestrians at OSU

Walking, Running, Rolling

Due to concern of over congestion and traffic around campus, the OSU Master Plan includes the goal that the educational core of campus will be accessible by a 10-minute walk from the outer parts of campus. The Campus Shuttle is part of reaching this goal.

It's easy to walk to many destinations within Corvallis. Use Google Maps to find the best walking routes. Click on "Get Directions", enter your starting point and destination, and then click on the pedestrian icon.

To keep your self safe when walking the campus at night, make sure you stay in well-lit areas. OSU has established a system of lighted corridors to enhance your safety. To see the system, go to the Campus Map and click on the "Safety" tab.

Beaver Strides is a Student Health Services program designed to motivate people to walk more to, from and around campus.

Shuttle

OSU Shuttle

OSU offers a free campus shuttle service for the convenience of students, staff and visitors.

Shuttle Tracker

Track the shuttle and never get stuck waiting again! Follow this link to track your shuttle now!

On a mobile device? No problem! Track the shuttle using the mobile app, here!

Routes

There are three routes, North-Central, South-Central, and Express, each with estimated 15-minute trips. The shuttle map shows the locations where the transfer points are between the OSU Shuttle routes, as well as with the local public transit services: Corvallis Transit System, Philomath Connection and Linn-Benton Loop.

 Operating Schedule

Beaver Bus - Coming Fall 2014

Beginning this September 2014, the new and improved OSU Shuttle will be named the Beaver Bus. The Beaver Bus will provide expanded shuttle services to transport people from outer parking areas to and around campus.

  • Extended servicefrom 33 to 52 weeks per year
  • Extended hours of operation from 7:30 am - 6:30 pm to 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Four buses serving campus on three routes with 5-14-minute service loops
  • More recongizable shuttle design

Transit

Public Transit

Corvallis Transit, Philomath Connection, Albany Transit and Linn-Benton Loop bus systems provide an excellent and convenient public transit system. Ride for free by showing your valid OSU ID card. Visit the links below for service, routes and park and ride locations.

General public Aparatransit bus service is available at low cost through Dial A Bus . A late night bus service is offered by Beaver Bus.

 

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

Corvallis Transit System

Corvallis Transit System

Corvallis transit system offers one of the best ways to get around corvallis. 

For more information about CTS and what they offer you, visit their website at CorvallisTransit.com.

CTS bus tracker - mobile and desktop!

Never get stuck waiting around for your bus anymore, check out the desktop version of the bus tracker here!

Check out the CTS mobile bus tracker here!

Vanpooling

Vanpooling

Valley Vanpool logo

Valley Van Pool 

All of the lisensed vanpools that come to Corvallis and OSU are managed by a company called Valley Van Pool. They track routes and owners and help track riders. The vans themselves are either leased from vRide or Enterprise Carshare. While the van is leased to the leader of the vanpool, the paper work is done through Valley Van Pool making the process easier for people to start a route. 

Enterprise Ride Share logo  vRide logo

How it works.

  1. An interested individual, or individuals, will contact Valley Vanpool
  2. Valley Vanpool will talk to the interested party about the path they want to take and how many people they think the vanpool will serve.
  3. Valley Vanpool will they decide on a van that suits the group's needs.
  4. One person from the interested party will sign up as the lease holder.
    1. This person is responsible for paying for the van on a monthly basis
  5. When the van is ready to go live, Valley Vanpool will advertise the route.
  6. The individuals in the vanpool are welcome to advertise the vanpool however they want.
    1. Valley Vanpool will help you advertise if you ask them
  7. Members of the vanpool pay a monthly fee to the lease holder.
    1. Even if you don't have a full van, the lease holder is still required to pay the full lease
    2. To protect against times when the van isn't full, the lease holder will usually increase price slightly to help build a buffer.