OSU adds new parking lot, additional shuttle bus to campus


CORVALLIS, Ore. – A new parking lot will open in June on the south side of Oregon State University’s Corvallis campus as OSU also makes plans to expand campus bus service.

The parking lot, located at the corner of 16th Street and A Avenue, will add 76 parking spaces to the B2 commuter zone, and will increase the number of campus parking permits available. The lot sits on the east route of the OSU Beaver Bus, which is OSU’s free campus shuttle.

“This new lot helps us meet parking demands while maintaining campus planning goals for a pedestrian-friendly campus core,” said Meredith Williams, director for Transportation Services at OSU. “We’re glad to have this new lot within easy walking distance of the heart of campus, and right on a Beaver Bus route.”

An additional Beaver Bus will be added to the campus fleet by fall 2017, providing a total of five buses in service. Route modifications to accommodate the fifth bus are currently under review. 

The university has implemented several other recent transportation service improvements. A protected pedestrian crosswalk on Western Boulevard has been added just west of 15th Street to enhance safety in the area. New secure bike lockers are now available for monthly rental at Reser Stadium near the C zone parking lot, and on the east side of Snell Hall near Valley Library. In addition, security cameras are being installed in the campus parking garage to address safety concerns.

“We are constantly working to improve the safety and quality of campus, and adopting beneficial new technology,” Williams said. “For instance, since launching the Passport Parking mobile phone app to pay for metered parking on campus, use of the app has exceeded that of using coins and has increased the overall use of metered parking spaces.”

 For more information on the parking app and other transportation services, see http://transportation.oregonstate.edu/parking

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