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Last Chance: 2017 Bicycle Parking Survey Volunteers Needed!

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

University Land Use Planning seeks volunteers to help conduct the 2017 Bike Parking Utilization Survey this fall. The survey is used internally to monitor and guide the management and development of new bike parking infrastructure. The results of the surveys are also reported publicly to the City of Corvallis, as OSU is required to demonstrate […]

2017 Bicycle Parking Survey Volunteers – We Need Your Help!

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Bike Parking Utilization Survey Volunteer Request University Land Use Planning seeks volunteers to help conduct the 2017 Bike Parking Utilization Survey this fall.  The survey is used internally to monitor and guide the management and development of new bike parking infrastructure.  The results of the surveys are also reported publicly to the City of Corvallis, […]

Summer Job Opportunity: Pedal Corvallis Bikeshare

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Another update about Pedal Corvallis: They are hiring! Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments is looking for two Pedal Corvallis Outreach Ambassadors! Some background: The OCWCOG and its partners launched a community bikeshare program, called Pedal Corvallis, in June 2016, and partnered with Oregon State University (OSU) on an expansion to campus in April 2017. The program […]

Pedal Corvallis Comes to Campus!

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

In June 2017, Pedal Corvallis arrived to Corvallis! A total of 221 Corvallis residents and visitors have taken over 1,200 bikeshare trips so far. Pedal Corvallis is expanding and has arrived here at OSU! Oregon State University in partnership with Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments (OCWCOG), will have two bikeshare stations installed  here on campus. Thanks […]

Slow Streets: The Sustainable Way to Reduce Car Usage and Create Community

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Written by Nolan Rogers, SSI Sustainable Landscapes Intern Conventional street design in most American cities is currently focused on getting cars from point A to B, with little concern for other uses. This often results in high speed corridors connecting parking lots, with nonexistent or unused sidewalks, and unsafe conditions for bicyclists. Designing cities in this way discourages […]

Carpool Pizza Party

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Do you commute to the Corvallis campus of Oregon State University (OSU) from Albany, Lebanon, Sweet Home, or surrounding areas? You are invited to a free pizza party, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 1 in the Asian Pacific American Room at the OSU Memorial Union. Come meet other commuters and form carpools. Those who […]

Oregon Drive Less Connect Challenge

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

The Oregon Drive Less Connect Challenge ran from Oct 1-Oct 15 and the results are in! In just 15 days, thousands of Oregonians succeeded in finding alternative transportation to work, school errands and more. Here is our collective impact: TOTAL PARTICIPANTS: 4,797 Oregonians. TRIPS LOGGED: 91,628 trips. NON-DRIVE ALONE MILES*: 819,525 miles!! POUNDS OF CO2 REDUCED: 530,436 […]

Pedal Corvallis Outreach Ambassador: Now Hiring!

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Remember a few months ago our exciting announcement that Corvallis now has a bikeshare program? Now there is a wonderful opportunity to become involved. Pedal Corvallis is now hiring for an outreach ambassador. The goal of the bikeshare program is to offer an affordable and easily accessible transportation option to residents and visitors to encourage active […]

World Car Free Day: Thursday, Sept 22

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

This Thursday, Sept 22, is World Car Free Day! Join the national movement to reduce car pollution on the road, and get some free snacks while you ride to work!  The Corvallis community will put up Commuter Appreciation Sites between 7am-9am this Thursday, Sept 22 in the following locations: Corvallis Skate Park (2nd and B Ave, […]

2016-2017 Sustainability Fellowships **Deadline Extended to Oct 14th

Friday, August 26th, 2016

Need internship credit, a job, or something to fill up your time? The deadline is approaching for the 2016-17 Sustainability Fellowships starting this Fall! Read about the options below and apply now. There are five sustainability fellowships available through the Student Sustainability Initiative. The students will be hired as employees through SSI, but will work […]

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