Oregon State University (OSU), in partnership with Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments (OCWCOG), is bringing two new Pedal Corvallis bikeshare stations to campus this week and adding nine additional bikes to the program. One station is adjacent to the Crop Science Building, on 30th Street at Campus Way, and one is adjacent to Gill Coliseum, on Ralph Miller Lane at 26th Street. The stations are funded by sponsorships from the Associated Students of Oregon State University (ASOSU) and OSU Transportation Services.
“We are excited to see OSU students and employees use the bikes to get around campus and around Corvallis,” said Meredith Williams, OSU Transportation Services Director. “The bikes are also a great way for Corvallis community members to attend events on campus.”
The additional stations bring the total fleet in Corvallis to 50 bikes, two adult trikes, and 10 stations. Pedal Corvallis originally launched in June 2016 and first expanded to the OSU campus in April 2017.
A total of over 1,100 Corvallis residents and visitors have taken over 8,300 bikeshare trips since the program launched. Initial funding for Pedal Corvallis was provided by the local Medicaid provider, InterCommunity Health Network Coordinated Care Organization (INH-CCO). Maintenance and service is performed by Zagster©, a bikeshare vendor with operations throughout the U.S.
“OCWCOG is proud to continue its partnership with OSU in this expansion of Pedal Corvallis,” said Fred Abousleman, Executive Director, OCWCOG. “These additional stations continue to support the program’s livability and connectivity efforts.”
The fleet of white bikes parked at designated racks throughout the City are available to anyone age 18 or older. An updated map can be found HERE. An annual pass is $25 and a one-month pass is $10. Pass holders can use their phone to unlock the bikes for rides of 2 hours or less for free. Additionally, a new Pay As You Go pass is $1 per half hour.
In addition to OSU and IHN-CCO, financial sponsors of Pedal Corvallis are SamFit, Linn-Benton Community College, NuScale Power, City of Corvallis Active Transportation Program, Corvallis Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO), First Alternative Co-op, and Woodstock’s Pizza. Community partners include City of Corvallis, Benton County, Corvallis 509J School District, Samaritan Health Services, Oregon State Credit Union, and Mid-Valley Bicycle Club.
To learn more about Pedal Corvallis, contact OCWCOG’s Community and Economic Development Department at 541-924-8480 or visit www.OCWCOG.org/Pedal.