For two years and counting, Corvallis residents and visitors have embraced Pedal Corvallis, a community bikeshare program operated by Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments (OCWCOG), in collaboration with several partners. Earlier this month, the program reached a milestone of 1,000 members. As of July 25th, there are a total of 1,074 members who have taken a combined 7,710 trips since the program’s June 2016 launch.
“Bikeshare in Corvallis supports livability and connectivity,” said The Honorable Biff Traber, Mayor of the City of Corvallis and OCWCOG Board Member. “I hope to see a continued increase in Pedal Corvallis members and riders, as well as future expansions of the system.” Compared with other medium-sized municipal programs operated by Zagster,© Pedal Corvallis reports more than twice as many trips per member.
Pedal Corvallis is a network of eight stations, 41 bikes, and two adult trikes throughout Corvallis. The fleet of white bikes are available to anyone age 18 or older. A map of the system is available 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 two hours or less for free. Additionally, a new Pay As You Go pass is $1 per half hour. More information is available at www.OCWCOG.org/Pedal.
Initial funding for Pedal Corvallis was provided by the Region’s 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. Two of the stations are sponsored by Oregon State University (OSU).
In addition to OSU and IHN-CCO, financial sponsors of Pedal Corvallis are SamFit, Linn-Benton Community College, the City of Corvallis Active Transportation Program, NuScale Power, Corvallis Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, First Alternative Co-op, and Woodstock’s Pizza. Community partners include the City of Corvallis, Benton County, Corvallis 509J School District, Samaritan Health Services, Oregon State Credit Union, and Mid-Valley Bicycle Club.