On June 30, 2016, the Downtown Transit Center was host to Pedal Corvallis‘ ribbon cutting ceremony, officially launching the program. OCWCOG, in partnership with the InterCommunity Heath Network Coordinated Care Organization (INH-CCO), developed Pedal Corvallis, specifically to help Medicaid members access medical appointments and personal trips, though it is open to all community members age 18 and older.
Remarks by Dr. Larry Mullins, President/CEO of Samaritan Health Services and The Honorable Biff Traber, Mayor of the City of Corvallis, highlighted the ceremony.
“As a health care provider, we were naturally drawn to the Pedal Corvallis bikeshare program because of its health benefits, but as a major employer who is always looking for ways to recruit and retain excellent employees, we also appreciate how the program will contribute to the overall livability and quality of life in Corvallis,” said Dr. Mullins.
Attendees included INH-CCO members, residents of Corvallis, sponsors, partners, and local elected officials.
“We are excited to be part of this visionary partnership with the Samarian Health Services, IHN-CCO, City, and sponsors,” said Fred Abousleman, Executive Director, OCWCOG. “Bikeshare is a healthy and affordable way to meet the transportation needs of our Medicaid members and the greater community. We also look forward to working with our pioneering partners and sponsors, and when successful, working with IHN-CCO and our member jurisdictions to grow the program across the region.”