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US Highway 99W, seen near Avery Avenue and Crystal Lake Drive. The Oregon Department of Transportation is considering adding several roundabouts along this section of the highway in south Corvallis to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety.

Roundabouts proposed for southern Corvallis to increase safety

Kelsy Valentine, News Reporter
August 20, 2021

The City of Corvallis and the Oregon Department of Transportation are looking at potentially building roundabouts on Highway 99 in southern Corvallis to slow traffic and decrease risk of severe accidents. Highway...

If Corvallis does lose its status as a metro city, it is possible that the city could lose some of its federal financial resources. Corvallis currently receives funding for transportation—such as street infrastructure improvement and maintenance as well as public transportation.

Corvallis at risk of losing ‘metro city’ title

Kelsy Valentine, News Contributor
April 12, 2021

The Federal Office of Management and Budget proposed an idea in August 2019 to increase the threshold that classifies a city as a metro city; if passed, Crovallis, Ore. will lose its metro city title. Since...

Two Saferide vans parked outside of the Student Experience Center.

ASOSU’s SafeRide transportation service aims to better serve students with disabilities

Jade Minzlaff, ASOSU Beat Reporter
April 27, 2020

Since SafeRide, the Associated Students of Oregon State University’s transportation service, implemented a staff training in order to better serve students with disabilities, staff have gained hands-on...

A shopper, carrying a basket walks down the chip isle of Winco on Feb. 25. Winco is a popular store choice for Oregon State University students to go to for their weekly groceries.

Ruotolo: OSU students need affordable grocery options

Tosca Ruotolo, Columnist
March 2, 2020

While “barely surviving off of Top Ramen” is a common stereotype of college students, food insecurity is a difficult reality for many Oregon State University attendees. Though many students prepare...

A Corvallis Public Transit bus makes it way down Monroe st. The citys transit service is free to ride.

Local agencies bolster support for alternative transportation

Maxwell Hatala, News Contributor
March 2, 2020

With the upcoming Housing Fair and students deciding between new places to live, one of the first questions posited is, ‘how am I actually getting to campus?’Living near campus usually correlates with...

parking

OSU encourages alternative solutions to students’ parking complaints

Morgan Mawn, News Contributor
March 11, 2019

Students and faculty facing frustration while finding on-campus parking are encouraged by Oregon State University to consider alternative transportation methods.The Transportation Services office believes...

Climate Change

OSU not on track to meet 2025 carbon neutral goal

Noah Nelson, News Contributor
November 5, 2018

Brandon Trelstad, Oregon State University’s sustainability officer, put it bluntly. OSU will not meet its goal.In 2007, Ed Ray, the president of Oregon State University, signed the college onto what...

Bicycles sit outside of Weatherford Hall. Two Pedal Corvallis bike stations are available around campus for an annual or individual weekend fee.

OSU provides campus transportation for students

Angel Xuan Le, News Contributor
February 26, 2018

Cost-effective options include shuttles, car, bike rentals.Many students at Oregon State University do not have cars. For these individuals, the university offers other means of transportation.The Beaver...

Parking on campus has become scarce with enrollment numbers at OSU at an all time high and construction of new buildings in old parking lots.

Increased attendance, decreased space has made finding a spot difficult for many

Thomas Hellman, News Contributor
November 14, 2016

Parking at Oregon State University can be a nightmare. With an ever-growing student body, which this year passed 30,000 students, competition for a parking spot can lead to parking several blocks from...

OSUs Be Bright, Be Seen campaign works to inform students about bicycle safety on campus. 

“Be Bright, Be Seen” campaign aims to increase bike safety on campus

“Be Bright, Be Seen” is a collaborative effort between Oregon State University and the city of Corvallis that advocates for pedestrians to take every precaution necessary to be safe on the streets...

“Be Bright, Be Seen” campaign aims to increase bicycle safety

“Be Bright, Be Seen” is a collaborative effort between Oregon State University and the city of Corvallis that advocates for pedestrians to take every precaution necessary to be safe on the streets...

Pictured above is one of four new Zipcars available for rent on the OSU campus. The new car sharing service recently partnered with OSU and promotes environmentally friendly ways of commuting. Prices for a rental start at $7.50 an hour.

The campus carpool evolved

The campus streets and sidewalks of Oregon State University are bustling and filled with bikes, cars, busses and pedestrians. People are constantly trying to get somewhere, so choosing the smartest form...

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